Montana 32

(6-2, 3-1 Big Sky)

Portland State 35

(4-4, 2-3 Big Sky)

6:35 PM ET, October 30, 2004

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PRST 14 7 7 735

Portland State 35, Montana 32

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Joe Wiser passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Portland State to a 35-32 upset win over Montana on Saturday.

Ryan Fuqua added a late touchdown to give the Vikings (4-4, 2-3 Big Sky Conference) a needed insurance score with 4:23 left.

Trailing 35-24, the Grizzlies needed less than two minutes to close to within a field goal. Quarterback Craig Ochs capped a scoring drive with a 6-yard run and connected with Jon Talmage for the two-point conversion.

But the Vikings picked up two first downs and ran out the clock.

Montana (6-2, 3-1) entered the game ranked No. 4 in Division I-AA, but it didn't look like a top team in the early going. The Grizzlies fumbled twice and punter Tyson Johnson booted two balls for a combined eight yards.

Despite the breaks, Portland State could only manage a 21-14 halftime lead.

The Grizzlies marched into Vikings territory on their first possession of the second half, but had to settle for Dan Carpenter's 41-yard field goal.

Wiser's 17-yard naked bootleg made it 28-17, but the Grizzlies answered with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Ochs to Talmage.

Ochs threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns. He was intercepted once.

Joe Rubin led the Vikings with 76 yards rushing and Fuqua added 73 yards on 12 carries. Wiser was 17 for 26 for 195 yards.