They are often referred to "money" or "payday" games. A smaller football program travels to a college powerhouse and pads the school's bank account.

Is the expectation to win a game like that? Sure, you want to believe you can. But history will tell you it's rare when a Football Championship Subdivision team knocks off a Top-20 Football Bowl Subdivision team. How rare? It had happened five times in college football history.

Until tonight. After giving up a long touchdown drive on the first possession of the game, the Montana Grizzlies used a dominant performance from their defensive unit, which included three interceptions, key quarterback sacks and 4th-down stops, to stymie the Washington Huskies in Seattle by a final score of 13-7.

Montana's offense did struggle most of the game, but came up with a few big plays when they were needed and managed enough yards and points against a Washington defense that is considered one of the best in the Pac 12 Conference this season.

And that, Griz Nation, is how you start a season! We can't wait to see all of you for the home opener next Saturday, September 11, against Western Illinois. Scott Gurnsey and I will be live at the Grizzly Scholarship Association tailgate site doing the live pregame show starting at 4:00 p.m. on the Grizzly Radio Network.

LOOK: 50 images of winning moments from sports history

Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.

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