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Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:41 pm

Montana State has a game at Western on their site for September 14th 2019,
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Montana State has a game at Western on their site for September 14th 2019,
Thanks for the update.
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Montana State has a game at Western on their site for September 14th 2019,
Thanks for the update.
Are both Montana schools home and away contracts?
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GV Dad wrote:
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:51 pm
Leatherneck177 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:41 pm
Montana State has a game at Western on their site for September 14th 2019,
Thanks for the update.
Are both Montana schools home and away contracts?
Yes. At Montana State this year, vs Montana State in Macomb next year. Montana in Macomb this year, at Montana in 2021.

EDIT - we also have upcoming H&H's with North Alabama (2019/2020), Eastern Washington (2020/2021), and Southern Utah (2022/2023).
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ST_Lawson wrote:
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Thanks for the update.
Are both Montana schools home and away contracts?
Yes. At Montana State this year, vs Montana State in Macomb next year. Montana in Macomb this year, at Montana in 2021.

EDIT - we also have upcoming H&H's with North Alabama (2019/2020), Eastern Washington (2020/2021), and Southern Utah (2022/2023).
Do we just look for the most difficult travel possible and say, "yep, let's schedule them!" LOL
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Do we just look for the most difficult travel possible and say, "yep, let's schedule them!" LOL
The MVFC has a scheduling agreement with the Big Sky. I don't know what the official terms are, but essentially it means just about every MVFC team is playing at least one Big Sky team every year.
I realize that it's quite a ways to many of the Big Sky schools, but we're often lumped in with them since FCS teams get pretty few and far between once you get west of Chicago. That's why you often see MVFC teams play Big Sky teams in the playoffs as well.

This season alone, here's the MVFC/Big Sky matchups:
WIU @ Montana State
Cal Poly @ NDSU
UNI @ Montana
Northern Colorado @ USD
Montana State @ SDSU
Northern Arizona @ MSU
UDS @ Weber State
Montana @ WIU
And all of those are in the first 3 weeks.

Last year there were 8 in the regular season including 5 matchups on 9/9/2017.
Travel can sometimes be an issue, but it does make for strong schedules for the MVFC teams.

EDIT - the MVFC just posted a bit more info about the "challenge series" between the two conferences: http://valley-football.org/news/2018/8/ ... works.aspx
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Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:30 pm

Looks like FBSchedules has added FCS teams. Here's WIU's page: https://fbschedules.com/ncaa/western-illinois/

We knew most of that, but didn't know about TTU playing here on 9/21/19 and there's some conference games against USD that the Coyotes have already published/announced.
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The schedule has us not playing SDSU but also says should be a 12 game schedule? If it's 12 games, would we not play SDSU?
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GV Dad wrote:The schedule has us not playing SDSU but also says should be a 12 game schedule? If it's 12 games, would we not play SDSU?
Nope, in a 12-game schedule year, the conference schedule/rotation stays the same and we add a non-conference game. There's no rule that says that non-confidence game can't be against a conference team we don't otherwise play that year (I remember a big sky team did that last year or maybe the year before). The last two years that were 12-games, we added an extra FBS.


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GV Dad wrote:The schedule has us not playing SDSU but also says should be a 12 game schedule? If it's 12 games, would we not play SDSU?
Nope, in a 12-game schedule year, the conference schedule/rotation stays the same and we add a non-conference game. There's no rule that says that non-confidence game can't be against a conference team we don't otherwise play that year (I remember a big sky team did that last year or maybe the year before). The last two years that were 12-games, we added an extra FBS.


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Let's either add a Power 5 FBS team for the payday, or add an easy FCS team to get a sure W. Eastern Washington, Montana and Montana St should never be on our schedules. Nothing to gain.
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