Scores

Final

Portland State 24

(3-3, 2-2 Big Sky)

Montana 30

(5-2, 4-1 Big Sky)

3:05 PM ET, October 15, 2011

Washington-Grizzly Stadium, MISSOULA, MT

1 2 3 4 T
PRST 6 15 3 024
MONT 0 10 14 630

Top Performers

Passing: J. Johnson (MONT) - 128 YDS

Rushing: J. Canada (MONT) - 14 CAR, 159 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Sambrano (MONT) - 2 REC, 73 YDS

Montana 30, Portland St. 24

Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Jordan Canada ran for 159 yards and a touchdown Saturday to lead Montana to 30-24 win over Portland State.

The Grizzlies (5-2, 3-1 Big Sky) rallied from a 11-point halftime deficit, starting with Canada's touchdown to cut Portland State's lead to 21-16 midway through the third quarter.

The Vikings (3-3, 2-2) dominated the first half with two field goals by Zach Brown and touchdown runs by Connor Kavanaugh and Cory McCaffrey.

Montana got on the board in the second quarter with a short scoring run by Jordan Johnson and a field goal by Brody McKnight.

After Canada's score, Dan Moore added a touchdown run for the Grizzlies and McKnight iced the game in the fourth quarter with a pair of field goals.

The Vikings' final attempt to win came ended when Houston Roots snagged an interception with less than a minute left.

Brown finished with three field goals.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PRST
MONT
1st Downs1915
Total Yards300383
Passing100128
Rushing200255
Penalties13-888-85
3rd Down Conversions2-145-14
4th Down Conversions2-30-1
Turnovers21
Possession34:0225:58

Passing Leaders

Portland StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kavanaugh10/201005.002
MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson10/181287.100

Rushing Leaders

Portland StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCaffrey251034.1125
Kavanaugh23974.2132
MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Canada1415911.4175
Nguyen10686.8027

Receiving Leaders

Portland StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis34013.3020
Monahan33812.7016
MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sambrano27336.5051
Moutra11919.0019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPRSTMONT
FG11:37Zach Brown 53 Yd 30
FG04:33Zach Brown 28 Yd 60
SECOND QUARTERPRSTMONT
TD13:10Connor Kavanaugh 8 Yd Run (Zach Brown Kick) 130
TD07:39Jordan Johnson 6 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 137
TD01:32Cory McCaffrey 3 Yd Run (Zach Brown Run For Two-Point Conversion) 217
FG00:12Brody McKnight 27 Yd 2110
THIRD QUARTERPRSTMONT
TD06:55Jordan Canada 5 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2116
FG03:45Zach Brown 31 Yd 2416
TD01:37Dan Moore 1 Yd Run (Jordan Johnson Pass To Kavario Middleton For Two-Point Conversion) 2424
FOURTH QUARTERPRSTMONT
FG10:06Brody McKnight 24 Yd 2427
FG01:49Brody McKnight 42 Yd 2430