Carroll, Mont. 38, Central Washington 28

Updated: August 29, 2003, 10:47 PM ET

ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Tyler Emmert passed for 377 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 62 yards and another score Friday to lead defending NAIA national champion Carroll College to a 38-28 upset of Central Washington.

Central Washington (0-1), ranked fifth in the NCAA Division II preseason poll, took an early 10-0 lead before Carroll (1-0) got on the board with a 30-yard field goal by Rhett Crites with 19 seconds left in the first quarter.

Emmert threw two touchdown passes in the second quarter -- a 45-yarder to Mark Gallik and a 3-yarder to D.J. Dearcorn -- to give the Saints a 17-10 halftime lead.

Carroll quickly took a 31-10 lead on back-to-back touchdowns to open the third quarter.

Emmert connected with Gallik on a 27-yard TD pass at the 12:57 mark.

Willie Johnson fumbled on Central Washington's next play and Carroll's Nate Chivaro recovered. On Carroll's next play, Emmert connected on a 23-yard TD pass to Dearcorn.

Central Washington rallied to within 31-20 after Coby Sadler's second field goal and a 1-yard run by Emilio Iniguez with 4:17 left in the third quarter. Iniguez led Central Washington with 11 carries for 47 yards.

Emmert put Carroll up 38-20 on an 11-yard run with 5:39 remaining before Central Washington finished the scoring on a 3-yard pass from Zak Hill to Aaron Hineline.

Gallik caught nine passes for 175 yards, Zach Zawicki caught six passes for 100 yards and Dearcorn caught six passes for 93 yards for Carroll, which has lost to Central Washington the past three seasons.

Johnson rushed 12 times for 38 yards, including Central Washington's first touchdown with 4:23 left in the first quarter. Hill completed 24 of 43 passes for 276 yards.

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