2001 Montana Grizzlies football team

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2001 Montana Grizzlies football
Montana Griz logo.svg
NCAA Division I-AA national champion
Big Sky champion
Conference Big Sky Conference
Ranking
Sports Network No. 1
FCS Coaches No. 1
2001 record 15–1 (7–0 Big Sky)
Head coach Joe Glenn (2nd season)
Home stadium Washington–Grizzly Stadium
(Capacity: 18,845)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Montana $^ 7 0 0     15 1 0
#16 Northern Arizona ^ 5 2 0     9 4 0
Portland State 5 2 0     7 4 0
Montana State 4 3 0     5 6 0
Eastern Washington 3 4 0     6 4 0
Weber State 2 5 0     3 8 0
Idaho State 1 6 0     4 7 0
Sacramento State 1 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll

The 2001 Montana Grizzlies football team represented the University of Montana – Missoula in the 2001 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Grizzlies were led by second-year head coach Joe Glenn and played their home games at Washington–Grizzly Stadium.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 7:00 PM at Cal Poly* No. 2 Alex G. Spanos StadiumSan Luis Obispo, CA MTN W 31–17   8,007
September 8 10:00 PM vs. Hawaii* No. 2 War Memorial StadiumWailuku, HI MTN L 12–30   11,254
September 22 1:00 PM Western Washington* No. 2 Washington–Grizzly StadiumMissoula, MT MTN W 30–0   18,398
September 29 1:00 PM No. 15 Eastern Washington No. 3 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (Governors Cup) MTN W 29–26 2OT  19,198
October 6 7:05 PM at Sacramento State No. 2 Hornet StadiumSacramento, CA MTN W 42–7   13,586
October 13 1:00 PM Saint Mary's (CA)*dagger No. 2 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT MTN W 49–19   19,242
October 20 3:05 PM at No. 18 Northern Arizona No. 2 Walkup SkydomeFlagstaff, AZ MTN W 38–27   11,387
October 27 1:00 PM Portland State No. 2 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT MTN W 33–13   19,238
November 3 6:35 PM at Idaho State No. 1 Holt ArenaPocatello, ID MTN W 32–28   9,242
November 10 12:00 PM Weber State No. 1 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT MTN W 38–23   17,062
November 17 12:00 PM at Montana State No. 1 Bobcat StadiumBozeman, MT (Brawl of the Wild) MTN W 38–27   15,238
November 24 12:00 PM Idaho* No. 1 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT MTN W 33–27 2OT  18,056
2001 I-AA Playoffs
December 1 12:00 PM Northwestern State* No. 1 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (First Round, Division I Championship) MTN W 28–19   17,289
December 8 12:00 PM No. 13 Sam Houston State* No. 1 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (Quarterfinals, Division I Championship) MTN W 49–24   18,125
December 15 12:00 PM No. 6 Northern Iowa* No. 1 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (Semifinals, Division I Championship) MTN W 38–0   18,848
December 21 3:30 PM vs. No. 3 Furman* No. 1 Finley StadiumChattanooga, TN (Division I Championship Game) ESPN W 13–6   12,698
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.

Roster[edit]

2001 Montana Grizzlies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 85 Randyn Akiona Jr
T 64 Dylan Brown Fr
QB 5 John Edwards Jr
C 65 Garth Enger Fr
TE 44 John Fitzgerald Sr
OT 74 Beau Hart Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 21 Yohance Humphery Sr
OT 72 Dylan McFarland So
WR 17 Etu Molden Sr
QB 16 Brandon Neill Jr
T 75 Cory Procter Fr
T 76 Brad Rhoades Fr
T 77 Jon Skinner So
WR 80 Brock Sunderland Jr
G 73 Thatcher Szalay Sr
WR 81 Rory Zikmund Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 13 Calvin Coleman Sr
FS 4 David DeCoite So
DT 90 Curt Colter Jr
DE 97 Herbert Fernandez Jr
DT 98 Jason Francis Sr
CB 33 Joel Rosenburg Jr
DT 99 Alan Saenz Fr
CB 11 Vernon Smith So
SS 3 Trey Young Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

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