Scores

Final

Montana 28

(4-1, 0-1 Big Sky)

Weber State 45

(4-2, 2-0 Big Sky)

3:05 PM ET, October 4, 2008

Stewart Stadium, OGDEN, UT

1 2 3 4 T
MONT 14 7 0 728
WEB 3 28 0 1445

Top Performers

Passing: C. Higgins (WEB) - 237 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Smith (WEB) - 22 CAR, 158 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Palmer (MONT) - 4 REC, 115 YDS, 1 TD

Weber St. 45, Montana 28

Associated Press

EDS: FIXES garbled apostrophes throughout.

OGDEN, Utah -- Cameron Higgins overcame a bad first quarter and threw for 237 yards and four touchdowns as Weber State defeated Football Championship Subdivision No. 3 Montana 45-28 for the Wildcats first win over the Grizzlies in 10 years.

Trevyn Smith led the way on the ground for Weber State (4-2, 2-0 Big Sky Conference) with 158 yards on 22 carries and one touchdown. He also had four catches for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Cole Bergquist was 14-of-26 for 273 yards and two touchdowns for the Grizzlies (4-1, 0-1) who had their 25-game regular season winning streak come to an end.

The Wildcats, who sacked Bergquist seven times, also gave the Grizzlies their first conference loss in 17 games after Montana went 16-0 over the past two seasons.

Bergquist scored on a 7-yard run to give the Grizzlies a 21-10 lead with 8:43 left in the second quarter. But the Wildcats scored three straight touchdowns, including Mike Phillips' second touchdown on the half which came on an 8-yard pass with 15 seconds left, to lead 31-21 at the break.

Smith made a diving catch in the end zone on a 30-yard pass from Higgins and then Brendon Doyle ran 20 yards for another WSU touchdown.

Phillips' first score came early in the second quarter on a 28-yard pass from Higgins, who completed 21-of-30 passes in the game. Montana took a 14-3 lead in the first quarter after Chase Reynolds scored on a 10-yard run and Bergquist found Tyler Palmer on a 75-yard scoring pass.

But WSU's defense held the Grizzlies to just seven points in the second half. Smith scored on a 5-yard run early in the fourth quarter following Montana's third turnover of the game to give the Wildcats a 38-21 lead.

Bergquist answered with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Mike Ferriter to cut WSU's lead back to 10, but Higgins wasn't done. Less than two minutes later he hit Bryant Eteuati on a 28-yard scoring pass.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONT
WEB
1st Downs2020
Total Yards410429
Passing295237
Rushing115192
Penalties8-8211-92
3rd Down Conversions5-145-11
4th Down Conversions2-41-1
Turnovers41
Possession30:5929:01

Passing Leaders

MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bergquist14/2627310.522
Weber StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins21/302377.941

Rushing Leaders

MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Schulte33210.7018
Reynolds13302.3110
Weber StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith221587.2121
Doyle12020.0120

Receiving Leaders

MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Palmer411528.8175
Mariani47117.8029
Weber StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Eteuati77410.6128
Smith45413.5130

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMONTWEB
TD08:47Chase Reynolds 10 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 70
FG06:07Jon Williams 42 Yd 73
TD00:17Tyler Palmer 75 Yd Pass From Cole Bergquist (Brody Mcknight Kick) 143
SECOND QUARTERMONTWEB
TD12:02Mike Phillips 28 Yd Pass From Cameron Higgins (Jon Williams Kick) 1410
TD08:43Cole Bergquist 7 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 2110
TD08:27Trevyn Smith 30 Yd Pass From Cameron Higgins (Jon Williams Kick) 2117
TD06:23Brendon Doyle 20 Yd Run (Jon Williams Kick) 2124
TD00:15Mike Phillips 8 Yd Pass From Cameron Higgins (Jon Williams Kick) 2131
FOURTH QUARTERMONTWEB
TD14:43Trevyn Smith 5 Yd Run (Jon Williams Kick) 2138
TD10:31Mike Ferriter 4 Yd Pass From Cole Bergquist (Brody Mcknight Kick) 2838
TD08:41Bryant Eteuati 28 Yd Pass From Cameron Higgins (Jon Williams Kick) 2845