FCS Playoff Bracket
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2107) 6 years ago
South Dakota State will play at Montana at 3PM on Nov 28. The winner will play NDSU on Dec 5 in Fargo.

Two other Big Sky teams made the playoffs Portland State and Southern Utah
Besides SD State and NDSU, Illinois State, Western Illinois(6-5) and UNI (Northern Iowa)
from the Missouri Valley Conference are in it.

All the Missouri Valley teams are in the same bracket side. Must not want a repeat of last years Championship with two MVC teams.

I think NDSU will have a hard time as they have the toughest bracket with Ill State, Portland State, Montana and SD State..

I will cheer for NDSU but my other pick would be Portland State and then McNeese State

Below is the brackets

http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/football/fcs

[Edited by Tom Masa (11/22/2015 2:03:31 PM)]
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17667) 6 years ago
Don't forget the Montana Tech Orediggers travel to Indiana to face the undefeated University of Saint Francis Cougars this Saturday.



Go Diggers!
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2107) 6 years ago
That's NAIA division. The Orediggers are the only local team in the playoffs.

[Edited by Tom Masa (11/23/2015 9:25:23 PM)]
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Posted by Beards (+7) 6 years ago
Bracketing was extremely "interesting" as it relates to the Big Sky. You have your 3rd place team getting a first round Home game. Your Second place finisher gets a first round bye. Your Champion of the Big Sky gets a tough first round away game for its year long work in the conference. Big Sky Conference officials should be concerned about this as it erodes all teams effort to win the conference. We all know that the premier stadium in the conference is Washington Grizzly and if they make the playoffs they are more than likely to always get a home game. We are talking $$$ here, as happened this year. Won't take long for the rest of the conference to figure this out, if they haven't already. Soon the thought process is that there is a team with an advantage even if we go out and beat that team and win the conference.... We are not going to get as favorable seeding due to our facility and inability to raise as many dollars.

All three teams deserved the playoffs this year, and yes Portland State had a great pre conference run, and was the only conference team to beat Southern Utah, but fact remains Southern Utah did win the conference. In fairness, think the committee should have gone with PSU bye, Southern Utah first round home game, and UM at first round away game. This would more fairly represent conference results, and give some reward to the conference champion. But I am realistic enough to understand that unfortunately dollars are sometimes the deciding factor...
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Posted by Bridgier (+9297) 6 years ago
It's explicitly a deciding factor - the home/away pairings for the first round of the playoffs are bid, not seeded.
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Posted by Beards (+7) 6 years ago
Didn't know that, thanks, but does explain a lot. Premise of my post remains he same, if the Griz are able to outbid every other Big Sky team, kinda takes the lustre off the Big Sky Championship not good for the conferences.. But bonus for them, and as long as they have the facility and the financial backing good for them!
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2107) 6 years ago
Griz 7 Jacks 0 late 1st qrtr
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2107) 6 years ago
Griz 14 Jacks 0 Mid 2nd Qrtr
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2107) 6 years ago
Griz 17 Jacks 0 3:00 left in half
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2107) 6 years ago
Grz 24 Jacks 0 Halftime
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2107) 6 years ago
Grz 24 Jacks 3 10:00 left in 3rd Qrtr
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2107) 6 years ago
GRZ 24 Jacks 10 3:49 left in 3rd Qrtr
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Posted by Exalted Buckaroo (+242) 6 years ago
DILLIGAF?

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Posted by Tom Masa (+2107) 6 years ago
Grz 24 Jacks 17 4:44 left 4th Qrtr

[Edited by Tom Masa (11/28/2015 4:12:51 PM)]
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2107) 6 years ago
Grz 24 Jacks 17 Final
Grz play NDSU on Dec 5 in Fargo on ESPN3

[Edited by Tom Masa (11/28/2015 4:23:56 PM)]
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2107) 6 years ago
Hunting season for Grizzly in North Dakota starts on Saturday at 2:34 PM.
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