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UNI will play Montana in football in 2016, 2018.

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Two of the nation's premier Football Championship Subdivision powers will collide in the UNI-Dome on Sept. 10, 2016, when the UNI Panthers play host to the Montana Grizzlies.

It will mark only the second time that the teams have met in the UNI-Dome, while it will be the sixth overall meeting between the Panthers and Grizzlies on the gridiron.

The Panthers will make a return trip to Missoula, Mont., on Sept. 1, 2018, to complete the home-and-home deal between powers in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and the Big Sky Conference.

Montana's only other appearance in the UNI-Dome came on Oct. 3, 1987. The Grizzlies were able to score a 33-16 win over UNI in a non-conference regular season contest.

The last three meetings between UNI and Montana have all come in the NCAA FCS playoffs and all three of them were staged in Missoula. UNI and Montana met in the FCS playoffs in 1994, 2001 and 2011. UNI has made 17 FCS playoff appearances, while Montana has been in the FCS playoffs on 22 occasions.

UNI's 2016 non-conference slate is now complete with the agreement in place to play Montana. UNI will open the 2016 season at Iowa State on Sept. 3, before coming home to play the Grizzlies in the UNI-Dome on Sept. 10. UNI will travel to Eastern Washington on Sept. 17.
 

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