| Big Sky Conference|
8–4 (6–2 Big Sky)
| No. 11|
| Mick Dennehy (2nd year)|
1997 Montana Grizzlies football team Wikipedia
The 1997 Montana Grizzlies football team represented the University of Montana – Missoula in the 1997 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Grizzlies were led by second-year head coach Mick Dennehy and played their home games at Washington–Grizzly Stadium.