Scores

Final

Montana 28

(6-2, 5-1 Big Sky)

N Arizona 24

(2-5, 1-4 Big Sky)

6:05 PM ET, October 22, 2011

J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome, Flagstaff, AZ

1 2 3 4 T
MONT 0 14 7 728
NAU 14 0 0 1024

Top Performers

Passing: C. Grossart (NAU) - 321 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: Z. Bauman (NAU) - 25 CAR, 148 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Paden (NAU) - 6 REC, 167 YDS, 2 TD

Montana 28, N. Arizona 24

Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Jordan Canada made a 46-yard run for the winning touchdown to lift Montana over Northern Arizona 28-24 on Saturday.

The Grizzlies (6-2, 5-1 Big Sky) were down 24-21 late in the game after Matt Myers gave the Lumberjacks (2-5, 1-4) the lead with a 40-yard field goal.

But a long kick return by Peter Nguyen set up Canada for the touchdown with 4:26 remaining. Northern Arizona made it to the Grizzlies' 44-yard line before turning over on downs in the ensuing drive.

Canada ran for 98 yards and two touchdowns while Jordan Johnson threw for with 216 yards and a touchdown for the Grizzlies.

Zach Bauman ran for 148 yards and a touchdown as Cary Grossart threw for 321 yards and 2 TDs for the Lumberjacks.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONT
NAU
1st Downs1721
Total Yards444471
Passing224321
Rushing220150
Penalties4-533-31
3rd Down Conversions8-167-16
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers00
Possession25:4634:14

Passing Leaders

MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson15/252168.610
Northern ArizonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Grossart19/2732111.920

Rushing Leaders

MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Canada17985.8246
Sambrano18080.0180
Northern ArizonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bauman251485.9137
Dixon451.305

Receiving Leaders

MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gratton39331.0045
Hardy13636.0036
Northern ArizonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Paden616727.8277
Umodu35317.7035

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMONTNAU
TD14:44Khalil Paden 77 Yd Pass From Cary Grossart (Matt Myers Kick) 07
TD10:32Zach Bauman 37 Yd Run (Matt Myers Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERMONTNAU
TD07:17Peter Nguyen 20 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Brody Mcknight Kick) 714
TD00:37Jordan Canada 1 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 1414
THIRD QUARTERMONTNAU
TD02:57Jabin Sambrano 80 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 2114
FOURTH QUARTERMONTNAU
TD12:40Khalil Paden 51 Yd Pass From Cary Grossart (Matt Myers Kick) 2121
FG04:45Matt Myers 40 Yd 2124
TD04:26Jordan Canada 46 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 2824