Kickoff Times for the 2021 Griz Football Season Announced

The Montana Grizzlies will play their home opener against Western Illinois under the lights of Washington-Grizzly Stadium, and the remainder of the 2021 home schedule will start in the traditional early afternoon timeslot, the Big Sky Conference announced Wednesday.

The Griz will face the Leathernecks at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 in a Maroon Out night game in Missoula, with UM’s home games against Cal Poly (Sept. 25), Dixie State (Oct. 9), and Sacramento State (Oct. 16) starting at 1 p.m. Home games against Southern Utah (Oct. 30) and Montana State (Nov. 20) will start at noon.

Kickoff times for Montana’s five road games have also been confirmed, with UM facing Washington at 6 p.m. (MT) on Sept. 4, Eastern Washington at 8:30 p.m. (MT) on Oct. 2, Idaho at 2 p.m. (MT) on Oct. 23, Northern Colorado at noon on Nov. 6, and Northern Arizona at 1 p.m. on Nov. 13.

The schedule gives Montana a total of three night games, with the season opener at Washington starting at 6 p.m. (MT), the home opener against Western Illinois starting at 6 p.m., and the road game at Eastern Washington starting at 8:30 p.m., which will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU.

The Grizzlies are 8-2 all-time in night games played at Washington-Grizzly Stadium and are also 29-4 in home-openers played in the “mecca of FCS football” since it opened in 1986.

Montana’s game at Washington will be broadcast and streamed on the Pac-12 Network, and two of UM’s home games against Southern Utah and Montana State will be broadcast on ROOT Sports. TV Broadcast and streaming details for UM’s remaining seven contests will be announced in the near future.

Tickets to the night game against Western Illinois and all other Montana games, home and away, are on sale now at

University of Montana 2021 Football Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time (MT)
9.4 @ Washington Seattle, Wash. 6 PM
9.11 Western Illinois Missoula, Mont. 6 PM
9.25 Cal Poly Missoula, Mont. 1 PM
10.2 @ Eastern Washington Cheney, Wash. 8:30 PM
10.9 Dixie State Missoula, Mont. 1 PM
10.16 Sacramento State Missoula, Mont. 1 PM
10.23 @ Idaho Moscow, Idaho 2 PM
10.30 Southern Utah Missoula, Mont. NOON
11.6 @ Northern Colorado Greeley, Colo. NOON
11.13 @ Northern Arizona Flagstaff, Ariz. 1 PM
11.20 Montana State Missoula, Mont. NOON