The Big Sky Conference is winding down its regular season schedule and it is still two more weeks before the Montana Grizzlies and the Montana State Bobcats face off for what could determine the conference championship. Both teams are in action this week as they look to clash for the FCS playoff berth on Nov. 19.
Here is this week's schedule:
Western Oregon vs. Montana Grizzlies (7-2, 6-1 Big Sky), 1:05 p.m. MT: The Grizzlies should have no problems with this cupcake team, The team will enter their Nov. 19 contest with Montana State on a six-game winning streak and a chance to give the Bobcats their first conference loss (if it doesn't happen this week).
Montana State Bobcats (8-1, 6-0 Big Sky) vs. Weber State Wildcats (3-5, 3-2 Big Sky), 1:30 p.m. MT: The Wildcats lost to Montana last week and get to face an equally if not more punishing opponent with the Bobcats this Saturday. The Bobcats can put the conference out of reach for Montana with a victory.
Sacramento State Hornets (3-5, 2-4 Big Sky) vs. Portland State Vikings (5-3, 3-2 Big Sky), 2:05 p.m. MT: Can the Hornets follow their season pattern and pick up a win after dropping two games? They did it earlier by defeating Montana back in September. The Vikings are on a two-game win streak, but a loss might be in the air.
Northern Colorado Bears (0-9, 0-6 Big Sky) vs. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (3-5, 2-4 Big Sky), 4:05 p.m. MT: The Bears have just Portland State left after this game and they'll desperately want to avoid an 0-11 season during Earnest Collins Jr.'s first season.