I understand it’s still August and for most of us the college football season doesn’t really kick off till next weekend. For those who can’t wait till next weekend I strongly suggest you tune in this Saturday to Watch four-time defending national champion North Dakota State take on perennial powerhouse Montana in Missoula. Even though these teams are in college football’s subdivision (FCS) they could easily hang with the big boys. NDSU for example is 8-3 over FBS schools in the last decade with wins over teams like Minnesota, Kansas State, and Iowa State. Montana will have to pull out all the stops if they look to upset the Bison for the first time since 1941.
The 12th ranked Grizzlies are entering the season with a new head coach who brings with him a new innovative offense. Coach Bob Stitt and his fly sweep offense came to Montana after 15 years of dominance at Division II Colorado School of Mines. He’ll have his hands full as the Bison come into town with an astonishing record of 58-3 since 2011. Can the Bison become the first team in the college football history to win five straight national championships? It might be too soon to make these assumptions but hey at least we have football back!