Football - University of Montana Western

2019 NAIA Football Game of the Week No. 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that the NAIA Football Game of the Week for October 12 will be No. 15 Montana Western at No. 22 Montana Tech. The game was selected by fans across the country in an online vote.

It will be homecoming in Butte, Mont., as Montana Tech is preparing for large crowds with an expanded tailgate for the game. With the Orediggers rising in the polls and a packed crowd, it might make for a difficult setting for undefeated Montana Western to keep its record unblemished.

This season, Montana Tech has relied heavily on a powerful run offense. The Orediggers are averaging just over 194 yards per game on the ground.

The Bulldogs are on a two-game win streak against the Orediggers and have won five of the past seven meetings between the two teams. Perhaps one of the biggest strengths for Montana Western will be its third down efficiency. Heading into Saturday’s game, they are fifth in the nation in that category, converting on 49.1 percent of attempts.

 

NAIA Game of the Week Quick Facts

Time: 6:00 p.m. Mountain

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019

Location: Bob Green Field, Butte, Mont.

All-Time Series Record: Montana Tech leads 61-54-2

Game Preview: Game Preview

Live Coverage: Live Video | Montana Tech Radio | Montana Western Radio | Live Stats

 

NAIA Football Rankings

2019 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll 4 (October 9)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1ST PLACE VOTES] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Morningside (Iowa) [17] 4-0 392
2 4 Kansas Wesleyan 5-0 361
3 6 Marian (Ind.) 4-0 357
4 5 Concordia (Mich.) 5-0 352
5 7 Grand View (Iowa) 6-0 338
6 2 Benedictine (Kan.) 5-1 297
7 8 Northwestern (Iowa) 4-0 294
8 9 College of Idaho 4-0 285
8 3 Saint Francis (Ind.) 3-1 285
10 10 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 5-0 273
11 11 Cumberlands (Ky.) 4-0 235
12 12 Southeastern (Fla.) 4-0 212
13 15 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 2-2 195
14 13 Dickinson State (N.D.) 4-1 191
15 16 Montana Western 4-0 188
16 17 Langston (Okla.) 3-1 171
17 18 Evangel (Mo.) 5-1 155
18 20 Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) 5-0 129
19 22 Keiser (Fla.) 5-0 112
20 21 Reinhardt (Ga.) 4-2 108
21 19 Siena Heights (Mich.) 4-1 85
22 23 Montana Tech 3-1 81
23 14 Bethel (Tenn.) 3-2 64
24 24 Baker (Kan.) 4-2 46
25 NR MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 5-1 44

 

College Football: Ranked NAIA Football Games for October 12, 2019 

(4) Concordia (Mich.) @ (8) Saint Francis (Ind.)

(23) Bethel (Tenn.) @ (11) Cumberlands (Ky.)

(RV) Cumberland (Tenn.) @ (10) Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

(15) Montana Western @ (22) Montana Tech

(1) Morningside (Iowa) @ Briar Cliff (Iowa)

Saint Mary (Kan.) @ (2) Kansas Wesleyan

(7) Northwestern (Iowa) @ Dordt (Iowa)

(8) College of Idaho @ Carroll (Mont.)

(12) Southeastern (Fla.) @ St. Thomas (Fla.)

(13) Saint Xavier (Ill.) @ Robert Morris (Ill.)

(14) Dickinson State (N.D.) @ Dakota State (S.D.)

Arizona Christian @ (16) Langston (Okla.)

(18) Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) @ Texas College

(19) Keiser (Fla.) @ Warner (Fla.)

Bluefield (Va.) @ (20) Reinhardt (Ga.)

Taylor (Ind.) @ (21) Siena Heights (Mich.)

Tabor (Kan.) @ (RV) Bethel (Kan.)

Championship Information

NAIA Football Championship

64th ANNUAL
FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
November 23, 30, Dec. 7, 2019
Football Championship Series
Campus Sites

December 21, 2019
Eddie G. Robinson Stadium
Ruston, La.