BIG SKY ROUNDUP: League leaders all win, ISU stays alive as playoff race heats up
UC Davis kept its spot in front of the pack, but Eastern Washington and Weber State stayed nipping at the Aggies’ heels as several Big Sky Conference teams continue their playoff push in the final stretch of the season.
No. 6 Davis is now 6-0 in league play and 8-1 overall after knocking off Northern Arizona, 42-20; No. 5 EWU is now 5-1, 7-2 after their defensive team notched six sacks and three interceptions en route to a 48-13 win at Northern Colorado; and No. 4 Weber State is also 5-1, 7-2 after all but stamping its playoff resume for the third year in a row with a 26-14 win over Sacramento State.
Idaho State (5-1, 6-3) kept its unlikely playoff push alive with thrilling 48-45 victory at Portland State, ending the Vikings’ already dim playoff hopes, and North Dakota is also likely out of the postseason picture after falling 31-27 to Idaho in the teams’ first face-off since 2011.
And for the first time since late September both Montana programs logged a win on the same day, the Grizzlies halting their turnover purge to beat Southern Utah, 57-14, and the Bobcats knocking out Cal Poly, 49-42. Both Montana and Montana State are now 3-3 in league play and 5-4 overall after the wins.