Scores

Final

Weber State 13

(10-4, 7-1 Big Sky)

Montana 24

(13-1, 7-1 Big Sky)

Coverage: GamePlan

2:00 PM ET, December 6, 2008

Washington Grizzly, Missoula, MT

1 2 3 4 T
WEB 0 7 3 313
MONT 14 0 3 724

Top Performers

Passing: C. Higgins (WEB) - 270 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Reynolds (MONT) - 33 CAR, 185 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Smith (WEB) - 7 REC, 129 YDS

Reynolds' 185 yards, two TDs lead Montana to semis  

Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Chase Reynolds ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns Saturday and Montana avenged its only loss of the season with a 24-13 win over Weber State in the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

Reynolds' final score, a 12-yard run with 4:02 remaining, came after Weber State (10-4) pulled to 17-13 on a 22-yard field goal by Jon Williams with just over nine minutes to play.

No. 5 Montana (13-1) advances to the FCS semifinals at No. 1 James Madison (12-1), a 31-27 winner over No. 6 Villanova. James Madison beat Montana 31-21 in the 2004 national championship game.

Cole Bergquist passed for 113 yards and ran for 68 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown run to open the scoring for Montana.

Trevyn Smith rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown for No. 12 Weber State, while Williams kicked two field goals. Cameron Higgins passed for 270 yards and was intercepted once. The Wildcats also lost two fumbles in the first quarter.

Weber State beat Montana 45-28 in Ogden, Utah on Oct. 4. The teams shared the Big Sky Conference regular season title.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WEB
MONT
1st Downs1922
Total Yards386427
Passing270113
Rushing116314
Penalties4-337-42
3rd Down Conversions4-127-15
4th Down Conversions1-22-3
Turnovers30
Possession24:1335:47

Passing Leaders

Weber StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins19/402706.801
MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bergquist8/191135.900

Rushing Leaders

Weber StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith191045.5130
Higgins5122.4010
MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reynolds331855.6222
Bergquist10686.8135

Receiving Leaders

Weber StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith712918.4063
Toone79613.7033
MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Palmer24924.5035
Mariani22814.0015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWEBMONT
TD09:41Cole Bergquist 35 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 07
TD00:27Chase Reynolds 1 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERWEBMONT
TD09:24Trevyn Smith 2 Yd Run (Jon Williams Kick) 714
THIRD QUARTERWEBMONT
FG08:30Brody McKnight 38 Yd 717
FG00:45Jon Williams 32 Yd 1017
FOURTH QUARTERWEBMONT
FG09:17Jon Williams 22 Yd 1317
TD04:02Chase Reynolds 12 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 1324