CHICAGO – Sept. 9, 2019
– The Big Sky Conference is building off one of its stronger seasons with an even bigger statement in the early season STATS FCS Top 25.
Five of the 13 teams in the largest FCS conference held spots in the national media poll Monday, including a whopping four in the top 10.
Eastern Washington, last year’s FCS runner-up, maintained its No. 4 ranking and was followed by the conference’s other two 2018 tri-champs and national quarterfinalists, No. 5 UC Davis and No. 6 Weber State. Montana State, which also made the playoffs and contributed to the Big Sky’s six postseason wins, moved up three spots to No. 10 after beating nationally ranked Southeast Missouri and Montana moved up two to No. 20.
SPOKANE, Wash. –
The Big Sky Conference announced its 2019 Preseason All-Conference football team today at the league’s Football Kickoff being held at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane.
UC Davis quarterback Jake Maier, the reigning Big Sky Offensive Most Valuable Player, was picked to repeat in 2019. Maier led the Aggies
to their first-ever FCS playoff appearance, first playoff win and a 10-win season in 2018. Maier completed 364 of 557 passes for 3,931 yards and 34 touchdown passes.
UC Davis scored 46 unanswered points over the last 18 minutes, 24 seconds Saturday at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on the way to a 49-21 win over Montana to stamp UM's first three-game losing streak since 1992. The Aggies
had 413 of total offense after halftime and moved to 5-o in Big Sky Conference play, 7-1 overall with their ...