2012 Montana Grizzlies football team

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2012 Montana Grizzlies football
Montana UM logo.gif
Conference Big Sky Conference
2012 record 5–6 (3–5 Big Sky)
Head coach Mick Delaney (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Timm Rosenbach (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Ty Gregorak (1st year)
Home stadium Washington–Grizzly Stadium
(Capacity: 25,217)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 Eastern Washington §^   7 1         11 3  
#2 Montana State §^   7 1         11 2  
#12 Cal Poly §^   7 1         9 3  
#20 Northern Arizona   6 2         8 3  
Sacramento State   4 4         6 5  
Northern Colorado   4 4         5 6  
Southern Utah   4 4         5 6  
North Dakota   3 5         5 6  
Montana   3 5         5 6  
UC Davis   3 5         4 7  
Portland State   2 6         3 8  
Weber State   2 6         2 9  
Idaho State   0 8         1 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
As of December 15, 2012
; Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2012 Montana Grizzlies football team represented the University of Montana in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Grizzlies were led by first-year head coach Mick Delaney and played their home games on campus at Washington–Grizzly Stadium. Montana is a charter member of the Big Sky Conference.

Previous head coach Robin Pflugrad was fired in March by university president Royce Engstrom before starting his third season.[1][2]

The Grizzlies finished the season 5–6, 3–5 in Big Sky play to finish in a three way tie for eighth place.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 1:30 PM South Dakota* #11 Washington–Grizzly StadiumMissoula, MT Max Media/Big Sky TV/KDLT W 35–24   25,126
September 8 4:30 PM at #11 Appalachian State* #12 Kidd Brewer StadiumBoone, NC ESPN3 L 27–35   30,856
September 15 1:30 PM Liberty* #14 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT Altitude/MASN W 34–14   24,991
September 22 1:30 PM Northern Arizonadagger #14 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT RTNW/Audience Network[3] L 31–41   25,254
September 29 5:00 PM at #7 Eastern Washington #21 Roos FieldCheney, WA (Governors Cup) RTNW/Audience Network L 26–32   10,529
October 6 1:30 PM at Northern Colorado Nottingham FieldGreeley, CO RTNW/Audience Network W 40–17   4,751
October 13 1:30 PM Southern Utah Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT Max Media/Big Sky TV L 20–30   25,684
October 20 1:30 PM at North Dakota Alerus CenterGrand Forks, ND RTNW/Audience Network L 34–40   9,000
October 27 1:30 PM Idaho State Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT RTNW/Audience Network W 70–24   24,152
November 3 1:30 PM at Weber State Stewart StadiumOgden, UT RTNW/Audience Network W 24–21   7,251
November 17 1:30 PM #2 Montana State Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (Brawl of the Wild) RTNW/Audience Network L 7–16   26,210
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time..

Game notes[edit]

South Dakota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Coyotes 0 10 14 0 24
#11 Grizzlies 3 13 19 0 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–6 1999 MONT, 45–13


Appalachian State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Grizzlies 7 14 0 6 27
#11 Mountaineers 21 0 0 14 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2009 MONT, 24–17

First ever regular season meeting. Previous two meetings came in the semifinals of the playoffs in 2000 and 2009.


Liberty[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Flames 0 0 7 7 14
#14 Grizzlies 7 17 0 10 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Northern Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lumberjacks 7 7 13 14 41
#14 Grizzlies 17 7 0 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
34–11 2011 MONT, 28–24


Eastern Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Grizzlies 7 3 13 3 26
#7 Eagles 7 10 0 15 32
Overall record Last meeting Result
26–11–1 2011 MONT, 17–14


Northern Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Grizzlies 0 10 14 16 40
Bears 0 0 10 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–1 2011 MONT, 55–28


Southern Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thunderbirds 6 7 7 10 30
Grizzlies 7 10 0 3 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 2008 MONT, 46–10


North Dakota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Grizzlies 7 10 17 0 34
North Dakota 17 14 0 9 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–7–1 2010 MONT, 27–10


Idaho State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 3 7 7 7 24
Grizzlies 21 21 21 7 70
Overall record Last meeting Result
41–13 2011 MONT, 33–0


Weber State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Grizzlies 3 7 3 11 24
Wildcats 0 7 7 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
38–13 2011 MONT, 45–10


Montana State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Bobcats 3 7 3 3 16
Grizzlies 7 0 0 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
70–36–5 2011 MONT, 36–10


Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Final
The Sports Network 11 12 14 14 21 RV RV
FCS Coaches 10 9 12 11 20 RV RV

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montana fires football coach, AD". ESPN. Associated Press. March 29, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ "New football coach addresses advisory board". Montanagrizzlies.com. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "DIRECTV Sports Networks and Big Sky Conference Announce Inaugural 2012 Football Schedule on ROOT SPORTS". Rootsports.com. Retrieved April 10, 2012.