Scores

Final

Western St. 0

Montana 38

(1-0, 1-0 home)

3:05 PM ET, September 5, 2009

Washington Grizzly, Missoula, MT

1 2 3 4 T
WES 0 0 0 00
MONT 0 10 14 1438

Top Performers

Passing: J. Roper (MONT) - 149 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: C. Reynolds (MONT) - 18 CAR, 100 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Palmer (MONT) - 6 REC, 87 YDS

Montana 38, Western St.,Colo. 0

Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Steve Pfahler caught two second-half touchdown passes Saturday to lead Montana to a 38-0 season-opening victory over Division II Western State, Colo.

Montana (1-0) started out slow on offense, scoring only 10 points in the first half, but the Grizzly defense smothered Western State (0-2), holding the Mountaineers to 116 yards of total offense.

Chase Reynolds paced Montana's attack with 100 yards on 18 carries, while Tyler Palmer hauled in six catches for a game-high 87 yards.

Shaun Sittrop led Western State with nine catches for 42 yards.

After a scoreless first quarter, Montana got on the board with 13:09 to play in the first half on a 31-yard Brody McKnight field goal. Reynolds put Montana up 10-0 on a 5-yard run with 3:04 left in the half.

Pfahler scored both his touchdowns in the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WES
MONT
1st Downs625
Total Yards116444
Passing57261
Rushing59183
Penalties7-4210-83
3rd Down Conversions3-1410-17
4th Down Conversions0-21-3
Turnovers01
Possession28:3231:28

Passing Leaders

Western StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Daniels10/12554.600
MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Roper16/241496.210

Rushing Leaders

Western StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Daniels9262.9017
Daniels9252.8014
MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reynolds181005.6120
Nguyen7314.4111

Receiving Leaders

Western StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Suttorp9424.7013
Heagle199.009
MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Palmer68714.5023
Sambrano56312.6021

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERWESMONT
FG13:09Brody McKnight 31 Yd 03
TD03:04Chase Reynolds 5 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 010
THIRD QUARTERWESMONT
TD06:40Steve Pfahler 7 Yd Pass From Andrew Selle (Brody Mcknight Kick) 017
TD00:44Steve Pfahler 10 Yd Pass From Justin Roper (Brody Mcknight Kick) 024
FOURTH QUARTERWESMONT
TD09:58Peter Nguyen 9 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 031
TD01:19Dan Moore 1 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 038