The Big Sky Conference saw its second week of conference competition and teams continue to separate themselves as the Homecoming and spirit based games start arriving on the schedule. A few straggler out of conference games remain, but the most exciting of them happened this past Sunday in Gainesville, Florida. Thankfully, the two teams were […]
The first week of in-conference games started to shape the race to the Big Sky Conference title and eventual playoff hopes. Dog fights, statement wins, and lucky stars all aligned on this week as conference opponents took a step ahead of others while Sacramento State absolutely embarrassed FBS Colorado State. All of the conference leaders […]
The majority of the Big Sky’s non-conference slate has been played and we can now form some pretty potent opinions about what the teams may offer in conference play.
Week 2 Schedule – September 10th, 2022 Date Away Home Time Location Links Saturday 9/10/2022 Morehead State Montana State 1:30 p.m. MT Bozeman, Mont. TV: ABC Montana/SWX in Billings (503 on cable, 8.2 over air)/ESPN+ streaming Radio: Bobcat Radio Network Saturday 9/10/2022 South Dakota Montana 1:30 p.m. MT Missoula, Mont. TV: ABC/Fox TV Stats Radio: […]
There were surprises across the Big Sky that were good and bad. Good: Portland State causes a scare for San Jose State, Idaho makes Washington State respect their effort, and Eastern Washington reloads with another stud quarterback. Bad: David Hoage is listed injured and UNC plays below Houston Baptist’s level, Cal Poly and NAU non-competitive […]
Week 1 Schedule Thursday, September 1, 2022 The Wildcats kickoff their 2022 campaign with a substitute opponent after James Madison opted to play a full FBS slate right off the bat. Weber State found the trustworthy Division II Western Oregon Wolves to fill in for the Dukes for an inevitable shellacking. There might be looming […]
Eastern Washington (6-0) 3-0 Last Week: Team 1 2 3 4 F EWU 22 21 10 10 63 UNC 3 7 7 0 17 This Week: vs. Idaho 12:30pm MT How to Follow: ESPN+, EWU Radio: 700-AM ESPN & 105.3-FM in Spokane/Cheney Fearless Prediction: The rivalry resumes on the inferno this weekend as a bipolar […]
Eastern Washington (4-0) 1-0 Last Week: Win @ Southern Utah 50-21 This Week: vs. Montana 8:30pm MT How to Follow: ESPN2, EWU Radio: 700-AM ESPN & 105.3-FM in Spokane/Cheney Fearless Prediction: What very well could be the FCS Game of the Year is happening this Saturday in Cheney, WA. An electric EWU offense will meet […]
The Big Sky Conference made plenty of headlines during out-of-conference play with four wins against FBS competition. While the Big Sky top performers stole the show the conference enjoyed the faces of new transfers, starting quarterbacks, and headline-worthy coaches. Now that the Big Sky’s schedule turns inward for conference competition what can we expect for conference play? If it is anything close to the spring season, C-H-A-O-S.
Heading into Week Three of the FCS schedule there has already been a fair amount of chaos and history that has been made. What lies in wait for the remaining out of conference games?
The Big Sky Conference plays a full slate of football games on a somber National Holiday.
The Big Sky Conference showed up for a fight against the FBS competition.
Weber State at #24 Utah (FBS) CSJ Season Preview: Weber State Weber State begins their season in SLC as they take on the PAC 12 “tough guys”. Utah has sent a healthy amount of players onto the NFL and have been very competitive in the PAC 12 in recent years. Weber State will an uphill […]
The Big Sky conference’s season is coming to a close and some serious questions have yet to be answered before the playoffs.
Another close week made waves across the Big Sky as Weber State holds on late in the fourth quarter, Eastern Washington improves their resume for an at-large playoff spot, and Idaho crumbles in the Battle of the Domes. How long can we make excuses for Weber State’s close games? EWU took another step towards playoffs, […]
UC Davis came ready to bring the Golden Horseshoe Trophy back home with them to Aggieland. The 73-24 domination of Cal Poly was unexpected and a huge red flag sent to the Aggies’ remaining opponents of Idaho State, Eastern Washington, and Cal Poly, again. Hunter Rodrigues and company started hot against Weber State, but faltered […]
In one of the more normal weeks of college football the Big Sky saw a trio of close contests at four, five, and ten point differences. Weber State outlasted a gutsy performance from UC Davis. Southern Utah pulled far enough away from Cal Poly before they started to awaken. And Eastern Washington stormed back from […]
This week will feature three Big Sky contests again missing the full slate once again due to COVID protocols. Nevertheless, there are some significant measuring stick games this weekend. NAU vs. EWU should provide clarity on two above average teams looking to play spoiler or beyond. UC Davis vs. Idaho may shed some light on […]
In a week of chaos and controversy around the FCS we saw the Big Sky feature one of the top headlines. Undoubtedly, the top headline was the end of the North Dakota State winning streak, but a close second was the “missed” field goal during the Eastern Washington/ Idaho game. For those who missed it, […]
The Big Sky Conference starts their six week conference only schedule this weekend. The teams opting not to play include Sacramento State, Montana, Montana State, Portland State, and Northern Colorado. The rest of the conference looks to navigate the six game schedule into an automatic qualifying position or an at-large big for the abbreviated 16 […]
The Big Sky plans for a six-game conference-only schedule with two open weeks (March 20th & April 17th). In the time leading up to that, there has been a lot of changes in staff and players, with plenty of time for more chaos.
This year’s NFL draft did not go as well as expected for FCS players, but the Big Sky Conference still had 11 players earn undrafted free agent contracts (UDFA). It may have been an impact of the current pandemic situations that hampered the dreams of small school recruits. At the same time, there was a […]
Weber State may have taken down the most dangerous team outside of James Madison and North Dakota State. Montana was a fierce competitor that I thought had all the weapons necessary to move past Weber and make a push to Frisco.
Fans, faculty, and community alike are buzzing on the University of Northern Colorado campus following the new coaching announcement. The rumor wheel started turning early Thursday morning and became official at 3:10 pm MT when Ed McCaffrey confirmed it on Twitter. The former Denver Broncos super bowl player, successful business owner, and former Valor Christian […]
Who: Montana at Weber State When: Friday, December 13th at 8 pm MT Where: Ogden, Utah at Stewart Stadium How to Watch: ESPN 2 Unlike many of the other playoff games, this showdown has already happened once this season. At WA-Grizzly Stadium Weber State was beat down by Montana 35-16. The only major change this […]
Montana State took care of business and earned themselves a seed with a shocking victory over Montana. A 48-14 dissection of Montana is the last thing the majority of fans expected the Brawl of the Wild to be this year. With that historic win, the Bobcats helped the Big Sky earn a record of four […]
This is a big week across the FCS as it is rivalry, make it or break it for playoffs, a chance to end on a high note for the regular season, or all of the above. The famous Brawl of the Wild holds an all of the above label as Montana State needs a win […]
Montana pulled the upset so things could get messy in the Big Sky as to who is or is not a champion. The rare, but special three way tie is a very realistic possibility for the Big Sky. Montana needs to survive “Brawl of the Wild”, Weber surviving Idaho State, and Sacramento State surviving UC […]
These final two weeks will define and refine the playoff outlook for fringe teams and those looking to have a seeded position. Two weeks can contain a lot of chaos for post season considerations. The hot ticket question this week is Montana or Weber State the stronger team? Lucky for Big Sky fans is Saturday […]
In week 11 we saw all of the Big Sky favorites pull off wins. Weber State’s claim to the big sky throne continues to strengthen as they fought off a hardy North Dakota team. While week 11 was more so of a transition week, week 12 in the Big Sky looks to heat things up. […]
Three weeks remain in the Big Sky Conference regular season before the FCS playoff take shape. ￼ Weber State, Sacramento State, Montana, and Montana State all look to prove themselves worthy of a playoff spot. For those four teams it should be heavily favored￼￼ in their matchup’s, except for we Weber State versus North Dakota. […]
Week 10 in the Big Sky showed us who the true first place team should be. Weber State established their spot in the drivers seat and the rest of the Big Sky should fall in line according to them. Sacramento State is still a force to be reckoned with, but they will have to keep […]
The Big Sky continued to reveal its true self as close games proved who was the better team and blowouts solidified resumes. Montana State continues to dig themselves into a hole as they look like a talented, but overrated 5-3 team with just 50 percent wins in conference games. Montana, Weber, and Sacramento all took […]
Week 9 approaches to continually test the endurance of each Big Sky team. The season nears the three-fourths complete point teams have to be so careful not to spoilt their postseason hopes, if they are still alive. Other teams will be looking for positive notes to finish on and maybe give some Freshmen and Seniors […]
Here we are at the end of Week 8 and who is the conference leader? Sacramento State. Raise your hand if you thought that might be the case. No one is raising their hands because this a come out of nowhere type reality. Sacramento State had improved over the offseason, but this degree of improvement […]
Big Sky Week 7 featured a marquee matchup between Montana State and Sacramento State. Even with the game hosted in Bozeman the result was not what many Big Sky fans were expecting. Sacramento State propped themselves into second place in the conference after handling the Bobcats in their own venue. All of the other Big […]
The Big Sky teams are ready to go into the second half of the season and things look wacky. How the season was supposed to go and how it is going for many of the teams is very different. Going into Week 7 the Montanas’ sit at first and second, while Eastern Washington is ninth […]
Week 2 of Conference Play yielded fewer surprises in who won and more surprises in how much that team won by. About half of the games were rather close in nature, while the other half proceeded to vast differences. Montana won by 39, UC Davis lost a heart-breaker, and EWU continues to slide into the […]
Last year, the CAA was the conference of chaos, but the Big Sky is making its case for that title this year. Eastern Washington has been a rollercoaster team, the middle tier is growing with improvement, and even Northern Colorado made a triumphant return to the win column. For anyone who thinks they know it […]
The non-conference standings are not indicative of how the whole season will go, but it gives an innate sense of how well the team is prepared. Other factors include first glances at new coordinators, injuries during games and persisting, chemistry between new rosters, and a little bit of luck. While no Big Sky teams have […]
Marquee: Jacksonville State def. Eastern Washington 49-45 A tidal wave of shock was sent across the FCS landscape as Jacksonville State pulled off a momentous upset. After the first quarter it seemed as if the fate of the game was going to be easily determined with a 28-7 EWU lead. Things would even out much […]