Bobcats VS Bison Is Like A Hollywood Movie In More Ways Than One
Between now and the time the MSU Bobcats meet the NDSU Bison in Frisco Texas on January 8th, you will see a thousand different stories about the big game (several of those, no doubt will be from me).
I mean, it's a big freakin deal. It's the National Championship Game and Hollywood couldn't have written a better script.
You have a team led by the true freshman Quarterback Tommy Mellott from the hard-working, blue-collar town of Butte Montana. Oh and by the way, he started his first game as QB in the playoffs a few weeks back.
Not only did he rise to the occasion, and win that game, but he also took his team down to Hunstville Texas the next week, and knocked off the number one team and defending National Champion, Sam Houston State.
That takes us to the past weekend, where "Touchdown Tommy" put on a display for the ages. On a snow-covered December Saturday, in the first Home Semi-Final game at Bobcat Stadium in 37 years, Mellott accounted for 4 touchdowns, threw for 233 yards, and ran for another 155 against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.
Simply unheard of.
If that's not enough, here's another plot twist, the Bobcats are led by first-year Head Coach Brent Vigen going against a team he used to coach in an area that he grew up in. A team, by the way, that has won 8 National Championships in the last 10 years. Vigen has already made history as no coach in Bobcat history has ever had a better first season.
This is David vs. Goliath. This is Rocky vs Ivan Drago. This is the Rebel Forces vs the Empire. This is the Hickory Huskers vs the Southbend Central Bears. This is Danel San vs Cobra Kai.
A win against the North Dakota State Bison on January 8th would not only mean that Montana State University football has arrived and is a force to be reckoned with, but it would be the perfect end to the perfect story.
A "hometown" kid leading a team with a first-year coach and a chance to be Champions of a Nation. I'm gonna be honest, I can hear the movie trailer in my head right now and it's kind of giving me goosebumps.