Yes - the hawks looked good playing a pretender, but they still lost to the Griz by 3 scores & have squeaked by a couple of lesser Teams - 4-4 Laugh-I-ette and 1 & 8 Wagon-er.
Those close wins versus bad teams early in the season are worthy of criticism but I have a hard time dinging them too much for that loss in Missoula. It was a one score game with 10 minutes to play. If Montana is the top 8 team everyone thinks they are (and we all know WaGriz is a tough place to play) you can't fault Monmouth very much for losing that game in the way they did.
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