Montana Seventh, Montana State 10th in FCS Polls

By Beacon Staff

The University of Montana football team has moved up to seventh in this week’s coaches’ and media polls ranking the FCS football teams.

The Grizzlies improved to 3-0 with a 47-14 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State on Saturday.

Montana State fell from its second- and third-rankings to 10th in the coaches’ poll and 11th in The Sports Network poll after a 52-38 loss at Stephen F. Austin. The Bobcats have a 2-2 record.

Montana plays at Northern Arizona on Saturday. The Lumberjacks are ranked 22nd by the coaches and 24th in The Sports Network poll.

MSU is at North Dakota, a team the Grizzlies beat 55-17 on Sept. 14.

Another Big Sky Conference team, Eastern Washington, is ranked second in The Sports Network poll and third in the coaches’ poll.

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