We're getting the live blog up and going. Just pre-gaming right now. Stand by for kickoff in a couple hours with live coverage from the Chronicle sports staff and others from around the state.
Checking in from Washington-Grizzly Stadium. A few guys for each side are on the field for early warmups about 90 minutes before kickoff. Key notes on the ramifications this afternoon: Eastern Washington clinched a share of the Big Sky title and the league's automatic berth in the playoffs with a 56-34 win over Portland State last night. Montana State can claim a share of the conference title with a win. They might be in the playoffs either way, but a win would pretty much seal it. Montana likely needs a win to keep their playoff hopes alive.