Scores

Final

Montana 41

(7-1, 3-1 Big Sky)

N Colorado 20

(1-6, 1-3 Big Sky)

2:05 PM ET, October 25, 2008

Nottingham Field, Greeley, CO

1 2 3 4 T
MONT 3 21 17 041
UNCO 3 0 3 1420

Top Performers

Passing: C. Bergquist (MONT) - 243 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Reynolds (MONT) - 14 CAR, 137 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: B. Smith (UNCO) - 3 REC, 92 YDS, 1 TD

Montana 41, N. Colorado 20

Associated Press

GREELEY, Colo. -- Cole Bergquist had two touchdowns and threw for 243 yards and completed 14 of his 18 passes as Montana beat Northern Colorado 41-20 on Saturday.

Mike Ferriter caught three passes for a total of 88 yards for the Grizzlies (7-1, 3-1 Big Sky Conference). Montana, ranked No. 8 in the Sports Network poll, led 24-3 at halftime.

Northern Colorado quarterback Bryan Waggener didn't return for the second half because of an undisclosed injury, forcing the Bears to play their two other quarterbacks, Dylan Orms and James Schrenk.

Waggener threw for 53 yards and completed six of his 11 passes for the Bears (1-6, 1-3). Orms, a freshman, finished 6-of-11 passing for 53 yards and led the Bears with 67 rushing yards on nine carries and one rushing touchdown.

Orms threw the first touchdown for the Bears with 3:43 left in the game to make it 41-13. Then he three a five-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Smith to reach the final score of 41-20.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONT
UNCO
1st Downs2121
Total Yards443402
Passing257203
Rushing186199
Penalties7-587-55
3rd Down Conversions4-116-14
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers00
Possession29:4230:18

Passing Leaders

MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bergquist14/1824313.520
Northern ColoradoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Orms8/1015015.010

Rushing Leaders

MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reynolds141379.8243
Brooks-Fletcher4174.308
Northern ColoradoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Orms9677.4152
Wilson10555.5018

Receiving Leaders

MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ferriter38829.3175
Pfahler34414.7017
Northern ColoradoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith39230.7172
Walker23316.5024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMONTUNCO
FG06:48Brody Mcknight 20 Yd 30
FG03:12Michael York 27 Yd 33
SECOND QUARTERMONTUNCO
TD09:44Chase Reynolds 43 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 103
TD04:55Mike Ferriter 75 Yd Pass From Cole Bergquist (Brody Mcknight Kick) 173
TD00:12Cole Bergquist 6 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 243
THIRD QUARTERMONTUNCO
TD08:55Chase Reynolds 32 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 313
FG05:31Michael York 25 Yd 316
TD03:32Marc Mariani 30 Yd Pass From Cole Bergquist (Brody Mcknight Kick) 386
FG00:13Brody Mcknight 30 Yd 416
FOURTH QUARTERMONTUNCO
TD04:04Dylan Orms 1 Yd Run (Michael York Kick) 4113
TD01:21Brandon Smith 5 Yd Pass From Dylan Orms (Michael York Kick) 4120