Scores

Final

Appalachian St 6

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Montana 30

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

9:00 PM ET, August 31, 2013

Washington Grizzly, Missoula, MT

1 2 3 4 T
APP 0 3 3 06
MONT 0 16 0 1430

Top Performers

Passing: J. Johnson (MONT) - 251 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: T. Van (MONT) - 20 CAR, 118 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Henderson (MONT) - 3 REC, 72 YDS, 1 TD

Johnson, Montana beat Appalachian State 30-6

Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Jordan Johnson completed his first 12 passes of the game and threw for two touchdowns as Montana and a stifling defense downed Appalachian State, 30-6, in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.

Johnson, seeing his first action after missing all of last season while dealing with legal issues, completed 19-of-23 passes for 251 yards in front of a record crowd of 26,293 in the first regular season night game ever played at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

Travon Van, a transfer from Marshall, also looked good in his Grizzly debut, carrying the ball 20 times for 118 yards and a touchdown and Jordan Canada ran 25 times for 112 yards and a touchdown as the Grizzlies rushed for 246 yards in the game.

Montana's defense thwarted the Mountaineers all night, holding them to a pair of Drew Stewart field goals.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Team Stat Comparison

 
APP
MONT
1st Downs1622
Total Yards328497
Passing205251
Rushing123246
Penalties8-688-76
3rd Down Conversions3-139-15
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Turnovers21
Possession29:2130:39

Passing Leaders

Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bryant8/121169.701
MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson19/2325110.920

Rushing Leaders

Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fergerson12534.4024
Bryant22311.5012
MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Van201185.9124
Canada251124.5125

Receiving Leaders

Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Washington68113.5035
McElfresh44711.8020
MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Henderson37224.0150
Jones66010.0018

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERAPPMONT
TD10:30Ellis Henderson 6 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Pat Blocked) 06
TD04:30Travon Van 2 Yd Run (Chris Lider Kick) 013
FG01:10Chris Lider 25 Yd 016
FG00:00Drew Stewart 48 Yd 316
THIRD QUARTERAPPMONT
FG09:54Drew Stewart 21 Yd 616
FOURTH QUARTERAPPMONT
TD13:13Jordan Canada 1 Yd Run (Chris Lider Kick) 623
TD09:23Jordan Harper 11 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Chris Lider Kick) 630