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BUTTE -- Ekalaka's Pat Hansen rushed for 173 yards and scored the winning touchdown on a 1-yard run in the second overtime as No. 16-ranked Montana Tech ran its winning streak to four with a thrilling 48-45 triumph over Southern Oregon University Saturday in Frontier Conference football at Alumni Coliseum.

It was the second double-overtime victory of the season for Tech.

This contest between the first-place Orediggers (4-1 and 4-1) and Raiders (2-2, 2-2) was tied 35-35 at the end of regulation play and 42-42 after the first OT.

Both teams missed potential game-winning field goals inside the final minute of regulation play.

In the second OT, SOU's Colin Amsler booted a 26-yard field goal to make it 45-42.

Tech quarterback Nick Baker responded by completing a 23-yard pass to James Roberts and setting the stage for Hansen's winning run.

Hansen, a 5-foot-9 sophomore, carried the ball 24 times for his 173 yards. He also caught six passes for 78 more.

There was 1,134 yards of offense on the afternoon, with SOU getting 589 and Tech 545.

SOU's Austin Dodge passed 56 times for 389 yards and four TDs. Tech's Baker completed 33 of 46 passes for 320 and four scores.

Tech will play at Dickinson State on Saturday, while SOU will entertain Eastern Oregon University.

Carroll 42, Dickinson State 6

At Dickinson, N.D., Chance Demarais, a senior tailback from Malta, had 124 yards rushing and scored on a pair of 1-yard runs as the No. 8 Saints overwhelmed the Blue Hawks.

Carroll, tied with Montana Tech for first place, rushed for 343 yards in upping its record to 4-1 in league and 4-2 overall with its third straight win. DSU fell to 1-4 in league and overall.

The Saints outgained the Blue Hawks in total yards, 457-151. DSU's only scores came on field goals by Chad Bryant.

Carroll's junior quarterback Dakota Stonehouse threw touchdown passes to Anthony Clarke (38 yards) and Jared Mayernik (nine yards). He also had a 5-yard scoring run.

Stonehouse wound up with 114 yards passing and 108 yards rushing.

Carroll will have a bye next Saturday.

Western 16, E. Oregon 3

At La Grande, Ore., Dylan Kramer, a true freshman running back from Laurel, rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown as the Bulldogs upset the No. 14-ranked Mountaineers.

Kramer tallied the game's first TD on a 1-yard run with 4:49 left in the first quarter.

The Bulldogs added a 24-yard field goal by Mackenzie Crossley and a 19-yard scoring pass from Jeff Logan to Matt Lickfold in the second quarter to lead 16-0.

EOU's Marc David connected on a 32-yard field goal to close the first half.

There was no scoring in the second half.

Western improved to 2-3 in league and overall with the win. EOU fell to 2-2 and 2-2 with its second consecutive setback.

Logan completed 26 of 40 passes for 322 yards. Rashad Peniston caught 10 of them for 113 yards.

In addition to his 118 yards rushing on 32 carries, Kramer also caught three passes for 17 yards.

Western will have a bye next Saturday.

 

 

 

 

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