Looking back at the 2012 Diggers

Montana Tech made a return trip to the NAIA football playoffs in 2012.

The Orediggers lost their first round-game at Morningside in Sioux City, Iowa, but the season has to be consider a successful step forward for second-year head coach Chuck Morrell. The season saw the Orediggers beat the Carroll College for the first time in eight years. They also won a pair of double-overtime thrillers.

From the season preview to the playoff game coverage, following is a look back at how the 2012 Montana Tech football season unfolded on ButteSports.com.

Frontier Conference is bigger, badder

Tech’s Semansky primed for big senior season

New duds for the Diggers

Orediggers show their skill in ‘Rockpile’

Diggers switch focus to Eagles

Tech plans for game to be at Alumni

Tech opponent is a mystery

Ketwaun Frank better than ever

Orediggers, Mountaineers meet under lights

Alexander joins Oredigger staff

Turnovers bury Diggers in opener

No added pressure for Orediggers

Orediggers look to break Carroll streak

Orediggers top Saints, 37-20

Notebook: Orediggers downplay big win

Orediggers crack top 20

Orediggers look to spoil Western homecoming

Orediggers top Dawgs in double OT

Baker, Farewell, Norbeck honored

Orediggers move to No. 17

Another big game for Orediggers

No. 17 Orediggers take on No. 22 Bears

Defense leads Diggers past Bears

Orediggers up to No. 16

Touzinsky named top defensive player

Orediggers to honor Nickel, Burns, military

Homecoming special for Butte brothers

Oredigger D offensive by design

Orediggers face high-powered Raiders

Diggers top Raiders in 2OT … again

Orediggers jump to No. 13

Tech’s Frank named Defensive POW

Diggers have been to Dickinson before

Broken hand can’t slow Tech linebacker

Tech faces ‘ground-and-pound’ Blue Hawks

Orediggers ground Hawks, 42-6

Orediggers stay at No. 13

Berg earns special teams honor

Orediggers jump to No. 8

Orediggers face another long trip

Orediggers, Mountaineers meet again

Orediggers avenge loss

Orediggers still No. 8

James Roberts does it all for Orediggers

Orediggers shoot for Lights

Orediggers outlast Lights

Orediggers move up one

Clinching title not Oredigger focus

Hard-working Kobold a key for Digger D

Orediggers battle Bulldogs at Alumni

Orediggers rout Western, 43-7

Tech’s Farewell honored again

Tech-SOU game is NAIA Game of the Week

Improved offensive line key in Oredigger run

Orediggers play Raiders 879 miles from home

Raiders down Orediggers, 48-26

No. 14 Orediggers head to Sioux City

Orediggers prepare for playoffs

Tech’s Waldman has reasons to smile

Digger D faces another ‘dynamic’ offense

Morningside defense is scary

Orediggers ready for playoff game

Morningside holds on for 40-35 win

Montana Tech playoff photos

Morrell, 11 Orediggers honored