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Montana State will be a challenge for Cougars
09-11-2010 02:10 AM
There’s a gap between the schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision, like Washington State, and those in the Championship Subdivision, like Montana State. And it goes beyond the fact the FCS teams actually have a playoff to determine a national champion.
FCS schools have fewer scholarships, play one less regular-season game and, the Montanas of the world aside, have smaller budgets.
That’s why a game at an FBS school is usually a staple of the schedule. One game in Pullman this weekend, and the Montana State athletic budget is $375,000 richer.
Winning? That’s an unexpected joy. But when it happens, or even comes close, it can make a season. Or occasionally break it.
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