2013 Montana State Bobcats football team

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2013 Montana State Bobcats football
Montana State Bobcats M Logo.png
Conference Big Sky Conference
Ranking
Sports Network No. 20
FCS Coaches No. 20
2013 record 7–5 (5–3 Big Sky)
Head coach Rob Ash (7th year)
Defensive coordinator Jamie Marshall
Home stadium Bobcat Stadium
(Capacity: 17,777)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Eastern Washington $^   8 0         12 3  
#15 Northern Arizona ^   7 1         9 3  
#8 Montana ^   6 2         10 3  
#21 Southern Utah ^   5 3         8 5  
#20 Montana State   5 3         7 5  
Cal Poly   5 3         6 6  
UC Davis   5 3         5 7  
Sacramento State   4 4         5 7  
Portland State   3 5         6 6  
North Dakota   2 6         3 8  
Idaho State   1 7         3 9  
Weber State   1 7         2 10  
Northern Colorado   0 8         1 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2013 Montana State Bobcats football team represented Montana State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Bobcats were led by seventh year head coach Rob Ash and played their home games at Bobcat Stadium. They were a member of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 7–5, 5–3 in Big Sky play to finish in a four way tie for fourth place.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Non-Conference Schedule
August 29 7:05 PM Monmouth* No. 2 Bobcat StadiumBozeman, MT MTSN[1]/BSTV W 42–24   21,007
September 7 6:00 PM at SMU* No. 3 Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, TX ESPN3 L 30–31   10,107
September 14 1:05 PM Colorado Mesa* No. 3 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT MTSN/BSTV W 26–0   17,847
September 21 5:00 PM at Stephen F. Austin* No. 3 Homer Bryce StadiumNacogdoches, TX MTSN L 38–52   9,433
Conference Schedule
September 28 1:35 PM at North Dakota No. 11 Alerus CenterGrand Forks, ND MTSN/BSTV W 63–20   8,899
October 5 2:35 PM No. 15 Northern Arizonadagger No. 8 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT MTSN/BSTV W 36–7   21,027
October 19 5:05 PM at Weber State No. 5 Stewart StadiumOgden, UT RTNW W 34–16   5,616
October 26 2:35 PM UC Davis No. 5 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT MTSN/BSTV W 34–17   18,627
November 2 12:05 PM at Northern Colorado No. 5 Nottingham FieldGreeley, CO RTNW W 35–28   3,478
November 9 1:05 PM at No. 3 Eastern Washington No. 4 Roos FieldCheney, WA RTNW L 29–54   10,223
November 16 4:05 PM Southern Utah No. 8 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT MTSN/BSTV L 14–22   18,187
November 23 12:05 PM No. 5 Montana No. 13 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT (Brawl of the Wild) RTNW L 14–28   21,527
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.

Game Summaries[edit]

Monmouth[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawks 3 0 7 14 24
#2 Bobcats 22 17 3 0 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

@ SMU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Bobcats 8 14 8 0 30
Mustangs 5 14 3 9 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Colorado Mesa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mavericks 0 0 0 0 0
#3 Bobcats 11 8 7 0 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 1992 MSU, 43–0

@ Stephen F. Austin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Bobcats 9 15 6 8 38
Lumberjacks 17 14 0 21 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 2012 MSU, 43–35

@ North Dakota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Bobcats 14 28 14 7 63
North Dakota 0 7 7 6 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–13–1 2012 MSU, 55–10

Northern Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#15 Lumberjacks 0 0 7 0 7
#8 Bobcats 7 9 20 0 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–25 2011 MSU, 41–24

@ Weber State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Bobcats 6 13 2 13 34
Wildcats 10 0 6 0 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–20–1 2011 MSU, 44–24

UC Davis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 0 10 0 7 17
#5 Bobcats 7 14 6 7 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2012 MSU, 48–41

@ Northern Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Bobcats 14 7 6 8 35
Bears 7 7 0 14 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–11–1 2012 MSU, 41–16

@ Eastern Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Bobcats 7 14 0 8 29
#3 Eagles 13 13 14 14 54
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–26 2012 EWU, 27–24

Southern Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thunderbirds 3 6 6 7 22
#8 Bobcats 0 0 0 14 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2012 MSU, 24–17

Montana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Grizzlies 0 7 7 14 28
#13 Bobcats 7 0 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–70–5 2012 MSU, 16–7

Ranking movements[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Final 
Sports Network 2 3 3 3 11 8 7 5 5 5 4 8 13 16 20 
Coaches 2 3 3 2 10 7 7 5 5 5 5 10 13 18 20


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Max Media of Montana". Max Media. Retrieved September 9, 2013.