Scores

Final

Montana 55

(2-0, 1-0 away)

North Dakota 17

(1-2, 1-2 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 14, 2013

Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND

1 2 3 4 T
MONT 20 13 14 855
UND 7 3 7 017

Top Performers

Passing: J. Johnson (MONT) - 354 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: J. Canada (MONT) - 14 CAR, 104 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: E. Henderson (MONT) - 5 REC, 124 YDS, 3 TD

Montana storms past North Dakota, 55-17

Associated Press

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Jordan Johnson threw five touchdown passes as Montana erased an early North Dakota lead to defeat the Bison 55-17 on Saturday night.

The Griz (2-0) reeled off 33 unanswered points after falling behind 7-0 just minutes after the opening kickoff. Johnson, who completed 15 of 19 passes for 354 yards, threw 3 TDs in the first quarter and two more late in the game.

North Dakota(1-2) scored first on a Joe Mollberg pass to Blair Townsend, but didn't get on the board again until a Zeb Miller field goal 51 seconds before the half. The Bison had torched Montana's secondary last year, Greg Hardin setting a Big Sky single-game receiving record of 333 yards. Hardin was held to 46 yards on five catches Saturday.

Saturday was a nonconference game.

The Griz last won in Grand Forks in 1971. The teams did not play between 1973 and 2010.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONT
UND
1st Downs2623
Total Yards609336
Passing376281
Rushing23355
Penalties6-589-73
3rd Down Conversions9-1011-19
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers02
Possession27:1932:41

Passing Leaders

MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson15/1935418.650
North DakotaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mollberg25/432816.522

Rushing Leaders

MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Canada141047.4232
Van10727.2024
North DakotaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Miller8313.909
Garman9273.009

Receiving Leaders

MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Henderson512424.8352
Van27537.5170
North DakotaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Golladay710615.1126
Jackson9869.6029

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMONTUND
TD12:13Blair Townsend 15 Yd Pass From Joe Mollberg (Zeb Miller Kick) 07
TD11:14Travon Van 70 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Pat Failed) 67
TD06:11Ellis Henderson 52 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Chris Lider Kick) 137
TD00:40Ellis Henderson 35 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Chris Lider Kick) 207
SECOND QUARTERMONTUND
TD06:49Cam Warren 22 Yd Pass From Chase Naccarato (Pat Blocked) 267
TD03:09Jordan Canada 32 Yd Run (Chris Lider Kick) 337
FG00:51Zeb Miller 30 Yd 3310
THIRD QUARTERMONTUND
TD12:17Jordan Canada 2 Yd Run (Chris Lider Kick) 4010
TD05:37Kenny Golladay 23 Yd Pass From Joe Mollberg (Zeb Miller Kick) 4017
TD01:27Ellis Henderson 6 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Chris Lider Kick) 4717
FOURTH QUARTERMONTUND
TD11:49Joey Counts 51 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Cam Warren Run For Two-Point Conversion) 5517