Washington has officially announced this morning that it has added Montana to the schedule for the 2017 season. Here’s the release:
“For the first time since 1951, Washington and Montana will meet on the football field as the Huskies will play host to the Grizzlies on Sept. 2, 2017, at Husky Stadium.
UW director of athletics Scott Woodward announced today that an agreement has been reached for the two Northwest schools to renew their gridiron rivalry.
Montana, the 1995 and 2001 NCAA Division I FCS champion, played in the same conference (the Pacific Coast Conference, which evetually became the Pac-12) as the UW from 1924 to 1950. The Huskies and Griz played one another 18 times from 1920 to 1951, with all but one of those meetings coming in Seattle.
The Montana game is the only confirmed, non-conference game currently on the Huskies’ 2017 schedule. Originally, a home game vs. Wisconsin had been slated for 2017, but has since been moved to 2018.”
With the news today, here’s what’s known of UW’s future non-conference opponents:
Aug. 31 Boise State
Sept. 14 at Illinois
Sept. 21 Idaho State
Aug. 30 at Hawaii
Sept. 6 Eastern Washington
Sept. 13 Illinois
Sept. 5 Sacramento State
Sept. 12 Hawaii
Sept. 19 at Boise State
Sept. 2 Montana
UW had also announced a game at Wisconsin in 2017 originally as part of the deal with the Badgers. I assume that is also still somewhere there in the offing but maybe the date is being changed. The game at Wisconsin was originally set for the same date that the Montana game now holds.