NCAAF Game Recap - Weber State at Montana
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:00 PM EST

LSU
58
Miss
37
F
OHSt
56
Rut
21
F
Wake
3
Clem
52
F
Ala
38
MisSt
7
F
UGA
21
Aub
14
F
Ariz
6
Oreg
34
F
Minn
19
Iowa
23
F
UCLA
3
Utah
49
F
Ind
27
PSU
34
F
Okla
34
Bayl
31
F
Fla
23
Mizzu
6
F
MSU
10
Mich
44
F
Wisc
37
Neb
21
F
Navy
20
ND
52
F
Cin
20
SoFL
17
F
Mem
45
Hou
27
F
NM
9
Boise
42
F
Tex
21
IASt
23
F
Kans
13
OkSt
31
F
E Mi
42
Akr
14
F
WestMI
37
Ohio
34
F OT
NIU
31
Toled
28
F
BGSU
3
MiaOH
44
F
Buff
27
Kent
30
F
UNC
27
Pitt
34
F OT
LaTec
10
Marsh
31
F
Fres
7
SDSU
17
F
Tul
21
Temp
29
F
TCU
33
TxTch
31
F
UMass
6
NW
45
F
AlaSt
12
FlaSt
49
F
VMI
6
Army
47
F
UTEP
10
UAB
37
F
Troy
63
TxSt
27
F
CoCar
27
ArkSt
28
F
ULMon
29
GaSo
51
F
IdSt
10
BYU
42
F
C Mi
45
Ball
44
F
KY
38
Vand
14
F
WVU
24
K St
20
F
VaTec
45
GATec
0
F
(N/A)
28
NMSt
41
F
Hawaii
21
UNLV
7
F
Wyo
21
UtSt
26
F
Syr
49
Duke
6
F
Stan
22
WaSt
49
F
Rice
31
MidTN
28
F
ULLaf
37
SoAl
27
F
SMiss
36
UTSA
17
F
AF
38
ColSt
21
F
App
56
GASt
27
F
AzSt
34
OreSt
35
F
SCar
6
TxAM
30
F
Lou
34
NCSt
20
F
USC
41
Cal
17
F

Montana 35, Weber State 16

Nov 16, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Final

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4

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Weber State (8-3)

3

0

0

13

16

Montana (9-2)

14

7

14

0

35

Snead-Toure combo sparks Montana past Weber State 35-16
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:04 PM

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) A big game turned into a big win for the Montana Grizzlies, who rode three touchdown passes from Dalton Sneed to a 35-16 win over Weber State on Saturday.

Sneed, a senior quarterback, hooked up with junior receiver Samori Toure for all three touchdowns as the Grizzlies (9-2, 6-1 in the Big Sky Conference) handled the showdown between two top teams in the Football Championship Subdivision.

Toure had eight catches for a career-high 193 yards. His first touchdown, covering 10 yards, gave Montana the lead for good at 7-0 at 11:24 of the first quarter. The Grizzlies, ranked No. 5 in the STATS/FCS poll, scored four plays after partially blocking a punt.

Before the quarter ended Toure took a short slant pass 79 yards for a touchdown and a 14-3 lead.

"I thought the entire team took to heart that we had a big game this weekend," Montana coach Bobby Hauck said. "And I thought the preparation was such that we were going to be tough to beat. Then we came out and played well and took care of business in a big, big way."

On the Grizzlies' opening possession of the second half Toure scored on a 59-yard slant pass to make it 28-3.

"It was just really a lot of film study, to be honest," said Toure, who has seen more passes while teammate Sammy Akem has been sidelined. "We noticed in previous games that's where they were kind of susceptible, and we just took advantage of it."

Weber State (8-3, 6-1) ruled time of possession in the first half and intercepted Sneed twice in the second. Yet the Wildcats managed only a 32-yard Trey Tuttle field goal until backup Kaden Jenks threw two fourth-quarter TD passes.

The carbon-copy long touchdowns by Toure stuck with Weber State coach Jay Hill, who fell to 2-1 coaching against the Grizzlies.

"We had the corner and free safety right there both times and he basically split us," said Hill, whose club is ranked No. 3 in the FCS. "Those are mistakes you hope don't happen in a big game like we had today, but they did."

Injuries also hurt the Wildcats, who lost standout receivers Rashid Shaheed and Devon Cooley on their second possession. Running back Josh Davis was limited as well.

"You lose three of the best players in the league, that changes things," Hill said. "Those are all excuses, though. You have to give Montana credit. They were knocking our guys out and that's football."

Jake Constantine started and threw three interceptions, one coming in the end zone late in the third quarter. Another drive late in the first half ended with a bad quarterback snap that ended with a sack for a loss of 20 yards.

Constantine was 18-of-34 passing for 170 yards before he, too, was knocked out of the game.

Jenks threw for 124 yards, with touchdowns of 21 yards to Jon Christensen and 11 yards to Ty MacPherson. MacPherson had 11 catches for 162 yards.

Sneed was 16-of-24 passing for 260 yards in three quarters of work. Running back Marcus Knight added two more scoring runs to give him 19 on the season. Linebacker Jace Lewis had 16 tackles to lead a defense that limited Weber State to less than 2 yards per carry.

Montana moved into a tie with Weber State and possibly Sacramento State atop the Big Sky. A showdown with Montana State - the 119th "Brawl of the Wild" - looms next Saturday.

"We've put in a lot of hard work and won some tough football games," Hauck said. "We need to finish the season out, obviously. We'll enjoy this and get on those guys Monday."

THE TAKEAWAY

Weber State: The Wildcats' attempt to grind out another win was sidetracked by a blocked punt and Montana's big plays.

Montana: The Grizzlies came out of the gates hot, building a 35-3 third-quarter lead while keeping the Wildcat offense out of the end zone until late.

UP NEXT

Weber State: The Wildcats return home to face Idaho State in their Big Sky finale.

Montana: The Grizzlies head to Bozeman Saturday for the 119th `Brawl of the Wild' game between the Montana State Bobcats and the Griz.

LAST WORD

"The field position battle was ours, the big-play battle was ours and the rush-defense battle was ours. You do that, you're going to win."

- Montana coach Bobby Hauck

Passing

Web Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Constantine 34 18 52.9 0 170 18 3 30.3
K. Jenks 17 10 58.8 2 124 39 0 120.7
Mont Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Humphrey 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
D. Sneed 25 17 68.0 3 265 79 2 109.2

Rushing

Web Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Smith Jr. 19 74 3.9 13 0
J. Davis 9 26 2.9 9 0
Mont Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Knight 14 79 5.6 16 2
N. Ostmo 8 19 2.4 4 0

Receiving

Web Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. MacPherson 11 162 14.7 39 1
I. Jackson 5 30 6.0 9 0
Mont Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Toure 8 193 24.1 79 3
M. Roberts 3 34 11.3 22 0

Fumbles

Returning

Web KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Dixon 4 20.5 0 24 0 - 0 0
R. Shaheed 1 15.0 0 15 0 - 0 0
Mont KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Foster 1 19.0 0 19 0 - 0 0
J. Louie-McGee 1 -3.0 0 0 0 - 0 0

Punting

Web Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Lloyd 6 245 40.8 58
Mont Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Wilson 8 283 35.4 49

Takeaways

Web Int Yds InTD
J. Harris 1 0 0
M. Collins 1 7 0
Mont Int Yds InTD
G. Robertson 1 0 0
A. Gubner 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Web Mont
Points For 16 35
Total Yards 363 394
Rushing Yards 69 129
Passing Yards 294 265
Passing Completions / Attempts 28/51 17/26
Turnovers 4 2
Interceptions Thrown 3 2
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 0/0
First Downs 23 17
Penalties - Yards 3/35 6/63
Time Of Possession 35:35 25:25
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/20 2/10
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 7/36 8/35

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Web Mont
Mont 3:36 TD Samori Toure 10 yd pass from Dalton Sneed (Brandon Purdy kick) 0 7
Web 13:30 FG Trey Tuttle 32 yd FG 3 7
Mont 14:19 TD Samori Toure 79 yd pass from Dalton Sneed (Brandon Purdy kick) 3 14
2nd Quarter Web Mont
Mont 1:38 TD Marcus Knight 15 yd run (Brandon Purdy kick) 3 21
3rd Quarter Web Mont
Mont 0:49 TD Samori Toure 59 yd pass from Dalton Sneed (Brandon Purdy kick) 3 28
Mont 7:31 TD Marcus Knight 1 yd run (Brandon Purdy kick) 3 35
4th Quarter Web Mont
Web 6:45 TD Jon Christensen 21 yd pass from Kaden Jenks (missed kick) 9 35
Web 14:46 TD Ty MacPherson 11 yd pass from Kaden Jenks (Trey Tuttle kick) 16 35

Game Information

Stadium: Washington-Grizzly Stadium, Missoula, Montana
Attendance: 22,682
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