1979 Montana Grizzlies football team

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1979 Montana Grizzlies football
Montana UM logo.gif
Conference Big Sky Conference
1979 record 3–7 (2–5 Big Sky)
Head coach Gene Carlson (4th season)
Home stadium Dornblaser Field
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Boise State 7 0 0     10 1 0
#9 Montana State $ 6 1 0     6 4 0
#5 Nevada ^ 5 2 0     8 4 0
Northern Arizona 3 4 0     7 4 0
Weber State 3 4 0     3 8 0
Idaho 2 5 0     4 7 0
Montana 2 5 0     3 7 0
Idaho State 0 7 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Boise State was ineligible for title or I-AA playoffs; Montana State was conference champion and Nevada-Reno was selected for I-AA playoffs.

The 1979 Montana Grizzlies football team represented the University of Montana in the 1979 NCAA Division I-AA football season. A charter member of the Big Sky Conference, the Grizzlies were led by fourth-year head coach Gene Carlson and played their home games at Dornblaser Field, an off-campus venue in Missoula.[1]

Montana won three games and Carlson was let go at the end of the season;[2] his annual salary was $24,000.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Washington State# L 34-14

at Northern Arizona L 26-13

Weber State W 23-16

Boise State L 37-35 [4]

Idaho State W 28-24

at Idaho L 20-17

Nevada L 27-20

at Montana State L 38-21

at Northern Colorado W 20-10

Portland State L 40-32

  1. in Spokane

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Montana Football Media Guide Archived July 31, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., University of Montana, 2010.
  2. ^ "Montana coach out". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). UPI. November 20, 1979. p. 17. 
  3. ^ "Fired: University of Montana dumps coaching staff". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 20, 1979. p. 23. 
  4. ^ "Safety lifts Boise State past Grizzlies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. October 7, 1979. p. 6D.