1984 Montana State Bobcats Football Team
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1984 Montana State Bobcats Football Team
1984 Montana State Bobcats football
NCAA Division I-AA national champion
Big Sky champion
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
1984 record12-2 (6-1 Big Sky)
Head coachDave Arnold (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorBill Diedrick (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorSteve Carson (1st season)
Home stadiumReno H. Sales Stadium
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Montana State $^ 6 1 0     12 2 0
Nevada 5 2 0     7 4 0
Idaho 4 3 0     6 5 0
Boise State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Idaho State 4 3 0     5 6 0
Weber State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Northern Arizona 2 5 0     4 6 0
Montana 0 7 0     2 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA poll
(released before playoffs)

The 1984 Montana State Bobcats football team represented the Montana State University (MSU) in the 1984 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The team was led by Dave Arnold in his second season as a head coach. The Bobcats played their home games at Reno H. Sales Stadium.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 8Mesa State*W 30-14
September 15at Eastern Washington*L 16-21
September 22at IdahoW 34-2811,600
September 29No. 18 Idaho State
  • Reno H. Sales Stadium
  • Bozeman, MT
L 6-2211,117
October 6at Weber StateW 48-0  9,680
October 13Nevada
  • Reno H. Sales Stadium
  • Bozeman, MT[1]
W 44-41 4OT  6,317
October 20Portland State*dagger
  • Reno H. Sales Stadium
  • Bozeman, MT
W 45-2210,797
October 27No. 8 Boise State
  • Reno H. Sales Stadium
  • Bozeman, MT
W 22-18  8,387
November 3at MontanaNo. 15W 34-2412,500
November 10Northern ArizonaNo. 10
  • Reno H. Sales Stadium
  • Bozeman, MT[3]
W 41-3  9,357
November 17at Fresno State*No. 6W 35-3124,088
December 1No. 10 Arkansas State*No. 2
  • Reno H. Sales Stadium
  • Bozeman, MT (I-AA Quarterfinal Playoff Game)
W 31-14
December 8No. 2 Rhode Island*No. 2
  • Reno H. Sales Stadium
  • Bozeman, MT (I-AA Semifinal Playoff Game)
W 32-2012,697
December 15vs. No. 9 Louisiana Tech*No. 2SPNW 19-6  9,125

Source:[5][6][7]

Game summaries

Mesa State

1 2 3 4 Total
Mavericks 7 0 0 7 14
Bobcats 20 0 7 3 30

Roster

References

  1. ^ "Montana State goes 4 OT's to stop UNR". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. October 14, 1984. p. 3D.
  2. ^ "Montana State moves into first". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 4, 1984. p. 5C.
  3. ^ "Montana State wraps up Big Sky crown". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 11, 1984. p. 5C.
  4. ^ "Montana State rallies past Fresno State". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 18, 1984. p. 5C.
  5. ^ "Montana State yearly results". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on July 27, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Montana State Bobcats 1984 Schedule". cfbinfo.com. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Division I-AA Top 20". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). Associated Press. November 21, 1984. p. 22.

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