Montana State Bobcats unveil conference football schedule through 2023

Posted at 10:23 AM, May 07, 2019

(Editor’s note: Montana State University athletics release)

BOZEMAN — Montana State’s 2020 football schedule blends the new, the old and the ancient, as Bobcat football unveiled that season’s complete schedule in conjunction with the Big Sky Conference’s announcement of league slates through 2023 on Tuesday.

The 2020 campaign begins with Long Island University, a first-year FCS program in 2019 that calls the Northeast Conference home, visiting Bobcat Stadium. LIU has played varsity football since 1957, and both teams’ 2020 season opener marks the furthest west LUI has ventured for a football game. After the opener the Bobcats travel to Utah, a school MSU faced regularly as fellow members of the Rocky Mountain Conference until 1937, before hosting Dixie State. The Bobcats and Rebels have met previously in 2007 and ’09.

The Dixie State game begins a three-game series between MSU and the transitioning Division I FCS program. The Cats also face Dixie State on Sept. 2, 2023, and Aug. 31, 2024. MSU also announced FBS games at Wyoming (2021) and Oregon State (2022). First-time opponent Morehead State visits Bozeman to open the 2022 season.

Montana State’s 2020 league schedule begins at Portland State on Sept. 26, and also features road trips to Weber State, Eastern Washington and Montana. The Cats host Northern Colorado, Cal Poly, Idaho State and Idaho that season. Game designations such as Homecoming for all seasons beyond 2019 will be announced at a future date. The Big Sky Conference’s full 2020-23 schedules are below:

2019 Montana State football schedule
Aug. 31 at Texas Tech
Sept. 7 Southeast Missouri State
Sept. 14 at Western Illinois
Sept. 21 Norfolk State
Sept. 28 *Northern Arizona
Oct. 5 *at Cal Poly
Oct. 12 *Sacramento State
Oct. 19 Open
Oct. 26 *at North Dakota
Nov. 2 *Southern Utah
Nov. 9 *at Northern Colorado
Nov. 16 *at UC Davis
Nov .23 *Montana

2020 Montana State football schedule
Sept. 5 Long Island Post
Sept. 12 at Utah
Sept. 19 Dixie State
Sept. 26 *at Portland State
Oct. 3 *Northern Colorado
Oct. 10 *Cal Poly
Oct. 17 *at Weber State
Oct. 24 *Idaho State
Oct. 31 Open
Nov. 7 *at Eastern Washington
Nov. 14 *Idaho
Nov. 21 *at Montana

2021 Montana State football schedule
Sept. 4 at Wyoming
Sept. 11 TBD
Sept. 18 TBD
Sept. 25 *at Southern Utah
Oct. 2 TBD
Oct. 9 *Eastern Washington
Oct. 16 *at Sacramento State
Oct. 23 *Northern Arizona
Oct. 30 *UC Davis
Nov. 6 *at Idaho
Nov. 13 *at Northern Colorado
Nov. 20 *Montana

2022 Montana State football schedule
Sept. 3 Morehead State
Sept. 10 TBD
Sept. 17 at Oregon State
Sept. 24 *Portland State
Oct. 1 *at Idaho State
Oct. 8 *at UC Davis
Oct. 15 *Weber State
Oct. 22 *Cal Poly
Oct. 29 *at Northern Arizona
Nov. 5 TBD
Nov. 12 *Northern Colorado
Nov. 19 *at Montana

2023 Montana State football schedule
Sept. 2 Dixie State
Sept. 9 TBD
Sept. 16 TBD
Sept. 23 *Southern Utah
Sept. 30 TBD
Oct. 7 *at Eastern Washington
Oct. 14 *Idaho State
Oct. 21 *at Cal Poly
Oct. 28 *at Northern Colorado
Nov. 4 *Sacramento State
Nov. 11 *at Idaho
Nov. 18 *Montana

2024 Montana State football schedule
Aug. 31 at Dixie State
Sept. 7 TBD
Sept. 14 TBD
Sept. 21 TBD
Sept. 28 TBD
Oct. 5 TBD
Oct. 12 TBD
Oct. 19 TBD
Oct. 26 TBD
Nov. 2 TBD
Nov. 9 TBD
Nov. 16 TBD
Nov. 23 TBD