1984 Montana State Bobcats football team

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1984 Montana State Bobcats football
NCAA I-AA National Champions
Big Sky Conference Champions
Conference Big Sky Conference
1984 record 12–2 (6–1 Big Sky)
Head coach Dave Arnold (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Bill Diedrick (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Steve Carson (1st year)
Home stadium Reno H. Sales Stadium
Seasons
« 1983 1985 »
1984 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Montana State 6 1 0     12 2 0
Nevada 5 2 0     7 4 0
Idaho 4 3 0     6 5 0
Boise State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Idaho State 4 3 0     5 6 0
Weber State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Northern Arizona 2 5 0     4 6 0
Montana 0 7 0     2 8 1
† – Conference champion
  • Montana State earned automatic berth in NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship. Nevada earned at-large berth in NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship.
    Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA poll (released before championship playoffs)

The 1984 Montana State Bobcats football team represented the Montana State University (MSU) in the 1984 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The team was led by Dave Arnold in his second season as a head coach. The Bobcats played their home games at Reno H. Sales Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 8 Mesa State* Reno H. Sales StadiumBozeman, MT W 30–14    
September 15 at Eastern Washington* Joe Albi StadiumSpokane, WA L 16–21    
September 22 at Idaho Kibbie DomeMoscow, ID W 34–28    
September 29 Idaho State Reno H. Sales Stadium • Bozeman, MT L 6–22    
October 6 at Weber State Stewart StadiumOgden, UT W 48–0    
October 13 Nevada Reno H. Sales Stadium • Bozeman, MT W 44–41 4OT   
October 20 Portland State*dagger Reno H. Sales Stadium • Bozeman, MT W 45–22    
October 27 Boise State Reno H. Sales Stadium • Bozeman, MT W 22–18    
November 3 at Montana Dornblaser FieldMissoula, MT (Brawl of the Wild) W 34–24    
November 10 Northern Arizona Reno H. Sales Stadium • Bozeman, MT W 41–3    
November 17 at Fresno State* Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA W 35–31   24,088
December 1 Arkansas State* Reno H. Sales Stadium • Bozeman, MT (Division I-AA Quarterfinals) W 31–14   12,037
December 8 Rhode Island* Reno H. Sales Stadium • Bozeman, MT (Division I-AA Semifinals) W 32–20   12,697
December 15 vs. Louisiana Tech* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC (Division I-AA Championship) W 19–6   9,125
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Game notes[edit]

Mesa State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mavericks 7 0 0 7 14
Bobcats 20 0 7 3 30


Roster[edit]

1984 Montana State Bobcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 86 Bignell, JoeJoe Bignell Sr
QB 12 Bradley, KellyKelly Bradley So
OG 73 Randall, BruceBruce Randall Jr
OT 66 Schmidt, BillBill Schmidt Sr
WR  2 White, TomTom White Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
NG 59 Burt, LonnieLonnie Burt Sr
DE 68 Fellows, MarkMark Fellows Sr
FS 29 Kimball, DougDoug Kimball Jr
DE 27 Linebarger, CleteClete Linebarger Jr
SS 47 Roberts, JoeJoe Roberts Sr
DT 91 Sikora, TexTex Sikora Jr
LB 42 Timmer, KirkKirk Timmer So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P  3 Nelson, DirkDirk Nelson Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Steve Carson (DC)
  • Bill Diedrick (OC)
  • J. G. Aegerter (OLB)
  • Mike Kramer (ILB)

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

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