GREELEY, Colo. -- Peter Nguyen ran for 159 yards and a touchdown to lead a strong team effort on the ground, and Montana spoiled Northern Colorado's homecoming Saturday with a 40-17 victory.
Trent McKinney and Nate Harris also scored rushing touchdowns for the Grizzlies (3-3, 1-2 Big Sky), who totaled 294 yards rushing. McKinney added 142 yards passing and hooked up with Cam Warren for a 17-yard score, and Caleb Walden intercepted a pass on a fake punt and returned it 18 yards for a TD.
Montana led just 10-0 at halftime, and Dominic Gunn made it 10-7 when he returned the second-half kickoff 98 yards for a score for the Bears (1-4, 0-2). It was all Grizzlies after that.
Northern Colorado's Seth Lobato threw for 259 yards and hit Gunn on a 24-yard score in the closing minutes, but was picked off three times as the Bears fell to 1-12 against Montana.
Former Hawaii quarterback Nick Rolovich will take over his alma mater and said Monday he plans to focus on the bonds his players develop with one another, not on any specific offense or defense.
The first bowl matchup is set, with Western Michigan joining Middle Tennessee in the Bahamas Bowl, a source said.
The Big Ten issued its first batch of postseason honors on Monday night, unveiling its All-Big Ten teams and individual awards on defense and special teams.
USA Today's Dan Wolken joins The Paul Finebaum Show to weigh in on Mark Richt's exit and his possible replacement.
SEC Network analyst and former LSU player Marcus Spears weighs in on the LSU coaching situation.
SEC Inside, the new show on SEC Network Wednesdays this fall, highlights the sights and sounds of SEC football.