By Chuck Burton
College Sports Journal
PHILADELPHIA, PA — For the second year in a row, ESPN will be ushering in the first FCS football game of the year on the flagship station.
And for the second year in a row, the matchup will be worth your time.
It’s hard to picture two more iconic FCS programs in the last ten years than the North Dakota State Bison, winner of four straight FCS National Championships, and the Montana Grizzlies, who have made the playoffs eight of the last ten years and also made it all the way to two national championship games in the last decade.
It might not be easy to see Mount Sentinel in the distance with possible smoke from the huge wildfires in Eastern Washington, but what is certain is that these two perennial Top 25 teams seem likely to usher in the FCS football season with style.