The Griz have aspirations of winning the Big Sky Conference, however they started out on the wrong note, and it doesn't get much easier but Head Coach Mick Delaney says everything is still in from of them.
"Well I said in the beginning I think the team that wins it could very well have two losses and that can still be the case. There's by no stretch any easy football in front of us everything is going to be a dogfight from here on out and every team that we play left on the schedule is playing very good football," said Griz Delaney.
And that next team up on the schedule is the Portland State Vikings. The Viks have a potent offensive attack that ranks third in the country and running back DJ Adams is 12th in the nation in rushing.
"He's a good running back he's big and strong and he and the quarterback are explosive he's 6'3 245 so we will have our hands full on defense this weekend," said Delaney.
The last time PSU won in Missoula was 1987 but they have played the Griz close recently and Head Coach Nigel Burton expects a close game.
"You know they really play well at home and last time we played them it came down to the wire and it will be another great game between Portland State and Montana no question," said Burton.
After watching tape on the NAU loss, Griz players say they were encouraged because the mistakes they made were fixable and they can improve for Portland State.
"We just need to come out and execute for Portland State if we do that we can get back on track and we just need to get our swagger back because I don't think we played very well," said Griz senior Lineman William Poehls.
One last note it is homecoming week for Montana and kickoff will be at 1:30