The Missoulian: Grizzlies Shock Four-Time Defending champ NDSU In Bob Stitt’s Debut

Montana running back Joey Counts runs the game-winning touchdown into the end zone as North Dakota State’s Jordan Champion attempts a tackle during the Grizzlies’ 38-35 victory on Saturday at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The Grizzlies came from behind to win with 6 seconds left in the game in front of a record crowd.By AJ Mazzolini

Courtesy of the Missoulian

College Sports Journal


MISSOULA, MT — It takes a lot to leave Joey Counts speechless.


The climactic touchdown in one of the biggest events in Missoula sporting history sure did the trick though.


The beleaguered running back carried Montana into the end zone and past four-time defending FCS national champion and preseason No. 1 North Dakota State on Saturday, 38-35, igniting a record crowd at Washington-Grizzly Stadium to cap a perfect day for UM that was already ripe with storylines.


A new head coach. A mysterious and alluring offense. An ESPN-televised kickoff. The opponent to end all opponents. And a fourth-down, goal-line try with almost no time on the clock?


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