Scores

Final

Portland State 31

(2-7, 2-4 Big Sky)

Montana 34

(9-0, 6-0 Big Sky)

2:05 PM ET, November 3, 2007

Washington Grizzly, Missoula, MT

1 2 3 4 T
PRST 3 21 0 731
MONT 10 21 3 034

Top Performers

Passing: D. Hubel (PRST) - 404 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: L. Hilliard (MONT) - 31 CAR, 116 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Kirkland (PRST) - 9 REC, 140 YDS, 1 TD

Montana 34, Portland St. 31

Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- Cole Bergquist passed for 305 yards and two touchdowns to Mike Ferriter Saturday and Montana's defense held Portland State's offense scoreless in the second half for a 34-31 victory.

The teams combined for six second-quarter touchdowns and fourth-ranked Montana (9-0, 6-0 Big Sky) took a 31-24 halftime lead.

The Grizzlies went up 34-24 on a 35-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter with 1:46 left in the third.

Portland State's only second-half score came on a 24-yard interception return by Condrew Allen with 6:14 remaining. Allen intercepted UM quarterback Cole Bergquist less than a minute after Chris Clark intercepted PSU quarterback Drew Hubel in the end zone.

PSU (2-7, 2-4) scored first on a 30-yard field goal by Danny Urrego and the Grizzlies answered with a 47-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter.

Bergquist connected with Ferriter on a 69-yard pass play to give the Grizzlies a 10-3 lead with 5:20 left in the first quarter.

The second quarter saw two short-yardage touchdowns by PSU's Olaniyi Sobomehin and a 73-yard touchdown pass from freshman Drew Hubel to Tremayne Kirkland countered by Montana touchdown runs by Lex Hilliard and Greg Coleman and an 18-yard TD pass from Bergquist to Ferriter. Hilliard rushed for 116 yards while Ryan Bagley had eight catches for 138 yards for the Grizzlies.

Hubel, who passed for nine touchdowns last weekend in a 73-68 loss to Weber State, passed for 404 yards and one touchdown. Kirkland had nine catches for 140 yards and Kenneth Mackins finished with seven catches for 105 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PRST
MONT
1st Downs1622
Total Yards429488
Passing404318
Rushing25170
Penalties9-7312-105
3rd Down Conversions4-158-19
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers33
Possession23:3136:29

Passing Leaders

Portland StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hubel29/524047.812
MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bergquist17/353058.723

Rushing Leaders

Portland StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Urrego12424.0024
Sobomehin5102.023
MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hilliard311163.7112
Bergquist13382.9018

Receiving Leaders

Portland StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kirkland914015.6173
Mackins710515.0049
MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bagley813817.3056
Ferriter39933.0269

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPRSTMONT
FG11:52Danny Urrego 30 Yd
Drive: 8 plays, 69 yds, 3:08
30
FG09:30Dan Carpenter 47 Yd
Drive: 7 plays, 29 yds, 2:19
33
TD05:20Mike Ferriter 69 Yd Pass From Cole Bergquist (Dan Carpenter Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 81 yds, 2:14
310
SECOND QUARTERPRSTMONT
TD14:54Olaniyi Sobomehin 3 Yd Run (Danny Urrego Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 29 yds, :42
1010
TD10:01Lex Hilliard 7 Yd Run (Dan Carpenter Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 83 yds, 4:48
1017
TD07:34Greg Coleman 5 Yd Run (Dan Carpenter Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 16 yds, :35
1024
TD07:19Tremayne Kirkland 73 Yd Pass From Drew Hubel (Danny Urrego Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 73 yds, :09
1724
TD05:14Mike Ferriter 18 Yd Pass From Cole Bergquist (Dan Carpenter Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 48 yds, 1:55
1731
TD00:54Olaniyi Sobomehin 1 Yd Run (Danny Urrego Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 86 yds, :19
2431
THIRD QUARTERPRSTMONT
FG01:46Dan Carpenter 35 Yd
Drive: 8 plays, 31 yds, 2:45
2434
FOURTH QUARTERPRSTMONT
TD06:14Condrew Allen 24 Yd Interception Return (Danny Urrego Kick) 3134