MISSOULA — If you are looking for a ticket to the biggest football game in the state of Montana this Saturday, they are selling fast and at a high price.
The 122nd matchup between the University of Montana Grizzlies and Montana State Bobcats takes place at Washington Grizzly Stadium on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 12 p.m.
Our MTN team checked resale ticket sites as well as UM's GrizTix to see what is available for this weekend's game.
There are no tickets available from GrizTix, the official ticket office for the University of Montana. All student, general admission, and reserved seats have been sold.
The tickets range in price from $250 to a high of $720 per ticket. Some areas of the stadium only have single seats but there are groups of two top four tickets also available.
There are social media discussion groups that have tickets for sale.
Some season ticket holders are selling them on Facebook or X discussion groups. Many of those tickets are going near face value.
But buyer beware! There are scam ticket brokers and there are scam ticket sellers on the group pages.
If you can't get a ticket, you can watch the game on KRTV, with the pregame show at 11 a.m. Kick-off is scheduled for noon.
The latest STATS Perform FCS Top 25 Poll, released Monday, features Montana at third and Montana State at fourth. Saturday's Cat-Griz football tilt, the 122nd meeting between the two rivals, will be the first where both teams are nationally ranked inside the top five.
Montana held steady at No. 3 in the poll after last week's 34-10 win at Portland State. The Grizzlies are among the hottest teams in the country, having won six consecutive games, including their last three by an average margin of 30.3 points per game.
The Bobcats climbed one place to No. 4 in the rankings after dominating Eastern Washington 57-14 last week. Montana State has won two straight since losing at Idaho on Oct. 28. The Vandals, who last week were upset by Weber State, dropped from fourth to sixth in the FCS rankings.