Scores

Final

E Washington 14

(0-3, 0-1 Big Sky)

Montana 17

(2-1, 1-0 Big Sky)

3:05 PM ET, September 17, 2011

Washington Grizzly, Missoula, MT

1 2 3 4 T
EWU 0 6 0 814
MONT 10 0 7 017

Top Performers

Passing: B. Mitchell (EWU) - 237 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Talley (EWU) - 19 CAR, 114 YDS

Receiving: N. Edwards (EWU) - 5 REC, 96 YDS, 1 TD

Montana 17, E. Washington 14

Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Jordan Johnson rushed for 102 yards and added a touchdown pass Saturday as Montana defeated Eastern Washington 17-14.

Montana (2-1, 1-0 Big Sky), which never trailed in the game, snuffed out a last gasp by the Eagles (0-3, 0-1) when John Kanongata'a intercepted a pass with under 40 seconds to play.

The Grizzlies ran for 316 yards, but passed for only 34. Dan Moore had a 1-yard touchdown run and Brody McKnight added a 35-yard field goal as Montana took a 10-0 lead.

After Eastern Washington pulled within 10-6 on a pair of field goals by Mike Garrett, Johnson threw a 1-yard TD pass to Gerald Kemp in the third quarter for what proved to be the game-winner.

The defending FCS national champion Eagles outgained Montana 376 to 350. Bo Levi Mitchell was 26 for 49 passing for 237 yards, two interceptions and a 4-yard TD pass to Nick Edwards in the fourth quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EWU
MONT
1st Downs2114
Total Yards376350
Passing23734
Rushing139316
Penalties6-497-53
3rd Down Conversions7-183-14
4th Down Conversions0-31-2
Turnovers21
Possession35:5624:04

Passing Leaders

Eastern WashingtonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mitchell26/492374.812
MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson11/19341.811

Rushing Leaders

Eastern WashingtonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Talley191146.0034
Forte294.506
MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson1010210.2044
Canada15765.1019

Receiving Leaders

Eastern WashingtonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards59619.2133
Herd66010.0019
MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gratton2105.009
Sambrano372.3011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREWUMONT
TD11:45Dan Moore 1 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 07
FG03:29Brody McKnight 35 Yd 010
SECOND QUARTEREWUMONT
FG11:10Mike Jarrett 41 Yd 310
FG00:00Mike Jarrett 42 Yd 610
THIRD QUARTEREWUMONT
TD06:14Gerald Kemp 1 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Brody Mcknight Kick) 617
FOURTH QUARTEREWUMONT
TD10:32Nicholas Edwards 4 Yd Pass From Bo Levi Mitchell (Bo Levi Mitchell Pass To Nicholas Edwards For Two-Point Conversion) 1417