2016 Montana Grizzlies football team

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2016 Montana Grizzlies football
Montana Griz logo.svg
Conference Big Sky Conference
Ranking
FCS Coaches No. 25
2016 record 6–5 (3–5 Big Sky)
Head coach Bob Stitt (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Jason Semore (1st season)
Home stadium Washington–Grizzly Stadium
(Capacity: 25,217)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 Eastern Washington +^   8 0         12 2  
#12 North Dakota +^   8 0         9 3  
#25 Weber State ^   6 2         7 5  
#24 Cal Poly ^   5 3         7 5  
Southern Utah   5 3         6 5  
Northern Colorado   4 4         6 5  
Northern Arizona   4 4         5 6  
Montana   3 5         6 5  
Montana State   2 6         4 7  
Portland State   2 6         3 8  
UC Davis   2 6         3 8  
Sacramento State   2 6         2 9  
Idaho State   1 7         2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2016 Montana Grizzlies football team represented the University of Montana in the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Grizzlies were led by second-year coach Bob Stitt and played their home games on campus at Washington–Grizzly Stadium. Montana participated as a member of the Big Sky Conference, of which they are a charter member. They finished the season 6–5, 3–5 in Big Sky play to finish in eighth place.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:00 PM Saint Francis (PA)* No. 13 Washington–Grizzly StadiumMissoula, MT SWX W 41–31   26,002
September 10 3:00 PM at No. 3 Northern Iowa* No. 14 UNI-DomeCedar Falls, IA ALT W 20–14   12,346
September 24 2:00 PM at Cal Poly No. 6 Alex G. Spanos StadiumSan Luis Obispo, CA RTNW L 41–42   8,156
October 1 2:30 PM Southern Utahdagger No. 11 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT CMM W 43–20   26,092
October 8 2:30 PM Mississippi Valley State* No. 10 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT CMM W 67–7   24,607
October 15 2:30 PM Sacramento State No. 10 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT CMM W 68–7   25,351
October 22 5:00 PM at Northern Arizona No. 10 Walkup SkydomeFlagstaff, AZ CMM L 34–45   7,197
October 29 1:35 PM at No. 3 Eastern Washington No. 16 Roos FieldCheney, WA (Governors Cup) RTNW L 16–35   10,931
November 5 5:00 PM Idaho State No. 19 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT RTNW W 62–44   24,027
November 12 12:00 PM at Northern Colorado No. 18 Nottingham FieldGreeley, CO CMM L 25–28   5,128
November 19 12:00 PM Montana State No. 22 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (Brawl of the Wild) RTNW L 17–24   26,182
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from STATS FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Saint Francis (PA)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Flash 0 10 7 14 31
#13 Grizzlies 3 3 14 21 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

@ Northern Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Grizzlies 10 10 0 0 20
#3 Panthers 7 0 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–0 2011 FCS Playoffs MONT, 48–10

@ Cal Poly[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Grizzlies 7 17 7 10 41
Mustangs 7 21 7 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–4 2015 POLY, 20–19

Southern Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thunderbirds 7 7 0 6 20
#11 Grizzlies 9 13 14 7 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–2 2014 MONT, 35–17

Mississippi Valley State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Delta Devils 7 0 0 0 7
#10 Grizzlies 14 29 14 10 67
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Sacramento State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hornets 0 0 0 7 7
#10 Grizzlies 14 27 20 7 68
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–1 2014 MONT, 31–13

@ Northern Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Grizzlies 3 17 0 14 34
Lumberjacks 14 14 17 0 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
35–13 2015 MONT, 23–14

@ Eastern Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Grizzlies 7 3 6 0 16
#3 Eagles 7 14 14 0 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
27–15–1 2015 MONT, 57–16

Idaho State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 14 17 0 13 44
#19 Grizzlies 20 21 0 21 62
Overall record Last meeting Result
43–13 2015 MONT, 33–27 OT

@ Northern Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Grizzlies 3 9 0 13 25
Bears 14 0 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–1 2014 MONT, 38–13

Montana State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 7 7 10 0 24
#22 Grizzlies 7 0 3 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
72–37–5 2015 MONT, 54–35

Ranking movements[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final 
STATS FCS 13 14 7 6 11 10 10 10 16 19 18 22 RV RV 
Coaches 13 15 9 6 11 10 10 10 16 20 17 21 22 25

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