Tag: Montana

CSJ’s 2018 Week 3 Game Preview: Montana at Western Illinois

Montana at Western Illinois When: Saturday, September 15, 3:00 PM CDT Where: Hanson Field, Macomb, Ill. TV/Streaming:ESPN+ (subscription) Montana Grizzlies (2-0, 0-0 Big Sky) W-vs. Drake 48-16 Montana improved to 2-0 on the season after putting up 38 second-half points in a 48-16 victory over Drake. The Grizzlies edged Missouri Valley Football Conference foe Northern Iowa, 26-23, […]

Highlights: CSJ FCS Top Five Games of Week 1

Here is my take on the top 5 games of the week with video highlights from Week 1. The biggest victory came from North Carolina A&T come-from-behind victory over East Carolina, 28-23, behind two late touchdown passes from backup quarterback Kyle Carter. But the shock of the week came from Youngstown State, where non-scholarship Butler […]

CSJ’s 2018 Week 1 Game Preview: Northern Iowa at Montana

Northern Iowa at Montana When: Saturday, September 1st, 7:00 PM MDT Where: Washington-Grizzly Stadium, Missoula, MT TV/Streaming Coverage: ABC/SWX Montana, Altitude2/ Montana Web Northern Iowa: CSJ’s 2018 Preview Capsule Northern Iowa tries to get off to a fast start–something that the Panthers are notorious for not doing but then finishing strong and squeaking into the FCS playoffs. Also, UNI […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Montana Grizzlies

Montana Grizzlies Location: Missoula, MT Coach: Bobby Hauck (80-17 @ UM, 95-67 overall) 8th Season (2 Stints, 1st year back this year) Stadium: Washington Grizzly Stadium (Capacity: 25,203) CSJ Projections: 3rd: Big Sky Conference 1st: Montana 22nd: FCS 133rd: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: The Grizzlies failed to make the playoffs for the second consecutive […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Montana State Bobcats

Montana State Bobcats Location: Bozeman, MT Coach: Jeff Choate (9-13) 3rd Season Stadium: Bobcat Stadium (Capacity: 17,777) CSJ Projections: 7th: Big Sky 2nd: Montana 32nd: FCS 147th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: The Bobcats finished 5-6 overall but three of the losses were by eight points or less and the highlight of the season […]

2017 Season FCS College Football Picks: Big Sky Conference

CSJ’s Predicted Order of finish: North Dakota Eastern Washington Weber State Cal Poly Northern Arizona Montana Southern Utah Montana State Northern Colorado Portland State UC Davis Sacramento State Idaho State   North Dakota Fearless Prediction: UND is the Big Sky preseason favorite according to both the media and coaches polls. The Fighting Hawks are coming […]

Thirteen Breakout Players in the Big Sky Conference in 2017

The largest conference in the FCS ranks with 13 schools had a team to the semi-final round of the playoffs last year after not getting a team past the second round in 2015 so the Big Sky Conference is definitely getting closer to its usual high standard. The league, however, is also hoping to get […]

CSJ Big Sky Conference Power Rankings — Week 10

Its hard to believe but we have just two weeks left in the regular season. Playoff positions loom for several Big Sky schools. In my opinion, Eastern Washington and North Dakota are already in the field. Cal Poly likely needs one more win in its final two (@ Weber State & vs. Northern Colorado) to […]

CSJ Big Sky Conference Power Rankings — Week 9

The Big Sky title race appears to be down to three teams, with two of them facing off this week in Eastern Washington at Cal Poly. This game looks like the last chance for an upset for the Eagles. EWU has on paper to be two relatively easy games to end the season as the […]

CSJ Big Sky Conference Power Rankings — Week 8

  The Big Sky title race appears to be down to four teams, with two of them facing off this week. Surprisingly, that game isn’t Montana vs. Eastern Washington, which would have been the preseason pick for the game of the year. While Grizzly-Eagle match-up might have more national appeal and could have some major […]

CSJ Big Sky Conference Power Rankings — Week 7

Here is the College Sports Journal’s Big Sky Conference Power Rankings for the week of 10/18/2016. (Last week’s ranking in parenthesis. 1. (1) Eastern Washington (5-1, 3-0) Last week: Bye This Week: @ Montana State The Eagles got a bye and now get likely the worst team in the league this week. 2. (3) North […]

CSJ Big Sky Conference Power Rankings, Week 6

At College Sports Journal, we proudly present our this week’s Big Sky Conference Power Rankings for the week of 10/11 /2016. (Last week’s ranking in parenthesis.) 1. Eastern Washington (1) (5-1, 3-0) Last week: Beat Northern Colorado at home 49-31, This week: Bye The Eagles offense is performing at a peak level with QB Gage Gubrud and […]

CSJ Big Sky Conference Power Rankings, Week 5

At College Sports Journal, we proudly present our this week’s Big Sky Conference Power Rankings for the week of 10/4/2016. (Last week’s ranking in parenthesis.) 1. (1) Eastern Washington (4-1, 2-0) Last week: Beat UC Davis, 63-30 at home This week: vs. Northern Colorado After starting slow in the first half, the Eagles put up 35 […]

CSJ Big Sky Conference Power Rankings – Week 4

Here at College Sports Journal, we are trying something new. Each week I will give my rankings of the thirteen Big Sky Conference schools. I will give the team, its record, its prior ranking in the week and a summary of what each team did the week before, as well as what each team has […]

College Sports Journal Players of the Week, Sept. 11

Four players including Kyle Sloter from Northern Colorado, Tyrie Adams from Western Carolina, Jeremy Taylor from North Carolina A&T, and Jerry Louie-McGee from Montana have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending September 11th, 2016 in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. The honorees are listed here with their […]

Big Sky versus Missouri Valley Match-ups Highlight This Week

The two most western conferences and arguably the top two FCS team will highlight this week’s top match-up. In total, this season will see six such Big Sky vs. MVFC matchups. NDSU and UNI both play Eastern Washington, UNI plays Montana, South Dakota state squares off against Cal Poly, Western Illinois will tussle with Northern […]