Scores

Final

Montana-Western 6

Weber State 62

(1-0, 1-0 home)

9:05 PM ET, August 28, 2008

Stewart Stadium, OGDEN, UT

1 2 3 4 T
MWST 0 6 0 06
WEB 14 21 14 1362

Top Performers

Passing: C. Higgins (WEB) - 286 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: T. Smith (WEB) - 15 CAR, 68 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: B. Eteuati (WEB) - 6 REC, 80 YDS, 1 TD

Weber St. 62, Montana-Western 6

Associated Press

OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Trevyn Smith ran for four touchdowns as Weber State opened the season with 535 yards of offense in a 62-6 win over Montana Western on Thursday night.

Defensive lineman Kevin Linehan returned a fumble 96 yards for a touchdown at the end of the first quarter for the Wildcats, who held the Bulldogs to one touchdown.

Smith scored on runs of 14, 8 and 2 yards as the Wildcats built up a 35-6 halftime lead. He added a 1-yard touchdown in the third quarter and finished the game with 68 yards on 15 carries. He also caught four passes for 89 yards.

The Bulldogs (0-1) ended the first half with their only score as Garrett Graves found Derrick Pluff on a 2-yard scoring pass. Montana Western, an NAIA school, missed the extra-point attempt.

Montana Western was close to scoring in the first quarter, but Pluff lost the ball and Linehan picked up the ball and ran all the way for the score.

Cameron Higgins completed 17 of 27 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns for the Wildcats during three quarters of work. He hit Marcus Mailei on a 3-yard scoring pass early in the third quarter and then threw a 28-yard touchdown to Bryant Eteuati in the later in the quarter.

Graves finished the game 8 of 20 for 37 yards.

Jon Williams kicked field goals of 32 and 35 yards for Weber State while Brendon Doyle, who relieved Higgins, completed 5 of 7 passes for 63 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown pass to Justin Schwartzbauer.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MWST
WEB
1st Downs00
Total Yards192535
Passing44349
Rushing148186
Penalties2-186-58
3rd Down Conversions4-144-12
4th Down Conversions0-03-4
Turnovers30
Possession27:4032:20

Passing Leaders

Montana-WesternC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Graves8/20371.911
Weber StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins17/2728610.620

Rushing Leaders

Montana-WesternCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pluff18965.3041
Wells7385.4016
Weber StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith15684.5414
White15624.1019

Receiving Leaders

Montana-WesternRECYDSAVGTDLG
Perbera3196.308
Pluff2115.517
Weber StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith48922.3057
Eteuati68013.3130

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMWSTWEB
TD10:42Trevyn Smith 14 Yd Run (Jon Williams Kick) 07
TD00:00Kevin Linehan 94 Yd Fumble Return (Jon Williams Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERMWSTWEB
TD10:19Trevyn Smith 8 Yd Run (Jon Williams Kick) 021
TD06:09Trevyn Smith 2 Yd Run (Jon Williams Kick) 028
TD01:17Marcus Mailei 3 Yd Pass From Cameron Higgins (Jon Williams Kick) 035
TD00:00Derrick Pluff 2 Yd Pass From Garrett Graves (Pat Failed) 635
THIRD QUARTERMWSTWEB
TD12:13Trevyn Smith 2 Yd Run (Jon Williams Kick) 642
TD04:17Bryant Eteuati 28 Yd Pass From Cameron Higgins (Jon Williams Kick) 649
FOURTH QUARTERMWSTWEB
FG14:52Jon Williams 32 Yd 652
FG06:35Jon Williams 35 Yd 655
TD03:44Justin Schwartzbauer 13 Yd Pass From Brendon Doyle (Jon Williams Kick) 662