TWW POLL: FCS Playoffs

The Montana State University Bobcats and the University of Montana Grizzlies football teams are in the 2019 FCS playoffs. They received a first-round bye and play in the second round on Saturday, December 7, at 1:00 pm (Montana time).

The Bobcats (9-3) will host Albany (NY) (9-4).

The Grizzlies (9-3) will host Southeastern Louisiana (8-4).

All the games are available to watch on the ESPN App (ESPN3).

This week’s poll asks, “Which team (Bobcats or Grizzlies) will go further in the 2019 FCS Playoffs?”

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Caught My Eye…

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Topics this week include Gianforte & Bullock & that darned plane, the House debate, making the ballot, Three Things You Should Do, Montana Sports coverage, College Football kickoff, and much more!

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Football: Suspension

I mentioned briefly in my column yesterday about the undisciplined Montana State Bobcats football team, particularly the defensive player who took a cheap shot at Drake QB, Mike Piatkowski, knocking him out of the game.

The Bobcat player, who will go unnamed in this column, was called for a personal foul. I believe it was his second personal foul of the day.

It appears the hometown newspaper of the Montana State Bobcats has at least one person who feels the same way. You can read that column HERE.

Today we find out that the Bobcat player was suspended for one game by his head coach, Rob Ash.

Good. That’s a start.

Not very many college football players at the Bobcat level make it to the big show (the NFL). It’s important that they learn some life lessons before the cheering stops and they are out and about in the real world.

Just Football


We see it a lot in college football – larger colleges playing smaller colleges (creampuffs) early in the football season and pummeling them.

The scheduling of creampuffs for Montana’s two largest universities was highly evident on Saturday when the University of Montana and Montana State beat their two opponents by a combined score of 132-12. Some in the Montana media slurped it up like it was the beginning of something special.

Frankly, the two big dogs of college football in Montana did not really prove anything.

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