(3-7, 0-4 Big Sky)
(7-3, 5-2 Big Sky)
2:05 PM ET, November 13, 2010
Washington Grizzly, Missoula, MT
Passing: J. Roper (MONT) - 231 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: C. Reynolds (MONT) - 27 CAR, 173 YDS, 3 TD
Receiving: A. Moutra (MONT) - 3 REC, 100 YDS, 1 TD
MISSOULA, Mont. -- Chase Reynolds ran for 173 yards and three touchdowns to carry Montana to a 27-17 victory over North Dakota on Saturday.
Reynolds' 2-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter was the 51st of his career, breaking the all-time Montana career rushing touchdown record previously held by Lex Hilliard.
Justin Roper threw for 231 yards and a touchdown for the Grizzlies (7-3) while Antwon Moutra had 100 yards receiving on three catches and a TD.
Mitch Sutton led the Fighting Sioux (3-7) in rushing with 76 yards and two touchdowns.
The Grizzlies opened the scoring with three seconds left in the first quarter on a 58-yard pass from Roper to Moutra.
Reynolds' first touchdown of the game, a 12-yard run, gave Montana a 13-0 lead midway through the second quarter.
After Montana missed the extra point, North Dakota's Dominique Hawkins ran the ensuing kickoff back 99 yards to the Grizzly 1-yard line.
That set up a 1-yard plunge by Sutton to cut the lead to 13-7 with about 12 minutes left in the half.
A 29-yard field goal by Zeb Miller as time expired sent the teams to the locker room with Montana leading 13-10.
In the second half, North Dakota took the lead 17-13 on a 50-yard run by Sutton with about 11 minutes to play.
But Montana answered back on its next series, regaining the lead 20-17 on a 14-yard Reynolds run.
Reynolds closed out the scoring and sealed the victory with his third touchdown late in the game.