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In just 85 days from now, you’ll be watching Montana football and so will the entire country.  It’s the highly-anticipated matchup against 4-time defending National Champions North Dakota State.

Who Wears #85 Now

Reese Carlson, WR, RS Freshman

In 2014, Reese was listed as a RS Freshman.  Reese is one of 19 WR in Stitt’s offense looking to see some playing time on the field this year.  With how much Bob Stitt values rotating his players to keep legs fresh, Reese could see playing time this season.

High School: He wa a three-year letterman in football…team captain as a junior and voted “Most Promising Junior” by his teammates…second team all-league at wide receiver as a junior…honorable mention all-conference his senior season for his 7-2 team, but he played in just four games (and had 22 catches for 342 yards and two touchdowns) because of an injury…rated number 5 receiver in Washington by Northwest Elite Index…an East-West All-Star Game alternate…his football coach was Aaron Chantler.

Hometown: Gig Harbor, Washington

Personal: His major is sociology.  His parents are Eric and Laura Carlson of Gig Harbor.

Losing Seasons are No More

1985 was the last losing season that Griz fans would see in the next 25 years.  In 1985, Montana finished with a 3-8 record under Larry Donovan before he was fired.  Montana would replace Donovan with a man by the name of Don “Air” Reed, who started Montana’s dominating run in 1986.

Some Records

In 1985, Montana gave up the most points in the history of the program: 427 points.  From 1986-1995, Montana won 85 games and won 10-straight games over rival Montana State during “The Streak”.

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