Scores

Final

E Washington 42

(6-2, 4-0 Big Sky)

Montana 37

(6-2, 3-2 Big Sky)

3:30 PM ET, October 26, 2013

Washington Grizzly, Missoula, MT

1 2 3 4 T
EWU 7 21 14 042
MONT 3 14 0 2037

Top Performers

Passing: V. Adams Jr. (EWU) - 457 YDS, 6 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Canada (MONT) - 12 CAR, 53 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Kupp (EWU) - 11 REC, 182 YDS, 2 TD

Adams throws 6 as E. Washington tops Montana 42-37

Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Vernon Adams threw six touchdown passes Saturday to lead Eastern Washington to a 42-37 victory over Montana in a Big Sky Conference showdown.

Adams threw for 457 yards while tying his own school record for touchdown passes in a game.

Eastern Washington (6-2, 4-0 Big Sky) opened a 28-17 halftime lead on Adams' passes of 19 and 34 yards to Cooper Kupp, 4 yards to Ashton Clark and 86 yards to Shaquille Hill.

Montana (6-2, 3-2) got first half touchdowns on a 24-yard Jordan Canada run and a 42-yard pass from Jordan Johnson to Ellis Henderson.

Adams continued his hot hand in the second half with a 52-yard scoring toss to Clark and a 9-yard touchdown pass to Mario Brown to put the Eagles up 42-17 at the end of the third quarter.

Montana rallied back, trimming the Eastern Washington lead to 42-31 on touchdown passes of 7 and 48 yards from Johnson to Henderson, the second coming with 7:36 to play.

The Grizzlies cut the Eagles lead to 42-37 on a 6-yard Johnson toss to Jordan Harper with 1:44 left in the game. Johnson was tackled a yard short of the end zone on the two-point conversion attempt.

Eastern Washington ran out the clock after Montana's onside kick attempt was recovered by Kupp at the Montana 49-yard line.

Kupp finished with 11 receptions for 182 yards and Hill had three catches for 112.

Johnson threw for 349 yards, 147 to Henderson on eight receptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EWU
MONT
1st Downs2024
Total Yards540489
Passing457349
Rushing83140
Penalties8-966-72
3rd Down Conversions7-155-15
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers21
Possession28:1631:44

Passing Leaders

Eastern WashingtonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Adams27/4045711.462
MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson26/443497.940

Rushing Leaders

Eastern WashingtonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Forte13705.4027
Adams10161.6011
MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Canada12534.4128
Johnson11474.3015

Receiving Leaders

Eastern WashingtonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kupp1118216.5241
Hill311237.3186
MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Henderson814718.4348
Jones77711.0024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREWUMONT
FG10:36Ben Worst 40 Yd 03
TD07:14Ashton Clark 4 Yd Pass From Vernon Adams (Kevin Miller Kick) 73
SECOND QUARTEREWUMONT
TD14:53Jordan Canada 28 Yd Run (Ben Worst Kick) 710
TD10:37Cooper Kupp 19 Yd Pass From Vernon Adams (Kevin Miller Kick) 1410
TD07:55Shaquille Hill 86 Yd Pass From Vernon Adams (Kevin Miller Kick) 2110
TD03:29Ellis Henderson 42 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Ben Worst Kick) 2117
TD00:18Cooper Kupp 34 Yd Pass From Vernon Adams (Kevin Miller Kick) 2817
THIRD QUARTEREWUMONT
TD04:28Ashton Clark 52 Yd Pass From Vernon Adams (Kevin Miller Kick) 3517
TD00:16Mario Brown 9 Yd Pass From Vernon Adams (Kevin Miller Kick) 4217
FOURTH QUARTEREWUMONT
TD09:27Ellis Henderson 7 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Ben Worst Kick) 4224
TD07:36Ellis Henderson 48 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Ben Worst Kick) 4231
TD01:44Jordan Harper 6 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 4237