Scores

Final

South Dakota 24

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Montana 35

(1-0, 1-0 home)

3:30 PM ET, September 1, 2012

Washington Grizzly, Missoula, MT

1 2 3 4 T
SDAK 0 10 14 024
MONT 3 13 19 035

Top Performers

Passing: T. McKinney (MONT) - 214 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Moore (MONT) - 27 CAR, 148 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Terry (SDAK) - 4 REC, 109 YDS, 2 TD

Montana 35, South Dakota 24

Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Trent McKinney passed for two touchdowns to lead Montana to a 35-24 win Saturday over South Dakota in the season opener for both teams.

Montana set a school record with 34 first downs. The Montana win spoiled the homecoming of South Dakota head coach Joe Glenn, who won the Football Championship Subdivision national championship while coaching at Montana in 2001.

Montana running back Dan Moore ran for 148 yards and a touchdown, and Peter Nguyen added 102 yards and a touchdown.

McKinney, playing in his first collegiate game, connected on scoring tosses of 4 yards to Sam Gratton and 18 yards to Cam Warren. Montana tight end Greg Hardy also hit Bryce Carver with a 39-yard touchdown pass.

South Dakota's Josh Vander Maten had scoring passes of 8 and 80 yards to Terrance Terry, and Charlie Goro returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown for the Coyotes.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SDAK
MONT
1st Downs934
Total Yards233568
Passing172253
Rushing61315
Penalties8-726-60
3rd Down Conversions3-1210-18
4th Down Conversions0-02-3
Turnovers23
Possession24:0335:57

Passing Leaders

South DakotaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vander Maten12/191729.121
MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McKinney26/322146.721

Rushing Leaders

South DakotaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sims8384.8013
Vander Maten13251.907
MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Moore271485.5114
Nguyen191025.4124

Receiving Leaders

South DakotaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Terry410927.3280
Powell44010.0017
MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Carver46115.3139
Haynes55310.6017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSDAKMONT
FG01:21Chris Lider 21 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERSDAKMONT
TD14:40Sam Gratton 4 Yd Pass From Trent McKinney (Chris Lider Kick) 010
FG10:33Kevin Robb 25 Yd 310
TD06:08Cam Warren 18 Yd Pass From Trent McKinney (Pat Blocked) 316
TD01:01Terrance Terry 8 Yd Pass From Josh Vander Maten (Kevin Robb Kick) 1016
THIRD QUARTERSDAKMONT
TD10:52Terrance Terry 80 Yd Pass From Josh Vander Maten (Kevin Robb Kick) 1716
TD09:47Charlie Goro 50 Yd Interception Return (Kevin Robb Kick) 2416
TD07:11Bryce Carver 39 Yd Pass From Greg Hardy (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2422
TD04:59Dan Moore 14 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2428
TD03:25Peter Nguyen 3 Yd Run (Chris Lider Kick) 2435