2002 Montana Grizzlies football team

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2002 Montana Grizzlies football
Montana Griz logo.svg
Big Sky co-champion
Conference Big Sky Conference
Ranking
Sports Network No. 7
FCS Coaches No. 7
2002 record 11–2 (5–2 Big Sky)
Head coach Joe Glenn (3rd season)
Home stadium Washington–Grizzly Stadium
(Capacity: 19,005)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#7 Montana $^   5 2         11 3  
#19 Montana State $^   5 2         7 6  
#18 Idaho State $   5 2         8 3  
Eastern Washington   3 4         6 5  
Northern Arizona   3 4         6 5  
Portland State   3 4         6 5  
Sacramento State   3 4         5 8  
Weber State   1 6         3 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll

The 2002 Montana Grizzlies football team represented the University of Montana – Missoula in the 2002 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Grizzlies were led by third-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
August 29 4:00 PM at No. 15 Hofstra* No. 1 James M. Shuart StadiumHempstead, NY MTN W 21–0   5,107
September 7 1:00 PM Albany* No. 1 Washington–Grizzly StadiumMissoula, MT MTN W 45–7   19,511
September 14 1:00 PM Northern Colorado* No. 1 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT MTN W 31–14   19,236
September 21 1:00 PM Idaho State No. 1 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT MTN W 13–9   19,689
October 5 1:00 PM at Idaho* No. 1 Kibbie DomeMoscow, ID W 38–31   14,047
October 12 6:00 PM at Weber State No. 1 Stewart StadiumOgden, UT MTN W 39–7   13,383
October 19 1:00 PM Southern Utah* No. 1 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT MTN W 68–45   19,681
October 26 7:00 PM at No. 13 Portland State No. 1 PGE ParkPortland, OR MTN W 24–21   12,733
November 2 12:00 PM Northern Arizona No. 1 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT MTN W 38–24   19,276
November 9 12:00 PM Sacramento State No. 1 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT MTN W 31–24   19,174
November 16 3:00 PM at Eastern Washington No. 1 Joe Albi StadiumSpokane, WA (Governors Cup) MTN L 21–30   17,142
November 23 12:00 PM Montana State No. 4 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (Brawl of the Wild) MTN L 7–10   19,879
2002 I-AA Playoffs
November 30 12:00 PM No. 13 Northwestern State* No. 9 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (FCS Playoffs First Round) MTN W 45–14   15,758
December 7 6:00 PM at No. 1 McNeese State* No. 9 Cowboy StadiumLake Charles, LA (Quarterfinals, Division I Championship) MTN L 20–24   15,758
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.

Roster[edit]

2002 Montana Grizzlies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 85 Randyn Akiona Redshirt.svg Fr
T 64 Dylan Brown So
QB 5 John Edwards Sr
C 65 Garth Enger So
T 74 Beau Hart So
OT 72 Dylan McFarland Jr
QB 16 Brandon Neill Sr
T 75 Cory Procter So
T 76 Brad Rhoades Redshirt.svg Fr
T 77 Jon Skinner Jr
WR 81 Rory Zikmund Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
FS 4 David DeCoite Jr
DT 90 Curt Colter Sr
DE 97 Herbert Fernandez Sr
CB 33 Joel Rosenburg Sr
DT 99 Alan Saenz So
CB 11 Vernon Smith Jr
SS 3 Trey Young Sr
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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