Scores

Final

N Arizona 21

(4-3, 2-2 Big Sky)

Montana 24

(6-2, 5-1 Big Sky)

3:05 PM ET, October 23, 2010

Washington Grizzly, Missoula, MT

1 2 3 4 T
NAU 0 9 6 621
MONT 7 0 10 724

Top Performers

Passing: J. Roper (MONT) - 118 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: Z. Bauman (NAU) - 27 CAR, 127 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Moutra (MONT) - 7 REC, 63 YDS, 1 TD

Montana 24, N. Arizona 21

Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. -- C.J. Atkins snared a 1-yard touchdown pass from Justin Roper with 5 seconds to play Saturday to give Montana a 24-21 victory over Northern Arizona.

Atkins outwrestled Northern Arizona cornerback Randy Hale Jr. on a jump ball in the end zone to cap a 14-play, 56-yard drive. Atkins also opened the scoring for Montana with a 48-yard run on a double reverse play in the first quarter.

Northern Arizona (4-3, 2-2 Big Sky) took a 21-17 lead on an 11-yard Giovannie Dixon touchdown run with 1:59 left in the game. But after a 38-yard kick return by Peter Nguyen, Roper marched the Grizzlies (6-2, 5-1) for the winning score.

Roper was 17 of 30 for 118 yards and two touchdowns.

Zach Bauman had 127 yards rushing and a TD for Northern Arizona. Chase Stangel was 22 for 34 for 187 yards and a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NAU
MONT
1st Downs1614
Total Yards301265
Passing195132
Rushing106133
Penalties5-266-36
3rd Down Conversions8-198-18
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers01
Possession33:2226:38

Passing Leaders

Northern ArizonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stangel22/341875.510
MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Roper17/301183.920

Rushing Leaders

Northern ArizonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bauman271274.7143
Dixon6233.8111
MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reynolds23833.6028
Atkins14848.0148

Receiving Leaders

Northern ArizonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shanks8658.1014
Bauman33311.0014
MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moutra7639.0128
Carver3186.009

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNAUMONT
TD09:52Cj Atkins 48 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERNAUMONT
TD00:44Zach Bauman 1 Yd Run (Matt Myers Kick) 77
SF00:44Peter Nguyen Tackled By - Team In End Zone 97
THIRD QUARTERNAUMONT
FG12:27Brody McKnight 38 Yd 910
TD08:03Antwon Moutra 28 Yd Pass From Justin Roper (Brody Mcknight Kick) 917
TD05:32Nick Larson 1 Yd Pass From Chasen Stangel (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1517
FOURTH QUARTERNAUMONT
TD01:59Giovannie Dixon 11 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2117
TD00:05Cj Atkins 1 Yd Pass From Justin Roper (Brody Mcknight Kick) 2124