Scores

Final

Montana 40

(3-3, 1-2 Big Sky)

N Colorado 17

(1-4, 0-2 Big Sky)

3:35 PM ET, October 6, 2012

Nottingham Field, Greeley, CO

1 2 3 4 T
MONT 0 10 14 1640
UNCO 0 0 10 717

Top Performers

Passing: S. Lobato (UNCO) - 259 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: P. Nguyen (MONT) - 15 CAR, 159 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Gunn (UNCO) - 7 REC, 98 YDS, 1 TD

Montana 40, N. Colorado 17

Associated Press

GREELEY, Colo. -- Peter Nguyen ran for 159 yards and a touchdown to lead a strong team effort on the ground, and Montana spoiled Northern Colorado's homecoming Saturday with a 40-17 victory.

Trent McKinney and Nate Harris also scored rushing touchdowns for the Grizzlies (3-3, 1-2 Big Sky), who totaled 294 yards rushing. McKinney added 142 yards passing and hooked up with Cam Warren for a 17-yard score, and Caleb Walden intercepted a pass on a fake punt and returned it 18 yards for a TD.

Montana led just 10-0 at halftime, and Dominic Gunn made it 10-7 when he returned the second-half kickoff 98 yards for a score for the Bears (1-4, 0-2). It was all Grizzlies after that.

Northern Colorado's Seth Lobato threw for 259 yards and hit Gunn on a 24-yard score in the closing minutes, but was picked off three times as the Bears fell to 1-12 against Montana.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONT
UNCO
1st Downs2523
Total Yards452321
Passing158259
Rushing29462
Penalties9-928-88
3rd Down Conversions6-154-13
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers05
Possession28:0231:58

Passing Leaders

MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McKinney14/251425.710
Northern ColoradoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lobato25/422596.213

Rushing Leaders

MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nguyen1515910.6143
McKinney10555.5112
Northern ColoradoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dennis14473.4013
Hildreth4143.505

Receiving Leaders

MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Canada34314.3031
Warren22110.5117
Northern ColoradoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gunn79814.0124
Davis8658.1016

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERMONTUNCO
TD13:41Caleb Walden 18 Yd Interception Return (Chris Lider Kick) 70
FG00:00Chris Lider 34 Yd 100
THIRD QUARTERMONTUNCO
TD14:46Dominic Gunn 98 Yd Kickoff Return (Dave Eden Kick) 107
TD11:04Peter Nguyen 13 Yd Run (Chris Lider Kick) 177
FG06:46Dave Eden 24 Yd 1710
TD05:42Trent McKinney 12 Yd Run (Chris Lider Kick) 2410
FOURTH QUARTERMONTUNCO
TD14:54Cam Warren 17 Yd Pass From Trent McKinney (Pat Failed) 3010
FG12:58Chris Lider 19 Yd 3310
TD06:17Nate Harris 1 Yd Run (Chris Lider Kick) 4010
TD01:32Dominic Gunn 24 Yd Pass From Seth Lobato (Dave Eden Kick) 4017