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Big Sky Football Scores: Montana, Montana State Keep Firm Hold On Top Of Conference

The Montana St. Bobcats remain atop the Big Sky Conference standings with a 7-1 overall record and 5-0 record in conference. The Montana Grizzlies are right behind at 6-2 (5-1). Northern Colorado remains winless and in last place. Here are the weekend's results:

BYU Cougars (6-2) def. Idaho St. Bengals (2-6), 56-3: The Cougars had no trouble defeating their FCS opponent and gained 290 rushing yards on the ground.

Montana St. Bobcats (7-1) def. Northern Colorado (0-8), 31-21: The Northern Colorado Bears were down just 24-21 in the fourth quarter, but they were unable to find the end zone after Seth Lobato had a touchdown pass late in the third quarter. Earnest Collins Jr. is still looking for his first win with his alma mater.

Southern Utah Thunderbirds (4-4) def. Weber St. Wildcats (3-4), 35-28: The Thunderbirds join the Big Sky Conference in 2012, but on Saturday they defeated Weber State as an independent team. Austin Minefree was involved in three Southern Utah touchdowns in the second half. He ran for two touchdowns and caught a 25-yard pass. His team scored 32 points in the second half.

Montana Grizzlies (6-2) def. N. Arizona Lumberjacks (2-5), 28-24: The Grizzlies were down, 24-21, with less than five minutes left in the game, but freshman running back Jordan Canada picked up a 46-yard touchdown run right after the Lumberjacks took that three-point lead.

Portland St. Vikings (4-3) def. Willamette, 36-10: Connor Kavanaugh threw three touchdown passes.

E. Washington Eagles (4-4) def. Sacramento St. Hornets (3-4), 42-35 OT: Bo Levi Mitchell threw four touchdown passes for t he Eagles in regulation, but Jordan Talley had the game-winning run in overtime.