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Grizzlies rumble past Vikings

Sun., Oct. 6, 2013, midnight

Jordan Johnson threw four touchdown passes and Travon Van and Jordan Canada each topped 100 yards rushing to propel the Montana Grizzlies (4-1, 1-1 Big Sky) to a 55-27 victory over the Portland State Vikings (3-3, 0-2) on Saturday in Missoula.

Johnson had scoring passes of 36, 25 and 10 yards to Clay Pierson, and a 17-yard TD strike to Cam Warren. Van scored on a 42-yard scamper, Canada scored on a 2-yard run and Jordan Tripp recovered a fumble in the end zone.

Montana State 36, Northern Arizona 7: Shawn Johnson ran for 92 yards and a TD and had a 100-yard kickoff return for a score to lead the Bobcats (4-2, 2-0) to a victory over the Lumberjacks (3-2, 1-1) in Bozeman.

Johnson’s 27-yard touchdown run and three field goals by Rory Perez put MSU up 16-0 at halftime. The Bobcats then got a 9-yard TD run by quarterback DeNarius McGhee and a 12-yard TD run by Cody Kirk to build a 29-0 lead.

North Dakota 28, Idaho State 25: Dayo Idowu forced a fumble and Ben Peters recovered it in the end zone for the deciding touchdown as North Dakota (2-3, 1-1) turned back the Bengals (2-3, 0-2) in Pocatello, Idaho.

Peters’ recovery came with 5:53 left in the fourth quarter after Idaho State had closed within 21-17 five minutes earlier.

UC Davis 21, Southern Utah 3: Gabe Manzanares rushed for 175 yards and a pair of second-quarter touchdowns to power the Aggies (2-4, 2-0) to a victory over the Thunderbirds (4-2, 1-1) in Cedar City, Utah.

Randy Wright threw 19 yards to TJ King for the Aggies’ other score.

Sacramento State 37, Northern Colorado 21: Garrett Safron passed for 312 yards and three touchdowns and the Hornets (3-3, 2-0) rode a 31-point first half outburst to a victory over the Bears (1-5, 0-2) in Sacramento, Calif.

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