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.
Penn State settled with six more victims or accusers of Jerry Sandusky, according to a new audit that puts the school's total payout at nearly $93 million.
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ESPN college football analyst Robert Smith explains how Michigan likes to pound away with the running game but is still be able to use a big-play passing attack with the same look offensively.
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Last season's 61-58 slugfest will be hard to top, but both Baylor and TCU still have much at stake as they meet Friday night.