Photo Gallery: Montana Grizzlies Beat Northern Iowa

Photos by PATRICK RECORD

Friday night under the lights brought fireworks, a full moon, and a huge victory to Griz Nation. The Montana Grizzlies dominated the Northern Iowa Panthers in the FCS quarterfinal game, winning 48-10.

The Griz advance to play the semifinal game against Sam Houston State, who beat the Montana State Bobcats in their quarterfinal game. Starting Monday, tickets can be purchased at GrizTix outlets, on GrizTix.com, or by calling 888-MONTANA. We’ll update this post when we know the time and date of the semifinal.

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Tailgate beer pong action to warm up before the game.
Tailgate beer pong a...
Long underwear and cowboy boots will keep 'em warm.
Long underwear and c...
Santa's a Griz fan.
Santa's a Griz ...
A winning playoff beard.
A winning playoff be...
Are you ready for some football?!
Are you ready for so...
Maroon and silver and camo. Now that's Montana.
Maroon and silver an...
Discussing the finer points of the game.
Discussing the finer...
Heading to the stadium.
Heading to the stadium.
Go Griz!
Go Griz!
The lights of Friday night.
The lights of Friday...
The students get it started.
The students get it ...
Another balmy December night in Missoula.
Another balmy Decemb...
The Griz captains head to center field for the coin toss.
The Griz captains he...
Flip for the Griz.
Flip for the Griz.
The cheer squad performs before the game.
The cheer squad perf...
Bring 'em out, bring 'em out.
Bring 'em out, ...
Flying the flags.
Flying the flags.
Trevor Poole and the Griz take the field.
Trevor Poole and the...
Greg Hardy gets pumped.
Greg Hardy gets pumped.
Griz fan fever.
Griz fan fever.
A young Griz roots for the boys in maroon.
A young Griz roots f...
Dave Dickenson would approve.
Dave Dickenson would...
Sam Gratton lines up in the red zone.
Sam Gratton lines up...
Cheering under the full moon.
Cheering under the f...
Monte surfs the student section.
Monte surfs the stud...
Intensity on the Griz sidelines.
Intensity on the Gri...
Happy Griz fans.
Happy Griz fans.
Houston Roots gets fired up.
Houston Roots gets f...
The Griz huddle up before the game.
The Griz huddle up b...
Alex Shaw gets a tackle early in the game.
Alex Shaw gets a tac...
Jordan Canada rushes up the middle during the first quarter.
Jordan Canada rushes...
Jordy Johnson runs for a short gain.
Jordy Johnson runs f...
Monte stirs up the crowd.
Monte stirs up the c...
Touchdowns keep you warm.
Touchdowns keep you ...
Griz Nation gets loud.
Griz Nation gets loud.
Ryan Fetherston gets in on the action.
Ryan Fetherston gets...
Jordan Canada goes down after being tripped up by the UNI defense.
Jordan Canada goes d...
Antwon Moutra breaks a tackle.
Antwon Moutra breaks...
Kavario Middleton scores a touchdown for the Griz.
Kavario Middleton sc...
Dan Moore carries the ball up field.
Dan Moore carries th...
Jordy Johnson gets set to run the offense.
Jordy Johnson gets s...
Sam Gratton celebrates after scoring a touchdown on a pass from Jordan Johnson.
Sam Gratton celebrat...
Monte strikes a pose.
Monte strikes a pose.
John Kanongata’a sacks UNI quarterback, Tirrell Rennie.
John Kanongata&rsquo...
UNI quarterback, Tirrell Rennie, gets hit by Grizzlies’ defensive tackle Bryan Walkhauser.
UNI quarterback, Tir...
Peter Nguyen breaks free against the UNI defense.
Peter Nguyen breaks ...
The Grizzlies’ Bobby Alt and John Kanongata’a sack the quarterback.
The Grizzlies’...
Ryan Fetherston and Sean Murray walk to the sidelines after a defensive stop.
Ryan Fetherston and ...
Jordan Johnson rushes up field. Johnson ended the day with 86 rushing yards.
Jordan Johnson rushe...
Griz fans brought theirs signs for the ESPN broadcast.
Griz fans brought th...
McSurdy gets a tackle in Friday nights victory.
McSurdy gets a tackl...
Jordan Canada breaks through the UNI defense for a touchdown.
Jordan Canada breaks...
Jordan Johnson rushes for a touchdown.
Jordan Johnson rushe...
Monte helps the crowd get loud.
Monte helps the crow...
A fan shows his colors.
A fan shows his colors.
Peter Nguyen breaks a tackle, on his way to 57 yards for the evening.
Peter Nguyen breaks ...
Raising a ruckus.
Raising a ruckus.
They wanted noise, Griz Nation gave them noise.
They wanted noise, G...
Jabin Sambrano returns a punt.
Jabin Sambrano retur...
Jordan Johnson rushes the ball.
Jordan Johnson rushe...
Dan Moore runs the ball after Jordan Johnson handed it off.
Dan Moore runs the b...
Bobby Alt makes a tackle.
Bobby Alt makes a ta...
Northern Iowa punts the ball from their end zone.
Northern Iowa punts ...
The Griz D proved way too tough for the Panthers.
The Griz D proved wa...
Kavario Middleton scores for the Griz.
Kavario Middleton sc...
Dan Moore jukes for yards.
Dan Moore jukes for ...
Cheering under the lights.
Cheering under the l...
Antwon Moutra receives a pass.
Antwon Moutra receiv...
Jordan Johnson lines up as a receiver.
Jordan Johnson lines...
Josh Harris gets in on the action on the defensive side of the ball.
Josh Harris gets in ...
Jordan Johnson scrambles from the UNI defense and runs upfield.
Jordan Johnson scram...
Jordan Johnson hands the ball off to Dan Moore.
Jordan Johnson hands...
Grizzlies’ wide receiver Sam Gratton jumps up to catch a pass.
Grizzlies’ wid...
Donny Lisowski gets his head on the ball while making a tackle.
Donny Lisowski gets ...
Donny Lisowski makes an interception and returns it for a touchdown.
Donny Lisowski makes...
Charles Burton points up to the crowd during the fourth quarter as the crowd chants, “We want Bozeman.”
Charles Burton point...
Dan Moore looks for a hole in the UNI defense.
Dan Moore looks for ...
Backup QB Nate Montana leaves the field at the end of the game.
Backup QB Nate Monta...
Brody McKnight celebrates as fireworks go off in the background.
Brody McKnight celeb...