1984 Montana State Bobcats football team

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1984 Montana State Bobcats football
NCAA Division I-AA national champion
Big Sky champion
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
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Montana State earned automatic berth and
    Nevada earned at-large berth in I-AA playoffs.
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA poll
(released before 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 - (Div. II)* 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   11,600
September 29 Idaho State Reno H. Sales Stadium • Bozeman, MT L   6–22   11,117
October 6 at Weber State Wildcat StadiumOgden, UT W 48–0   9,680
October 13 Nevada-Reno Reno H. Sales Stadium • Bozeman, MT W 44–41 4OT  6,317
October 20 Portland State - (Div. II)*dagger Reno H. Sales Stadium • Bozeman, MT W 45–22   10,797
October 27 Boise State Reno H. Sales Stadium • Bozeman, MT W 22–18   8,387
November 3 at Montana Dornblaser FieldMissoula, MT (Brawl of the Wild) W 34–24   12,500
November 10 Northern Arizona Reno H. Sales Stadium • Bozeman, MT W 41–3   9,357
November 17 at Fresno State - (Div. I-A)* Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA W 35–31   24,088
1984 I-AA Playoffs
December 1 Arkansas State* Reno H. Sales Stadium • Bozeman, MT - (Div. I-AA Quarterfinals) W 31–14   12,037
December 8 Rhode Island* Reno H. Sales Stadium • Bozeman, MT - (Div. I-AA Semifinals) W 32–20   12,697
December 15 vs. Louisiana Tech* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC - (Div. I-AA Championship) W 19–6   9,125
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Game summaries[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
FB 39 Jones, JesseJesse Jones Sr
RB  4 Clements, TomTom Clements Jr
 C 55 Fellows, RobbRobb Fellows Sr
OG 73 Randall, BruceBruce Randall Jr
OG 60 Vasey, ToddTodd Vasey So
OT 74 Leake, DonDon Leake So
OT 66 Schmidt, BillBill Schmidt Sr
WR  2 White, TomTom White Jr
WR  89 Bateman, BrentBrent Bateman Sr
TE  24 Malhum, TomTom Malhum Sr
WR  18 Davis, KellyKelly Davis So
WR  44 Dietrich, DerekDerek Dietrich Jr
RB  21 Pandt, DavidDavid Pandt So
FB  25 Miller, EricEric Miller So
FB  30 Petty, TobyToby Petty Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
NG 59 Burt, LonnieLonnie Burt Sr
DT 71 Timmer, TroyTroy Timmer Sr
DT 91 Sikora, Pat "Tex"Pat "Tex" Sikora Jr
DE 68 Fellows, MarkMark Fellows Sr
CAT 27 Linebarger, CleteClete Linebarger Jr
LB 42 Timmer, KirkKirk Timmer So
LB 99 Wilkes, GregGreg Wilkes Sr
FS 29 Kimball, DougDoug Kimball Jr
SS 47 Roberts, JoeJoe Roberts Sr
CB 17 Abell, DerekDerek Abell Sr
CB 35 Holland, RodneyRodney Holland Sr
DT  586 Jacobs, TomTom Jacobs Fr
LB;ST  26 Kitna, JohnJohn Kitna Jr
CB  43 Johnson, WilliamWilliam Johnson Sr
FS  __ Winter, TylerTyler Winter Sr
SS;ST  22 King, SteveSteve King So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P  3 Nelson, DirkDirk Nelson Sr
K  1 Carter, MarkMark Carter 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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