Ground game leads Montana past Montana State 36-10
Saturday, November 19, 2011
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Peter Nguyen and Dan Moore each ran for more than 100 yards and a touchdown, and Jordan Johnson threw two scoring passes as Montana dominated Montana State for a 36-10 victory Saturday that left the rivals sharing the Big Sky Conference championship.
With the victory, Montana (9-2, 7-1) earned the league's automatic berth in the FCS playoffs. The Bobcats (9-2, 7-1) also are assured of a spot in postseason play.
Nguyen had 123 yards and a 21-yard TD run in the fourth quarter -- his first rushing score of the season. Moore added 116 yards and a 37-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that gave Montana a 29-7 lead.
Jordan was 15 for 31 for 164 yards passing, including a 79-yard TD to Jabin Sambrano on the Grizzlies' first possession of the second half.
DeNarius McGhee connected with Elvis Akpla on a 7-yard touchdown for the Bobcats.