Rob Weiss, FCS Update
Unfortunately this week has been very busy. This means two things. I can’t make it to Chattanooga, and I don’t have much time to write.
I apologize for not giving this game the rundown it deserves. Here’s a quicky.
Montana has been clicking on all cyclinders since the end of the South Dakota State game.
Villanova has played very well with the exception of some issues in the William and Mary game.
The key in this game is how the Montana offense will handle the 3-3-5 defense. People have argued back and forth about this in the comment section. Here’s the issue: It’s not that Montana has not played good defenses. It’s that they haven’t seen a 3-3-5. Those of you who have ever faced a 3-3-5 understand the issues. In a 3-3-5, there are 3 down linemen, 3 LBs, and 5 DBs. Essesntially every play is a blitz, and as an offensive lineman, it is hard to make your reads and know who to block. So the keys will be how well they scout it, how well they understand it, and how they adapt to it during the game.
We all know the rest about both of these teams. It’s been drilled into us every week since Thanksgiving.
I’ve got to say:
Montana Grizzlies 24 Villanova Wildcats 20