Griz To Host San Diego In FCS Playoffs – Johnson – Wagenmann Chosen Team MVP’s [AUDIO]
By virtue of their impressive win over Montana State on Saturday, the Montana Grizzlies will play host to the University of San Diego Toreros in the first round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday, November 29.
The announcement was made in the FCS Selection Show early Sunday morning on ESPNU.
The Montana State Bobcats are also hosting a game Saturday. They will entertain the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.
If the Grizzlies win, they will travel to play the fourth seed, Eastern Washington, while with a win in Bozeman, the Bobcats would travel to play the three-time defending National Champions, the North Dakota State Bison, who received the number two seed overall.
The Montana Grizzly Football program had their annual football awards banquet on Sunday afternoon at the Double Tree Hotel. The event was marked by the fact that head coach Mick Delaney will be retiring at the close of this season, and there was a special video tribute to Coach Delaney, that featured several of his former colleagues in the coaching ranks, including Sonny Lubick.
UM President Royce Engstrom
Following remarks by President Royce Engstrom and Athletic Director Kent Haslam, Delaney and his coaching staff handed out the annual awards.
The Terry Dillon award for the outstanding back or wide receiver went to two players, Jordan Canada and Travon Van.
The Pat Norwood Award for most inspirational player went to defensive lineman Trevor Rehm,
The Tony Barbour Award for enthusiasm, dedication and commitment went to safety Matt Hermanson, who hauled in three interceptions against Montana State on Saturday.
The Paul Weskamp Award for outstanding offensive lineman went to Logan Hines.
The Golden Helmet Award for the hardest hitter went to linebacker Jeremiah Kose on defense and fullback Jamaal Wilson on offense.
The Larry Miller Award for outstanding defensive lineman went to Tonga Takai.
The Hauck Family award for special teams player of the year went to kicker Daniel Sullivan.
The Steve Carlson Award on offense went to quarterback Jordan Johnson, and on defense to defensive end Zach Wagenmann.
Following the ceremony, Delaney invited Kose and Wagenmann to the stage for the crowd to vote the prettiest hair, and he declared the contest a tie.