11-09-2012 11:38 PM

Last winter, Montana State attached a simple motto to its football objectives: “Take the next step.”

Sixth-year coach Rob Ash defined what that credo entailed at the time, explaining it encompassed everything from offseason conditioning to postseason success to winning another Big Sky Conference title.

But with Portland State ready to face the Bobcats on Saturday in Bozeman, MSU is trying to make sure it doesn’t look ahead to the next step on its schedule – the Montana Grizzlies.

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