The Montana Grizzlies have added the Ferris State Bulldogs to their 2023 football schedule, FBSchedules.com has learned.
A copy of the football game contract with Ferris State University was obtained from the University of Montana via a state public records request.
Montana will host Ferris State at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Mont., on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. The Grizzlies will pay the Bulldogs a $175,000 guarantee for playing the game, according to the copy of the contract.
Ferris State is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) in Division II. The Bulldogs won the 2021 Division II National Championship over Valdosta State, 58-17, and finished the season with an undefeated 14-0 record (7-0 GLIAC).
Montana, which competes in the Big Sky Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), has tentatively completed its non-conference schedule for the 2023 season with the addition of Ferris State. The Griz are scheduled to open the 2023 season at home against the Butler Bulldogs on Sept. 2 and will also travel to face the Utah Tech Trailblazers on Sept. 9.
In Big Sky Conference action in 2023, Montana is scheduled to host Idaho State, Northern Colorado, Sacramento State, and Montana State and will travel to play Northern Arizona, UC Davis, Idaho, and Portland State.
Montana is slated to open the 2022 season on Saturday, Sept. 3 at home against the Northwestern State Demons. The game will be streamed live via ESPN+ at 3:00pm ET / 1:00pm MT.