1987 Montana Grizzlies football team

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1987 Montana Grizzlies football
Montana UM logo.gif
Conference Big Sky Conference
1987 record 6–5 (5–3 Big Sky)
Head coach Don Read (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Tommy Lee (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Bill Smith (2nd season)
Home stadium Washington–Grizzly Stadium
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Idaho $^ 7 1 0     9 3 0
Weber State ^ 7 1 0     10 3 0
Montana 5 3 0     6 5 0
Boise State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Nevada 4 4 0     5 6 0
Northern Arizona 4 4 0     7 4 0
Idaho State 3 5 0     3 7 1
Eastern Washington 2 6 0     4 7 0
Montana State 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Idaho earned automatic berth and
    Weber State earned at-large berth in I-AA playoffs.

The 1987 Montana Grizzlies football team represented the University of Montana in the 1987 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Big Sky Conference. The Grizzlies were led by second-year head coach Don Read and finished the season with a record of six wins and five losses (6–5, 5–3 Big Sky).

This was the first full season that Montana played at Washington–Grizzly Stadium; the on-campus venue opened the previous October.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 12 Portland State* Washington–Grizzly StadiumMissoula, MT L 3–20  
September 19 at Northern Arizona Walkup SkydomeFlagstaff, AZ L 17–24  
September 26 Nevada Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT W 41–29  
October 3 at Northern Iowa* UNI-DomeCedar Falls, IA W 33–16  
October 10 at Idaho Kibbie DomeMoscow, ID (Little Brown Stein) L 25–31  
October 17 Boise State Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT W 12–3  
October 24 Weber State Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT L 26–29  
October 31 at Montana State Reno H. Sales StadiumBozeman, MT (Brawl of the Wild) W 55–7  
November 7 Idaho State Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT W 63–0  
November 14 at Eastern Washington Joe Albi StadiumSpokane, WA (EWU–UM Governors Cup) W 22–3  
November 21 at Cal State Fullerton* Santa Ana StadiumSanta Ana, CA L 26–43  
*Non-conference game.

Source:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montana yearly results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ Norwood, Robyn (November 22, 1987). "CS Fullerton has a happy ending". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 7, 2013.