2014 Montana State Bobcats football team

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2014 Montana State Bobcats football
Montana State Bobcats M Logo.png
Conference Big Sky Conference
Ranking
Sports Network #20
FCS Coaches #20
2014 record 8–5 (6–2 Big Sky)
Head coach Rob Ash (8th year)
Offensive coordinator Tim Cramsey
Defensive coordinator Jamie Marshall
Home stadium Bobcat Stadium
(Capacity: 17,777)
Seasons
« 2013 2015 »
2014 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 Eastern Washington ^   7 1         11 3  
#13 Montana ^   6 2         9 5  
#20 Montana State ^   6 2         8 5  
#25 Idaho State   6 2         8 4  
Cal Poly   5 3         7 5  
Northern Arizona   5 3         7 5  
Sacramento State   4 4         7 5  
North Dakota   3 5         5 7  
Southern Utah   3 5         3 9  
Northern Colorado   2 6         3 8  
Portland State   2 6         3 9  
Weber State   2 6         2 10  
UC Davis   1 7         2 9  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2014 Montana State Bobcats football team represented Montana State University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Bobcats were led by eighth 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 8–5, 6–2 in Big Sky play to finish in a three way tie for second place. They received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs where they lost in the first round to South Dakota State.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 5:00 PM at Arkansas State* #18 Centennial Bank StadiumJonesboro, AR ESPN3 L 10–37   26,143
September 6 7:00 PM Black Hills State* #20 Bobcat StadiumBozeman, MT CMM/ALT2 W 57–10   19,187
September 13 1:30 PM Central Arkansas* #17 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT CMM/ALT2 W 43–33   17,777
September 20 1:00 PM #2 Eastern Washington* #14 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT RTNW L 51–52   19,377
September 27 2:00 PM North Dakotadagger #13 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT CMM W 29–18   19,477
October 4 7:00 PM at Sacramento State #13 Hornet StadiumSacramento, CA CMM W 59–56   6,473
October 11 5:00 PM at UC Davis #11 Aggie StadiumDavis, CA RTNW W 77–37   7,152
October 18 3:30 PM Weber State #9 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT CMM W 23–13   19,677
November 1 7:05 PM at Cal Poly #8 Alex G. Spanos StadiumSan Luis Obispo, CA CMM L 27-35   8,909
November 8 1:30 PM Portland State #15 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT CMM W 29–22   16,627
November 15 1:30 PM Idaho State #12 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT RTNW W 44–39   16,577
November 22 3:00 PM at #13 Montana #12 Washington–Grizzly StadiumMissoula, MT (Brawl of the Wild) RTNW L 7–34   26,352
November 29 2:00 PM #14 South Dakota State* #17 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT (FCS Playoffs First Round) ESPN3 L 40–47   7,747
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.

Despite also being a member of the Big Sky Conference, the game with Eastern Washington on September 20 is considered a non conference game.

Game summaries[edit]

@ Arkansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Bobcats 7 0 3 0 10
Red Wolves 10 3 10 14 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 1984 MSU, 31–14


Black Hills State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 0 0 10 0 10
#20 Bobcats 18 24 8 7 57
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Central Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 6 7 20 33
#17 Bobcats 10 13 14 6 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Eastern Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Eagles 14 13 10 15 52
#14 Bobcats 23 7 14 7 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–27 2013 EWU, 54–29


North Dakota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Dakota 0 7 3 8 18
#13 Bobcats 3 23 0 3 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–13–1 2013 MSU, 63–20


@ Sacramento State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Bobcats 21 0 17 21 59
Hornets 14 0 14 28 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–6 2012 MSU, 20–17


@ UC Davis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Bobcats 14 21 28 14 77
Aggies 10 0 20 7 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2013 MSU, 34–17


Weber State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 3 0 10 13
#9 Bobcats 0 7 7 9 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
29–20–1 2013 MSU, 34–16


@ Cal Poly[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Bobcats 7 10 10 0 27
Mustangs 7 7 14 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–9 2005 CPSU, 38–10


Portland State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 10 3 2 7 22
#15 Bobcats 15 7 0 7 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–9 2012 MSU, 65–30


Idaho State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 14 16 0 9 39
#12 Bobcats 7 16 14 7 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–28 2011 MSU, 54–13


@ Montana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Bobcats 0 0 0 7 7
#13 Grizzlies 17 10 0 7 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–70–5 2013 MONT, 28–14

FCS Playoffs[edit]

First Round–South Dakota State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Jackrabbits 14 10 7 16 47
#17 Bobcats 6 14 6 14 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–2 2004 MSU, 27–24

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 18 20 17 14 13 13 11 9 10 8 15 12 12 17 20 
Coaches 19 23 18 16 17 15 14 11 11 9 16 13 12 17 20


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