Scores

Final

Montana 27

(10-0, 7-0 Big Sky)

Idaho State 14

(3-7, 2-5 Big Sky)

5:05 PM ET, November 10, 2007

Holt Arena, Pocatello, ID

1 2 3 4 T
MONT 7 0 14 627
IDST 0 7 7 014

Top Performers

Passing: C. Bergquist (MONT) - 283 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: G. Coleman (MONT) - 18 CAR, 74 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Bagley (MONT) - 3 REC, 107 YDS

Montana 27, Idaho St. 14

Associated Press

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) -- Montana quarterback Cole Bergquist threw for 283 yards and ran for 64 more on Saturday to lead the Grizzlies to a 27-14 victory over Idaho State.

The Grizzlies remain undefeated with a 10-0 overall record, 7-0 in the Big Sky Conference.

The game was tied 14-14 with 9:27 left in the third quarter before Bergquist threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Rob Schulte to put the Grizzlies ahead for good.

Bergquist completed 13 of 24 passes, including TD throws of 24 and 21 yards. He was intercepted once.

Montana took a 7-0 lead on its opening possession, a five-play, 79-yard drive ending with a 5-yard run by Greg Coleman.

ISU (3-7, 2-5 Big Sky) tied the game in the second quarter on an 18-play, 92-yard drive that ended with 2-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Russel Hill to fullback Clint Knickrehm.

Idaho State tied the game again in the third quarter on a 100-yard kickoff return by JD Ponciano.

Hill was 21 of 34 passing for 210 yards and one touchdown, while Bengals running back Josh Barnet rushed for 105 yards on 27 carries.

Wide receiver Ryan Bagley had three receptions for 107 yards as Montana racked up 419 yards of total offense, compared with 286 for the Bengals.

Montana defensive end Kroy Biermann had seven tackles, two sacks and a blocked field goal.

Dan Carpenter finished Montana's scoring with field goals of 29 and 44 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONT
IDST
1st Downs2218
Total Yards419286
Passing283210
Rushing13676
Penalties10-8812-132
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers20
Possession23:3036:30

Passing Leaders

MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bergquist13/2428311.821
Idaho StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill21/342106.210

Rushing Leaders

MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Coleman18744.110
Bergquist8465.800
Idaho StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Barnett271053.900
Yarno155.000

Receiving Leaders

MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bagley310735.700
Ferriter27939.500
Idaho StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Logan57314.600
Thompson6518.500

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMONTIDST
TD09:54Greg Coleman 5 Yd Run (Dan Carpenter Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERMONTIDST
TD12:10Clint Knickrehm 2 Yd Pass From Russel Hill (Branden Jones Kick) 77
THIRD QUARTERMONTIDST
TD09:40Eric Allen 24 Yd Pass From Cole Bergquist (Dan Carpenter Kick) 147
TD09:27J.D. Ponciano 100 Yd Kickoff Return (Branden Jones Kick) 1414
TD01:51Rob Schulte 21 Yd Pass From Cole Bergquist (Dan Carpenter Kick) 2114
FOURTH QUARTERMONTIDST
FG10:33Dan Carpenter 29 Yd 2414
FG03:54Dan Carpenter 44 Yd 2714