1986 Montana Grizzlies football team

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1986 Montana Grizzlies football
Montana UM logo.gif
Conference Big Sky Conference
1986 record 6–4 (4–4 Big Sky)
Head coach Don Read (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Tommy Lee (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Bill Smith (1st year)
Home stadium Dornblaser Field
Washington–Grizzly Stadium
« 1985 1987 »

The 1986 Montana Grizzlies football team represented the University of Montana in the 1986 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Big Sky Conference (Big Sky). The Grizzlies were led by first-year head coach Don Read, played their home games at Dornblaser Field and Washington–Grizzly Stadium, and finished the season with a record of six wins and four losses (6–4, 4–4 Big Sky).


Date Opponent Site Result
September 20 at Nevada Mackay StadiumReno, NV L 17–51  
September 27 Northern Arizona Dornblaser FieldMissoula, MT L 28–34  
October 4 Eastern Washington* Dornblaser Field • Missoula, MT (EWU–UM Governors Cup) W 42–37  
October 11 at Boise State Bronco StadiumBoise, ID L 0–31  
October 18 Idaho State Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT W 38–31  
October 25 Montana State Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (Brawl of the Wild) W 59–28  
November 1 Idaho Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (Little Brown Stein) L 31–38  
November 8 at Weber State Stewart StadiumOgden, UT W 55–29  
November 15 at Idaho State ASISU MiniDomePocatello, ID W 57–13  
November 22 at Portland State* Civic StadiumPortland, OR W 35–14  
*Non-conference game.