Travel day is upon us and a first-ever visit to the Dakotadome in Fargo awaits.
Is there anything like being voted the No 3 or 4 team in the country and being figured such an underdog that you might as well send the charter flight elsewhere?
If not now-when and if not us who I say as the Grizzlies look to strap it on with powerful North Dakota State.
It's a home-and-home arrangement with the Bison visiting Missoula for the first time since as a Division II they upset Montana in 2003, the last time the two teams met.
One of the more interesting stats to me is that NDSU not just rushes the ball to the tune of 242 yards a game in their first three but that they hand the ball off an average of 43 times an outing.
Conversely Montana rushes some 32 times a game while accumulating an average of 182 yards an outing, a bit more than half of their offense.
The Grizzlies have thrown the ball 88 times or an average of more than 29 times a contest.
Now those stats are a little skewed because rushing yards lost or gained because of pressure or quarterback scrambling play a role but you get the picture.
The Bison have won some 46 of the last 48 games at home and with 19,000-plus expected, it will be a great atmosphere but to me there something about playing inside that seems to swallow the uproar and with Montana's anticipated silent count, I don't see that as a critical factor.
Now adjustment - that's another story especially in the second half.
The three-time defending FCS champion just has not given up points in the second half and get stronger at the line of scrimmage, something much like the Grizzlies are known for.
The trenches will be a battle of behemoths but as much as folks have said the Grizzly offensive line is young and inexperienced, three of the five Bison offensive linemen - both tackles and a guard - are underclassmen and just four of their 10 returning starters are on that side of the ball.
It should be a beaut!