For the primary time ever, Weber State will host an FCS Playoff recreation. The Wildcats won an at-large berth into the FCS Playoffs Sunday and will host Western Illinois Saturday at 2 p.m., at Stewart Stadium. The recreation will be televised on ESPN3.
It will be the 6th time Weber State will compete in the FCS Playoffs however the first time internet hosting a playoff recreation.
The Wildcats are ranked 11th in the country in this week’s STATS ballot. WSU completed the common season Nine-2 and earned a percentage of the Big Sky identify with a 35-7 win over Idaho State Saturday. The 9 wins is the 3rd maximum wins in a season in Weber State historical past. Weber State enters the playoffs having received five-straight video games.
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Western Illinois is 9th in the country in this week’s STATS ballot and enters the playoffs with an Eight-Three total file. They completed fourth in the Missouri Valley Football Conference with a Five-Three file. Their 3 losses have been to ranked warring parties South Dakota, North Dakota State and South Dakota State. The Leathernecks are 6-1 at the highway this season.
The two groups have met two times sooner than in the 1970’s with the Leathernecks profitable each video games, profitable in Ogden in 197 and in Macomb in 1976.
The winner of Saturday’s recreation will transfer on to stand Southern Utah in the second one spherical. The Thunderbirds shared the Big Sky identify with Weber State at 7-1 and earned a primary spherical bye in the Playoffs.
Tickets for Saturday’s recreation are on sale now on-line at WeberStateTickets.com.