Frontier Conference roundup: Western upsets Rocky; Carroll, Southern Oregon pick up wins

Montana Western remained unbeaten by knocking off No. 14 Rocky Mountain College at home in the final seconds, No. 3 Southern Oregon shut down No. 23 Montana Tech and Carroll College picked up their second conference win of the season at Montana State-Northern.

Montana Western 24, Rocky Mountain College 21

Jon Jund threw for 296 yards and ran for two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with under a minute to play, to lead Montana Western to a 24-21 upset over No. 14 Rocky Mountain College in Dillon on Saturday. Western led 10-0 at halftime, but Rocky quarterback Jacob Bakken tossed a pair of third quarter touchdowns to Max Gray to give the Bears a 14-10 lead. Bakken’s third touchdown pass made it 21-17, but Jund’s 2-yard plunge with 32 seconds to play was the difference maker.

Carroll College 32, Montana State-Northern 14

The Carroll ground attack dominated MSU-Northern, racking up 295 yards and three touchdowns in the Saints’ victory. Major Ali led the way with 134 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, while Ryan Arntson added 92 yards and a score, as well. Carroll pushed its lead to 29-7 on Arntson’s score. Quarterback Tommy Wilson had two rushing touchdowns for the Lights.

Southern Oregon 44, Montana Tech 12

Southern Oregon ran for 276 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, led by Quaderious Clemmons, who had 121 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. Southern Oregon led by just four in the final minutes of the third quarter, but Montana Tech fumbled a kickoff that led to a wide receiver reverse pass for a touchdown, putting the Raiders comfortably ahead.

Portland State 63, College of Idaho 14

Portland State of the Big Sky Conference piled up 657 yards of total offense in its rout of College of Idaho. The Vikings had four different players register over 40 yards rushing and four different players ran for touchdowns. Portland State led 49-14 at halftime en route to the blowout victory. Portland State forced four College of Idaho turnovers — two fumbles and two interceptions.

STANDINGS

Montana Western and Southern Oregon sit atop the conference standings at 3-0, while Carroll and Montana Tech are 2-1. Rocky’s loss drops them to 1-2 in conference play. Full standings can be found here.

UP NEXT

Montana State-Northern at Montana Tech — Saturday, 1 p.m.
Southern Oregon at Carroll College — Saturday, 1 p.m.
Montana Western at Eastern Oregon — Saturday, 2 p.m.
Rocky Mountain College at College of Idaho — Saturday, 2 p.m.

Alec Bofinger

Alec Bofinger

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