BOZEMAN – A Montana State University Bobcat pep rally will take over part of downtown Bozeman on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m., in preparation for the rivalry game Nov. 17 in Missoula.

The free event will be held on Main Street, rain or shine, at the intersection with Willson Ave.

Coach Ash and some of the players will be there for the pep rally, along with the Spirit of the West Marching Band and MSU Spirit Squad.

The rally will also have on-stage games and activities including a “punt the grizzly” competition, as well as free hot dogs and refreshments, Bobcat gear and a raffle.

Event sponsors and partners include the Downtown Bozeman Partnership, MSU Alumni Foundation, Montana State University, XL Country, Plonk, MSU Athletics, The Cannery & Burger Bob’s, Ted’s Montana Grill, The Bacchus Pub, The Leaf & Bean, Over the Tapas, Bozeman Magazine, Chalet Sports, Sigma Nu Fraternity and Prime Incorporated.