NCAAF Game Recap - Idaho State at Montana
Sat Oct 5, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

UGA
43
Tenn
14
F
MSU
10
OHSt
34
F
UtSt
6
LSU
42
F
Okla
45
Kans
20
F
Aub
13
Fla
24
F
Kent
0
Wisc
48
F
BGSU
0
ND
52
F
Tex
42
WVU
31
F
Purd
7
PSU
35
F
Cal
7
Oreg
17
F
Iowa
3
Mich
10
F
Wash
13
Stan
23
F
Boise
38
UNLV
13
F
UCF
24
Cin
27
F
OkSt
35
TxTch
45
F
Tuls
37
SMU
43
F(2OT)
GaSo
20
SoAl
17
F(1OT)
Temp
27
ECU
17
F
NM
21
SJSU
32
F
SoFL
48
UConn
22
F
MD
48
Rut
7
F
Tul
42
Army
33
F
BC
39
Lou
41
F
TCU
24
IASt
49
F
E Mi
16
C Mi
42
F
Ball
27
NIU
20
F
WestMI
24
Toled
31
F
ArkSt
38
GASt
52
F
Ohio
21
Buff
20
F OT
Ill
17
Minn
40
F
Marsh
13
MidTN
24
F
Bayl
31
K St
12
F
AF
25
Navy
34
F
VaTec
42
MiaFL
35
F
Mem
52
ULMon
33
F
NW
10
Neb
13
F
Troy
10
Mizzu
42
F
UNC
38
GATec
22
F
Ariz
35
Colo
30
F
W Ky
20
OD
3
F
Rice
20
UAB
35
F
UMass
0
FLInt
44
F
Vand
6
Miss
31
F
UTSA
26
UTEP
16
F
Lib
20
NMSt
13
F
Pitt
33
Duke
30
F
OreSt
48
UCLA
31
F
SDSU
24
ColSt
10
F

Montana 59, Idaho State 20

Oct 5, 2019, 3:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Idaho State (2-3)

10

7

3

0

20

Montana (5-1)

0

24

14

21

59

Dalton rallies Montana past Idaho State 59-20
Sat Oct 5, 2019 8:48 PM

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Quarterback Dalton Sneed brushed aside a tough first quarter and threw for 397 yards and two touchdowns to push the Montana Grizzlies past Idaho State 59-20 Saturday.

Sneed, a senior, completed 26 of 41 passes while leading the Grizzlies (5-1, 2-0 Big Sky Conference) back from a 17-0 deficit. He was also his team's leading rusher, piling up 67 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Sneed finished with a career-best 464 yards of total offense as the upset-minded Bengals (2-3, 1-1) fell off the pace after forcing three first-quarter punts.

"I'll say this about Dalton, his stat line is pretty fantastic, and his play in practice this week was pretty fantastic as well," Montana coach Bobby Hauck said. "But he's such a competitive guy he was awfully juiced up, and we missed some things in the first quarter. And after that he was money. It was just a great game by him."

Idaho State surged out of the gates, capping a 98-yard opening drive with a Ty Flanagan 1-yard run at 9:36 of the first quarter. Early in the second quarter Flanagan tore off a 71-yard scoring run to put the Bengals ahead 17-0.

Flanagan had 130 rushing yards on 18 carries.

Sneed then led touchdown drives of 68, 76 and 47 yards in the second quarter, all of them capped by Marcus Knight scoring runs of 4, 2 and 2 yards. Montana, ranked No. 8 in the STATS FCS Top 25, led 24-17 at halftime of its 100th Homecoming game.

Sneed's touchdown passes, covering 25 yards to Samuel Akem and 8 yards to Samori Toure, came in the third quarter as Montana's lead grew to 31-20.

Toure had eight catches for a career-best 188 yards, and Akem caught 10 passes for 135.

Sneed added two short scoring runs in the fourth quarter, hurdling a defender on the second one, that put Montana up 52-20 with 7:42 left in the game.

Both touchdown runs were set up by receptions covering 44 and 37 yards from Toure.

"He's a terrific receiver and has a lot of speed and I trust him to get behind the defensive back," Sneed said. "And that's what he did. He made phenomenal plays on two deep balls, keeping his feet inbounds. That's just him doing his thing."

Idaho State quarterback Matt Struck cooled off after 130 passing yards in that first quarter.

"We started having penalties and incomplete passes," Idaho State coach Rob Phenicie said. "You need to complete passes to continue to move the ball. The Grizzlies scored 24 points in the second quarter and I would bet there was a personal foul on each of those drives."

The Bengals were penalized 11 times for 121 yards. Struck, meanwhile, finished 16-of-33 passing for 189 yards. Michael Dean had six catches for 109 yards for Idaho State.

Montana got a final touchdown on a 51-yard run from Adam Eastwood with 5:27 left.

"Idaho State's got a good football team," said Hauck, who in his previous coaching stint at Montana had Phenicie as his offensive coordinator. "They came in and punched us and had us down big early on. I'm proud of our guys for our resilience and ability to fix things when they aren't going well."

THE TAKEAWAY

Idaho State: The big-play Bengals took a 17-0 lead before surrendering it in the second quarter and then falling way off the pace after halftime. Struck passed for 189 yards, but just 41 in the second half.

Montana: A slow start was offset when quarterback Dalton Sneed caught fire and piled up a career-best 467 all-purpose yards. The Grizzlies amassed 31 first downs over the final three quarters.

UP NEXT

Idaho State: The Bengals return home Saturday for a nonconference game against former Big Sky foe North Dakota.

Montana: The Grizzlies have a bye this coming Saturday and then travel to play Big Sky rival Sacramento State Oct. 19.

Passing

IdSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Struck 33 16 48.5 0 189 71 0 66.4
Mont Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
G. Sulser 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
D. Sneed 41 26 63.4 2 397 44 0 111.5

Rushing

IdSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Flanagan 18 130 7.2 71 2
N. McFarlin 7 41 5.9 11 0
Mont Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Sneed 16 67 4.2 13 2
A. Eastwood 2 55 27.5 51 1

Receiving

IdSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Dean 6 109 18.2 71 0
T. Conner 4 50 12.5 15 0
Mont Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Toure 8 188 23.5 44 1
S. Akem 10 135 13.5 27 1

Fumbles

Returning

IdSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Dean 0 - 0 0 3 4.7 0 15
I. Walter 1 17.0 0 17 0 - 0 0
Mont KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Flowers 4 23.5 0 31 0 - 0 0
J. Louie-McGee 0 - 0 0 2 12.0 0 15

Punting

IdSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Ryan 9 346 38.4 46
Mont Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Wilson 5 211 42.2 47

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

IdSt Mont
Points For 20 59
Total Yards 386 588
Rushing Yards 197 191
Passing Yards 189 397
Passing Completions / Attempts 16/33 26/42
Turnovers 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 20 35
Penalties - Yards 11/121 5/52
Time Of Possession 32:32 28:28
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/16 5/11
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 9/38 5/42

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter IdSt Mont
IdSt 5:24 TD Ty Flanagan 1 yd run (Kevin Ryan kick) 7 0
IdSt 13:08 FG Kevin Ryan 35 yd FG 10 0
2nd Quarter IdSt Mont
IdSt 0:43 TD Ty Flanagan 71 yd run (Kevin Ryan kick) 17 0
Mont 3:12 TD Marcus Knight 4 yd run (Brandon Purdy kick) 17 7
Mont 8:23 TD Marcus Knight 2 yd run (Brandon Purdy kick) 17 14
Mont 12:01 FG Brandon Purdy 35 yd FG 17 17
Mont 14:47 TD Marcus Knight 2 yd run (Brandon Purdy kick) 17 24
3rd Quarter IdSt Mont
IdSt 7:21 FG Kevin Ryan 30 yd FG 20 24
Mont 8:18 TD Samuel Akem 25 yd pass from Dalton Sneed (Brandon Purdy kick) 20 31
Mont 12:46 TD Samori Toure 8 yd pass from Dalton Sneed (Brandon Purdy kick) 20 38
4th Quarter IdSt Mont
Mont 3:09 TD Dalton Sneed 2 yd run (Brandon Purdy kick) 20 45
Mont 7:18 TD Dalton Sneed 1 yd run (Brandon Purdy kick) 20 52
Mont 9:33 TD Adam Eastwood 51 yd run (Brandon Purdy kick) 20 59

Game Information

Stadium: Washington-Grizzly Stadium, Missoula, Montana
Attendance: 25,023
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