2011 Montana State Bobcats football team

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2011 Montana State Bobcats football
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Big Sky Conference Champions
FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals vs Sam Houston State, L 13–49
Conference Big Sky Conference
Ranking
Sports Network #7
FCS Coaches #7
2011 record 10–3 (7–1 Big Sky)
Head coach Rob Ash (5th year)
Offensive coordinator Brian Wright
Defensive coordinator Jamie Marshall
Home stadium Bobcat Stadium
(Capacity: 17,777)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »

The 2011 Montana State Bobcats football team represented Montana State University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Bobcats were led by fifth-year head coach Rob Ash and played their home games at Bobcat Stadium. Montana State is a member of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 10–3, 7–1 in Big Sky play to win the conference championship after it was determined on July 26, 2013 by the NCAA that Montana had played its final six games with ineligible players. Montana State and Montana had finished tied for the conference title at 7-1 prior to the NCAA ruling. MSU received an at-large bid into the FCS playoffs where they defeated New Hampshire in the second round before falling to Sam Houston State in the quarterfinals.


2011 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#7 Montana State +^   7 1         10 3  
#5 Montana   5 1         6 3  
Portland State   5 3         7 4  
Eastern Washington   5 3         6 5  
Weber State   5 3         5 6  
Northern Arizona   3 5         4 7  
Sacramento State   3 5         4 7  
Idaho State   1 7         2 9  
Northern Colorado   0 8         0 11  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • Montana vacated five wins and playoff participation; Idaho State ineligible for FCS playoffs due to APR violations
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

Schedule[edit]

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Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 6:00 PM at Utah* #6 Rice–Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT KJZZ/ Max Media L 10–27   45,311
September 10 1:00 PM UC Davis* #6 Bobcat StadiumBozeman, MT Max Media W 38–14   18,487
September 17 1:30 PM Minot State* #5 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT Max Media W 43–7   16,507
September 24 4:00 PM at #21 E. Washington #4 Roos FieldCheney, WA Max Media/SWX W 36–21   10,422
October 1 1:30 PM #25 Sacramento State #4 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT Max Media W 31–21   18,847
October 8 1:00 PM at Portland State #3 Jeld-Wen FieldPortland, OR Max Media W 38–36   9,054
October 15 1:00 PM Northern Arizona #3 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT Max Media W 41–24   17,527
October 22 1:30 PM at Northern Colorado #3 Nottingham FieldGreeley, CO ALT/CSNNW/CSNCA W 31–21   5,301
October 29 12:00 PM Idaho State #4 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT Max Media W 54–13   16,517
November 5 1:30 PM at Weber State #2 Stewart StadiumOgden, UT ALT/CSNNW/CSNCA W 44–24   6,505
November 19 12:00 PM #7 Montana #1 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT (Brawl of the Wild) KPAX L 10–36   20,247
December 3 1:00 PM #11 New Hampshire* #7 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT (FCS Second Round) ESPN3 W 26–25   11,367
December 10 10:00 AM at #1 Sam Houston State* #7 Bowers StadiumHuntsville, TX (FCS Quarterfinal) ESPN L 13–49   9,077
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.

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