COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Jensen returns as Griz romp

Print Article

Freshman quarterback Gresch Jensen threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score, and Montana intercepted five passes in a 44-14 win over Northern Colorado on Saturday in Missoula, Mont.

Jensen, returning to the lineup after missing the Grizzlies’ 17-15 win over Northern Arizona last week with a concussion, broke a 7-7 tie with a 6-yard pass to Makena Simis at 3:43 of the first quarter.

In the second quarter the Grizzlies (7-3, 5-2 Big Sky Conference) used a Jeremy Calhoun scoring run and a 24-yard touchdown pass to Samori Toure to push the lead to 37-7.

Montana’s defense intercepted three passes and forced a fumble, and the Grizzlies also blocked a punt in the second quarter, setting up three Brandon Purdy field goals. The Grizzlies also turned the ball over on downs at Northern Colorado’s 7-yard line.

Jensen threw a 56-yard scoring strike to Justin Calhoun to open the third quarter, pushing Montana’s lead to 44-7. He completed 17 of 25 passes for 228 yards. He also ran for 30 yards, including a 2-yard scoring run on Montana’s first drive.

Northern Colorado (2-7, 1-6) tied the game at 7-7 on Conor Regan’s 26-yard touchdown pass to Alex Wesley midway through the first quarter. But the Bears ended up with seven turnovers.

Jerry Louie-McGee (Lake City) had four catches for 25 yards for Montana.

Whitworth 57, Willamette 24: At Spokane, record-setting quarterback Ian Kolste finished up his final game at Whitworth by completing 20 of 29 passes for 264 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions as the Pirates (8-2, 5-2 Northwest Conference) beat the Bearcats (0-9, 0-7). Kolste finished his Pirate career with 10,467 yards of total offense, 10,118 passing yards and 85 touchdown passes.

Senior Michael McKeown, a Post Falls High product, caught six passes for 120 yards and a touchdown for Whitworth.

It is Willamette’s first winless campaign in its history.

Eastern Oregon 41, Carroll 34, OT: At La Grande, Ore., Nathan Harden tied it on a 41-yard field goal at the end of the fourth quarter, and a Kai Quinn 24-yard touchdown pass to Brenden Kelly was the difference in overtime as Eastern Oregon (4-6, 4-6 Frontier) held off Carroll (4-6, 4-6) in the season finale for both schools. Major Ali ran for 187 yards and two touchdowns for Carroll.

College of Idaho 45, Montana State-Northern 22: At Caldwell, Tyler Cox had a career-high 320 yards passing and 113 yards rushing — tying a school record with four touchdown passes — as the College of Idaho capped the season on a three-game win streak, beating Montana State-Northern (1-10, 0-10 Frontier).

Lakeland High product Troy Carr had three tackles for College of Idaho (6-5, 6-4), which logged its first winning season since 1969. The Yotes didn’t play football from 1978-2013.

Print Article

Read More Sports

NIC ROUNDUP: Cardinal women bounce back from bumpy start, beat Walla Walla

September 20, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press • WOMEN’S SOCCER WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Zoe Lee scored two goals for North Idaho College in a 4-0 win over the Walla Walla Warriors in a Northwest Athletic Conference East Region match on Wed...

Comments

Read More

IDAHO FOOTBALL: More than two decades later, it’s back to the Big Sky for Vandals

September 20, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press The last time the Idaho Vandals played a Big Sky Conference football game, it was Nov. 18, 1995. The Vandals whipped Boise State 33-13 at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, finished tied for second in the c...

Comments

Read More

GRIDIRON GUESSES: Familiar foes from distant places facing off

September 20, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press These days, Coeur d’Alene and Highland should be about as familiar with each other as they are with their respective league teams. The Vikings and Rams have met seven times in the last six seasons. ...

Comments

Read More

NELKE: Talking futbol ... and football

September 20, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Steve Michael is in his 11th season as Timberlake High girls soccer coach, and first season as the Tigers’ boys soccer coach. Both at the same time. So far, so good. “I’m having fun; I’m having a ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2018 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X