2014 Montana State Bobcats football team

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2014 Montana State Bobcats football
Montana State Bobcats M Logo.png
Conference Big Sky Conference
Ranking
Sports Network No. 20
FCS Coaches No. 20
2014 record 8–5 (6–2 Big Sky)
Head coach Rob Ash (8th year)
Offensive coordinator Tim Cramsey
Defensive coordinator Jamie Marshall
Home stadium Bobcat Stadium
(Capacity: 17,777)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 Eastern Washington $^   7 1         11 3  
#13 Montana ^   6 2         9 5  
#20 Montana State ^   6 2         8 5  
#25 Idaho State   6 2         8 4  
Cal Poly   5 3         7 5  
Northern Arizona   5 3         7 5  
Sacramento State   4 4         7 5  
North Dakota   3 5         5 7  
Southern Utah   3 5         3 9  
Northern Colorado   2 6         3 8  
Portland State   2 6         3 9  
Weber State   2 6         2 10  
UC Davis   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2014 Montana State Bobcats football team represented Montana State University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Bobcats were led by eighth 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 8–5, 6–2 in Big Sky play to finish in a three way tie for second place. They received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs where they lost in the first round to South Dakota State.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Non-Conference Schedule
August 30 5:00 PM at Arkansas State* No. 18 Centennial Bank StadiumJonesboro, AR ESPN3 L 10–37   26,143
September 6 7:00 PM Black Hills State* No. 20 Bobcat StadiumBozeman, MT CMM/ALT2 W 57–10   19,187
September 13 1:30 PM Central Arkansas* No. 17 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT CMM/ALT2 W 43–33   17,777
September 20 1:00 PM No. 2 Eastern Washington* No. 14 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT RTNW L 51–52   19,377
Conference Schedule
September 27 2:00 PM North Dakotadagger No. 13 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT CMM W 29–18   19,477
October 4 7:00 PM at Sacramento State No. 13 Hornet StadiumSacramento, CA CMM W 59–56   6,473
October 11 5:00 PM at UC Davis No. 11 Aggie StadiumDavis, CA RTNW W 77–37   7,152
October 18 3:30 PM Weber State No. 9 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT CMM W 23–13   19,677
November 1 7:05 PM at Cal Poly No. 8 Alex G. Spanos StadiumSan Luis Obispo, CA CMM L 27–35   8,909
November 8 1:30 PM Portland State No. 15 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT CMM W 29–22   16,627
November 15 1:30 PM Idaho State No. 12 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT RTNW W 44–39   16,577
November 22 3:00 PM at No. 13 Montana No. 12 Washington–Grizzly StadiumMissoula, MT (Brawl of the Wild) RTNW L 7–34   26,352
2014 FCS Playoffs
November 29 2:00 PM No. 14 South Dakota State* No. 17 Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT (FCS Playoffs First Round) ESPN3 L 40–47   7,747
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.

Despite also being a member of the Big Sky Conference, the game with Eastern Washington on September 20 is considered a non conference game.

Game summaries[edit]

@ Arkansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Bobcats 7 0 3 0 10
Red Wolves 10 3 10 14 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 1984 MSU, 31–14

Black Hills State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 0 0 10 0 10
#20 Bobcats 18 24 8 7 57
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Central Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 6 7 20 33
#17 Bobcats 10 13 14 6 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Eastern Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Eagles 14 13 10 15 52
#14 Bobcats 23 7 14 7 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–27 2013 EWU, 54–29

North Dakota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Dakota 0 7 3 8 18
#13 Bobcats 3 23 0 3 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–13–1 2013 MSU, 63–20

@ Sacramento State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Bobcats 21 0 17 21 59
Hornets 14 0 14 28 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–6 2012 MSU, 20–17

@ UC Davis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Bobcats 14 21 28 14 77
Aggies 10 0 20 7 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2013 MSU, 34–17

Weber State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 3 0 10 13
#9 Bobcats 0 7 7 9 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
29–20–1 2013 MSU, 34–16

@ Cal Poly[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Bobcats 7 10 10 0 27
Mustangs 7 7 14 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–9 2005 CPSU, 38–10

Portland State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 10 3 2 7 22
#15 Bobcats 15 7 0 7 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–9 2012 MSU, 65–30

Idaho State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 14 16 0 9 39
#12 Bobcats 7 16 14 7 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–28 2011 MSU, 54–13

@ Montana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Bobcats 0 0 0 7 7
#13 Grizzlies 17 10 0 7 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–70–5 2013 MONT, 28–14

FCS Playoffs[edit]

First Round–South Dakota State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Jackrabbits 14 10 7 16 47
#17 Bobcats 6 14 6 14 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–2 2004 MSU, 27–24

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 18 20 17 14 13 13 11 9 10 8 15 12 12 17 20 
Coaches 19 23 18 16 17 15 14 11 11 9 16 13 12 17 20


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