(Editor’s note: Montana State Athletics press release)
BOZEMAN, Montana – Montana State’s 2019 football schedule drew closer to completion Monday, with kickoff times firmed up for the first eight Bobcat games of 2019 and television partners announced for seven of the team’s 12 games.
Montana State’s home opener against Southeast Missouri, a 2018 FCS Playoff team seemingly destined for a spot in the subdivision’s major preseason polls, kicks off at 6 pm and serves as the 2019 Gold Rush game. The Gold Rush game and the September 21 contest against Norfolk State (1 pm) each air on the SWX Montana family of stations. The Big Sky opener against Northern Arizona on September 28 also begins at 1 pm, while the Homecoming game on October 12 against Sacramento State kicks off at 2 pm.
Montana State opens the season at Texas Tech on August 31. The Red Raiders and MSU kick off at 2 pm MT on Fox Sports Southwest, while the Bobcats play at Western Illinois on September 14 at 2 pm MT. That game airs on either ESPN+ or ESPN3. The team’s contest at North Dakota on October 26 is an 11 am kickoff, with the game televised on SWX Montana.
The television partners for the five Bobcat games not on ROOT Sports – games against NAU, at Cal Poly, Sacramento State, at Northern Colorado and at UC Davis – and the kick times for the team’s final four games will all be set later this summer.
2019 Montana State Football Schedule
Aug. 31 @ Texas Tech (2:00 p.m.) on Fox Sports SW
Sep. 7 vs. Southeast Missouri (6:00 p.m.) (Gold Rush)
Sep. 14 @ Western Illinois (2:00 p.m.) on ESPN+ or ESPN3
Sep. 21 vs. Norfolk State (1:00 p.m.)
Sep. 28 vs. *Northern Arizona (1:00 p.m.), TV TBA
Oct. 5 @ *Cal Poly (6:00 p.m.), TV TBA
Oct. 12 vs. *Sacramento State (2:00 p.m.), TV TBA (Homecoming)
Oct. 19 Open
Oct. 26 @ **North Dakota (11:00 a.m.)
Nov. 2 vs. *Southern Utah (Time TBA) on ROOT Sports
Nov. 9 @ *Northern Colorado (Time TBA), TV TBA
Nov. 16 @ *UC Davis (Time TBA), TV TBA
Nov. 23 vs. *Montana (Time TBA) on ROOT Sports
(bold = home game)
(* = Big Sky Conference game)
(** = Counts as Big Sky Conference game)