Griz Prepare for Playoff Opener Against Coastal Carolina - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Griz Prepare for Playoff Opener Against Coastal Carolina

Posted: Updated:

On Saturday, the Griz will host the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in the second round of the FCS playoffs.

The Chants are a dangerous team that averages 43 points per game which is led by their star running back Lorenzo Taliaferro and quarterback Alex Ross.

"He is a young redshirt sophomore that manages the game really well throws well and runs well. They are a zone read team to an extent, and they have a running back a big strong guy 6'2 230," said Griz Head Coach Mick Delaney.

"He runs real low and like coach said he is about 235, so kind of like a Brandon Jacobs esque type running back," said Senior DT Alex Bienemann.

Defensively the Chanticleers are a bend but don't break defense that will give up some yards but give up explosive plays.

"What they want to do on defense is stay real sound keep the ball in front of them and not give you big chunks, they're a good football team," said Delaney.

Coastal Carolina's coach Joe Moglia admits Montana will have two advantages in this game, the first being the crowd.

"They're in the mountains and some how the mountains enhances the decibel level so that's why, if it's not that loud that's fine with us but we are assuming it's going to be very loud," said Moglia.

And the second advantage being the weather.

"I think when you're used to playing in cold weather, like if our guys are used to fifty degrees and their guys are used to twenty degrees that's an advantage. But you know what, when you're playing in twenty degrees and it's seven degrees that's colder than seven degrees.

Even if the weather proves to not be a factor Coastal will have their hands full against a Griz defense that has given up only one touchdown in the last ten quarters and playing their best football of the season.

"I don't know right around Weber it seems that everyone gets everything together and that's when we get everything rolling and that's why the Griz are so good in the playoffs and in December," said Bienemann.

Kick off is at noon and the expected temperature is a balmy negative two degrees,

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • "Close Before You Doze" campaign saves lives

    "Close Before You Doze" campaign saves lives

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-10-16 21:55:27 GMT
    Tuesday, October 16 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-10-16 22:07:22 GMT

    It may sound crazy, but closing a door could save your life. Our Bliss Zechman spoke with firefighters who say a devastating house fire that burned yesterday could have claimed more than just the family's property had their doors been open. “(There was) fire, lots of fire," said Dave Quick, Assistant Fire Chief at the West Valley Volunteer Fire Department.   Ash and rumble is what's mostly left after a fire tore through this home on Griffin Road early Monday morning...

    It may sound crazy, but closing a door could save your life. Our Bliss Zechman spoke with firefighters who say a devastating house fire that burned yesterday could have claimed more than just the family's property had their doors been open. “(There was) fire, lots of fire," said Dave Quick, Assistant Fire Chief at the West Valley Volunteer Fire Department.   Ash and rumble is what's mostly left after a fire tore through this home on Griffin Road early Monday morning...

  • Earthquake hits while Montana school practices earthquake drills

    Earthquake hits while Montana school practices earthquake drills

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 3:03 PM EDT2018-10-16 19:03:52 GMT

    BELGRADE - It was a once-in-a-lifetime coincidence when an earthquake rumbled Belgrade while students were practicing for that very event.

    BELGRADE - It was a once-in-a-lifetime coincidence when an earthquake rumbled Belgrade while students were practicing for that very event.

  • Mississippi officials investigate toddler found dead in oven

    Mississippi officials investigate toddler found dead in oven

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-10-16 18:17:40 GMT

    A grandmother is being questioned after her dead granddaughter was found inside a heated oven in a Mississippi town.    Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams tells local news outlets the 20-month-old girl had also been stabbed when she was found dead Monday night in Shaw.    The grandmother isn't currently charged but Williams describes her as being in custody. Officials haven't named her or the toddler.    

    A grandmother is being questioned after her dead granddaughter was found inside a heated oven in a Mississippi town.    Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams tells local news outlets the 20-month-old girl had also been stabbed when she was found dead Monday night in Shaw.    The grandmother isn't currently charged but Williams describes her as being in custody. Officials haven't named her or the toddler.    

  • Man run over by lawn mower while trying to kill son with chainsaw

    Man run over by lawn mower while trying to kill son with chainsaw

    Monday, October 15 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-10-15 23:38:29 GMT

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - A man who police say was run over with a lawn mower while trying to kill his son with a chain saw has had to have his leg amputated. The Bristol Herald Courier reports that a warrant for 76-year-old Douglas Ferguson couldn’t be served until Tuesday because of the severity of his injuries.

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - A man who police say was run over with a lawn mower while trying to kill his son with a chain saw has had to have his leg amputated. The Bristol Herald Courier reports that a warrant for 76-year-old Douglas Ferguson couldn’t be served until Tuesday because of the severity of his injuries.

  • Missoula passes amended emergency gun ban in public places

    Missoula passes amended emergency gun ban in public places

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-10-16 20:11:26 GMT
    The Missoula City Council passed two ordinances banning firearms in public places.
    The Missoula City Council passed two ordinances banning firearms in public places.
  • Montana Sports HeadlinesMontana Sports HeadlinesMore>>

  • Saturday's Scores

    Saturday's Scores

    Saturday, October 13 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-10-13 22:54:06 GMT
    By The Associated Press
    By The Associated Press
  • Missed PAT lifts Montana State over Idaho 24-23

    Missed PAT lifts Montana State over Idaho 24-23

    Saturday, October 13 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-10-13 23:34:13 GMT
    Troy Andersen ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns, the Vandals missed an extra point with 3:07 to play and Montana State beat Idaho 24-23 on Saturday.
    Troy Andersen ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns, the Vandals missed an extra point with 3:07 to play and Montana State beat Idaho 24-23 on Saturday.
  • Ketteringham's 5 TDs power North Dakota past Montana, 41-14

    Ketteringham's 5 TDs power North Dakota past Montana, 41-14

    Saturday, October 13 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-10-13 22:14:06 GMT
    Nate Ketteringham threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth score in the first half as North Dakota blanked Montana through the first three quarters and earned a 41-14 victory in a nonconference battle on...
    Nate Ketteringham threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth score in the first half as North Dakota blanked Montana through the first three quarters and earned a 41-14 victory in a nonconference battle on Saturday.
  • Friday's Scores

    Friday's Scores

    Friday, October 12 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-10-13 02:41:10 GMT
    By The Associated Press
    By The Associated Press
Powered by Frankly
Copyright - All content © 2001 - 2018. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.