DAVIS, Calif. — Jordan Johnson threw for two touchdowns and Montana ball carriers notched four more as the Grizzlies ran over UC Davis 42-7 in a Big Sky Conference game on Saturday.
Behind a big offensive line that manhandled defenders in opening holes, Montana (5-1, 2-1) racked up 255 yards rushing, including an 18-yard scoring run by Travon Van and TD runs of 1 and 24 yards by Jordan Canada. Canada had 126 yards on 24 carries.
Johnson was 12 of 20 for 163 yards passing, with TD strikes of 30 and 21 yards to Ellis Henderson. Backup QB Shay Smithwick-Hann tallied UM’s final score on a career-long 41-yard run, which also gave him his first career rushing TD, as the Griz took a 42-7 lead with 4:19 left.
Defensively, Montana held UC Davis (2-5, 2-1) to 237 yards of total offense and bagged two interceptions, including one that set up a touchdown.
The Aggies’ only score came on a 9-yard run by QB Randy Wright, in the third quarter.
Montana is home next Saturday, Oct. 19, hosting Cal Poly.
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