BOZEMAN, Mont. – Montana State’s 2016 football game times feature a traditional look.
All six Bobcat home games this fall kick off in daylight hours, although the 5 pm start time for the October 8 game against Northern Arizona – MSU’s first ROOT Sports Game of the Week appearance of the season – ensures that Cat fans could experience a little of everything. The team’s five remaining home games begin between noon and 2:05 pm.
After Montana State opens the 2016 season at Idaho with a 7 pm kickoff, the team plays three straight September home games. Contests against inter-sectional FCS foe Bryant, Western Oregon, and the Homecoming tilt against Big Sky rival North Dakota all begin at 2:05 pm. The Bobcats then play a 7 pm (Mountain time) contest at Sacramento State followed by a 5:10 pm home contest against perennial league power NAU at 5:10 pm.
The Bobcats missed fellow Big Sky charter member Weber State in two of the last four seasons, but MSU visits the Wildcats on October 15 for a 1:40 pm contest. A crucial late-October home game against Eastern Washington is next up, a noon ROOT Sports game on October 29, and then the Cats take October 29 off. MSU’s lone November home game is against UC Davis on November 12, and it is sandwiched around trips to Southern Utah (November 5) and Montana (November 19). The SUU tilt kicks off at noon, and the final two begin at either 1 or 1:30 pm, each to be determined at a later date.
2016 SCHEDULE (All times are Mountain)
Sept. 1 at Idaho, 7 pm MT (TV TBA)
Sept. 10 Bryant, 2:05 pm (Cowles)
Sept. 17 Western Oregon, 2:05 pm (Cowles)
Sept. 24 *North Dakota, 2:05 pm (Cowles)
Oct. 1 *at Sacramento State, 7:05 pm MT (Cowles)
Oct. 8 *Northern Arizona, 5:10 pm (ROOT)
Oct. 15 *at Weber State, 1:40 pm (ROOT)
Oct. 22 *Eastern Washington, 12:05 pm (ROOT)
Oct. 29 Open
Nov. 5 *at Southern Utah, 12:05 pm (Cowles)
Nov 12 *UC Davis, 1 or 1:30 pm (ROOT)
Nov. 19 *at Montana, 1 or 1:30 pm (ROOT)