The University of Montana will have a 12-game football schedule in 2013, which features six home games, and match-ups against five teams currently ranked in the Football Championship Subdivision’s top 25 national poll.

The Grizzlies open at home with one of the premier teams in the FCS on August 31, hosting the Appalachian State Mountaineers. ASU is currently 7-3 overall and ranked 12th in The Sports Network’s Top 25 weekly poll (Nov. 5). Montana lost 35-27 at Appalachian State in its second game this season.

Montana plays four Big Sky Conference home games, beginning with the Portland State Vikings on Oct. 5 in its annual homecoming games. The Griz and Vikings did not play each other this year.

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