Photo courtesy of Jordan Dawson

It might have hung in the balance a bit longer than most fans expected, but mission accomplished. The Montana Grizzly football team carried the ball 60 times for a total of 338 yards and the defense allowed only two first half field goals, as the Griz thumped Weber State 42-6 in Big Sky Conference Football action Saturday at Washington Grizzly Stadium. The Griz carried a precarious 14-6 into the locker room at halftime, and started backup quarterback Shay Smithwich-Hann in the third quarter, subbing for Jordan Johnson, who sustained a head injury (status unknown at press time). But the ground game took over, highlighted by an 80-yard touchdown run by Jordan Canada, and the Griz defense forced three more turnovers for a total of six for the game. Canada's 80-yard TD run tied a Griz record shared with four others for longest touchdown run in school history. So, 9-2 on the season and on to Bozeman next Saturday. Bobcat stew, anyone? Enjoy a warm and wild viewing party with us at Caras Park starting at 11:00 a.m. for another KYSS FM Rally in the Valley. DB