Saturday, October 11, 2003
Carroll, Mont. 35, Montana-Western 21
DILLON, Mont. -- Top-ranked and defending NAIA champion
Carroll College scored three unanswered touchdowns in the second
half to rally to a 35-21 victory over the University of
D.J. Dearcorn rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown and caught
three passes for 36 yards and another score to spark the rally for
Carroll (7-0 overall, 5-0 Frontier), which extended its winning
streak to 11 games.
Tyler Emmert completed 17 of 25 passes for 317 yards and two
touchdowns and also ran in the Saints' first score. Mark Gallik
caught six passes for 156 yards and a another score.
Western (3-4, 2-2) took a 21-14 lead after 2-yard TD run by Josh
Shrum with 10:21 left in the third quarter.
Carroll answered with three straight scores, a 1-yard run by
Dearcorn and a 70-yard pass from Emmert to Gallik in the third
quarter and a 20-yard pass from Emmert to Dearcorn with 13:32 left
in the game.
Dearcorn's third-quarter TD was set up when Matt Thomas
intercepted Western quarterback Travis Kirby, who completed 31 of
66 passes for 445 yards and a touchdown to Jake Larson that gave
Western a 10-7 lead midway through the second quarter. Eric Zahler
kicked two field goals for Western, pulling the Bulldogs within
14-13 with 58 seconds left in the half.