After a bitterly disappointing loss to cross-state rival Montana State on Saturday, Sunday was a better day for Montana Grizzly football fans as the team has received the 6th seed in the FCS playoffs.

Just before the annual Grizzly Football Awards Banquet at the Doubletree Hotel – Edgewater on Sunday, Voice of the Griz Riley Corcoran provided the details released early Sunday morning on ESPN.

“The Grizzlies do get one of those top eight seeds,” said Corcoran. “It was very coveted to get that first week off, so they’re number six overall, so they won’t have to play on Thanksgiving weekend. The team is pretty banged up right now, so then we’ll host the winner of Villanova and Southeast Louisiana inside Washington Grizzly Stadium on December 7.”

Head Football Coach Bobby Hauck said a 9-3 record after missing the playoffs for the last several years was a goal he thought his team could reach.

“I think so,” said Coach Hauck. “I’m not sure anyone besides the guys internally really thought that was likely. We certainly did within our program, so I’m excited about where we are.”

Then, the subject of the dominant 48-14 win by the Montana State Bobcats on Saturday had to be addressed.

“I’m not so excited about what we went through yesterday,” he said. “We went through a pretty good gauntlet over the last five weeks heading up to that game and we just looked like we didn’t we didn’t have anything left in the tank yesterday. It just didn’t go well from the first play on, but we need to regroup because we’ve got another season to play now.”

Kickoff for the second round playoff game will be at 1:00 p.m. on December 7 inside Washington Grizzly Stadium.

According to Grizzly Sports Information:

The deadline to purchase your season seats is 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3rd

 

Box Office Hours:

 

Sun. Nov. 24th............................................................ Closed

(Tickets may be purchased online or by fax.)

Mon. – Wed. Nov. 25th – Nov. 27.............................. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thu. Nov. 28th............................................................ Closed for Thanksgiving

(Tickets may be purchased online or by fax.)

Fri. Nov. 29th ............................................................. 4:30 p.m. - halftime of the Griz Basketball game

Sat. Nov. 30th & Sun. Dec. 1st…………………………………………… Closed

(Tickets may be purchased online or by fax.)

Mon. Dec. 2nd – Thurs. Dec. 5th................................. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Fri. Dec. 6th ............................................................... 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

After hours WILL CALL...................................... 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sat. Dec. 7th............................................................... 8:30 a.m. – Halftime