This is an interesting point. ISU has had a few "before they went on to bigger and better things" programs come to town. Liberty. FIU. Louisville and Tulsa I think may have been in-conference back in the day. But I am trying to think of an OOC opponent that has been more high-profile and established at the time they came to Haute? You could be right.But outside of the MVFC, Montana will be the highest profile team to play in Terre Haute.
This is an interesting point. ISU has had a few "before they went on to bigger and better things" programs come to town. Liberty. FIU. Louisville and Tulsa I think may have been in-conference back in the day. But I am trying to think of an OOC opponent that has been more high-profile and established at the time they came to Haute? You could be right.
MontanaFan--There will be 3000-4000 in the stands with an "announced" attendance of 5500 or so. As you may have seen on the internet ISU plays in half a stadium (don't get us started). You'll enjoy watching Dante Hendrix play if his hamstring behaves itself. He's an FBS-caliber receiver.
our offense has been pretty vanilla so far, as mentioned, hopefully we'll actually open the playbook this week, no longer a need to "hide" anything about our offenseNice size. Running through your roster seems to be underclassmen heavy. You seem to get good recruiting base from the state, despite all the schools there. Also impressed that you have some on the roster from Florida, CA, NV. Who is your starting QB? What type of offense and defense do you guys typically run?
Oh wow. I was at the U then. Yes, alot has changed and it has grown quite a bit. The stadium expanded, twice. All of Cali, tex-ass and Florida seem that Montana is their calling here.I'd guess there will be 2000-3000 there for the game, I am going to try to make this one (our big Cross Country Invite is also that same morning) since this is the only time Montana will ever play in Terre Haute, so a chance to see a really good team, although we are probably looking at another shutout loss for ISU.
It will be interesting to see if we actually open our playbook this week and run plays we'll run during MVFC play. I mean we have I-AA teams the rest of the way, so might as well open the playbook now. No need to hide anything and run the vanilla offense anymore.
I've been to Missoula twice, been up to the "M" on the mountain, great views out there and Missoula is awesome! Last time there was 1996, so it's been a while, I'm sure a lot has changed since then.
We run a pressure heavy defense with basically a three man front. So if you like defense, expect to watch alot of pressure.our offense has been pretty vanilla so far, as mentioned, hopefully we'll actually open the playbook this week, no longer a need to "hide" anything about our offense
The ‘25 game date is Sept 20th so barring any “Day After Tomorrow” like weather events, it should be beautiful fall football wether. Mountain peaks will probably have snow but I-90 and the rest of roads should definitely be clear and most of the smoke from the summer fire season should be gone. If you’re really lucky, Logan Pass in Glacier Park may still be open and that is a must see but it’ll definitely be cold up there by then and maybe a little snow on the road. I’ve never been up there that late in the year so I’m not sure how clear they keep it tell it closes, which lately can be anywhere between early sept and late oct. Hope you come and hope you have a good time but I also hope your team loses.Here's a question for the Montana fans. When does the weather start to get dicey out there (specifically mountain passes)? I've been thinking about maybe driving to the return game in Missoula in 2025, but I don't wan't to get stuck out there or have to re-learn how to use snow chains. For those that don't know Montana has one of the most beautiful stadiums in all of Division 1, so I wouldn't mind checking it out and taking sort of a mini vacation out there.
In the late 70’s I attended a night game be Ball State. There were 21,000 at that game but of course, that was when we had seating on both sides of the field. One interesting tidbit for you- ISU was the first school in the nation to have artificial turf. It was Astro Turf.I'm not here to talk any crap, just fyi.
I've seen a few YouTube videos with the scoreboard being in the corner. So what would be sold out for you guys, if announced is 5,500?