1980 Montana Grizzlies football team

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1980 Montana Grizzlies football
Montana UM logo.gif
Conference Big Sky Conference
1980 record 3–7 (1–6 Big Sky)
Head coach Larry Donovan (1st season)
Home stadium Dornblaser Field
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Boise State $^ 6 1 0     10 3 0
Idaho 4 3 0     6 5 0
Nevada 4 3 0     6 4 1
Idaho State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Weber State 4 4 0     4 7 0
Montana State 3 4 0     4 6 0
Northern Arizona 3 4 0     5 6 0
Montana 1 6 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Boise State earned automatic berth in I-AA playoffs. Idaho State and Weber State met twice in league play with each game counting as a half game.
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA poll (released before championship playoffs)

The 1980 Montana Grizzlies football team represented the University of Montana in the 1980 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Big Sky Conference (Big Sky). The Grizzlies were led by first-year head coach Larry Donovan, played their home games at Dornblaser Field and finished the season with a record of three wins and seven losses (3–7, 1–6 Big Sky).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 13 Simon Fraser* Dornblaser FieldMissoula, Montana W 60–27  
September 20 at Portland State* Civic StadiumPortland, Oregon L 0–20  
September 27 Idaho Dornblaser Field • Missoula, Montana (Little Brown Stein) L 0–42  
October 4 at Boise State Bronco StadiumBoise, Idaho L 10–44  
October 11 at Weber State Stewart StadiumOgden, Utah L 21–38  
October 18 at Idaho State ASISU MiniDomePocatello, Idaho L 0–17  
October 25 Eastern Washington* Dornblaser Field • Missoula, Montana (EWU–UM Governors Cup) W 42–7  
November 1 Montana State Dornblaser Field • Missoula, Montana (Brawl of the Wild) L 7–24  
November 8 Northern Arizona Dornblaser Field • Missoula, Montana W 31–21  
November 15 at Nevada Mackay StadiumReno, Nevada L 7–10  
*Non-conference game.

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