October 25, 2009 in Sports

Griz now 15-0 against Hornets

Associated Press
 

Running backs Chase Reynolds and Thomas Brooks-Fletcher combined for 245 yards and four touchdowns in Montana’s 45-30 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday in Sacramento, Calif.

Reynolds had 20 carries for 112 yards and three touchdowns and Brooks-Fletcher ran for 133 yards and a TD on 22 carries for the Grizzlies (7-0, 4-0 Big Sky), who own a 15-0 overall record against the Hornets.

Quarterback Jason Smith completed 31 of 46 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns and receiver John Hendershott caught two TDs for the Hornets (2-5, 2-3 Big Sky).

Trailing by a touchdown, Reynolds tied the game 14-14 on a 2-yard TD run with 6:34 remaining in the second quarter.

After quarterback Gerald Kemp recovered an onside kick for Montana on the kickoff, Reynolds scored on a 1-yard run to give the Grizzlies a 21-14 halftime lead.

Reynolds had 17 carries for 100 yards and wide receiver Marc Mariana caught an 18-yard touchdown pass in the first half for the Grizzlies.

Quarterbacks Andrew Selle and Justin Roper each threw one touchdown pass for Montana, including Roper’s 57-yard strike to Jabin Sambrano late in the fourth quarter.

Brandyn Reed caught 10 passes for 111 yards for the Hornets and Terrence Dailey ran for 90 yards and one TD for the Hornets.

Weber State 28, Northern Colorado 20: Cameron Higgins threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns and Bo Bolen ran for a career high 207 yards and another score as the Wildcats fought off a second-half rally to edge the Bears in Greeley, Colo.

After Northern Colorado (2-6, 1-5) scored 13 unanswered points to pull within 21-20 with 6:28 to go, Higgins found Joe Collins with an 8-yard TD pass with 3:01 left and Weber State (5-3, 5-1) held on from there.

Northern Arizona 40, Idaho State 12: Alex Henderson ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns as the Lumberjacks defeated the winless Bengals in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Michael Herrick was 24 for 37 for 272 yards and one touchdown for Northern Arizona (5-2, 4-1), which compiled 464 total yards, 33.5 more than its season average.

Idaho State (0-8, 0-5) has lost 20 consecutive games on the road.

UC Davis 34, Portland State 31: Greg Denham and Austin Heyworth combined for 341 yards passing and three touchdowns to rally the Aggies to a non-conference victory over the Vikings in Portland.

UC Davis (4-3) trailed most of the game while Denham, the starting quarterback, was at the helm.

But Denham (20 of 35, 259 yards, TD) was forced from the game with an injury midway through the third period, with Portland State (2-6) ahead 28-17.

The Aggies then caught fire behind Heyworth, the backup, who wound up 6 of 7 for 82 yards and two touchdowns. Sean Kelley’s 30-yard field goal with 4:40 to play broke a 31-31 tie.

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