OGDEN, Utah – Stefan Cantwell threw for two touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass in the first quarter, and the Weber State defense forced five turnovers in a 41-27 victory over Montana on Saturday.
Cantell hit Tui Satuala for 3-yards and Drew Batchelor for 6 and then caught an 8-yard pass from tight end Andrew Vollert off a double reverse. The Wildcats (6-2, 4-1 Big Sky Conference) made it 31-0 in the second quarter on a 1-yard run by Treshawn Garrett.
Montana (5-3, 3-2), which had a three-game winning streak snapped, closed within 34-20 on a pair of touchdown passes by Gresch Jensen but Jordan Preator returned his second interception 23 yards for a TD. Jensen, who was 21 of 42 for 347 yards and three interceptions, connected with Louie-McGee for a 38-yard touchdown before getting hurt. Jensen also ran for a touchdown in the first half.
The Grizzlies had 503 yards of total offense against the league’s top defense but the Wildcats, who had 298 yards, turned the five turnovers into 21 points. Montana, which had put up points in 31 of 32 trips into the red zone, was just 2 of 5 while Weber State was 5 of 5.
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