NCAAF Game Recap - Idaho at Montana
Sat Nov 9, 2019 3:00 PM EST

LSU
46
Ala
41
F
MD
14
OHSt
73
F
Clem
55
NCSt
10
F
PSU
26
Minn
31
F
Mizzu
0
UGA
27
F
IASt
41
Okla
42
F
Vand
0
Fla
56
F
Bayl
29
TCU
23
F(2OT)
ND
38
Duke
7
F
Iowa
22
Wisc
24
F
UConn
3
Cin
48
F
K St
24
Tex
27
F
Wyo
17
Boise
20
F OT
Wake
17
VaTec
36
F
ECU
51
SMU
59
F
Nev
17
SDSU
13
F
Kent
33
Toled
35
F
Ball
31
WestMI
35
F
MiaOH
24
Ohio
21
F
ULLaf
48
CoCar
7
F
Temp
17
SoFL
7
F
UCF
31
Tuls
34
F
Wash
19
OreSt
7
F
Purd
24
NW
22
F
W Ky
45
Ark
19
F
TxTch
38
WVU
17
F
FlaSt
38
BC
31
F
UMass
7
Army
63
F
GATec
28
UVA
33
F
UTSA
24
OD
23
F
SoAl
28
TxSt
30
F
Char
28
UTEP
21
F
Stan
13
Colo
16
F
GaSo
28
Troy
49
F
USC
31
AzSt
26
F
UAB
2
SMiss
37
F
Ill
37
MSU
34
F
Lou
27
MiaFL
52
F
NMSt
3
Miss
41
F
NorTx
17
LaTec
52
F
GASt
31
ULMon
45
F
FLInt
7
FlAtl
37
F
UtSt
37
Fres
35
F
WaSt
20
Cal
33
F
App
20
SCar
15
F
Lib
24
BYU
31
F
Tenn
17
KY
13
F
SJSU
40
Hawaii
42
F

Montana 42, Idaho 17

Nov 9, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Idaho (4-6)

3

7

0

7

17

Montana (8-2)

0

14

14

14

42

Sneed's return sends Montana past Idaho 42-17
Sat Nov 9, 2019 8:17 PM

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) After three first-quarter turnovers the Montana Grizzlies felt the need for Sneed.

Senior quarterback Dalton Sneed came off the bench and threw for 241 yards and a touchdown to push the Montana Grizzlies past the Idaho Vandals 42-17 Saturday.

Sophomore Marcus Knight added three short touchdown runs as Montana once again rallied and improved to 8-2 overall, 5-1 in the Big Sky Conference.

Sneed, out since an ankle injury suffered at Sacramento State on Oct. 19, relieved starter Cam Humphrey in the second quarter with Idaho ahead 10-0. He led two touchdown drives in both the second and third quarters as the Grizzlies took command.

His 16-yard pass to running back Nick Ostmo on a third-and-7 signaled a momentum switch after Idaho had driven 97 yards for its first touchdown. Ostmo, a freshman, ran 7 yards for his first collegiate touchdown to cut the gap to 10-7.

Sneed's 44-yard strike to Samori Toure put Montana, ranked No. 6 in the STATS FCS poll, up 14-10 with 1:20 left in the first half. Toure had nine catches for 129 yards.

"Dalton wanted to play a week ago and we didn't feel he was ready," Montana coach Bobby Hauck said. "He didn't practice on Tuesday, so I felt it was Cam's game to start. Cam had played well and we were very confident in him. But we did have a plan to play Dalton today."

Sneed came in after Humphrey sandwiched two interceptions around a fumble by Knight - all in the first quarter.

"I felt like that was the right time and I was proud of him for coming in and doing a nice job," Hauck said. "And nice job by Cam coming back and finishing it off."

Ostmo ran for 62 yards and had two touchdowns for the Grizzlies. Knight, who had fumbled at the Idaho 5-yard line, sandwiched two short scoring runs around a touchdown pass by Idaho's Mason Petrino to Cutrell Haywood in the second half.

The latter put Montana up 35-17 with 10:09 left in the game. Idaho coach Paul Petrino, Mason's father, had hoped to build on both of the Vandals' touchdown drives.

"Those were two different situations where we should have seized the momentum and ran with it," Petrino said. "And we didn't."

Mason Petrino threw for 242 yards for the Vandals (4-6, 2-4 in the Big Sky), but lost two fumbles and was intercepted twice in the second half. He also ran for 43 yards.

Idaho standout Jeff Cotton had six catches for 98 yards but didn't play the second half because of injury.

"That Idaho team was ready to go," Hauck said. "If I'm the Idaho coaches I'm pretty proud of Mason Petrino because he singlehandedly kept them in it today."

Petrino's 12-yard strike to Connor Whitney put Idaho up 10-0 at 11:04 of the second quarter.

"Our defense held the rope for us," Hauck said. "We were struggling on offense. After we got that fixed we played really well in all three phases."

Humphrey returned to lead a fourth-quarter drive capped by Knight's third TD of the day and 17th on the season, making it 42-17 with 4:39 left.

Idaho, playing at Washington-Grizzly Stadium for the first time since 2003 - and first as a Big Sky Conference team since 1994 - committed 14 penalties and saw Tyrese Dedman ejected. Dedmon had one interception and Christian Nash the other for Idaho.

Linebacker Dante Olson had 13 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery for Montana.

THE TAKEAWAY

Idaho: The Vandals took advantage of some early turnovers to build a 10-0 lead but fell behind by halftime and became turnover-prone from there.

Montana: The Grizzlies got off to another slow start but rallied behind the return of quarterback Dalton Sneed, who'd missed the last two games.

LAST WORD

Sneed: "That wasn't me. I think anybody in here could have thrown that ball. The coaches dialed that one up, and that wasn't about the quarterback. Samori sold it great and nobody was within 15 yards of him."

UP NEXT

Idaho: The Vandals return home to play another Big Sky power, Sacramento State, on Saturday.

Montana: The Grizzlies stay home for a critical Big Sky showdown with No. 3 Weber State Saturday.

Passing

Idaho Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Petrino 41 21 51.2 2 242 38 2 65.3
Mont Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Sneed 27 17 63.0 1 241 44 0 104.1
C. Humphrey 10 6 60.0 0 50 15 2 33.3

Rushing

Idaho Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. Carter 10 44 4.4 14 0
M. Petrino 18 39 2.2 21 0
Mont Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
N. Ostmo 15 62 4.1 10 2
M. Knight 17 29 1.7 4 3

Receiving

Idaho Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Cotton 6 98 16.3 38 0
C. Haywood 7 79 11.3 19 1
Mont Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Toure 9 129 14.3 44 1
M. Roberts 4 52 13.0 26 0

Fumbles

Idaho F FL
M. Petrino 2 2
Mont F FL
M. Knight 1 1

Returning

Idaho KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
N. Romano 2 21.5 0 24 0 - 0 0
C. Haywood 0 - 0 0 1 7.0 0 7
Mont KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Foster 1 34.0 0 34 0 - 0 0
J. Louie-McGee 0 - 0 0 1 39.0 0 39

Punting

Idaho Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Coffey 5 177 35.4 52
Mont Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Wilson 3 119 39.7 45

Takeaways

Idaho Int Yds InTD
C. Nash 1 0 0
T. Dedmon 1 0 0
Mont Int Yds InTD
J. Babros 1 0 0
N. Fouch 1 22 0

Team Stats Comparison

Idaho Mont
Points For 17 42
Total Yards 363 392
Rushing Yards 121 101
Passing Yards 242 291
Passing Completions / Attempts 21/41 23/37
Turnovers 4 3
Interceptions Thrown 2 2
Fumbles - Lost 2/2 1/1
First Downs 24 24
Penalties - Yards 14/84 5/70
Time Of Possession 50:50 10:10
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/17 4/10
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 3/3
Punts - Average Yards 5/35 3/40

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Idaho Mont
Idaho 5:43 FG Cade Coffey 30 yd FG 3 0
2nd Quarter Idaho Mont
Idaho 3:56 TD Connor Whitney 12 yd pass from Mason Petrino (Cade Coffey kick) 10 0
Mont 6:33 TD Nick Ostmo 7 yd run (Brandon Purdy kick) 10 7
Mont 13:40 TD Samori Toure 44 yd pass from Dalton Sneed (Brandon Purdy kick) 10 14
3rd Quarter Idaho Mont
Mont 9:16 TD Nick Ostmo 1 yd run (Brandon Purdy kick) 10 21
Mont 12:11 TD Marcus Knight 1 yd run (Brandon Purdy kick) 10 28
4th Quarter Idaho Mont
Idaho 1:50 TD Cutrell Haywood 11 yd pass from Mason Petrino (Cade Coffey kick) 17 28
Mont 4:51 TD Marcus Knight 2 yd run (Brandon Purdy kick) 17 35
Mont 10:21 TD Marcus Knight 2 yd run (Brandon Purdy kick) 17 42

Game Information

Stadium: Washington-Grizzly Stadium, Missoula, Montana
Attendance: 22,333
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