The first game for the Montana Grizzlies will be indoors. Game two may not be quite as comfy.

UM Sports Information Director Eric Taber tells us that the Big Sky Conference announced a six-game league schedule for the spring of 2021 Wednesday. The abbreviated season is set to begin February 27 and will culminate on April 10 with a pair of conference-wide bye weeks built in to accommodate make-up games.

Montana is scheduled to play its first two spring games on the road, traveling to Flagstaff to face Northern Arizona on February 27, followed by a trip to Cheney to face Eastern Washington on March 6.

The Grizzlies will then play their home opener on March 13 against Cal Poly in Washington-Grizzly Stadium, followed by the first bye week on the schedule. Should any of the first three games be postponed, that game will be made up during the bye on March 20.

The second half of the spring schedule starts with a bang on March 27 in Missoula, with the Grizzlies hosting Montana State in the 120th edition of the Brawl of the Wild. UM rounds out the regular season by traveling to Moscow to face the Idaho Vandals on April 3, then hosts Portland State on April 10. Should any of the final three games be postponed, they will have the opportunity to be made up during the second bye-week of the season on April 17.

The NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, which have been reduced from 24 to 16 teams this season, is scheduled to begin on April 24, with Selection Sunday on April 18. The spring playoff schedule runs four-straight weeks and will conclude with the FCS National Championship Game on May 15 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

Further information about Montana's spring season, including ticketing and broadcast details, will be announced in the near future.

2021 Big Sky Spring Football Schedule

February 27

Eastern Washington at Portland State

Northern Colorado at Idaho

Weber State at Idaho State

Montana at Northern Arizona

Montana State at UC Davis

Southern Utah at Cal Poly

March 6

Montana at Eastern Washington

Idaho at Idaho State

Montana State at Weber State

Portland State at Northern Arizona

Southern Utah at Northern Colorado

UC Davis at Cal Poly

March 13

Eastern Washington at UC Davis

Portland State at Idaho

Idaho State at Southern Utah

Cal Poly at Montana

Northern Colorado at Montana State

Northern Arizona at Weber State

March 27

Idaho at Eastern Washington

Idaho State at Northern Colorado

Montana State at Montana

Northern Arizona at Cal Poly

UC Davis at Portland State

Weber State at Southern Utah

April 3

Eastern Washington at Montana State

Montana at Idaho

UC Davis at Idaho State

Southern Utah at Northern Arizona

Northern Colorado at Weber State

Cal Poly at Portland State

April 10

Cal Poly at Eastern Washington

Idaho at Southern Utah

Idaho State at Montana State

Portland State at Montana

Northern Arizona at Northern Colorado

Weber State at UC Davis