1995 Montana Grizzlies football team

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1995 Montana Grizzlies football
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NCAA Division I-AA national champion
Big Sky champion
Conference Big Sky Conference
1995 record 13–2 (6–1 Big Sky)
Head coach Don Read (10th season)
Home stadium Washington–Grizzly Stadium
(Capacity: 18,845)
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →
1995 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Montana $^ 6 1 0     13 2 0
#17 Idaho ^ 4 3 0     6 5 0
#21 Boise State 4 3 0     7 4 0
#22 Northern Arizona 4 3 0     7 4 0
Weber State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Idaho State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Montana State 2 5 0     5 6 0
Eastern Washington 1 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Montana earned automatic berth and
    Idaho earned at-large berth in I-AA playoffs.
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA poll

The 1995 Montana Grizzlies football team represented the University of Montana in the 1995 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Grizzlies were led by tenth-year head coach Don Read and played their home games on campus at Washington–Grizzly Stadium in Missoula.[1]

Montana finished the regular season at 9–2 and 6–1 in conference to win the Big Sky title, and were eighth in the final poll at the end of the regular season.[2] The Grizzlies won four playoff games, the first three at home, to win the Division I-AA national championship and finish at 13–2.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 2 1:05 PM Eastern New Mexico (Div. II)* No. 4 Washington–Grizzly StadiumMissoula, MT W 41–14   12,375
September 9 3:00 PM at Washington State (Div. I-A)* No. 4 Martin StadiumPullman, WA [4] L  21–38   28,312
September 16 1:05 PM Minnesota–Duluth (Div. II) No. 7 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT W 54–6   12,508
September 23 1:05 PM No. 3 Boise State No. 6 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT W 54–28   18,505
September 30 1:05 PM UC Davis (Div. II)* No. 5 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT W 41–20   11,723
October 7 1:05 PM Weber State No. 5 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT W 49–22   14,088
October 14 4:05 PM at No. 16 Northern Arizona No. 5 Walkup SkydomeFlagstaff, AZ W 24–21   15,707
October 21 3:05 PM at Idaho No. 6 Kibbie DomeMoscow, ID [5] (Little Brown Stein) L  43–55   14,912
November 4 12:05 PM Idaho State No. 10 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT W 35–21   15,490
November 11 2:05 PM at Eastern Washington No. 9 Joe Albi StadiumSpokane, WA (Rivalry) W 63–7     3,272
November 18 12:05 PM Montana State No. 9 Reno H. Sales StadiumBozeman, MT (Brawl of the Wild) W 42–33   15,197
November 25 12:05 PM No. 10 Eastern Kentucky* No. 8 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (Div. I-AA playoffs) W 48–0   13,830
December 2 12:05 PM No. 15 Georgia Southern* No. 8 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (Div. I-AA Quarterfinal) W 45–0   18,518
December 9 12:05 PM No. 5 Stephen F. Austin* No. 8 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (Div. I-AA Semifinal) W 70–14   18,523
December 16 12:05 PM at No. 6 Marshall* No. 8 Marshall University StadiumHuntington, WV [3] (Div. I-AA Championship) W 22–20   32,106
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from The Sports Network (Div. I-AA) Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.

Roster[edit]

1995 Montana Grizzlies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 15 Dave Dickenson Sr
T 61 Scott Curry Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
FS 34 Blaine McElmurry Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Montana Football Media Guide Archived July 31, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., University of Montana, 2010.
  2. ^ "Sports Network Div. I-AA Poll". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 21, 1995. p. 5B. 
  3. ^ a b "Grizzlies silence Thundering Herd, 22-10". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. December 17, 1995. p. 5B. 
  4. ^ Grummert, Dale (October 10, 1995). "Making A difference". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B. 
  5. ^ Sahlberg, Bert (October 22, 1995). "Vandals tan Grizzlies' hide". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.