football; Carroll vs UM Western

Carroll College's Chandler Arbizzani crushes Montana Western’s Melvin Walser after a short pass in the first half of Saturday’s game in Helena. The Saints won 24-15 in a Frontier Conference game.

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Around the Big Sky ...

• At Missoula, Makena Simis had 101 yards rushing on 19 carries and Jerry Louie-McGee had a 48-yard punt return for a touchdown to help Montana beat Northern Arizona 17-15 to snap the Lumberjacks' six-game win streak. Simis, a redshirt senior, moved from quarterback to receiver after the 2015 season but came into the week as the backup quarterback. With less than a minute left, Northern Arizona's Stone Smartt scampered around the edge, dove and touched the pylon for a 2-yard touchdown that made it 17-15 with 50 seconds left. On the ensuing 2-point conversion attempt, he rolled right and had a wide open receiver in the back of the end zone, but threw behind his target. In the first quarter, Smartt replaced quarterback Case Cookus, who was ejected for targeting on a block downfield.

• At Bozeman, Justin Thompson kicked three field goals, the last one a 37-yarder with 1:55 to play, and 25th-ranked Kennesaw State won its eighth straight game, 16-14 over Montana State in the coldest game in Owls' history. Taylor Henkle intercepted Chris Murray at the KSU 33 with 1:16 to play to seal the win.

• At Cheney, Wash., Stefan Cantwell threw three touchdown passes and David Jones ran 24 yards for a score with 2:26 left in the game and No. 14 Weber State defeated No. 11 Eastern Washington 28-20. Cantwell was 21-of-31 passing for 230 yards for the Wildcats (7-2, 5-1).

• At San Luis Obispo, Calif., Jared Mohamed had a career-high 194 yards rushing with two TD runs and Cal Poly got its first victory of the season 35-28 while keeping Portland State winless.

• At Sacramento, Calif., Roman Ale threw two touchdown passes, Eijah Dotson ran in two more scores and Sacramento State rolled to a 50-21 win over Northern Colorado.

• At Cedar City, Utah, Jay Green scored on three short runs and Southern Utah ran its win streak to five straight, pulling away from North Dakota in the second half to secure a 47-21 victory. Southern Utah (7-2, 5-1) is tied with Weber State and Northern Arizona atop the conference standings with two games remaining, but owns a win over the Wildcats and hosts the Lumberjacks in the season finale. Southern Utah is 13-1 at home over the last three seasons.

• At Pocatello, Idaho, Jake Maier threw for 358 yards and three touchdowns on 29-of-40 passing and Justin Williams ran for 92 yards and two scores as UC Davis cruised to a 56-17 win over Idaho State. The Aggies (5-4, 3-3) took control with a 21-point first quarter.

Around the Frontier ...

• At Havre, seventh-ranked Southern Oregon is one win away from completing the Frontier Conference's first unbeaten slate since 2010. The Raiders are 9-0 after walloping last-place Montana State-Northern 38-17. Southern Oregon totaled 209 yards on 46 carries, with Rey Vega netting a career-high 173 ground yards on 12 tries, including touchdowns of 5 yards in the first quarter and 80 in the third. Tanner Trosin passed for 276 yards and SOU receiver Bronsen Ader caught four passes for 121 yards. 

• At Billings, Riley Neville’s interception at the 5-yard line with 14.9 seconds remaining thwarted a Rocky Mountain comeback in a 21-17 loss to Eastern Oregon. The Battlin’ Bears (5-5, 5-4) had driven to the Mountaineers’ (3-6, 3-6) 6-yard line, but had three incomplete passes before Neville’s first career interception. EOU quarterback Kai Quinn tossed two touchdown passes. Victor Dias added 104 yards rushing and a score. Rocky quarterback Drew Korf finished 26 of 49 passing for 259 yards and one touchdown. He was intercepted three times. The Battlin’ Bears managed just 56 yards rushing.

• At Caldwell, Idaho, Nick Calzaretta rushed for 162 yards and five touchdowns in College of Idaho’s 64-35 win over nationally ranked Montana Tech. Davan Norris, replacing an injured Quinn McQueary, was 28 of 44 passing for 357 yards and four touchdowns for the Orediggers, who have lost two straight. Dion Williams had 10 catches for 100 yards and Chris Kelly had two scoring receptions.

• At Helena, Carroll College won its third straight game, defeating Montana Western 24-15. Major Ali ran for 175 yards and a score for the Saints. Shane Sipes caught a scoring pass and Eric Dawson had a touchdown run for Carroll. Hunter Thomsen ran for the Bulldogs’ lone score. 

Around the region ...

• At Laramie, Wyo., Kellen Overstreet's 3-yard touchdown run with 4:21 remaining lifted Wyoming to a 16-13 win over Colorado State on a snowy night. Wyoming (6-3, 4-1) struggled on offense all night until Josh Allen engineered the seven-play, 69-yard go-ahead drive, beginning with a 17-yard pass to Drew Van Maanen. Overstreet followed with a 16-yard run aided by a face-mask penalty.

How FBS Top 25 fared

1. Alabama (9-0) beat No. 19 LSU, 24-10

2. Georgia (9-0) beat South Carolina, 24-10

3. Ohio State (7-2) lost to Iowa, 55-24

4. Wisconsin (9-0) beat Indiana, 45-17

5. Notre Dame (8-1) beat Wake Forest, 48-37

6. Clemson (8-1) beat No. 20 North Carolina State, 38-31

7. Penn State (7-2) lost to No. 24 Michigan State, 27-24

8. Oklahoma (8-1) beat No. 11 Oklahoma State, 62-52

9. Miami, Fla. (8-0) beat No. 13 Virginia Tech, 28-10

10. TCU (8-1) beat Texas, 24-7

11. Oklahoma State (7-2) lost to No. 8 Oklahoma, 62-52

12. Washington (8-1) beat Oregon, 38-3

13. Virginia Tech (7-2) lost to No. 9 Miami, Fla., 28-10

14. Iowa State (6-3) lost to West Virginia, 20-16

15. UCF (8-0) beat SMU, 31-24

16. Auburn (7-2) beat Texas A&M, 42-27

17. USC (6-2) vs. No. 23 Arizona, late

18. Stanford (6-3) lost to No. 25 Washington State, 24-21

19. LSU (6-3) lost to No. 1 Alabama, 24-10

20. North Carolina State (6-3) lost to No. 6 Clemson, 38-31

21. Mississippi State (7-2) beat Massachusetts, 34-23

22. Memphis (8-1) beat Tulsa, 41-14 (Friday)

23. Arizona (6-2) vs. No. 17 USC, late

24. Michigan State (7-2) vs beat No. 7 Penn State, 27-24

25. Washington State (8-2) beat No 18 Stanford, 24-21

How FCS Top 25 fared

1. James Madison (9-0) beat Rhode Island, 38-3

2. North Dakota State (8-1) lost to No. 8 South Dakota State, 33-21

3. Jacksonville State (8-1) beat Murray State, 59-23

4. Central Arkansas (8-1) beat Lamar, 42-14

5. Sam Houston State (8-1) beat Incarnate Word, 57-20

6. South Dakota (7-2) lost to Northern Iowa, 34-29

7. North Carolina A&T (9-0) beat Norfolk State, 35-7

8. South Dakota State (7-2) beat No. 2 North Dakota State, 33-21

9. Wofford (8-1) beat Chattanooga, 24-21 (2OT)

10. Elon (8-1) beat Towson, 33-30

11. Eastern Washington (5-4) lost to No. 14 Weber State, 28-20

12. Grambling (8-1) beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 31-26

13. Illinois State (6-3) lost to No. 18 Western Illinois, 31-14

14. Weber State (7-2) beat No. 11 Eastern Washington, 28-20

15. Samford (6-3) beat Mercer, 20-3

16. Northern Arizona (6-3) lost to Montana, 17-15

17. Nicholls (7-2) beat Houston Baptist, 23-17

18. Western Illinois (6-3) beat No. 13 Illinois State, 31-14

19. New Hampshire (6-3) beat William & Mary, 35-16

20. Villanova (4-5) lost to Richmond, 22-0

21. Stony Brook (7-2) beat Albany, 28-21

22. McNeese (7-2) beat SE Louisiana, 13-3

23. Southern Utah (6-2) vs. North Dakota, late

24. Monmouth (8-1) beat Presbyterian, 42-21

25. Kennesaw State (8-1) beat Montana State, 16-14

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