North Dakota St 56

(2-1, 2-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 11, 2004

1 2 3 4 T
MAI 0 0 0 33
NDSU 0 21 14 2156

Top Performers

Passing: S. Walker (NDSU) - 73 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: S. Washington (NDSU) - 1 CAR, 80 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. White (NDSU) - 4 REC, 66 YDS, 1 TD

North Dakota St 17, Montana Tech 14

BUTTE (AP) -- A 1-yard touchdown run by Josh Johnson lifted Montana Tech to the third-quarter lead it would keep Saturday in defeating two-time defending NAIA champion Carroll College 17-14.

The loss ended top-ranked Carroll's 24-game winning streak.

Johnson, who went 82 yards on 16 carries, capped a 6-play drive that started on Carroll's 35-yard line after the Saints were forced to punt into a stiff wind. Dan Kleckner kicked the extra point and added a 30-yard field goal later in the quarter to give Tech (4-2, 2-1 Frontier) a 17-7 lead.

Carroll (5-1, 3-1) completed a 12-play, 71-yard drive with 2 minutes, 13 seconds left in the game to make it 17-14. The Saints first appeared to score on the 71-yard pass that started the advance, but the play was called back because Carroll had only six men on the line of scrimmage.

After pulling within 17-14, Carroll recovered an onside kick and had one final drive. The Saints ran out of downs when a Tyler Emmert pass attempt to Kevin McCutcheon fell incomplete with about 25 seconds remaining.

Emmert completed 24 of 42 pass attempts for 251 yards, but also threw a first-quarter interception that let the Orediggers take an early lead. Nathan Prach tipped the pass, then returned it 45 yards to Carroll's 5-yard line. A facemask violation, then a leap by fullback Kevin Dighans put Tech up 7-0.

Carroll tied the game in the second quarter with a 14-yard Emmert pass to Dustin Michaelis.

The Saints gave up 108 yards on 12 penalties, compared to Tech's five penalties for 40 yards.


Information from: The Montana Standard,