Monday, December 7, 2009

ASU, Montana are decade's winningest FCS teams

When Appalachian State and Montana meet in the FCS semifinals Saturday way out in Missoula, Mt., it will be a match-up of the winningest FCS programs over the last decade.

While Appalachian State leads the national championship count three to one this decade, the Grizzlys have won more games. Montana has a 118-22 record over the past 10 years compared to ASU's 101-32 record.

Their only previous meeting came in Missoula on Dec. 9, 2000 when the Grizzlys beat the Mountaineers 19-16 in the national semifinals.

This is Appalachian State's fourth trip to the semifinals in five years. Montana has made the semis three of the last five years.

And if you're wondering what the weather might be Saturday in Missoula, the long-range forecast is for partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 20s. That's an improvement over this morning when it was near zero with the wind blowing more than 20 miles per hour.
-- Ron Green Jr.


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Anonymous said...

You misspelled Grizzlies