There are four weeks left in the FCS regular season before playoffs begin in late November. The Northern Colorado Bears aren't even in the playoff picture as they are 0-7 under Earnest Collins Jr. The Bears will face the Big Sky leader, the Montana St. Wildcats, on Saturday. Here is the schedule this weekend:
Idaho St. Bengals (2-5) vs. BYU Cougars (5-2), 1:00 p.m. MT: Washington State crushed Idaho State in the season opener and BYU should do the same.
Montana St. Wildcats (6-1) vs. N. Colorado Bears (0-7), 1:35 p.m. MT: Earnest Collins Jr. is still seeking his first win at the helm of the Bears. He won't get it this week.
Southern Utah Thunderbirds (3-4) vs. Weber St. Wildcats (3-3), 4:00 p.m. MT: The Wildcats play an out-of-conference game with the Independent Thunderbirds. Southern Utah defeated UNLV earlier in the season while the Wildcats couldn't overcome the Wyoming Cowboys.
Montana Grizzlies (5-2) vs. N. Arizona Lumberjacks (2-4), 4:05 p.m. MT: The Grizzlies enter this contest riding a three-game winning streak. One of the Lumberjacks' victories came against Fort Lewis, a Division II school.
Willamette vs. Portland St. Vikings (3-3), 6:05 p.m. MT: Bonus points to anyone (excluding athletes and other students at the school) who knew Willamette is a Division III school. Portland State dropped back-to-back games to the Montana schools before this game.
E. Washington Eagles (3-4) vs. Sacramento St. Hornets (3-3). 7:05 p.m. MT: While the Eagles almost pulled off an upset over the Washington Huskies to start the season, the Hornets did beat the Oregon St. Beavers to open the 2011 campaign.