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.
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.
Jacob Park has impressed his teammates this summer and appears ready to battle for the Cyclones' backup quarterback spot.
If things go well for the Sun Devils at quarterback, they could have one of the better offenses in the Pac-12.
A look at the players that may not be a favorite for the Heisman, but could earn the award with a stellar season.
The Big 12 has asked Baylor to hand over "all documents" related to the university's sexual assault investigations as officials are "gravely and deeply concerned" about reports.
Kansas State, Baylor and Oklahoma have been the best in the league at punching the ball into the end zone the last four seasons.
If McCaffrey, Fournette, Watson, Mayfield and Cook were the Heisman finalists, would anyone be surprised? No. But the run for the Heisman rarely follows the preseason script.
|North Dakota State||7-1||13-2|
|South Dakota State||5-3||8-4|