By Jesse Flickinger, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MISSOULA: Jordan Canada rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns to help Montana past Sacramento State in a 31-13 win.
Jordan Johnson stepped out of the game early in the fourth, finishing 13-21 for 143 yards and a touchdown for Montana (6-3, 4-1 Big Sky). Johnson’s 42-yard option run early set up Jordan Canada for a 2-yard touchdown for Montana’s first score.
Kendrick Van Ackeren came up with a tip-drill interception off Garret Safron’s throw soon after, zig-zagging his way 59 yards down the field to set up a 29-yard Daniel Sullivan field goal for Montana. Travon Van snuck in standing on a 7-yard touchdown run and Canada continued the trend by bouncing off the line and to the outside on a 68-yard touchdown run.
Safron finished 27 of 48 for 262 yards for Sacramento State (4-5, 1-4) and punched in a TD from the 1 with 32 seconds left.