Montana State Vs. Weber State: 5 Things You Need to Know
The Montana State Bobcats will face the Weber State Wildcats in a highly anticipated FCS Playoff game on Saturday in Bobcat Stadium. Here are some important things to know about the event.
The Bobcats have had a great season thus far and are coming off an impressive 55-21 win against in-state rival, University of Montana. The Bobcats' high-scoring offense has stunned opponents all season, but Saturday's game against Weber State in the 2nd round of the FCS playoffs will be a challenging one.
Weber State will be playing for revenge after suffering an embarrassing loss against the Bobcats earlier this season. In the first game, Weber State set an FCS record for most safeties in a single game, giving the Bobcats eight free points due to bad snaps. However, Montana State also had its fair share of mistakes, allowing a kick return and a punt return for a touchdown.
There's a lot more on the line for the rematch. Both teams are hoping to advance to the quarterfinals and make a run for the FCS National Championship in Frisco, Texas. According to this article published on NCAA.com, Weber State is predicted to win.
5 Things You Need to Know About Montana St. vs. Weber State
- Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3 and you can watch it on ESPN+. You can also listen to a live radio broadcast on 100.7 XL Country or the XL Country App.
- Isaiah Ifanse is back. Ifanse will add an additional spark to the Bobcats' high-powered offense which has proved to be difficult for opponents to defend all season.
- One team will advance to the FCS Playoff Quarterfinals, and play either (5) William & Mary or Eastern Kentucky. If the Bobcats win, they will have home-field advantage in the next game.
- The game will be a grudge match for Weber State. The Wildcats only lost by 5 points in the first game and missed out on being a top-8 seed due to the loss.
- Montana State is undefeated at home in the FCS Playoff format and ranks near the top for fan attendance. Saturday's game is guaranteed to be an exciting matchup.