Montana Western’s Kylar Prante finds room to the outside of Carroll’s defense for a first down Saturday in Dillon. The No. 25 Bulldogs rallied to defeat the Saints 31-24.

Around the Big Sky ...

• At Cheney, Wash., Eric Barriere threw for 522 yards and five touchdowns on a record-breaking Saturday that saw Dre' Sonte Dorton surpass Cooper Kupp's single-game receiving record and No. 4 Eastern Washington outscore Division II Lindenwood 59-31. With Barriere having the second-best passing day in school history, the Eagles (1-1) piled up a school-record 769 yards of total offense. Barriere finished 32 of 46 but came up short of Gage Gubrud's 549 yards in 2017. 

Josh Davis ran for 129 yards and a touchdown and Kevin Smith added 114 yards on the ground to lead No. 4 Weber State over Cal Poly 41-24 in a Big Sky game. Jake Constantine was 17-for-23 passing for 137 yards and a TD for the Wildcats. Cal Poly's J.J. Koski caught six passes for 118 yards.

• At Cedar Falls, Iowa, Will McElvain threw for three touchdowns as Northern Iowa rolled past Southern Utah 34-14. McElvain had 262 yards passing for the Panthers (1-1). Trevor Allen ran for 77 yards on 17 carries. Southern Utah scored late in the third on a 4-yard Chris Helbig run to close to 34-7 but failed to capitalize on two consecutive fumble recoveries in the fourth. Helbig managed another short touchdown run just before the end of the game for the final score.

• At San Diego, Ulonzo Gilliam scored the winning touchdown with a short run and No. 5 UC Davis stopped San Diego at the goal line with two seconds left, defeating the Toreros 38-35 and snapping San Diego's 21-game home winning streak. San Diego had just taken a 35-31 lead when UC Davis (1-1) answered with a 14-play, 81-yard drive that ended with Gilliam crashing through the line from the 1 with the winner.

• At Pullman, Wash, Anthony Gordon threw for 464 yards and four touchdowns and No. 22 FBS Washington State pounded Northern Colorado 59-17. Max Borghi scored three touchdowns and Easop Winston Jr. caught two scoring passes for Washington State (2-0). Jacob Knipp completed 8 of 15 passes for 128 yards for Northern Colorado (0-2)

• At Portland, Ore., Davis Alexander threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns, Dante Chachere ran for two scores and Portland State pounded Simon Fraser of the NAIA 70-7. The Vikings held the Clan to minus-65 yards rushing and 113 total yards. Portland State scored 35 third-quarter points after leading 21-7 at halftime.

• At Tempe, Ariz., Eno Benjamin caught a 72-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, Cristian Zendejas kicked four field goals and Arizona State labored to a 19-7 win over Sacramento State on Friday night. The Sun Devils led 3-0, were outgained 131-78 and heard a few boos from the home crowd at halftime. Sac State cut the lead to five before Benjamin broke off his long touchdown.

• At Pocatello, Idaho, Matt Struck threw for 385 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another score as Idaho State opened the season with a 38-13 win over Division II Western Colorado on Thursday night. Tanner Conner had nine receptions for 164 yards and two touchdowns and Michael Dean caught eight passes for 155 yards and a score. Ty Flanagan rushed 22 times for 96 yards for the Bengals.

Around the Frontier ...

• At Dillon, Walker McKitrick caught a 37-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and No. 25 Montana Western defeated Carroll 31-24 at Vigilante Stadium. Carroll led 17-14 at halftime. Carroll drove the ball to Western's 37-yard line, but a pass deep with three seconds left didn't find the mark. Western out-gained the Saints 488-473 overall, but Carroll outrushed the Bulldogs 181-132. Western quarterback Jon Jund was 27-of-41 passing for 356 yards and four touchdowns. In his first career start, Carroll sophomore QB Devan Bridgewater, in his first career start, completed 20 of 45 passes for 292 yards and a touchdown.

• At Billings, junior Drew Korf came off the bench to throw five touchdown passes in Rocky Mountain College's 53-34 win over Montana State-Northern to begin defense of its Frontier championship. It is Rocky's (2-0, 1-0) 10th straight win over the Lights (1-1, 0-1) and fourth game in a row it has scored 51 or more points. Korf finished 24 of 42 passing for 332 yards. He had scoring passes of 15, 43, 36, 20 and 8 yards. MSU-Northern quarterback Brenden Medina finished 20 of 44 passing for 263 yards and four touchdowns. He was also intercepted four times. The Lights scored 20 points off three lost fumbles by Rocky and a failed fourth-down conversion gamble on its first possession of the game.

• At Butte, junior Nick Calzaretta rushed for 240 yards and a touchcown as preseason Frontier Conference favorite and 15th-ranked College of Idaho ran over Montana Tech 28-14 in the Orediggers' annual Copper Game. The Yotes had 327 ruhsing yards overall, giving them 704 in two games. Trevor Hoffman  finished with 11 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown for Tech and quarterback  Jet Campbell was 17 of 28 for 217 yards passing.

• At Ashland, Ore., Kai Quinn's 4-yard touchdown pass to Saige Wilkerson with 10 seconds to play rallied Eastern Oregon to a 24-21 victory at Southern Oregon. The score capped a 10-play, 70-yard drive that took 1:50. Southern Oregon had taken a 21-17 lead with 10:30 to play on a 13-yard run by Wyatt Hutchinson, whose 33-yard scoring strike to Jordan Suell had given the Raiders a 17-14 lead at the break. Quinn had 270 yards passing.

Around the region ...

• At San Marcos, Texas, Tyler Hall ran an interception back 72 yards for a score and Sean Chambers ran for another TD as Wyoming rallied from a four-point halftime deficit to defeat Texas State 23-14. Former Montana quarterback Gresch Jensen was 33-for-54 for 394 yards and a TD for Texas State. 

• At Boise, Idaho, two true freshmen guided Boise State's sputtering offense and the Broncos leaned on their defense to deliver a 14-7 win against Marshall on Friday night. The No. 24 Broncos held the Thundering Herd to zero yards of offense in the second half. Freshman QB Hank Bachmeier, who threw for over 400 yards in the season opener, was 22-of-34 passing for 282 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also scored on a 1-yard run just before the end of the first half. Fellow freshman George Holani rushed for 103 yards on 22 carries. 

How AP Top 25 fared

1. Clemson (2-0) beat No. 12 Texas A&M, 24-10

2. Alabama (2-0) beat. New Mexico State, 62-10

3. Georgia (2-0) beat Murray State, 63-17

4. Oklahoma (2-0) beat South Dakota, 70-14

5. Ohio State (2-0) beat Cincinnati, 42-0

6. LSU (2-0) beat No. 9 Texas, 45-38

7. Michigan (2-0) beat Army, 24-21 (2OT)

8. Notre Dame (1-0), idle

9. Texas (1-1) lost to No. 6 LSU, 45-38

10. Auburn (2-0) beat Tulane, 24-6

11. Florida (2-0) beat UT Martin, 45-0

12. Texas A&M (1-1) lost to No. 1 Clemson, 24-10

13. Utah (2-0) beat Northern Illinois, 35-17

14. Washington (1-0) vs. California, late

15. Penn State (2-0) beat Buffalo, 45-13

16. Oregon (1-1) beat Nevada, 77-6

17. Wisconsin (2-0) beat Central Michigan, 61-0

18. UCF (2-0) beat Florida Atlantic, 48-14

19. Michigan State (2-0) beat Western Michigan, 51-17

20. Iowa (2-0) beat Rutgers, 30-0

21. Syracuse (1-1) lost to Maryland, 63-20

22. Washington State (2-0) beat Northern Colorado, 59-17

23. Stanford (1-0) vs. USC, late

24. Boise State (2-0) beat Marshall, 14-7 (Friday)

25. Nebraska (1-1) lost to Colorado, 34-31 (OT)

(tie) Iowa State (1-0), idle 

How STATS FCS Top 25 fared

1. North Dakota State (2-0) beat North Dakota, 38-7

2. James Madison (1-1) beat St. Francis (Pa.), 44-7

3. South Dakota State (1-1) beat Long Island, 38-3

4. Eastern Washington (1-1) beat Lindenwood, 59-31

5. UC Davis (1-1) beat San Diego, 38-35

6. Maine (1-1) lost to Georgia Southern, 26-18

7. Weber State (1-1) beat Cal Poly, 41-24

8. Towson (2-0) beat North Carolina Central, 42-3

9. Kennesaw State (1-1) lost to Kent State, 26-23 (OT)

10. Nicholls (0-1), idle

11. Northern Iowa (1-1) beat Southern Utah, 34-14

12. SE Missouri State (1-1) lost to No. 13 Montana State, 38-17

13. Montana State (1-1) beat No. 12 SE Missouri State, 38-17

14. Indiana State (0-2) lost to Dayton, 42-35

15. North Carolina A&T (1-1) lost to Duke, 45-13

16. Illinois State (1-1) beat Morehead State, 42-14

17. Furman (1-1) lost to Georgia State, 48-42

18. Jacksonville State (1-1) beat Chattanooga, 41-20

19. Wofford (0-1), idle

20. Central Arkansas (2-0) beatAustin Peay, 24-16

21. Delaware (2-0) beat Rhode Island, 44-36 (3OT)

22. Montana (2-0) beat North Alabama, 61-17

23. SE Louisiana (1-0) vs. Bethune-Cookman, cancelled

24. Villanova (2-0) beat Lehigh, 38-10

25. Sam Houston State (1-1) beat Panhandle State, 77-0


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