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OCT 16: Old School; Mick; UM/CP PR; BGaz; SLOTrib; FCS; GPI

oGriz

Well-known member
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Griz, Mustangs brace for old-school showdown (Missoulian).
Sorting out the Big Sky Conference (Mick Holien, GrizTrax, GoGriz.com).
Taking care of UC Davis (Mick Holien, GrizTrax, GoGriz.com).
Griz host Cal Poly Mustangs in another pivotal game (GoGriz.com).
First-quarter production gives Griz an edge (Billings Gazette).
Turnover battle key to Grizzlies' success (Montana Kaimin).
Cal Poly poses challenges for Griz defense (KPAX).
Video: Grizzly Sports Report (ABC/Fox).
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Cal Poly hopes to change its fortune in Montana (San Luis Obispo Trib).
CP to Visit No. 9/10 Montana for Big Sky Conf Showdown (CP PR).
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In the FCS Huddle: Picks; 1st Half; Nation; Know, etc. (Haley, TSN).
2013 Gridiron Power Index - GPI (CSN).

Cal Poly presents unique challenge for Griz
Ground-oriented Mustangs eye upset of No. 10 Grizzlies
By Bill Speltz, Missoulian
http://missoulian.com/sports/college/montana/football/cal-poly-presents-unique-challenge-for-griz/article_a54cc1e4-35de-11e3-bc4c-001a4bcf887a.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Sorting out the Big Sky Conference
By Mick Holien, GrizTrax, GoGriz.com
http://www.gogriz.com/blog/2013/10/sorting-out-the-big-sky-conference-1.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Taking care of UC Davis
By Mick Holien, GrizTrax, GoGriz.com
http://www.gogriz.com/blog/2013/10/taking-care-of-uc-davis.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Grizzlies host Cal Poly Mustangs in
another pivotal Big Sky game Saturday

Montana is 2-1 in league, while Cal Poly is currently tied for first in the BSC with a 2-0 record
GoGriz.com
http://www.gogriz.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/101513aaa.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Montana-Cal Poly Notes (PDF)
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mont/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2013-14/release/release_20131015aaa.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Turnover battle key to Grizzlies' success
One fumble from victory
By Andy Bixler, Montana Kaimin
http://www.montanakaimin.com/sports/article_7e77aa12-3623-11e3-9c19-0019bb30f31a.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Cal Poly poses challenges for Griz defense
By Derek Buerkle, KPAX
Plus video
http://www.kpax.com/news/cal-poly-poses-challenges-for-griz-defense/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Video: Grizzly Sports Report
By Dominic Shelden, ABC/Fox
http://www.abcfoxmontana.com/story/23690140/grizzly-sports-report-10-14-13-uc-davis" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Cal Poly football team hopes to
change its fortune in Montana

Walsh calls Montana’s Washington-Grizzly Stadium — where Cal Poly is 1-9 all-time — the loudest stadium he’s ever coached in
By Joshua D. Scroggin, San Luis Obispo Tribune
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2013/10/15/2735479/cal-poly-football-team-hopes-to.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Cal Poly to Visit No. 9/10 Montana for
Big Sky Conference Showdown

CP Athletic Dept. Press Release
http://www.gopoly.com/sports/fball/2013-14/releases/20131014de81i9" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Weekly Notes (PDF): http://www.gopoly.com/sports/fball/2013-14/files/WeeklyRelease7.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

In the FCS Huddle
Picks; First Half; Around the Nation; What We Know, What We Think We Know; Juniors Could Boost FCS Draft Class
By Craig Haley, TSN FCS Executive Director/Senior Editor
http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=cfoot2/news/news.aspx?id=4631986" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

X-No. 10 Montana (5-1, 2-1) vs. Cal Poly (3-3, 2-0 Big Sky), 3:30 p.m.
X-No. 4 Eastern Washington (4-2, 2-0 Big Sky) vs. Southern Utah (5-2, 2-1 Big Sky), 8:05 p.m.
X-No. 5 Montana State (4-2, 2-0 Big Sky) at Weber State (1-6, 0-3), 5:30 p.m.
X-No. 19 Northern Arizona (4-2, 2-1) vs. Idaho State (3-3, 1-2 Big Sky), 7:05 p.m.
Sacramento State (3-4, 2-1 Big Sky) at X-North Dakota (2-4, 1-2), 3:30 p.m.
X-UC Davis (2-5, 2-1 Big Sky) at Northern Colorado (1-6, 0-3), 3:35 p.m.

X-No. 1 North Dakota State (6-0, 3-0 Missouri Valley) at Southern Illinois (4-3, 2-1), 3 p.m.
No. 2 Sam Houston State (5-1, 1-0 Southland) at X-No. 9 McNeese State (5-1, 1-0), 8 p.m.
X-No. 3 Eastern Illinois (5-1, 2-0) vs. Southeast Missouri State (1-5, 1-2 OVC), 2:30 p.m.
X-No. 4 Eastern Washington (4-2, 2-0 Big Sky) vs. Southern Utah (5-2, 2-1 Big Sky), 8:05 p.m.
X-No. 5 Montana State (4-2, 2-0 Big Sky) at Weber State (1-6, 0-3), 5:30 p.m.
No. 6 Coastal Carolina (6-0, 1-0 Big South) at X-Liberty (3-3, 0-0), 3:30 p.m.
X-No. 7 Towson (6-1, 2-1 CAA) at Albany (1-6, 0-3), 3:30 p.m.
X-No. 8 Fordham (7-0) at Yale (3-1), noon
X-No. 9 McNeese State (5-1, 1-0) vs. No. 2 Sam Houston State (5-1, 1-0 Southland), 8 p.m.
X-No. 10 Montana (5-1, 2-1) vs. Cal Poly (3-3, 2-0 Big Sky), 3:30 p.m.
X-No. 11 Northern Iowa (4-2, 0-2), 5 p.m. vs. South Dakota (3-3, 2-1 Missouri Valley)
X-No. 12 Villanova (4-2, 3-0 CAA) at No. 25 New Hampshire (2-3, 1-1), noon
X-No. 13 Wofford (4-2, 3-0 Southern) at Western Carolina (1-6, 0-3), 3:30 p.m.
X-No. 14 Maine (5-1, 2-0) vs. William & Mary (4-2, 1-1 CAA), 12:30 p.m.
X-No. 15 South Dakota State (4-3, 1-2 Missouri Valley) at Missouri State (1-6, 1-2), 2 p.m.
X-No. 16 Youngstown State (6-1, 3-0) vs. Western Illinois (3-4, 1-2 Missouri Valley), 4 p.m.
X-No. 17 Bethune-Cookman (5-1, 2-0) vs. Savannah State (1-6, 0-3 MEAC), 4 p.m.
X-No. 18 Lehigh (5-1, 0-0) vs. Georgetown (1-5, 0-0 Patriot), 12:30 p.m.
X-No. 19 Northern Arizona (4-2, 2-1) vs. Idaho State (3-3, 1-2 Big Sky), 7:05 p.m.
No. 20. James Madison Dukes (5-2), Idle
No. 21 Central Arkansas (3-3, 0-1 Southland) at X-Lamar (3-3, 0-1), 7 p.m.
No. 22. Samford Bulldogs (5-2), Idle
No. 23. Georgia Southern Eagles (4-2), Idle
No. 24 Tennessee State (6-1, 3-0 OVC) at X-UT Martin (4-2, 2-1), 2 p.m.
No. 25 New Hampshire (2-3, 1-1) vs. X-No. 12 Villanova (4-2, 3-0 CAA), noon

2013 Gridiron Power Index (GPI)
NDSU Cemented At #1 And EIU Leaps to #2
CSN
http://www.championshipsubdivisionnews.com/log/index.php/2013/10/14/2013-gridiron-power-index-gpi-2?blog=2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Rank School (No. of #1 Ratings) (Rating)
1. N Dakota St (1.00)
2. E Illinois (2.57)
3. Towson (5.14)
4. Northern Iowa (6.00)
5. Villanova (7.29)
6. Coastal Carolina (8.71)
7. Sam Houston St (8.86)
8. McNeese St (9.57)
9. Youngstown St (10.71)
10. Fordham (12.00)
11. E Washington (12.29)
12. Maine (12.43)
13. Bethune-Cookman (13.43)
14. Montana (14.29)
15. S Illinois (15.29)
16. Montana St (16.00)
17. S Dakota St (17.43)
18T. Tennessee St (18.29)
18T. SE Louisiana (18.29)
20. William & Mary (21.14)
21. Samford (22.14)
22. Harvard (22.71)
23. Northern Arizona (23.29)
24. Old Dominion (23.86)
25. S Carolina St (24.71)

CONFERENCE RANKING:

Rank, League, Total Average
1. Missouri Valley Football Conference (28.23)
2. Colonial Athletic Association (32.47)
3. Southland Conference (33.50)
4. Ohio Valley Conference (36.98)
5. Big Sky Conference (41.80)
6. Ivy League (48.50)
7. Southern Conference (49.03)
8. Big South Conference (52.64)
9. Patriot League (60.18)
10. Independents (62.45)
11. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (62.96)
12. Northeast Conference (68.94)
13. Southwestern Athletic Conference (77.63)
14. Pioneer Football League (84.01)

CONFERENCE RANKING DETAIL

5. Big Sky Conference (41.80)
11. E Washington (12.29)
14. Montana (14.29)
16. Montana St (16.00)
23. Northern Arizona (23.29)
36. Cal Poly (32.86)
37. Southern Utah (33.14)
48. Sacramento St (42.29)
51T. Portland St (44.71)
63. UC Davis (52.71)
73. North Dakota (59.29)
79. Idaho St (64.71)
92. N Colorado (73.71)
94. Weber St (74.14)
 
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