COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Big Sky, area roundup
Brady Attaway passed for 392 yards and two touchdowns to lead Stephen F. Austin to a 52-38 victory over Montana State in Nacogdoches, Texas. Attaway was 34-of-56 passing, hitting Mike Brooks and DJ Ward for a pair of Lumberjack touchdowns. Gus Jo...
Brady Attaway passed for 392 yards and two touchdowns to lead Stephen F. Austin to a 52-38 victory over Montana State in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Attaway was 34-of-56 passing, hitting Mike Brooks and DJ Ward for a pair of Lumberjack touchdowns. Gus Johnson added to the team's potent offense, rushing 26 times for 157 yards and three touchdowns.
The Lumberjacks' (2-2) defense intercepted Montana State's Jake Belskin four times. Bleskin threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns.
The Bobcats (2-2) took the lead once during the game early in the fourth quarter on a 2-yard touchdown run by Cody Cook. Cook then caught a Bleskin pass for the 2-point conversion, giving Montana State a 38-31 lead. Three Lumberjack touchdowns followed, including a 25-yard interception return of a Bleskin pass by linebacker Ortavious Hypolite in the final seconds.
Montana 47, Panhandle St 14: Backup quarterback Shay Smithwick-Hann threw two touchdown passes Saturday to lead Montana to a 47-14 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State in Missoula, Mont.
The Grizzlies scored on seven of their first eight possessions as the Division II Aggies fell to 1-3.
Montana starting quarterback Jordan Johnson gave way to Smithwick-Hann late in the first quarter after staking the Grizzlies to a 17-0 lead. Johnson attempted only six passes on the day, one of them a 17-yard scoring strike to Ellis Henderson less than a minute into the game.
Travon Van, on a 2-yard touchdown run, and Ben Worst, with a 50-yard field goal, also scored with Johnson at the helm
Smithwick-Hann entered the game and threw touchdown passes of 16 yards to Jordan Harper and 9 yards to Taylor Walcott to put Montana (3-0) up 31-0 at the end of the first quarter.
No. 17 Washington 56, Idaho State 0: Keith Price threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns in less than a half, Deontae Cooper scored his first career touchdown after three major knee surgeries, and No. 17 Washington routed Idaho State in Seattle.
Bishop Sankey, the national leader in yards rushing per game, barely broke a sweat against the Bengals (2-1) of the FCS. Sankey saw action on the Huskies' (3-0) first three series and scored on a 3-yard TD run in the first quarter. Sankey finished with 77 yards on four carries.
Northern Iowa 32, Northern Colorado 7: Sawyer Kollmorgen led Northern Iowa to a runaway win over Northern Colorado, throwing for 242 yards and a touchdown in Greeley, Colo.
Kollmorgen connected with Chad Owens for a 7-yard touchdown late in the first quarter to give Northern Iowa (3-0) a lead it would hold over Northern Colorado (1-3) for the rest of the game.
Darius Graham cut Northern Colorado's lead to 13-7 in the third quarter with a 4-yard touchdown run. But Northern Iowa responded on the following possession with an 86-yard scoring drive, culminating in an 18-yard touchdown run by David Johnson. Johnson finished with 121 yards rushing, while Tyler Sievertson kicked four field goals and Diondre Hall returned a fourth-quarter interception 40 yards for a touchdown.
Northern Colorado's offense struggled. Tim Tancik, who threw for 209 yards, was picked off twice by the Panthers. Tromaine Dennis rushed for 71 yards on 15 carries.
Northern Arizona 22, South Dakota 16: Zach Bauman ran for 151 yards and a touchdown to power Northern Arizona to a win over South Dakota in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Bauman, who became the school's all-time leading rusher last week in a win over UC Davis, ran for a 3-yard score just before halftime to give the Lumberjacks (2-1) a 13-0 lead.
The Lumberjacks' defense was dominant in the first half, holding South Dakota (1-2) to just 9 yards of total offense in the first half. Anders Battle returned an interception 49 yards to open the scoring in the first quarter.
South Dakota's offense finally got loose in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Josh Vander Maten rushed for one touchdown and threw for another as the Coyotes cut the lead to 22-16 with 2:54 left.
After failing to recover the onside kick, Bauman was able to pick up two first downs, icing the game for Northern Arizona.
McNeese State 43, Weber State 6: Marcus Wiltz and Kelvin Bennett each rushed for over 100 yards in McNeese State's 43-6 blowout of Weber State in Lake Charles, La.
Wiltz led in rushing with 140 yards and a touchdown for the Cowboys (4-0). Bennett was close behind with 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns of his own, one being a 50-yard run in the fourth quarter, the last score of the game.
McNeese State also managed a strong passing game with Cody Stroud throwing for a game-high 189 yards and one touchdown. The Wildcats had 85 passing yards in comparison.
Mayville State 46, Cole College 0: Keith Osgood rushed for 81 yards and two touchdowns as the Comets downed Cole College, a third-year football program from Denver. Jerril Jenkins added 74 more yards on the ground for the Comets, who improved to 2-2. Taylor Kunkel caught six passes for 86 yards for Mayville, which gained 389 yards of offense and held Cole to 202 yards.
Wayne State 41, Minnesota-Crookston 25: Charlie Davidson rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns to lead Wayne State to a win over Minnesota-Crookston at Ed Widseth Field. UMC, which dropped to 0-3, cut the WSC lead to 34-25 with 2:35 left in the fourth quarter.
But the Golden Eagles' two-point conversion attempt to bring the score within seven points failed and WSC scored 24 seconds later to ice the win.
UMC quarterback Kyler Larson passed for 258 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. UMC wide receiver Keoni Piceno caught three passes for 88 yards and two scores.
Augustana 24, Bemidji State 0: A blocked punt returned for a touchdown helped Augustana down Bemidji on Saturday in Sioux Falls. The Beavers fell to 1-2 overall. Bemidji finished with only nine first downs and 208 yards of offense. Sophomore Connor Quinn recorded an team-high eight tackles with one tackle for loss for Bemidji.
University of Mary 17, Sioux Falls 10: Vince Ferrante scored the game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard run with 4:41 to play in the fourth quarter to lift the Marauders to a win over Sioux Falls in Bismarck. Mary quarterback Craig Bagnell passed for 323 yards, including 68 to former Grand Forks Red River wide receiver Elby Pope.
Concordia College 33, St. Olaf 29: Concordia withstood a late St. Olaf rally to hold on to a win and keep possession of the Troll Trophy, which has gained attention for being the ugliest college football traveling trophy. St. Olaf's Nate Perez hit Jake Schmiesing for a 70-yard touchdown strike with four minutes left to get the Oles within a score. Concordia responded with a pair of first downs on its ensuing possession to run out the clock. Concordia's Griffin Neal threw for 180 yards and rushed for 83 and a touchdown.