Week 6 Big Sky FCS Football Game Breakdowns

Week 6 Big Sky Conference Breakdowns


#22 Cal Poly @ Weber State, Friday, 8:00

Cal Poly has been able to stay perfect thus far and it looks like they won’t be stopped. On offense, Cal Poly is arguably one of the best running teams in the FCS and on defense they are able to control the game and maintain their tempo. Weber State does not match up well with the Mustangs and this game could get very ugly. Look for Cal Poly RB, Deonte Williams, to rack up a ton of yards and score multiple times in this blowout.

Projected Score:  Cal Poly 48, Weber State 13


Sacramento State @ Southern Utah, Saturday, 3:00

Sacramento State started off strong this year with a nice FBS win, albeit a very bad Colorado team. Since then, the Hornets have been less than spectacular. They have wins against Northern Colorado and Idaho State, two very weak Big Sky teams. If they are going to make a mid-season push they will need to solidify on defense and beat some quality teams. They will have a chance this week as they face Southern Utah. Southern Utah has been a team on the rise for the past few years now, but they have similar struggles as Sacramento State does—they just aren’t consistent. This game will probably be close, but I see Southern Utah coming out with the win here.

Projected Score: Southern Utah 34, Sacramento State 31


#23 Montana @ Northern Colorado, Saturday, 3:35

Montana is struggling to find their identity. They have wins over Liberty and South Dakota but cannot seem to find a rhythm to pose a big threat in the Big Sky. Dan Moore looked like he was going to be a monster early on in the season, however, the past two games he has been relatively quiet. Montana will need to get back to what they were doing early in the season and this weekend they will have a great opportunity to do that. They will travel to Greely, Colorado to take on Northern Colorado. Northern Colorado has been a struggling team for years and those woes will continue for the Bears. Montana will roll over Northern Colorado this weekend and take a bit of their frustration out on the Bears.

Projected Score: Montana 52, Northern Colorado 0


#2 Montana State @ UC Davis, Saturday, 7:00

This is a game that could give Montana State some fits. UC Davis is not a bad team and they have played a fairly difficult schedule up to this point. If Montana State does not take care of business early and lets UC Davis hang around, this could be an upset. The Bobcats are coming off a nice win against Southern Utah, but I think that UC Davis is a stronger team than the Thunderbirds. If UC Davis QB, Randy Wright, gets into a grove look for a close battle, and maybe even an upset.

Projected Score: UC Davis 27, Montana State 24


North Dakota @ #6 Eastern Washington, Saturday, 8:05

North Dakota looked to be on a tear early on in the season, however, last weekend Cal Poly made North Dakota look silly. QB Marcus Hendrickson could not figure out Cal Poly’s defense and had his worst day of his career. This weekend North Dakota will have to figure out an even tougher defense when they travel to Eastern Washington. I expect Eastern Washington to control this game early and pull away late.

Projected Score: Eastern Washington 34, North Dakota 14


Idaho State @ Portland State, Saturday, 8:05

This game features two teams with only one win each—certainly a big game for these two teams. Idaho State has a pretty good passing offense, but for as much as they pass, it is just not good enough. If you are going to be a pass-heavy type offense you better complete 70% of the passes or else drives will stall out 3 out of 4 times. Portland State looks to be more balanced and has a better defense—that’s why I think the Vikings will be the team to come out with their second win this weekend.

Projected Score: Portland State 34, Idaho State 24


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