MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Dalton Sneed passed for a touchdown and ran for another, Marcus Knight added three rushing TDs, and Montana pulled away in the second half for a 61-17 win over North Alabama on Saturday night.
Sneed completed 24 of 38 passes for 269 yards, including a 9-yard scoring strike to Matt Rensvold, and Knight finished with 19 carries for 89 yards.
The Grizzlies (2-0) trailed 17-16 at intermission as special teams miscues and a fumble by Sneed deep in North Alabama territory sparked the Lions (1-1). But then Sneed led Montana on three scoring drives before Griz return man Jerry Louis-McGee tore off a 74-yard punt return to make it 40-17 with 2:51 left in the third quarter.
The Grizzlies move up a level, traveling to play at Pac-12 power Oregon this Saturday night. You can hear the game start at 7:45 pm on the Grizzly Sports Network on KXLO AM 1230 and FM 106.9.