Montana Tech Football Releases 2023 Schedule

BUTTE, Mont. – Montana Tech Football released the football schedule for the 2023 season today. The Orediggers start a new schedule with the addition of a new Frontier Conference member this year and a nonconference opponent for the first time since 2011.

The Orediggers will play 10 games this season with six on Bob Green Field at Alumni Coliseum. The season and home opening Copper Game presented by Rocky Mountain Credit Union is on September 2nd against Carroll College.

The first game on the schedule against the Saints will be a nonconference game. All Frontier institution’s first game will not be counted in the conference standings except newcomer Arizona Christian University. The Frontier Conference added Arizona Christian this season bringing the conference total to nine teams. The conference slate consists of eight games this season to accommodate the odd number of teams.

Including the home opener, the Orediggers open the season with four straight home games. Simon Fraser University of Vancouver, Canada travel to the Mining City on September 9th for the second nonconference game on the schedule. The last time Tech played a nonconference team during the regular season was 2011 against Southern Oregon. The Raiders became a fulltime member in 2012.

The Orediggers host Eastern Oregon on September 16th which will be Homecoming presented by NUCOR. Tech hosts the College of Idaho on September 23rd.

The Orediggers hit the road for the first time on September 30th when they travel to Ashland, Oregon and face Southern Oregon.

Tech returns home the following week for their fifth home game of the season hosting Montana Western on October 7th. The game will be Hall of Fame Weekend celebrating the Hall of Fame Class of 2023.

The following week will be the only bye week on the schedule this season.

The Orediggers go to Rocky Mountain on October 21st for just the second road game of the season.

The final home game of the regular season is October 28th when the Orediggers will host Arizona Christian for the first time. The last home game will be Senior Day.

The Firestorm played football in the Sooner Athletic Conference previously and are regular members of the Golden State Athletic Conference where football is not part of most of their membership schools’ programs.

Tech finishes on the road at Montana State University-Northern on November 4th and Carroll College on November 11th to concluded the regular season. The Saints are the only Frontier school on the schedule twice with the last meeting counts as the conference game.

Times for home games are still to be determined, but most will have the regular 1 p.m. kickoff.

Season ticket renewals start on Monday April 3rd. All season ticket holders from last season have first right of refusal for their seats during the renewal period. Season tickets for all seats will go on sale May 1st. Single game tickets will go on sale in August.