1988 Montana Grizzlies football team

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1988 Montana Grizzlies football
Montana UM logo.gif
Conference Big Sky Conference
1988 record 8–4 (6–2 Big Sky)
Head coach Don Read (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Tommy Lee (3rd year)
Defensive coordinator Bill Smith (3rd year)
Home stadium Washington–Grizzly Stadium
« 1987 1989 »

The 1988 Montana Grizzlies football team represented the University of Montana in the 1988 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Big Sky Conference (Big Sky). The Grizzlies were led by third-year head coach Don Read, played their home games at Washington–Grizzly Stadium and finished the season with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4, 6–2 Big Sky).


Date Opponent Site Result
September 3 Eastern New Mexico* Washington–Grizzly StadiumMissoula, Montana W 35–6  
September 10 South Dakota State* Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, Montana W 41–16  
September 17 at Idaho State ASISU MiniDomePocatello, Idaho W 34–7  
September 24 Idaho Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, Montana (Little Brown Stein) W 26–17  
October 1 at Nevada Mackay StadiumReno, Nevada L 3–27  
October 8 Eastern Washington Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, Montana (EWU–UM Governors Cup) W 30–6  
October 15 Northern Arizona Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, Montana W 33–26 2OT 
October 22 at Boise State Bronco StadiumBoise, Idaho L 28–31  
October 29 at Weber State Stewart StadiumOgden, Utah W 41–14  
November 5 Montana State Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, Montana (Brawl of the Wild) W 17–3  
November 12 at Portland State* Civic StadiumPortland, Oregon L 0–21  
November 26 at Idaho* Kibbie DomeMoscow, Idaho (NCAA Division I-AA First Round) L 19–38  
*Non-conference game.