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North Dakota State takes lead into half

Carson Wentz found Zach Vraa for 10 yards and the touchdown as the Bison head into the locker room with a 28-21 lead over Montana.


Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN

ESPN’s Football Power Index has North Dakota St. rated over 10 P5 teams: KU, Wake, OreSt, Rutgers, BC, ISU, Ind, Syra, Colorado, Maryland

Roberts jumps high to catch tying TD

Montana's Ben Roberts went over the top of a North Dakota State defender to haul in a 38-yard TD pass in the second quarter. He then caught the 2-point conversion to tie the score at 21.


Wentz scores second rushing TD of game

QB Carson Wentz ran 11 yards to give North Dakota State a 21-13 lead over Montana in the second quarter. Wentz has rushed for two TDs and passed for another.


Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon passing game coordinator Matt Lubick said that he began to see separation from Vernon Adams when he stopped thinking so much and just allowed himself to play. "Thinking neutralizes all your talent because when you're thinking you're not reacting, you're not playing fast so a fast guy is all of a sudden playing slow," Lubick told "But once you actually know what you're doing and you have confidence, then your talent actually shows." (Photo via

Wentz shows fancy footwork for NDSU TD

North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz sidesteps a couple of Montana defenders for a 19-yard TD run to give the Bison a 14-10 lead in the second in the FCS season opener.


Montana gets first turnover of season

Montana's Tyrone Holmes sacks North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz, who then fumbled, which was recovered by Kendrick Van Ackeren.


Montana draws even with North Dakota St.

Brady Gustafson hit Jamaal Jones with a 7-yard TD pass for the Grizzlies' first score of the season.


Nguyen gets Montana offense moving

John Nguyen runs for a 19-yard gain as part of Montana's first scoring drive in the first quarter.


North Dakota St. scores first TD of season

Carson Wentz hooked up with Chase Morlock for a 27-yard TD pass and the early 7-0 lead over Montana.


NDSU Football @NDSUfootball

TOUCHDOWN, Bison! Chase Morlock catches a 27-yard TD pass from Carson Wentz, and NDSU leads 7-0 in Missoula!

North Dakota State gets first down

Carson Wentz completes a pass to RJ Urzendowski for a 13-yard gain and a first down.


Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich spoke with the media today, discussing the decision to make Vernon Adams the starter for game one. What has he done well? "Just being efficient with the ball," Helfrich said. "Throwing the ball and making good decisions a little bit better than everybody else." The Ducks No. 2 guy is Jeff Lockie and No. 3 is Taylor Alie.

Kevin Weidl @KevinW_ESPN

Pumped to watch NDSU QB Carson Wentz today. Think he ends up being the next FCS QB to be drafted within the first 2 days.(Flacco, Garrapolo)

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NDSU is the four-time defending FCS champion and Montana has made an FCS-high 22 appearances in the FCS playoffs. Either the Bison or Grizzlies have reached the FCS Championship Game in 6 of last 7 seasons. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN