UMW News BureauBulldogs look for second win of season as they host Rocky in Frontier Conference football. By Wally Feldt The University of Montana Western host the Rocky Mountain College Battlin’ Bears for homecoming 2009 on Saturday, Oct. 3. at Vigilante Stadium, kickoff is at 1 p.m. Also honored, athletes from the Bulldog teams of 1969. In that year, the Bulldogs won Frontier Conference championships in football, basketball, baseball and track. The Bulldogs return home after losing a close one, 17-10 to No. 2 Carroll College. Montana Western is now 1-3 overall and in conference play. This past week UMW received one vote in the nations top 25 poll. Rocky Mountain College is coming off a 33-13 loss to Montana Tech. The loss drops the Bears to 0-4 in conference play and 1-4 overall. Last season the two teams split their two meetings with each winning on the road. The Bulldogs defeated Rocky 35-32 in their first meeting in Billings, Mont. Rocky won in Dillon 26-31 in the final game of the season. The Battlin’ Bears rank second in the NAIA in pass offense per game (372 yards per game), Total offense yards per game (517), and in total pass offense with (1861 yards accumulated this season). Rocky’s Kasey Peters leads the conference in passing (372 yards per game) and Levi Sutton leads the conference in receiving (8.8 receptions per game). Montana Western’s Linebacker Chad Schira leads the conference and is ranked 16 in the nation for tackles per game (10) He is also in he nations top 25 in forced fumbles per game (0.5). On offense the Bulldogs sophomore quarterback Michah Mamiya ranks 15 in the nation for total passing (1008 yards this season) and 16 in the nation in passing yards per game (252). Wide receiver Craigh Cornelius ranks ninth in receptions per game (7.5), No. 11 in total receptions (30) and No, 18 in total received yards (385).
The University of Montana Western has launched a national search for the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs position.