Scores

Final

Montana 30

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Cal Poly 28

(1-1, 0-1 home)

9:05 PM ET, September 6, 2008

Alex G. Spanos Stadium, San Luis Obispo, CA

1 2 3 4 T
MONT 14 0 7 930
CP 7 14 0 728

Top Performers

Passing: J. Dally (CP) - 248 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: A. Schmidt (MONT) - 26 CAR, 145 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Barden (CP) - 7 REC, 131 YDS, 2 TD

Montana 30, Cal Poly-SLO 28

Associated Press

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) -- Senior quarterback Cole Bergquist threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as No. 5 Montana rallied from a 21-14 halftime deficit to beat No. 11 Cal Poly 30-28 in a non-conference football game Saturday night.

Coach Rich Ellersons Mustangs, who beat San Diego State in their season opener last week, fell to 1-1 on the year.

Junior placekicker Andrew Gardner missed a 27-yarder with 38 seconds remaining that would have given the Mustangs the lead.

Bergquist hit Mike Ferriter with 34- and 20-yard touchdown passes for the Grizzlies, the latter tying the game at 21-21 with 9:10 to play in the third quarter. Montana added a safety with 13:57 to play when Cal Poly senior quarterback Jonathan Dally fumbled the ball into the end zone.

Less than three minutes later, Montana extended its lead to 30-21 on a four-yard run by Andrew Schmidt.

Cal Poly responded with a two-yard touchdown run by senior slotback James Noble with 8:21 to play, capping a 73-yard drive.

Gardner's extra-point kick made the score 30-28. Senior defensive end Sean Lawyer sacked Bergquist for a six-yard loss on fourth down and the Mustangs drove from their own 44 to the Montana 10.

But Gardner's potential game-winning 27-yard kick sailed wide to the left and Bergquist ran out the remaining 38 seconds with a kneeldown.

Bergquist completed 13 of 22 passes for 163 yards and two scores. He was sacked six times.

Schmidt finished with 145 yards rushing on 26 carries and the top Montana receiver was Ferriter with three for 65 yards.

Dally rushed for 80 yards on 16 carries and completed 16 of 23 passes for 248 yards and a pair of touchdowns for Cal Poly.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONT
CP
1st Downs00
Total Yards316421
Passing163248
Rushing153173
Penalties6-503-25
3rd Down Conversions5-145-12
4th Down Conversions3-42-2
Turnovers01
Possession29:1530:45

Passing Leaders

MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bergquist13/221637.420
Cal PolyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dally16/2324810.820

Rushing Leaders

MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Schmidt261455.6119
Reynolds242.003
Cal PolyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dally16805.0018
Yocum9353.907

Receiving Leaders

MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ferriter36521.7234
Mariani23819.0026
Cal PolyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Barden713118.7250
Noble46115.3040

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMONTCP
TD13:37Mike Ferriter 34 Yd Pass From Cole Bergquist (Russell Schey Kick) 70
TD12:44Ramses Barden 50 Yd Pass From Jonathan Dally (Andrew Gardner Kick) 77
TD06:59Cole Bergquist 15 Yd Run (Russell Schey Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERMONTCP
TD11:55Ramses Barden 11 Yd Pass From Jonathan Dally (Andrew Gardner Kick) 1414
TD05:44James Noble 2 Yd Run (Andrew Gardner Kick) 1421
THIRD QUARTERMONTCP
TD09:10Mike Ferriter 20 Yd Pass From Cole Bergquist (Russell Schey Kick) 2121
FOURTH QUARTERMONTCP
SF13:57Jonathan Dally Tackled By Craig Mettler In End Zone 2321
TD11:07Andrew Schmidt 4 Yd Run (Russell Schey Kick) 3021
TD08:21James Noble 2 Yd Run (Andrew Gardner Kick) 3028