SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Jeff Fleming passed for two touchdowns and ran for two scores to help Sacramento State to a 42-28 win against Montana on Saturday night, the Hornets' first win in 17 meetings between the schools.
Fleming, who was 18 of 27 for 224 yards passing, led Sacramento State (2-2, 1-1 Big Sky) a 21-14 lead in the second quarter with 7- and 9-yard TD runs. The Hornets broke it open in the third quarter, as Markell Williams returned a blocked punt 30 yards for a touchdown and Sam McCowan had a 42-yard scoring run.
Dan Moore rushed for 41 yards and two touchdowns and caught four passes for 66 yards for the Grizzlies (2-2, 1-1).
Bryan Hilliard ran for 100 yards on 22 carries for Sacramento State.
After Montana got within 35-21 in the third quarter, Fleming guided a 14-play, 80-yard drive that took 8:50 and ended with a 37-yard TD pass to Brandyn Reed.