1996 Montana Grizzlies football team

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1996 Montana Grizzlies football
Montana Griz logo.svg
Big Sky champion
Conference Big Sky Conference
Ranking
Sports Network No. 2
FCS Coaches No. 2
1996 record 14–1 (8–0 Big Sky)
Head coach Mick Dennehy (1st season)
Home stadium Washington–Grizzly Stadium
(Capacity: 18,845)
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 Montana $^   7 0         14 1  
#6 Northern Arizona ^   6 1         9 3  
Cal State Northridge   4 3         7 4  
Weber State   4 3         7 4  
Eastern Washington   3 4         6 5  
Montana State   3 4         6 5  
Idaho State   1 6         4 7  
Sacramento State   0 7         1 10  
Portland State   0 0         3 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Portland State games did not count in conference standings
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll

The 1996 Montana Grizzlies football team represented the University of Montana in the 1996 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Grizzlies were led by first-year head coach Mick Dennehy and played their home games on campus in Missoula at Washington–Grizzly Stadium.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 2:00 PM at Oregon State* No. 2 Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 35–14   28,166
September 19 1:05 PM Cal Poly* No. 2 Washington–Grizzly StadiumMissoula, MT W 43–0   18,169
September 28 7:05 PM at Sacramento State No. 2 Hornet StadiumSacramento, CA W 35–17   7,423
October 5 1:05 PM Southern Utah* No. 2 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT W 44–13   16,035
October 12 1:05 PM Idaho Statedagger No. 2 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT W 43–19   18,868
October 19 2:05 PM at No. 20 Eastern Washington No. 2 Joe Albi StadiumSpokane, WA (Governors Cup) W 34–30   6,605
October 26 12:05 PM No. 6 Northern Arizona No. 2 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT PSN W 48–32   18,847
November 2 6:05 PM at Cal State Northridge No. 2 North Campus StadiumNorthridge, CA W 43–36   4,217
November 9 12:05 PM Portland State No. 2 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT PSN W 63–6   15,961
November 16 12:05 PM at Weber State No. 2 Wildcat StadiumOgden, UT W 24–10   7,816
November 23 12:05 PM Montana State No. 2 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (Brawl of the Wild) W 35–14   19,042
November 30 12:05 PM No. 15 Nicholls State* No. 2 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (First Round, Division I Championship) W 48–3   13,428
December 7 12:05 PM No. 7 East Tennessee State* No. 2 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (Quarterfinals, Division I Championship) W 44–14   15,025
December 14 12:05 PM No. 4 Troy State* No. 2 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (Semifinals, Division I Championship) W 70–7   18,367
December 21 12:05 PM at No. 1 Marshall* No. 2 Marshall University StadiumHuntington, WV (Division I Championship Game) ESPN L 29–49   30,052
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network Division I-AA Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Montana Football Media Guide Archived July 31, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., University of Montana, 2010.