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Montana Tech vs MSU-Northern

Montana Tech's Jed Fike runs through Montana State-Northern tacklers on Saturday in the Orediggers' rout.

Around the Big Sky ...

• At Missoula, Dalton Sneed ran for 206 yards and three touchdowns and threw a go-ahead scoring pass to Matt Rensvold to lead No. 19 Montana past Sacramento State 41-34 for it 200th win in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Sneed, a junior quarterback, found Rensvold on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line to break a 31-31 tie with 10:27 left to play. This was after he had scoring runs covering 75, 12 and 38 yards. Freshman Gabe Sulser of Billings Senior scored Montana's first touchdown, on a 53-yard end-around.

• At Portland, Ore.,Troy Anderson and Isaiah Ifanse combined for 311 yards rushing and four touchdowns as Montana State ran over Portland State 43-23 at Hillsboro Stadium. Anderson amassed 211 yards on 22 carries, two for touchdowns including a 66-yard run for a score at the end of the third quarter. He also found Kevin Kassis on a 53-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. Ifanse ran for 100 yards and had two short touchdown runs in the first half.

• At Cheney, Wash., Antoine Custer and Sam McPherson had two rushing touchdowns apiece, the defense returned two fumbles for touchdowns and Eastern Washington rolled to a 70-17 win over Cal Poly. The Eagles (3-1) rolled up 657 yards, the 10th highest total in school history, for their fourth-highest point total in history and most since 1966. EWU piled up 441 yards on the ground, scoring six touchdowns, four longer than 40 yards. Custer's touchdowns covered 62 and 43 yards as he gained 133 yards on just six carries in his first action of the season.

• At Grand Forks, N.D., defensive back Christian McFarland picked off a North Dakota pass late in the game, sealing a 25-21 win for Idaho State. North Dakota, trailing by three, was threatening deep in Bengals territory with just over a minute to play when McFarland intercepted Nate Ketteringham's 4th-down pass, preserving the win for Idaho State. Tanner Gueller threw for 293 yards and a touchdown. Ty Flanagan ran for 119 yards and James Madison added 106 rushing yards and a score. Campbell Sheidow kept the Bengals alive with four field goals.

• At Flagstaff, Ariz., Daniel Bridge-Gadd threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth and Northern Arizona opened Big Sky play with a 31-23 win over defending champion Southern Utah. In his second start for injured star Case Cookus, the University of Washington transfer put the Lumberjacks (2-2) up 24-23 late in the third quarter when he connected with Brandon Porter for a 68-yard score. Bridge-Gadd secured the win by capping a 14-play, 78-yard drive with an 8-yard TD pass to Jonathan Baldwin. Bridge-Gadd, who opened the scoring with a 6-yard run, finished 21 of 31 for 295 yards.

• At Davis, Calif., Jake Maier passed for three touchdowns and No. 21 UC Davis raced out to an early lead, defeating Idaho 44-21 to spoil the Vandals' return to the Big Sky. Maier completed 25 of 37 passes for 256 yards, with touchdown tosses to Keelan Doss, Ulonzo Gilliam and Darius Livingston for 20, 34 and 16 yards. Idaho (11-2, 0-1), back in the Big Sky after 23 years away, scored twice in the fourth quarter, Mason Petrino throwing touchdown passes of 46 yards to Jeff Cotton and 29 to Roshaun Johnson, his first career TD. Petrino threw for 284 yards and three TDS, both career bests.

• At Ogden, Utah, freshman Josh Davis ran for 218 yards and two touchdowns, including a 95-yard gallop in the first quarter, and No. 7 Weber State breezed to a 45-28 victory over Northern Colorado. Jake Constantine had 168 yards passing and two TDs and freshman backup Kaden Jenks connected for his first career passing TD on his only attempt of the game as the Wildcats (3-1, 2-0) amassed 410 yards of offense.

Around the Frontier ...

• At Caldwell, Idaho, Jacob Bakken threw for a career-high 431 yards and five touchdowns to rally Rocky Mountain College past College of Idaho 42-41. The Battlin’ Bears trailed 41-28 entering the fourth quarter but Bakken threw two touchdowns less than a minute apart. He found Overton for a 46-yard scoring pass and followed with  the game-winner, a 7-yard touchdown pass to Max Gray after recovering an onside kick. He also tossed two touchdown passes to Darneail Jenkins. Gray caught two scoring passes and finisbhed with seven catches for 165 yards, and Jenksins had five catches for 129. Yotes quarterback Darius Peterson rushed for 179 yards and four touchdowns and passed for 233 yards and a score.

• At Helena, third-ranked Southern Oregon's defense was stifling and Carroll's offense too turnover-prone in the Red Raiders' 27-0 win. Carroll was held to 136 yards rushing and committed two key turnovers in the first half. Southern Oregon led 20-0 at halftime.

• The Montana Western Bulldogs scored 28 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to force overtime, but Eastern Oregon came away with a 54-51 win in triple overtime. The Mountaineers relinquished a 41-13 lead over the final 11 minutes, went score-for-score with Western in two overtimes, and finally blocked a 36-yard Mark Kharchenko field goal attempt in the third overtime to hand the 22nd-ranked Bulldogs their first loss of the season. Quarterback Jon Jund had 390 yards and four touchdowns on 28-for-45 passing for UMW. Walker McKitrick had 10 catches for 162 yards and Nate Simkins had seven grabs for 114.

• Filling in for injured starter Tanner Kump, quarterback Cole Hauptman finished with eight carries for 67 yards rushing and completed 16 of 27 passes for 207 yards for four total touchdowns to lead No. 24 Montana Tech to a 54-9 romp over Montana State-NorthernThe Orediggers rolled up 588 yards on 66 plays, an average of 8.9 yards per snap. The majority of those yards — 355 — came on the ground. Running back Jed Fike had 127 yards on 19 carries.

How FBS Top 25 fared

1. Alabama (4-0) beat No. 22 Texas A&M, 45-23

2. Georgia (4-0) beat Missouri, 43-29

3. Clemson (4-0) beat Georgia Tech, 49-21

4. Ohio State (4-0) beat Tulane, 49-6

5. Oklahoma (4-0) beat Army, 28-21 (OT)

6. LSU (4-0) beat Louisiana Tech, 38-21

7. Stanford (4-0) beat No. 20 Oregon, 38-31 (OT)

8. Notre Dame (4-0) beat Wake Forest, 56-27

9. Auburn (3-1) beat Arkansas, 34-3

10. Penn State (4-0) beat Illinois, 63-24 (Friday)

(tie) Washington (3-1) beat Arizona State, 27-20

12. West Virginia (3-0) beat Kansas State, 35-6

13. Virginia Tech (2-1) lost to Old Dominion, 49-35

14. Mississippi State (3-1) lost to Kentucky, 28-7

15. Oklahoma State (3-1) lost to Texas Tech, 41-17

16. UCF (3-0) beat Florida Atlantic, 56-36 (Friday)

17. TCU (2-2) lost to Texas, 31-16

18. Wisconsin (3-1) beat Iowa, 28-17

19. Michigan (3-1) beat Nebraska, 56-10

20. Oregon (3-1) lost to No. 7 Stanford, 38-31 (OT)

21. Miami, Fla. (3-1) beat Florida International, 31-17

22. Texas A&M (2-2) lost to No. 1 Alabama, 45-23

23. Boston College (3-1) lost to Purdue, 30-13

24. Michigan State (2-1) beat Indiana, 35-21

25. BYU (3-1) beat McNeese, 30-3

How STATS FCS Top 25 fared

1. North Dakota State (3-0) beat Delaware, 38-10

2. James Madison (3-1) beat. William & Mary, 51-0

3. South Dakota State (2-0), idle

4. North Carolina A&T (3-1) lost to Morgan State, 16-13

5. Kennesaw State (3-1) beat Clark Atlanta, 70-13

6. Eastern Washington (3-1) beat Cal Poly, 70-17

7. Weber State (3-1) beat Northern Colorado, 45-28

8. Wofford (2-1), idle

9. McNeese (3-1) lost to BYU, 30-3

10. Jacksonville State (2-1) beat Tennessee Tech, 48-20

11. Sam Houston State (1-2) lost to No. 18 Nicholls, 27-7

12. Elon (2-1) beat Charleston Southern, 31-22

13. Maine (2-1) lost to Central Michigan, 17-5

14. Central Arkansas (2-1), idle 

15. Villanova (3-1) beat Bucknell, 49-7

16. Illinois State (3-0) beat Colorado State, 35-19

17. Samford (1-3) lost to Chattanooga, 27-20

18. Nicholls (2-2) beat No. 11 Sam Houston State, 27-7

19. Montana (3-1) beat Sacramento State, 41-14

20. Stony Brook (3-1) beat Richmond, 36-10

21. UC Davis (3-1) beat Idaho, 44-21

22. North Dakota (2-2) lost to Idaho State, 25-21

23. Rhode Island (2-1), idle

24. Austin Peay (2-2) lost to Tennessee-Martin, 37-7

25. Northern Iowa (1-2) beat Hampton, 44-0

 

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