The Chadron State Eagles will face the nation’s No. 4 ranked team in Football Championship Subdivision rankings, as the Eagles open up the 2012 season facing the Montana State Bobcats in Bozeman, MT on Thursday. First year coach Jay Long is ready to see how his team does. “We’re looking forward to it,” Long said. “It’s the first night game in school history up there and it’s going to be an awesome atmosphere. It’s going to be a great challenge and our guys are ready for it.”
The Eagles have played six games against FCS (formerly NCAA IAA) opponents since 1997, including three versus Montana State and have never lost any of them by more than two touchdowns and have won the last two. The victories include the rousing 35-24 upset of the Bobcats in 2006. CSC also bombarded Northern Colorado 31-0 the following year.
This will be the first game against a FCS team since 2007.
Story courtesy of Chadron State Athletics.