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 Montana-Western.
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.
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.
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