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.
Western Kentucky commit Jared Nash launches this snap from the bleachers and successfully sinks it in the garbage can.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
|North Dakota State||7-1||13-2|
|South Dakota State||5-3||8-4|