SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Running back Lex Hilliard carried 20
times for 155 yards and one touchdown as third-ranked Montana beat
Sacramento State 31-14 Saturday.
Defensive end Lance Spencer returned a 1-yard interception for a
score for Montana (8-2, 5-1 Big Sky Conference), who are 11-0
all-time against the Hornets.
Spencer intercepted a pass by Crosby Wehr and returned it for a
1-yard TD to open up the scoring for the Grizzlies in the first
quarter. After Wehr's miscue, Brad Tredway replaced the senior on
the next possession for Sacramento State (2-9, 1-5).
The Hornets offense moved smoothly under Tredway's lead as
running back Kris Daniels scored on a 5-yard run with 54 seconds
left in the first quarter.
Before time expired in the first period, Hillard ran three times
for 48 yards topped off with an 11-yard TD run to help Montana
regain the lead. The Grizzlies extended their margin when Dan
Carpenters 31-yard field goal with two seconds left in the second
quarter gave Montana a 17-7 halftime lead.
Running back J.R. Waller scored on a 2-yard run with 7:40 left
in the fourth for the Montana.