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Big Sky roundup: Montana remains undefeated in conference with win over Cal Poly

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

Montana quarterback Dalton Sneed, shown in a Sept. 22, 2018 game against Sacramento State, led the Grizzlies past Cal Poly to remain undefeated in the Big Sky. (TOMMY MARTINO / Associated Press)
Montana quarterback Dalton Sneed, shown in a Sept. 22, 2018 game against Sacramento State, led the Grizzlies past Cal Poly to remain undefeated in the Big Sky. (TOMMY MARTINO / Associated Press)
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Dalton Sneed threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns and Adam Eastwood ran for 132 yards and two more scores as Montana grabbed its second win in Big Sky Conference play, rolling over Cal Poly 48-28 on Saturday night in San Luis Obispo, California.

Samuel Akem caught five passes for 93 yards and a touchdown and Matthew Rensvold hauled in two for 53 yards and a score as Montana (4-1, 2-0 Big Sky) took a 31-7 lead into the halftime break.

Cal Poly rolled up 412 yard rushing with Joe Protheroe leading the way with 139 yards on 35 carries which resulted in three touchdowns. Drew Hernandez added 135 yards on 14 carries. The Mustangs threw for 100 yards as they failed to get on the scoreboard until Protheroe ran in from the 7 with 10:04 left in the second quarter. The Mustangs (1-4, 0-2) did not score again until the third quarter, trailing 31-14.

Dante Olson and Robby Hauck led the Griz defense as both had a career-high night with Olson having 24 tackles and Hauck 17.

Idaho State 56, Northern Arizona 42: James Madison, Ty Flanagan and Tanner Gueller each ran for two touchdowns and the Bengals ran for 315 yards in a win over the Lumberjacks in the Pocatello.

The teams played to a 7-all tie at the end of the first quarter before Idaho State (3-1, 2-0) broke it open with four touchdowns in the second and led 35-14 at halftime. Gueller threw an 8-yard score to Austin Campbell, Madison had a 51-yard TD run, Flanagan ran for a 3-yard score and Kainoa Fuiava recovered a fumble and ran it in from 9 yards out.

Madison ran 19 times for 146 yards, Flanagan rushed for 86 yards and Gueller, who threw for 179 yards, had 84 rushing.

The Lumberjacks turned it over four times and were 8 for 22 converting third down. Daniel Bridge-Gadd threw for 313 yards and touchdowns and Cory Young scored two touchdowns rushing for Northern Arizona (2-3, 1-1).

North Dakota 38, Northern Colorado 13: Brady Oliveira ran for two touchdowns and the Fighting Hawks beat the Bears in Greeley, Colorado.

Oliveira had 123 yards rushing on 21 carries for the Fighting Hawks (3-2). James Johannesson led with 141 yards on 22 carries. Nate Ketteringham ran for two touchdowns and had 123 yards passing.

Brady Leach kicked a 37-yard field goal to cap North Dakota’s 71-yard opening drive and the Fighting Hawks led the rest of the game.

Ketteringham ran for his first touchdown from 5 yards out early in the second quarter, Oliveira had a 15-yard dash for a score late in the half, and Ketteringham notched his second TD from 2 yards just before halftime.

The Fighting Hawks outgained Northern Colorado 474-201 yards.

Conor Regan had 99 yards and a touchdown passing for the Bears (0-5). He took over in the second half from Keaton Mott, who started the game.

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