Northern Colorado vs. Weber State: Bears can beat Wildcats for first time

Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

The Northern Colorado Bears visit the Weber State Wildcats Saturday in a Big Sky game for bragging rights

The Northern Colorado Bears visit Ogden, Utah, Saturday to play the Weber State Wildcats. The 1-8 Wildcats have never lost to Northern Colorado (3-6, 2-4 Big Sky) in the six games the two teams have played.

Northern Colorado beat Portland State 32-28 on the road last Saturday, in a game the Bears trailed by 18 in the second half. Special teams ace Dominic Gunn won special teams player of the week honors for all of the Football Championship Subdivision for his performance in Portland. Gunn returned five punts for 107 yards, had 182 all-purpose yards, and returned one punt 83 yards for a touchdown.

Weber State lost to Montana 24-21 at home last Saturday, in a game they led 14-10. The Wildcats gave up more than 200 yards on the ground, and quarterback Mike Hoke took four sacks. The Weber State offense has given up 33 sacks this year.

Weber State beat Northern Colorado 45-24 in their last meeting, Sept. 24, 2011 in Greeley, Colo.

Northern Colorado-Weber State kicks off at 1:30 pm. MT from Stewart Stadium. Online video of the game will be available at BigSkyTV.org. Radio coverage will be broadcast on 1280 AM KZNS "The Zone" Salt Lake City, and 1310 AM KFKA Greeley.

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