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Montana Grizzlies football
AmericanFootball current event.svg.png Current season
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First season 1897
Athletic director [[|Jean Gee (Interim)]]
Head coach Mick Delaney
Home stadium Washington–Grizzly Stadium
Field John Hoyt Field
Year built 1986
Stadium capacity 25,203
Stadium surface SprinTurf
Location Missoula, Montana
Conference Big Sky Conference
Past conferences Mountain States Conference (1951–1961)
Pacific Coast Conference (1924–1949)
All-time record 531–462–26
Postseason bowl record 0–3
Claimed national titles 2 (1-AA/FCS)
1995, 2001
Conference titles 18
Rivalries Montana State Bobcats
Idaho Vandals
EWU Eagles
Current uniform
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Colors Maroon and silver            
Website GoGriz.Com

The Montana Grizzlies football program (or "Griz") represents the University of Montana in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) of college football. The Grizzlies have competed in the Big Sky Conference, where it is a founding member, since 1963. They play their home games at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Montana where they had an average attendance of 25,448 in 2010 (2nd in FCS).[1]

The Grizzlies had a winning season from 1986-2011. In Washington-Grizzly Stadium they have a winning percentage of 89% including playoffs. They hold the records for most playoff appearances in a row (17), Big Sky Conference titles in a row (12), and overall playoff appearances (20). Their success made them winningest program in all college football in the 2000s (119 wins) and third winningest team in FCS in the 1990s (93 wins).[2][3]

HistoryEdit

Early years (1897–1934)Edit

The University of Montana's first football season was in 1897 where they won a single game against future rival Montana State. The team played only schools from Montana until it helped found the Northwest Intercollegiate Athletic Association (NWIAA) in 1902. In addition to Montana, this original Northwest Conference included Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Idaho, and Whitman College. Despite the association's stated goal of increasing intercollegiate athletics, Montana continued to play only the nearest teams. More unfortunate for the team, it would not win a game against a conference opponent until a 10-0 win over Washington State in 1914.

In 1915, the Northwest Conference began to become superfluous with the creation of the Pacific Coast Conference which by 1924 already included the five public Northwest Conference schools from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho in addition to California and Stanford. Montana joined the conference in 1924 and would remain until 1949. During this time, Montana would win only 9 conferences games (8 of them against Idaho), and would never play a home game against any California team.[4]

Doug Fessenden era (1935–1948)Edit

(46-40-4) Record, (9-1) vs. Cats
Doug Fessenden was the first Montana coach to last more than five years and was the first to end his career with a winning record that coached more than two years.

Mountain States (Skyline) Conference era (1951–1961)Edit

In 1948, the Montana board of education announced that it was de-emphasizing athletics at the state university. Key to the university's decision was the feeling that continued affiliation with the conference was incompatible with the goal to "keep intercollegiate athletics properly subordinated to the academic function" and they would "seek to develop competition in all sports with institutions similar in purpose, size, resources and academic standing." The conference was only "preferable to having no conference affiliation."[5]

In 1951, Montana joined the Mountain States Conference, popularly known as the Skyline Conference. It would compete here until the conference dissolved in 1962, never having a winning season and not winning more than three games until 1960. In 1963, Montana joined Gonzaga, Idaho, Idaho State, Weber State, and Montana State in forming the Big Sky Conference.

Jack Swarthout era (1967–1975)Edit

(51-41-1) Record, (3-6) vs. Cats
Montana's football struggles continued in the new Big Sky Conference, and the team had only won 9 games its first four years when school officials decided that coaching change was needed. In December 1966, University of Montana president Robert T. Pantzer announced that Jack Swarthout, a former quarterback/halfback/end from Montana. Swarthout brought on Jack Elway as an assistant and together they took the Grizzlies from 1-9 to 7-3 the first season. Within two years Swarthout guided the team to back-to-back undefeated regular seasons in 1969 and 1970 and Montana's first Big Sky Conference titles. Both years they were defeated by the North Dakota State in the Camellia Bowl, which was part of a set of bowls that led up to a poll to determine the NCAA College Division national football championship, prior to the current College Division playoff structure.

Continued success was expected, but a disappointing season in 1971 was followed by a work-study scandal that eventually led to Swarthout's resignation. In 1972, a federal grand jury returned a 32-count indictment charging five university officials and coaches (including Swarthout) with conspiring to illegally use federal-aid money by using some of the funds to pay for fictitious jobs for athletes.[6] Though Swarthout was found innocent, the charges hurt recruiting and the student-body government decided to withdraw financial support for athletic programs.[7][8] Despite the controversy and resultant performance decline, Swarthout is credited as being the coach that turned Montana into a winning football program.[9]

Don Read era (1986–1995)Edit

(85-36) Record, (10-0) vs. Cats
After Swarthout's departure, Montana would register only one winning season over the next 10 years. In November 1985, Montana fired coach Larry Donovan and replaced him with Portland State's head coach, Don Read. Over the next 10 years Montana would go 85-36, have 10 straight winning seasons, and was undefeated against cross-state rival Montana State. Read would win 2 conference titles, make the playoffs 5 times and win Montana's first national championship.

Mick Dennehy era (1996–1999)Edit

(39-12) Record, (4-0) vs. Cats
Mick Dennehy had been the offensive coordinator under Don Read and was promoted to head coach when Read retired in 1995. Dennehy continued Montana's success, making it to the national championship his first year for a rematch against Marshall University. This time however, Montana would lose 49-29. Montana would make the playoffs every year under Dennehy and continue to beat Montana State, but they would not make it passed the First Round of the playoffs outside his first season. After the 1999 season, Dennehy accepted a head coaching position at Utah State

Joe Glenn era (2000–2002)Edit

(39-6) Record, (2-1) vs. Cats
The Joe Glenn era began with high hopes for the winner of two Division II champions at the University of Northern Colorado. He did not disappoint, making it to the national championship his first two seasons, winning the second. Unfortunately, during Glenn's third year Montana's win streak against Montana State finally came to end at 16 straight. Glenn left after the 2002 season to pursue the head coaching job at the University of Wyoming

Bobby Hauck era (2003–2009)Edit

(80-17) Record, (5-2) vs. Cats
Bobby Hauck began his tenure in 2003 and over the next 7 years would win a share of the Big Sky Conference title every year and make it to the national championship in 2004, 2008, and 2009. Unfortunately, Montana would win none of those. After the 2009 season Hauck left to take the head coaching job at UNLV.

Robin Pflugrad era (2010–2011)Edit

(18-7) Record, (1-1) vs. Cats
In 2009, Robin Pflugrad returned to Montana to become the wide receivers coach under Bobby Hauck. After that season, Hauck left Montana to become the head coach at UNLV, and Pflugrad was promoted to replace him. Pflugrad said after his hiring that Montana would be "very fast on offense, up-tempo and upbeat." Pflugrad led Montana to a Big Sky Conference title a national semifinal appearance in 2011.

Mick Delaney era (2012–Present)Edit

(5-7) Record, (0-1) vs. Cats
Mick Delaney is currently the head coach at the University of Montana. Delaney was hired July, 26 2012, replacing former head coach Robin Pflugrad.

Home venuesEdit

The Montana Grizzlies have played their home games in Washington–Grizzly Stadium since its construction in 1986. The stadium has an official capacity, however, its record attendance is 26,066 set September 17, 2011. Construction of the stadium closely follows the Grizzlies recent success and since its construction the Grizzlies have a 163-21 win record (2010).

Before Washington-Grizzly Stadium, the Grizzlies played off-campus at "new" Dornblaser Field from 1968 to 1986. Prior to 1968, Montana played on-campus at "old" Dornblaser Field from 1920 to 1967. Both stadiums were named for Paul Dornblaser, the team's captain in 1912, who was killed in World War I. Prior to 1920, Montana played its home games at a field in downtown Missoula, near the former Missoulian newspaper building.

RivalriesEdit

Montana State BobcatsEdit

Montana's primary rivalry is the Brawl of the Wild (AKA: The Griz-Cat game) against Montana State University in Bozeman, played 112 times, which the Griz leads 70-37-5.

The series has three distinct periods. From 1897 to 1916 the teams didn't belong to a conference and at times would play twice per year. Early seasons had seven games or less with one season seeing the Grizzlies play just one game. Four of the five ties in the series came during this era. Montana won 12 games to Montana State's 7.

In 1917 Montana State joined the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and in 1924 Montana joined what is now the PAC-12 Conference when it entered the Pacific Coast Conference. The RMAC included several teams that would become Mountain West members. When MSU joined the RMAC included Colorado, Colorado State, Utah, Utah State, and Brigham Young. When UM joined the PCC included Stanford, California, UCLA, USC, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, and Idaho. The Bobcats remained in the RMAC through 1956, while the Grizzlies remained in the PCC through 1949 and joined the Mountain States Conference from 1951-1961. MSU was independent from 1957-1962 and UM was independent in 1950 and 1962. During this period UM enjoyed a 30-8-1 edge in Cat-Griz games.[10]

Both schools entered the Big Sky Conference as charter members in 1963 with Montana holding a 42-15-2 series lead. From 1963 to 1985 Montana State enjoyed its most successful period of the Cat-Griz rivalry. MSU won 17 games to just six for UM. Following that Montana started "The Streak" when it won 16 straight games from 1986 to 2001. MSU ended the drought by winning three of four, while UM holds a 6-4 edge after "The Streak" with Montana winning the most recent game 36-10 in Bozeman. The Big Sky era shows Montana with a 28-21 lead.[11]

Idaho VandalsEdit

Montana formerly played a rivalry game against the Idaho Vandals for the Little Brown Stein. The Grizzlies trail in the 84-game series 27-55-2 (.333), but have won the last four meetings (2000–03). (Idaho moved up to Division I-A (now FBS) in 1996.)

Eastern Washington EaglesEdit

The Grizzlies also have an annual rivalry game in conference with the Eastern Washington Eagles, called the EWU–UM Governors Cup. Montana leads the series 25-11-1

Possible FBS membershipEdit

On November 10, 2010 the Western Athletic Conference announced that it will be expanding its membership by adding three teams, UTSA, Texas State University, and the University of Denver. It was reported that the WAC also extended an invitation to Montana, but the university decided to decline.

UniformsEdit

ColorsEdit

(1893–1967), (1997-Present) Maroon & Silver          
(1968–1996) Copper & Gold          
The University of Montana's official colors are copper, silver and gold, and were chosen as such in recognition of the state of Montana's mining history. Contrary to popular perception, these colors have never changed with the confusion stemming from the University's decision to represent "copper" with either maroon      or Texas orange      at various times in its history. In 1893 when the University was founded and its colors chosen a lack of copper dye led the school to use maroon and occasionally other colors to represent the copper. This had the effect of having the schools athletic teams not always being represented across the board by the same uniform colors. In 1967, then football coach and athletic director Jack Swarthout, who personally preferred the maroon and silver used by the football team, sought to make the schools colors more consistent and held a vote among UM coaches. They selected Texas orange (to represent copper) and gold to be used on the school's uniforms and it would remain so for the next 30 years. In 1993, the maroon was brought back as part of the University's centennial celebrations and a student survey in 1995 showed support for a return to maroon and silver uniforms. Despite some vocal opposition, by 1997 the colors began to phase into the maroon and silver that continues to be used.[12][13][14]

#37 JerseyEdit

The #37 Jersey is a tradition began in 1987 by then Running Back Kraig Paulson. The tradition holds that whomever wears the #37 jersey selects a in-state recruit and leading defensive player to wear it next.

Player Pos. Hometown Years with jersey
Kraig Paulson RB Plentywood 1983-86
Tim Hauck DB Big Timber 1987-1989
Todd Ericson DB Butte 1990-1993
Jason Crebo LB Helena 1994-1997
Andy Petek DE Helena 1998-2000
Ciche Pitcher DE Anaconda 2001-03
Loren Utterback LB Fort Benton 2004-2007
Carson Bender DT Deer Lodge 2008-2010
Ryan Fetherston DE Helena 2011
Jordan Tripp LB Missoula 2012-

Program achievementsEdit

The Grizzlies rank among the all time playoff appearance leaders, with appearances in 1982, 1988, 1989, 1993-2009 and 2011. The Grizzlies playoff streak of 17 in a row from 1993-2009 is a record at the I-AA level, now known as the NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision.[15] The streak came to an end on November 21, 2010 when the Grizzlies were not selected to the FCS playoffs following a loss to in-state rival Montana State.

The Grizzlies won the national championship in 1995 under Don Read when Dave Dickenson led the team to a victory over Marshall University in the national championship game. In 2001, coach Joe Glenn led the Montana Grizzlies to another national championship defeating Furman University by a score of 13-6.

The Grizzlies rank third in the state in National Football Championships, although they are fourth in Division I-AA (FCS) National Championships with two. They fall behind the Carroll College from Helena, MT and the Montana State Bobcats. The Saints have won six NAIA Football Championships while the Montana State Bobcats have won three national titles, although they only have one title as a Division I-AA (FCS) school.

National Championship appearancesEdit

Year Coach Record Result Score Opponent
1995Don Read13-2won22-20Marshall
1996Mike Dennehy14-1lost29-49Marshall
2000Joe Glenn13-2lost25-27Georgia Southern
2001Joe Glenn15-1won13-6Furman
2004Bobby Hauck12-3lost21-31James Madison
2008Bobby Hauck14-2lost7-24Richmond
2009Bobby Hauck14-1lost21-23Villanova

Conference championshipsEdit

Year Conference Overall Record Conference Record Coach
1969 Big Sky 10-1 4–0 Jack Swarthout
1970 Big Sky 10-1 6-0 Jack Swarthout
1982♦ Big Sky 6-6 5-2 Larry Donovan
1993 Big Sky 10-2 7-0 Don Read
1995 Big Sky 13-2 6-1 Don Read
1996 Big Sky 14-1 8-0 Mick Dennehy
1998 Big Sky 8-4 6-2 Mick Dennehy
1999 Big Sky 9-3 7-1 Mick Dennehy
2000 Big Sky 13-2 8-0 Joe Glenn
2001 Big Sky 15-1 7-0 Joe Glenn
2002♦ Big Sky 11-3 5-2 Joe Glenn
2003♦ Big Sky 9-4 5-2 Bobby Hauck
2004♦ Big Sky 12-3 6-1 Bobby Hauck
2005♦ Big Sky 8-4 5-2 Bobby Hauck
2006 Big Sky 12-2 8-0 Bobby Hauck
2007 Big Sky 11-1 8-0 Bobby Hauck
2008♦ Big Sky 14-2 7-1 Bobby Hauck
2009 Big Sky 14-1 8–0 Bobby Hauck
2011♦ Big Sky 9-2 7-1 Robin Pflugrad
Total 18
Denotes a tie for first place and conference co-champion

Individual awards and honorsEdit

National honors—playersEdit

National Offensive Player of the Year
1995: Dave Dickenson
  • Walter Payton Award finalists
2009: Chase Reynolds
2005: Lex Hilliard
2004: Craig Ochs
2002: John Edwards
2001: Yohance Humphery
1999: Drew Miller
1998: Brian Ah Yat
1997: Brian Ah Yat
1996: Brian Ah Yat
1989: Tim Hauck
National Defensive Player of the Year
2007: Kroy Biermann
  • Buck Buchanan Award finalists
2011: Trumaine Johnson
2006: Kroy Biermann
2002: Trey Young
2001: Vince Huntsberger (Runner-up)
2000: Andy Petek (Runner-up)

National honors—coachesEdit

National Coach of the Year
2002: Joe Glenn
National Coach of the Year
1995: Don Read

Big Sky Conference honorsEdit

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  • Offensive MVP
2002: John Edwards, QB
1998: Brian Ah Yat, QB
1996: Brian Ah Yat, QB
1995: Dave Dickenson, QB
1994: Dave Dickenson, QB
1993: Dave Dickenson, QB
  • Defensive MVP
2011: Caleb McSurdy, LB
2007: Kroy Biermann, DE
2002: Trey Young, FS
2001: Vince Huntsberger, SS
2000: Andy Petek, DE
1999: Vince Huntsbergeru, SS
1996: Jason Crebo, LB
1989: Tim Hauck, DB
1988: Tim Hauck, DB
1976: Greg Anderson, DB
1974: Ron Rosenberg, LB
  • Top Newcomer
2003: Justin Green, RB
1999: Drew Miller, QB
  • Coach of the Year
2011: Robin Pflugrad
2009: Bobby Hauck
2007: Bobby Hauck
2006: Bobby Hauck
2002: Joe Glenn
2001: Joe Glenn
2000: Joe Glenn
1996: Mick Dennehy
1995: Don Read
1993: Don Read
1989: Don Read
1970: Jack Swarthout
1969: Jack Swarthout

Other awards and honorsEdit

  • Grizzlies quarterback Bob O'Billovich was selected as the Montana Athlete of Decade (1960–1970)[17]

Head coaching historyEdit

Coach Years Seasons Record Pct. Conf. Record Pct. Conf. Champs Bowl Games Playoff Appearances National Titles Record vs. Cats
Fred Smith 1897 11-2-3.4171-0
Sgt. F.B Searight 1898 1 3-2.6002-0
Guy Cleveland 1899 1 1-2.3330-2
Frank Bean 1900-1901 2 2-4.3330-2
Dewitt Peck 1902 1 0-3.0000-1
Northwest Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1902)
H.B. Conibear 1903-04 2 5-7.4171-1
F.W. Schule 105-06 2 4-7.364-
Albion Findlay 1907 1 4-1-1.750-
Roy White 1908-09 2 7-2-2.7272-1-1
Robert Cary 1910-11 2 5-3-1.6111-0-1
Lt. W.C. Philoon 1912 1 4-3.6672-0
A.G. Heilman 1913-14 28-4-1.6793-0
Jerry Nissen 1915-17 3 7-7-3.5001-0-1
Bernie Biermann 1919-21 39-9-3.5002-0-1
Jon Stewart 1922-23 2 7-8.4672-0
Pacific Coast Conference (1924–1949)
Earl 'Click' Clark 1924-25 2 7-8-1.4691-0
Frank Millburn 1926-30 5 18-22-3.4533-1-1
Bernard 'Bunny' Oakes 1931-34 4 8-22-1.2743-1
Doug Fessenden 1935-41/1946-48 12 46-40-4.4759-1
Clyde Carpenter 19421 0-8.000
George Dahlberg 1945 1 1-4.375
Ted Shipkey1949-513 12-16.4293-0
Mountain States Conference (1951–1961)
Eddie Chinske 1952-54 38-18-1.3154-0
Jerry Williams 1955-57 3 6-23.2071-2
Ray Jenkins 1958-63 6 14-43.2462-4
Big Sky Conference (1963–Present)
Hugh Davidson 1964-66 38-20 .2860-3
Jack Swarthout 1967-75 9 51-41-1.554223-6
Gene Carlson 1976-79 4 16-25.3901-3
Larry Donovan 1980-85 625-37-1.398112-4
Don Read 1986-95 1085-36.70225110-0
Mike Dennehy 1996-99 439-12.765344-0
Joe Glenn 2000-02 339-6 .8673312-1
Bobby Hauck 2003-09 7 80-17 .825775-2
Robin Pflugrad 2010-2011 2 18-7 .720111-1
Mike Delaney 2012–present 1 5-6 .454000-1
Totals 1897–present 106 554–476–23 .538 ' ' 19 2 21 2 .647

Yearly season recordsEdit

Program alumni who played professionallyEdit

Griz in the Pros
PlayerYearTeamLeagueRound
SteveSullivan1922Evansville Crimson GiantsNFL
TedIllman1926Wilson's WildcatsAFL I
"Wild" BillKelly1927New York YankeesNFL
LenNoyes1937Brooklyn DodgersNFL
MiltonPopovich1937Chicago CardinalsNFL
PaulSzakash1937Detroit LionsNFL7th
AldoForte1938Chicago BearsNFL21st
BillLazetich1938Cleveland RamsNFL16th
JohnDolan1941Buffalo IndiansAFL III
StanRenning1959Edmonton EskimosCFL
JohnLands1960Indianapolis WarriorsUFL
GarySchwertfeger1961British Columbia LionsCFL
BobO'Billovich1962Ottawa Rough RidersCFL
TerryDillon1963Minnesota VikingsNFL
MikeTilleman1964Chicago BearsNFL
BryanMagnuson1968Washington RedskinsNFL8th
MaceoGray1969Baltimore ColtsNFL
DaveUrie1969Houston OilersAFL IV
TimGallagher1971Dallas CowboysNFL
WilliePostler1972British Columbia LionsNFL
SteveOkoniewski1972Atlanta FalconsNFL
RoyRobinson1972Saskatchewan RoughridersCFL
WaltBrett1975Atlanta FalconsNFL4th
RonRosenberg1975Cincinnati BengalsNFL13th
BarryDarrow1974Cleveland BrownsNFL
GregHarris1976New York JetsNFL
DougBetters1977Miami DolphinsNFL
TerryFalcon1977New England PatriotsNFL
GregAnderson1979MontrealCFL
TimHook1979Saskatchewan RoughridersCFL
CarmCarteri1979Ottawa Rough RidersCFL
GuyBingham1980New York JetsNFL10th
PatCurry1982Seattle SeahawksNFL
RockyKlever1982New York JetsNFL9th
RichBurtness1982Dallas CowboysNFL12th
MikeHagen1982Seattle SeahawksNFL
MickeySutton1983Pittsburgh MaulersUSFL
BrianSalonen1984Dallas CowboysNFL10th
MikeRice1987New York JetsNFL8th
BrentPease1987Minnesota VikingsNFL11th
LarryClarkson1988San Francisco 49ersNFL8th
PatFoster1988Los Angeles RamsNFL9th
TimHauck1989New England PatriotsNFL
JayFagan1989Washington RedskinsNFL
KirkScrafford1989Cincinnati BengalsNFL
GradyBennett1991British Columbia LionsCFL
MattClark1991British Columbia LionsCFL
MikeTrevathan1991British Columbia LionsCFL
BradLebo1992Cincinnati BengalsNFL
SeanDorris1992Houston OilersNFL
ToddEricson1994Indianapolis ColtsNFL
CarlFranks1994Toronto ArgonautsCFL
ScottGragg1995New York GiantsNFL2nd
ScottGurnsey1995Toronto ArgonautsCFL
ShalonBaker1995British Columbia LionsCFL
MarcLamb1995New York JetsNFL
KeithBurke1995Ottawa Rough RidersCFL
DaveDickenson1996Calgary StampedersCFL
MattWells1996Saskatchewan RoughridersCFL
BlaineMcElmurry1997Houston OilersNFL
JoeDouglass1997New York JetsNFL
DavidKempfert1997Seattle SeahawksNFL
JeffZellick1997New York GiantsNFL
JasonBaker1998Jacksonville JaguarsNFL
JasonCrebo1998Buffalo BillsNFL
BrianAh Yat1999Winnipeg Blue BombersCFL
ScottCurry1999Green Bay PackersNFL6th
KrisHeppner2000Seattle SeahawksNFL
DallasNeil2000Atlanta FalconsNFL
JeremyWatkins2000New York GiantsNFL
JimmyFarris2001San Francisco 49ersNFL
LeifThorsen2001British Columbia LionsCFL1st
ThatcherSzalay2002Cincinnati BengalsNFL
CalvinColeman2002New York GiantsNFL
DrewMiller2002Detroit FuryArena
EtuMolden2002Chicago RushArena
SpencerFrederick2002New Orleans SaintsNFL
DylanMcFarland2003Buffalo BillsNFL7th
JonSkinner2003San Diego ChargersNFL
ChrisSnyder2003Detroit LionsNFL
JustinGreen2004Baltimore RavensNFL5th
AndyPetek2004Hamilton Tiger-CatsCFL
CoryProcter2005Dallas CowboysNFL
CraigOchs2005San Diego ChargersNFL
LevanderSegars2005Montreal AlouettesCFL
WillieWalden2005Kansas City ChiefsNFL
TreyYoung2005Calgary StampedersCFL
BradRhoades2006Tennessee TitansNFL
TuffHarris2007Miami DolphinsNFL
JoshSwogger2007Kansas City ChiefsNFL
RyanBagley2008Saskatchewan RoughridersCFL
KroyBiermann2008Atlanta FalconsNFL5th
CodyBalogh2008Chicago BearsNFL
DanCarpenter2008Miami DolphinsNFL
LexHilliard2008Miami DolphinsNFL6th
ColtAnderson2009Minnesota VikingsNFL
ColinDow2009Cincinnati BengalsNFL
ColeBerquist2009Saskatchewan RoughridersCFL
J.D.Quinn2009Miami DolphinsNFL
MichaelStadnyk2009Saskatchewan RoughridersCFL2nd
MarcMariani2010Tennessee TitansNFL7th
ShannSchillinger2010Atlanta FalconsNFL6th
LeviHorn2010Chicago BearsNFL
JimmyWilson2011Miami DolphinsNFL7th
ChaseReynolds2011St. Louis RamsNFL
TrumaineJohnson2012St. Louis RamsNFL3rd
CalebMcSurdy2012Dallas CowboysNFL7th

Future non-conference opponents Edit

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
vs South Dakota vs Appalachian State at McNeese State vs McNeese State
at Appalachian State
vs Liberty

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ReferencesEdit

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  5. "Montana Seeks to Sever Coast Conference Ties", Eugene Register-Guard. Dec. 14, 1948
  6. "Government Says Montana Univ. Misused Funds", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 20, 1972
  7. "Swarthout innocent", Tri City Herald. April 12, 1973
  8. "Swarthout will retire from Montana post", The Spokesman-Review. June 14, 1976
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  15. College Football Data Warehouse
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  17. Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 4, p.329, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN 1-55041-855-6
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