2013 Montana State Bobcats football team

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2013 Montana State Bobcats football
Montana State Bobcats M Logo.png
Conference Big Sky Conference
Ranking
Sports Network #20
FCS Coaches #20
2013 record 7–5 (5–3 Big Sky)
Head coach Rob Ash (7th year)
Defensive coordinator Jamie Marshall
Home stadium Bobcat Stadium
(Capacity: 17,777)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Eastern Washington ^   8 0         12 3  
#15 Northern Arizona ^   7 1         9 3  
#8 Montana ^   6 2         10 3  
#21 Southern Utah ^   5 3         8 5  
#20 Montana State   5 3         7 5  
Cal Poly   5 3         6 6  
UC Davis   5 3         5 7  
Sacramento State   4 4         5 7  
Portland State   3 5         6 6  
North Dakota   2 6         3 8  
Idaho State   1 7         3 9  
Weber State   1 7         2 10  
Northern Colorado   0 8         1 11  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2013 Montana State Bobcats football team represented Montana State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Bobcats were led by seventh year head coach Rob Ash and played their home games at Bobcat Stadium. They were a member of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 7–5, 5–3 in Big Sky play to finish in a four way tie for fourth place.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 7:05 PM Monmouth* #2 Bobcat StadiumBozeman, MT MTSN[1]/BSTV W 42–24   21,007
September 7 6:00 PM at SMU* #3 Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, TX ESPN3 L 30–31   10,107
September 14 1:05 PM Colorado Mesa* #3 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT MTSN/BSTV W 26–0   17,847
September 21 5:00 PM at Stephen F. Austin* #3 Homer Bryce StadiumNacogdoches, TX MTSN L 38–52   9,433
September 28 1:35 PM at North Dakota #11 Alerus CenterGrand Forks, ND MTSN/BSTV W 63–20   8,899
October 5 2:35 PM #15 Northern Arizonadagger #8 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT MTSN/BSTV W 36–7   21,027
October 19 5:05 PM at Weber State #5 Stewart StadiumOgden, UT RTNW W 34–16   5,616
October 26 2:35 PM UC Davis #5 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT MTSN/BSTV W 34–17   18,627
November 2 12:05 PM at Northern Colorado #5 Nottingham FieldGreeley, CO RTNW W 35–28   3,478
November 9 1:05 PM at #3 Eastern Washington #4 Roos FieldCheney, WA RTNW L 29–54   10,223
November 16 4:05 PM Southern Utah #8 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT MTSN/BSTV L 14–22   18,187
November 23 12:05 PM #5 Montana #13 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT (Brawl of the Wild) RTNW L 14–28   21,527
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.

Game Summaries[edit]

Monmouth[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawks 3 0 7 14 24
#2 Bobcats 22 17 3 0 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


@ SMU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Bobcats 8 14 8 0 30
Mustangs 5 14 3 9 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Colorado Mesa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mavericks 0 0 0 0 0
#3 Bobcats 11 8 7 0 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 1992 MSU, 43–0


@ Stephen F. Austin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Bobcats 9 15 6 8 38
Lumberjacks 17 14 0 21 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 2012 MSU, 43–35


@ North Dakota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Bobcats 14 28 14 7 63
North Dakota 0 7 7 6 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–13–1 2012 MSU, 55–10


Northern Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#15 Lumberjacks 0 0 7 0 7
#8 Bobcats 7 9 20 0 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–25 2011 MSU, 41–24


@ Weber State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Bobcats 6 13 2 13 34
Wildcats 10 0 6 0 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–20–1 2011 MSU, 44–24


UC Davis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 0 10 0 7 17
#5 Bobcats 7 14 6 7 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2012 MSU, 48–41


@ Northern Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Bobcats 14 7 6 8 35
Bears 7 7 0 14 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–11–1 2012 MSU, 41–16


@ Eastern Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Bobcats 7 14 0 8 29
#3 Eagles 13 13 14 14 54
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–26 2012 EWU, 27–24


Southern Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thunderbirds 3 6 6 7 22
#8 Bobcats 0 0 0 14 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2012 MSU, 24–17


Montana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Grizzlies 0 7 7 14 28
#13 Bobcats 7 0 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–70–5 2012 MSU, 16–7


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 13 Final 
Sports Network 2 3 3 3 11 8 7 5 5 5 4 8 13 16 20 
Coaches 2 3 3 2 10 7 7 5 5 5 5 10 13 18 20


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Max Media of Montana". Max Media. Retrieved September 9, 2013.