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Griz dominant in 37-7 win over Cats in 122nd Brawl of the Wild

by CASEY KREIDER, Daily Inter Lake
| November 18, 2023 8:00 PM

Photos from the Montana Grizzlies 37-7 victory over the Montana State Bobcats in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. With the win, the Grizzlies also staked claim to the Big Sky Conference Championship.


    The Grizzlies carry the Great Divide Trophy after a 37-7 victory over Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies wide receiver Junior Bergen (5) scores a touchdown on a 20-yard reception in the third quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies quarterback Clifton McDowell (17) celebrates after a 4-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies running back Nick Ostmo (26) heads to the end zone on a 64-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies running back Eli Gillman (10) scores a touchdown on a 4-yard run in the first quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Montana safety TraJon Cotton (3) celebrates after the Bobcats missed a field goal in the first quarter of the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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Montana State quarterback Tommy Mellott (4) completes a 19-yard pass to Ty McCullouch (6) in the third quarter against Montana in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Montana State wide receiver Ty McCullouch (6) scores a touchdown on a 19-yard reception in the third quarter against Montana in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies wide receiver Aaron Fontes (14) is pushed out of bounds by Bobcats cornerback Andrew Powdrell (1) after a reception in the first quarter of the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    The Grizzlies defense puts a stop to a run by Montana State's Julius Davis (32) in the fourth quarter of the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies wide receiver Junior Bergen (5) celebrates after a 20-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies quarterback Clifton McDowell (17) looks for running room in the second quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies safeties Jaxon Lee (25) and Ryder Meyer (13) celebrate after defending a pass in the second quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Bobcats running back Julius Davis (32) picks up yardage on a run in the third quarter against the Grizzlies in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies running back Eli Gillman (10) celebrates after a 4-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Senior Garrett Graves (5), from Eureka, is honored before the start of the Brawl of the Wild against Montana State at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies freshman quarterback Keali'i Ah Yat (8) throws during a drive in the second quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies running back Nick Ostmo (26) heads to the end zone on a 64-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Montana head coach Bobby Hauck congratulates Trevin Gradney (27) and the defense after Gradney's interception in the fourth quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Montana State head coach Brent Vigen looks on in the second quarter against Montana in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Bobcats running back Julius Davis (32) breaks a 30-yard run in the second quarter against the Grizzlies in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Bobcats running back Julius Davis (32) is forced out of bounds by the Grizzlies Jace Klucewich (39) on a 30-yard run in the second quarter in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Bobcats quarterback Tommy Mellott (4) drops back to pass in the second quarter against Montana in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Montana fans cheer on the Griz against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Montana State safety Level Price Jr. (8) forces a fumble by Montana quarterback Clifton McDowell (17) that was recovered by the Grizzlies in the first quarter of the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Bobcats quarterback Tommy Mellott (4) looks for running room in the first quarter against Montana in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies quarterback Clifton McDowell (17) completes a pass to Junior Bergen in the first quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies wide receiver Junior Bergen (5) catches a pass for a 20-yard touchdown in the third quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies wide receiver Junior Bergen (5) catches a pass for a 20-yard touchdown in the third quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies wide receiver Junior Bergen (5) scores a touchdown on a 20-yard reception in the third quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Bobcats wide receiver Taco Dowler (14) holds on to a reception in the third quarter against Montana in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Bobcats wide receiver Taco Dowler (14) holds on to a reception in the third quarter against Montana in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Griz fans hold signs in the fourth quarter of the team's 37-7 win over Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Montana State wide receiver Ty McCullouch (6) scores a touchdown on a 19-yard reception in the third quarter against Montana in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies linebacker Levi Janacaro (37) celebrates after a stop in the first quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies linebacker Levi Janacaro (37) celebrates after a stop in the first quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Wide receiver Drew Deck, from Glacier High School, and the Montana Grizzlies take the field against Montana State for the Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Nick Ostmo (26), Corbin Walker (8), Ryder Meyer (13) and the Montana Grizzlies take the field against Montana State for the Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies wide receiver Keelan White (6) picks up yardage after a reception in the first quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies running back Nick Ostmo (26) picks up yardage on a run in the first quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Grizzlies wide receiver Junior Bergen (5) heads upfield after a reception in the first quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Montana wide receiver Junior Bergen (5) picks up yardage on a run in the third quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Montana running back Nick Ostmo (26) picks up yardage on a run in the third quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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Montana quarterback Clifton McDowell (17) scrambles for a gain in the third quarter against Montana State in the 122nd Brawl of the Wild at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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