1961 Montana Grizzlies football team

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1961 Montana Grizzlies football
Montana UM logo.gif
Conference Mountain States Conference
1961 record 2–6 (2–4 MSC)
Head coach Ray Jenkins (4th season)
Home stadium Dornblaser Field
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 MSC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Utah State + 5 0 1     9 1 1
Wyoming + 5 0 1     6 1 2
Utah 3 3 0     6 4 0
New Mexico 3 3 0     7 4 0
Montana 2 4 0     2 6 0
BYU 2 4 0     2 8 0
Colorado State 0 6 0     0 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • Final season for conference
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Montana Grizzlies football team represented the University of Montana in the 1961 college football season as a member of the Mountain States Conference (MSC). The Grizzlies were led by fourth-year head coach Ray Jenkins, played their home games at Dornblaser Field and finished the season with a record of two wins and six losses (2–6, 2–4 MSC).[1]

This was the last year for the conference; the new Western Athletic Conference (WAC) debuted the next season; Montana was an independent in 1962 and a charter member of the Big Sky Conference in 1963.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 16 vs. Wyoming Billings, MT [2][3] L 0–29  
September 23 at Utah State old Romney StadiumLogan, UT [4] L 6–54  
September 30 New Mexico Dornblaser FieldMissoula, MT [5] W 40–8  
October 7 at BYU old Cougar StadiumProvo, UT [6] L 6–7  
October 21 Utah Dornblaser Field • Missoula, MT [7] L 12–24  
October 28 Colorado State Dornblaser Field • Missoula, MT [8] W 22–19  
November 11 at Montana State* Gatton FieldBozeman, MT [9] (Brawl of the Wild) L 9–10  
November 18 vs. Idaho* old Bronco StadiumBoise, ID [10] (Little Brown Stein) L 14–16  
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Montana Football Media Guide Archived July 31, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., University of Montana, 2010.
  2. ^ "Wyoming rolls over Montana". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 17, 1961. p. 11. 
  3. ^ "Wyoming hot for 29-0 win over U of M". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. September 17, 1961. p. 2, sports. 
  4. ^ Ferguson, George (September 25, 1961). "Aggies' rocket start dooms Montana, 54-6". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. B5. 
  5. ^ "New Mexico is touted by Montana". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 1, 1961. p. 4, sports. 
  6. ^ Ferguson, George (October 9, 1961). "Hectic! Aggies tie; Utah, BYU win gaspers". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. B5. 
  7. ^ Ferguson, George (October 23, 1961). "Utah thumps Grizzlies". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. C1. 
  8. ^ "Montana defeats Colorado State". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. October 29, 1961. p. 10. 
  9. ^ "Bobcats rally to top Montana". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 12, 1961. p. 10. 
  10. ^ "Vandals repel late Montana bid for 16-14 upset victory". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 19, 1961. p. 8.