The Montana Grizzlies have added the Butler Bulldogs to their 2023 football schedule, the school announced on Tuesday.
Montana will host Butler at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula on Sept. 2, 2023. The game will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.
Butler competes in the Pioneer Football League (PFL) of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Bulldogs finished the 2018 season 4-7 overall and 2-6 in PFL play.
“Pioneer League teams are playoff eligible and earn an automatic bid, so playing them is a good option for us,” said Montana director of athletics Kent Haslam. “Plus, it’s a team we’ve never seen and has never come into Missoula, so that’s exciting as well.”
Butler is the second announced non-conference opponent for Montana for the 2023 season. The Griz are also scheduled to play at Dixie State on Sept. 9.
Montana is the first announced non-conference opponent for Butler’s 2023 football schedule.
Montana also officially announced several other non-conference matchups that we previously reported. The Griz will play a four-game series with Dixie State (2021, 2023, 2026-27), with three games in Missoula, and will play Western Carolina in a home-and-home series in 2024 and 2025.