(Editor’s note: Montana State University press release)
BOZEMAN – Bobcat Athletics announced Montana State’s 2018 home football game designations on Friday.
The Cats open 2018 on Thursday, August 30, with the annual Gold Rush game against Missouri Valley Football Conference entry Western Illinois, a squad that finished last season ranked 13th in the FCS. The Leathernecks advanced to the Playoffs two of the last three seasons. The non-conference home season wraps up when Wagner becomes the second team from the New York City metro area to visit Bobcat Stadium in the last five seasons on September 15. That game serves as Military Appreciation Day and is the Stripe the Stadium game. Fans can visit msubobcats.com to learn what color their section should wear to the game.
After Eastern Washington helps MSU open the 2018 Big Sky slate on September 29, Idaho visits appropriately for Homecoming on October 13. In their first season back in the Big Sky Conference for football in over two decades, the Vandals make their first Bobcat Stadium appearance since 1995. Long-time fans likely remember that the Montana State beat 24th-ranked Idaho 16-13 that day, and in UI’s previous trip to Bozeman the Cats stunned the nation’s top-ranked team 40-35.
Cal Poly brings its vaunted option attack to Bobcat Stadium on November 3 for Breast Cancer Awareness Day, one of the highlights of Montana State’s Parent/Family Weekend. The regular season home schedule closes one week later, when Northern Colorado arrives for Senior Day. That weekend, the Bobcat football program also celebrates the state’s agricultural heritage and the university’s status as one of the nation’s top ag schools with Ag Appreciation Day.
Bobcat season ticket holders may renew for the 2018 season before May 1. Fans who do not renew by that date risk losing their seats. A priority waiting list, with a $100 deposit, is available now, with new season tickets on sale beginning Monday, June 11. Mini-plans go on sale July 23, and single-game tickets become available on Monday, August 6. For information, check msubobcats.com or call 406/994-CATS.