(5-2, 4-1 Big Sky)
(2-4, 1-2 Big Sky)
8:05 PM ET, October 16, 2010
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
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.