1981 Montana Grizzlies football team

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1981 Montana Grizzlies football
Montana UM logo.gif
Conference Big Sky Conference
1981 record 7–3 (5–2 Big Sky)
Head coach Larry Donovan (2nd year)
Home stadium Dornblaser Field
Seasons
« 1980 1982 »
1981 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Idaho State 6 1 0     12 1 0
#5 Boise State 6 1 0     10 3 0
Montana 5 2 0     7 3 0
Nevada 4 3 0     7 4 0
Weber State 4 3 0     7 4 0
Northern Arizona 2 5 0     4 7 0
Montana State 1 6 0     3 7 0
Idaho 0 7 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
  • Idaho State earned automatic berth in NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship. Boise State earned at-large berth in NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship.
    Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA poll (released before championship playoffs)

The 1981 Montana Grizzlies football team represented the University of Montana in the 1981 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Big Sky Conference (Big Sky). The Grizzlies were led by second-year head coach Larry Donovan, played their home games at Dornblaser Field and finished the season with a record of seven wins and three losses (7–3, 5–2 Big Sky).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 19 at Northern Arizona Walkup SkydomeFlagstaff, AZ W 29–23  
September 26 Northern Iowa* Dornblaser FieldMissoula, MT W 42–21  
October 3 Boise State Dornblaser Field • Missoula, MT L 13–27  
October 10 at Idaho Kibbie DomeMoscow, ID (Little Brown Stein) W 16–14  
October 17 Idaho State Dornblaser Field • Missoula, MT W 24–21  
October 24 Portland State* Dornblaser Field • Missoula, MT W 33–3  
October 31 at Montana State Reno H. Sales StadiumBozeman, MT (Brawl of the Wild) W 27–17  
November 7 Nevada Dornblaser Field • Missoula, MT W 33–26  
November 14 Weber State Dornblaser Field • Missoula, MT L 6–7  
November 21 at Eastern Washington* Joe Albi StadiumSpokane, WA (EWU–UM Governors Cup) L 13–14  
*Non-conference game.

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