(Editor’s note: Big Sky Conference release)
OGDEN, Utah — There’s a three-team pileup at the top of the Big Sky Conference football standings with Eastern Washington, UC Davis and Weber State all with 6-1 records. Regardless of the outcome of the other games, a win this weekend will clinch at least a share of the Big Sky title for any of the three teams. All three teams are undefeated at home this season – UC Davis has the only home game this week.
If there’s a three-way tie, Weber State will earn the auto bid to the FCS Playoffs. The Wildcats hold the tiebreaker over the Eagles and the Aggies fell to Eastern Washington. If UCD and WSU are tied, the Aggies earn the auto bid because the two teams did not play each other and the tiebreaker would be decided by Sagarin rankings. If by chance there’s a four-way tie at 6-2 between Eastern Washington, Idaho State, UC Davis, and Weber State, the Eagles would get the auto bid.
The Big Sky has three teams ranked in the Top 10 for the fourth consecutive week. Weber State, UC Davis and Eastern Washington filled the 3-4-9 spots in the FCS STATS poll, while the Eagles are ranked third, Wildcats fourth and Aggies 11th in the AFCA poll. Montana State is the newest Big Sky team to enter the polls this season and the seventh team overall as they were slotted at No. 25 in the FCS STATS Poll. Idaho State and Montana are also receiving votes.
Big Sky ROOT SPORTS Player of the Week honors went to Cal Poly’s Joe Protheroe (Offense), Cal Poly’s Dominic Frasch (Defense), Nzuzi Webster (Defense), and Roldan Alcobendas (Special Teams).
The Big Sky ROOT SPORTS Game of the Week will feature the Brawl of the Wild between Montana State and Montana. Kickoff in Missoula is set for 12:05 p.m. MT. The game can be seen live on the DirecTV Audience Network and DISH Studio.
The Eleven Sports Game of the Week will feature Sacramento State at UC Davis scheduled for 12:05 p.m. PT.