The Bearkats will host the Griz in the NCAA Subdivision Football Playoffs Friday night. The Bearkats of Sam Houston State are 13 and 0 on the season, with a convincing win over the MSU Bobcats last Saturday 49-13.
Meanwhile, the UM Grizzlies will fly from Missoula to Texas Thursday and get acclimated to the Texas weather for the Friday night game under the lights, starting at 6pm on ESPN TV. Of course, our sister station, NewsTalk 1290 KGVO, will have pregame at 4pm and the live play-by-play with Mick Holien at 6pm on Dec 16th.
Sam Houston State is ranked Number One and University of Montana is Number Five. The winner of the contest will advance to the NCAA Division 1 Football Championship in January. The two teams met in 2004 in Missoula, where the Grizzlies won 34 to 13.