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FCS playoff schedule 2012: Trio of Big Sky schools in action

Montana State, Eastern Washington and Cal Poly finished in a three-way tie atop the Big Sky Conference in 2012. All three teams will participate in FCS playoff games on Saturday.


The No. 3-seeded Montana State Bobcats take on the Stony Brook Seawolves in one of three games featuring Big Sky Conference teams in FCS playoff action on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. MT from Bozeman, Mont. Stony Brook beat Villanova last Saturday, 20-10, to earn the opportunity to face the Bobcats, who are coming off a bye.

The Eastern Washington Eagles, who won the Big Sky title by virtue of a head-to-head tiebreaker and are the tournament's No. 2 seed, will face Wagner at 4 p.m. MT in Cheney, Wash. Wagner got past Colgate, 31-20, in the opening round.

The Cal Poly Mustangs, who along with Montana State and Eastern Washington finished with a 7-1 record in conference play during the regular season, will travel to Huntsville, Texas to take on Sam Houston State. That game will kick off at 2 p.m. MT.

Other FCS playoff games for Dec. 1:

South Dakota State at No. 1 North Dakota State, 2 p.m. MT

New Hampshire at Wofford, noon MT

Central Arkansas at No. 5 Georgia Southern, noon MT

Coastal Carolina at No. 4 Old Dominion, noon MT

Illinois State at Appalachian State, noon MT