Football By: Tyson Rodgers

Montana-EWU #BigSkyFB Game Elevated to ESPN2

Matchup will be first Big Sky regular-season game on ESPN2

FARMINGTON, Utah (Sept. 20, 2021) - Big Sky football and the Inferno will have a national audience in early October, as the Montana at Eastern Washington showdown will now be carried nationally on ESPN2. 

The contest, set for Saturday, Oct. 2 at 8:30 p.m. MT, was originally set to air on ESPNU. The matchup will mark the first regular-season game for the Big Sky Conference to air on ESPN2.

Both squads are currently undefeated on the year, and are on a collision course for a potential Top 5 matchup on Oct. 2. Montana was ranked fourth in both the AFCA Coaches Top 25 and the Stats Perform Top 25, while EWU was slotted at sixth in both polls. 

EWU has won 18-straight games at home, which is the second-longest active streak in the FCS. The Eagles are 61-10 overall at the Inferno since 2010, when the iconic red turf made its debut at Roos Field. EWU's last home loss came on Nov. 4, 2017, versus Weber State. 

EWU holds a 7-3 advantage in the head-to-head series against Montana in the last 10 meetings, but the Griz won the last contest 34-17 in 2019 at Missoula. 

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