|1983 Montana Grizzlies football|
|Conference||Big Sky Conference|
|1983 record||4–6 (3–4 Big Sky)|
|Head coach||Larry Donovan (4th season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Joe Glenn (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Dornblaser Field|
|1983 Big Sky football standings|
|#11 Nevada $^||6||–||1||–||0||9||–||5||–||0|
|#12 Idaho State ^||5||–||2||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA poll
(released before championship playoffs)
The 1983 Montana Grizzlies football team represented the University of Montana in the 1983 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Big Sky Conference (Big Sky). The Grizzlies were led by fourth-year head coach Larry Donovan, played their home games at Dornblaser Field and finished the season with a record of four wins and six losses (4–6, 3–4 Big Sky).
|September 17||Boise State||W 21–20|
|September 24||Portland State (Div. II)*||W 35–19|
|October 1||at Northern Arizona||W 21–17|
|October 8||Weber State||W 28–26|
|October 15||Nevada||L 0–38|
|October 22||at Idaho||L 24–45|
|October 29||at Montana State||L 8–28|
|November 5||Long Beach State (Div. I-A)*||L 14–38|
|November 12||at Eastern Washington (Div. II)*||L 26–27|
|November 19||No. 17 Idaho State||L 17–31|
- "Big Sky: Montana 21, N. Arizona 17". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). October 2, 1083. p. D4.
- "Nevada-Reno slams Griz; moves to top in Big Sky". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). October 16, 1983. p. D4.
- Stalwick, Howie (October 22, 1983). "Top game: Montana (4-1) at Idaho (4-2)". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 17.
- Blanchette, John (October 23, 1983). "Unlikely heroes save the Vandals". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. D1.
- "Games at a glance: Montana at EWU". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). November 11, 1983. p. 17.
- Stewart, Chuck (November 13, 1983). "Late rally gives Eagles 27-26 win over Grizzlies". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C2.
- "ISU tops Montana for second". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 20, 1983. p. 3C.
- "Montana yearly results". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2013-12-15. Retrieved July 31, 2013.