Montana wins first conference game in shootout
MISSOULA, Mont. —
It was a game of big plays, including six for over 50 yards. And that doesn't include Montana quarterback Dalton Sneed's 38 yard touchdown run in the Grizzlies 41-34 win over Sacramento St.
It started on the first possession of the game when Sacramento St. running back Elijah Dotson broke free on 3rd and nine for a 59 yard touchdown.
Montana responded on their own first drive when Gabe Sulser took an end around for 53 yards on his first ever touch for a touchdown.
Dotson scored again on their next drive, but on the next play Sneed took an option 75 yards for a touchdown to retie the game.
In the second quarter, Dotson broke another long run, this time 66 yards to the house, before Sacramento St. did it again their next possession, this time through the air when Kevin Thomson found Jaelin Ratliff for a 77 yard touchdown.
But the Griz responded with their own long drive right before the end of the half, with Sneed running in his second touchdown of the game after a beautiful pump fake fooled the linebackers.
The scoring slowed in the second half, but Sneed once again took control with his 3rd rushing TD of the game with a dive for the pylon. Sneed finished the game with 210 yards rushing, a Montana quarterback record.
He also passed for 234 yards and a touchdown, combining for 444 yards of offense and four touchdowns.