Scores

Final

Montana 23

(5-2, 4-1 Big Sky)

Portland State 21

(2-4, 1-2 Big Sky)

8:05 PM ET, October 16, 2010

1 2 3 4 T
MONT 0 7 7 923
PRST 0 7 7 721

Top Performers

Passing: J. Roper (MONT) - 172 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Kavanaugh (PRST) - 15 CAR, 131 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Reynolds (MONT) - 6 REC, 67 YDS, 1 TD

Montana 23, Portland St. 21

Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Three fourth-quarter field goals by Brody McKnight, including a 25-yarder with no time left, lifted Montana to a 23-21 victory over Portland State on Saturday night.

Montana (5-2, 4-1 Big Sky) marched 54 yards in 10 plays to the winning field goal by McKnight, who connected from 25 and 30 yards earlier in the fourth quarter.

The Vikings (2-4, 1-2), who overcame four lost fumbles to take a late fourth-quarter lead, lost to Montana for the sixth straight time.

Portland State took a 21-20 lead after a 97-yard scoring drive, which was capped by Cory McCaffrey's leap into the end zone from 1 yard out with 2:34 remaining.

Chase Reynolds rushed for 107 yards on 23 carries for the Grizzlies.

Quarterback Connor Kavanaugh led Portland State's rushers with 131 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. McCaffrey had 109 yards on 24 attempts.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONT
PRST
1st Downs1618
Total Yards295342
Passing17265
Rushing123277
Penalties9-847-56
3rd Down Conversions4-174-14
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers24
Possession23:3536:25

Passing Leaders

MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Roper17/371724.621
Portland StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kavanaugh13/19653.400

Rushing Leaders

MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reynolds231074.7028
Kemp4174.3014
Portland StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kavanaugh151318.7129
McCaffrey241094.5120

Receiving Leaders

MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Reynolds66711.2137
Moutra24221.0133
Portland StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Monahan3268.7011
McCaffrey4225.5012

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERMONTPRST
TD06:14Antwon Moutra 33 Yd Pass From Justin Roper (Brody Mcknight Kick) 70
TD06:01Nevin Lewis 92 Yd Kickoff Return (Zach Brown Kick) 77
THIRD QUARTERMONTPRST
TD13:27Connor Kavanaugh 29 Yd Run (Zach Brown Kick) 714
TD03:25Chase Reynolds 37 Yd Pass From Justin Roper (Brody Mcknight Kick) 1414
FOURTH QUARTERMONTPRST
FG13:51Brody McKnight 25 Yd 1714
FG12:32Brody McKnight 30 Yd 2014
TD02:34Cory McCaffrey 1 Yd Run (Zach Brown Kick) 2021
FG00:00Brody McKnight 25 Yd 2321