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OGDEN, Utah -- Montana's 43-40 double-overtime loss to Idaho State brought Big Sky and national player-of-the-week honors to both teams.
Idaho State quarterback Mark Hetherington was named the offensive player of the week by both the Big Sky and the Sports Network, while UM placekicker Chris Snyder received special teams honors from both for the second week in a row.
In the Big Sky this week, Snyder shared the special teams honor with Northern Arizona placekicker Paul Ernster.
The Big Sky defensive award went to Portland State defensive end Josh Ratliff.
Snyder, a senior from Mead, Wash., was 4-for-4 on field goal attempts at then 21st-ranked Idaho State. He kicked a 54-yarder as time expired in regulation to tie the game at 34 and force the first overtime.
He had already kicked one for 31 yards, and connected on field goals from 42 and 37 yards during overtime. Snyder also was 4-for-4 on point-after attempts, accounting for 16 points in the game. Snyder is Montana's all-time leading scorer with 334 career points.
Hetherington threw for 398 yards and three touchdowns against then fifth-ranked Montana. A junior from Clovis, Calif., Hetherington completed 30-of-47 passes with no interceptions. He connected with Shedrack Okoebor on a 13-yard touchdown pass to win the game for the Bengals in the second overtime.
Ratliff had 13 tackles, eight of them solos, in Portland State's 20-7 home win over Sacramento State. The Vikings held Sacramento State to just seven points and 274 yards of total offense. Ratliff is a senior from Chico, Calif.
Ernster made four field goals in Northern Arizona's 54-31 victory over Eastern Washington. A junior from Glendale, Ariz., he scored from 32, 42, 46 and 47 yards out. He went 6-for-6 on point-after attempts, scoring 18 points in the game.
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