1997 Montana Grizzlies football team

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1997 Montana Grizzlies football
Montana Griz logo.svg
Conference Big Sky Conference
Ranking
Sports Network No. 11
1997 record 8–4 (6–2 Big Sky)
Head coach Mick Dennehy (2nd season)
Home stadium Washington–Grizzly Stadium
(Capacity: 18,845)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 E Washington $^ 7 1 0     12 2 0
#11 Montana ^ 6 2 0     8 4 0
Montana State 5 3 0     6 5 0
Northern Arizona 4 4 0     6 5 0
Weber State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Cal State Northridge 4 4 0     4 8 0
Portland State 3 5 0     4 7 0
Idaho State 2 6 0     3 8 0
Sacramento State 1 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • Cal State Northridge record includes two losses by forfeit
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll

The 1997 Montana Grizzlies football team represented the University of Montana in the 1997 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Grizzlies were led by second-year head coach Mick Dennehy and played their home games at Washington–Grizzly Stadium.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 13 1:05 PM No. 14 Stephen F. Austin* No. 1 Washington–Grizzly StadiumMissoula, MT KPAX W 24–10   18,730
September 20 1:05 PM Saint Mary's (CA)* No. 1 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT W 35–14   18,384
September 27 1:05 PM Sacramento Statedagger No. 1 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT W 52–10   19,046
October 4 1:00 PM at Wyoming* No. 1 War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY L 13–28   18,608
October 11 2:05 PM at Idaho State No. 2 Holt ArenaPocatello, ID KPAX W 48–0   7,596
October 18 1:05 PM Eastern Washington No. 2 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT (Governors Cup) L 35–40   19,019
October 25 4:05 PM at No. 11 Northern Arizona No. 6 Walkup SkydomeFlagstaff, AZ KPAX L 24–27   15,417
November 1 12:05 PM Cal State Northridge No. 15 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT W 21–13   16,775
November 8 8:05 PM at Portland State No. 13 Civic StadiumPortland, OR KPAX W 37–7   12,387
November 15 12:05 PM Weber State No. 11 Washington–Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT W 38–13   15,972
November 22 12:05 PM at Montana State No. 11 Reno H. Sales StadiumBozeman, MT (Brawl of the Wild) KPAX W 27–25   13,507
November 29 6:00 PM at No. 6 McNeese State* No. 11 Cowboy StadiumLake Charles, LA (First Round, Division I Championship) L 14–19   13,681
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network Division I-AA Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.

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