BILLINGS -- Chase White took the snap and ran.
And it was a good thing.
Shielded by teammate Andre McCullouch, White made sure to avoid the Carroll defense in the final three seconds to clinch Rocky Mountain College’s 21-13 Frontier Conference win Saturday on a sunny afternoon at Herb Klindt Field.
“Just run out the clock,” White said of the play call. “I was thinking, ‘Don’t trip, don’t fall. Make sure you keep running.’"
White passed for 216 yards and two touchdowns as the Battlin’ Bears (3-6, 4-6) stopped a four-game losing streak. He had touchdown passes to Tyrell McGee and McCullouch.
McGee scored from 9 yards out, using second effort to break a handful of tackles. McCullouch gathered in a low 4-yard touchdown pass in the front left corner of the end zone. It was his ninth touchdown catch of the season. McCullouch's score was set up by a 44-yard pass to Dylan Woodhall from White.
McCullouch needs 37 more receiving yards to reach 1,000 for a third consecutive season.
Jacob Bakken tossed the insurance score in the fourth quarter, finding Caleb Benson along the right sideline for 36 yards. It was Benson’s first collegiate reception and touchdown.
Rocky had lost six straight to the Saints (4-5, 4-5). The Battlin’ Bears last win over Carroll was 31-28 on Nov. 3, 2012.
Entering the game, Carroll had won 29 of the previous 30 meetings, including 42-36 earlier this season in Helena.
Rocky closes out 2015 at Montana State Northern next week. The Saints finish at the College of Idaho.
Montana Tech 21, Southern Oregon 17: At Ashland, Ore., Andrew Loudenback’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Sean Sullivan lifted Montana Tech to a win over No. 1-ranked Southern Oregon.
The ninth-ranked Oredidgers (8-1, 8-1) clinched at least a share of the Frontier Conference regular-season title.
Gunnar Kayser intercepted SOU quarterback Tanner Trosin on the Raiders’ final possession.
Sullivan’s touchdown catch was Montana Tech’s only lead of the game.
The Orediggers trailed 17-7 in the third quarter. Clay Cavender scored twice for Montana Tech, on a 2-yard scoring run in the second quarter and a 3-yard scoring pass from Loudenback in the third.
Montana Tech running back Nolan Saraceni, the NAIA’s leading rusher, finished with 144 yards on 30 carries. The Billings product has rushed for more than 100 yards in every game this season.
Eastern Oregon 21, College of Idaho 10: At La Grande, Ore., the Yotes jumped to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter then faded in a duel of teams with losing records.
College of Idaho (3-6 conference, 3-7 overall) had three costly turnovers in the game. The spoiled a first quarter that saw A.J. Martin score on a 3-yard run and Hartvig Bondo nail a 28-yard field goal.
Eastern's rally started early in the second quarter when Josh Richards caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Zach Bartlow. The hosts then took the lead for good at 6:14 in the second quarter on Brenden Kelly 8-yard TD reception from Bartlow. Eastern (4-5, 4-6) added an insurance score in the third frame on Richards' second TD reception.