Brawl of the Wild- Montana and Montana State battle for Great Divide Trophy

One of the oldest and most intense rivalries in college football.
One of the oldest and most intense rivalries in college football.
University of Montana, Missoula
University of Montana, Missoula

The Montana–Montana State football rivalry is an annual college football rivalry game between the University of Montana Grizzlies and the Montana State University Bobcats. Primarily known as Cat-Griz, it is also referred to as Griz-Cat and the Brawl of the Wild.  The winner receives the Great Divide Trophy.  Source: Wikipedia

This intense rivalry is over 100 years old and the University of Montana leads overall 70-37-5 (.647) The first game between the two teams was played in  Missoula, Montana, in 1897. Montana beat Montana State 18-6 to take first lead in the series.  Montana won the first 3 in a row, but Montana State finally got their first win in 1899, winning 6-0 in Missoula. See results from each game in the history of the rivalry: The Brawl, year by year

What is so special about this game?  Plenty: Cat-Griz rivalry among oldest in college football

http://www.abcfoxmontana.com/story/27422741/cats-and-griz-ready-for-114th-brawl-of-the-wild

Other great college football rivalry games: http://bloguin.com/crystalballrun/2013-articles/ten-places-college-gameday-needs-to-visit.html

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