Around the Big Sky ...
• At Missoula, freshman quarterback Gresch Jensen threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score, and Montana intercepted five passes in a 44-14 win over Northern Colorado. Jensen, returning to the lineup after missing the Grizzlies' 17-15 win over Northern Arizona last week with a concussion, broke a 7-7 tie with a 6-yard pass to Makena Simis at 3:43 of the first quarter. In the second quarter the Grizzlies (7-3, 5-2 Big Sky Conference) used a Jeremy Calhoun scoring run and a 24-yard touchdown pass to Samori Toure to push the lead to 37-7.
• At Flagstaff, Ariz., Joe Logan ran for 142 yards and two scores, and his 2-yard plunge with 4:49 remaining gave No. 24 Northern Arizona the lead for good in its 37-36 win against Montana State. The Bobcats marched 75-yards in 10 plays and scored with 32 seconds left when Chris Murray threw a 21-yard score to Kevin Kassis to reduce the deficit to 37-36. The Bobcats played for the win but the 2-point conversion failed. The Lumberjacks recovered the onside kick.
• At Fargo, N.D., Eric Barriere threw for a touchdown and ran for another in his first start, Sam McPherson rushed for 118 yards while throwing for one score and catching a TD pass and Eastern Washington topped North Dakota 21-14. Barriere, filling in for suspended starter Gage Gubrud, connected with McPherson for a 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter and scored on a 1-yard sneak on the final play of the first half to give the Eagles a 21-7 lead.
• At Davis, Calif., Patrick Tyler was 26-of-36 passing for 370 yards and three touchdowns and Jay Green ran for two scores to help 19th-ranked Southern Utah beat UC Davis 47-27 for its fifth consecutive win. Green had 64 yards rushing on 18 carries and Ty Rutledge finished with three receptions for 105 yards and two scores for the first-place Thunderbirds (8-2, 6-1).
• At Portland, Ore., Treshawn Garrett ran for 88 yards and three touchdowns as 12th-ranked Weber State scored 56 unanswered points and cruised to a 63-17 win over winless Portland State. Stefan Cantwell threw for 157 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score before leaving the second half.
Around the Frontier ...
• At Dillon, sixth-year senior Jade Olson ran for a 15-yard touchdown in overtime to give Rocky Mountain College a 48-42 Frontier Conference victory over Montana Western at Vigilante Stadium in the season finale for both teams. Olson, who tore the ACL and meniscus in his right knee in last year's season-opener, finished with 100 yards on 17 carries. Dallas Mack intercepted the pass on UMW's first possession of OT to give the Bears the ball. "The neat story is this. His (Olson's) very first play as a Rocky football player he took a swing pass vs. Southern Oregon for a touchdown," Bears coach Jason Petrino said of the Malta product. "So, his first play for Rocky as a football player was a touchdown and his last play was a touchdown." The Bears tallied 601 yards of total offense; Western accumulated 540. The Bears finish 6-5 overall and 6-4 in league games to tie for second. It is RMC's first winning record since going 8-4 in 2013. Western finishes 4-7 overall and 4-6 in the Frontier.
• At Butte, No. 5-ranked Southern Oregon capped a perfect regular reason by beating No. 22 Montana Tech 24-10 to improve to 10-0. The Raiders prospered behind two touchdown passes from Tanner Trosin to Matt Boudreaux covering 28 and 39 yards. The Orediggers (6-4), who lost for the fourth time in the last five games, received a rushing TD from quarterback Quinn McQueary and a 39-yard field goal from Derrick Holt.
• At Caldwell, Idaho, back-up quarterback Tyler Cox celebrated Senior Day in a big way, recording career-highs with 320 passing and 113 rushing yards – tying a school record with four touchdown passes – as the College of Idaho capped a terrific late season run with a 45-22 victory over Montana State-Northern. The Coyotes (6-5, 6-4 Frontier) ended the year on a three-game win streak, their first since 1975 – logging their first winning season since 1969. C of I recorded its first six-win season since 1959.
• At La Grande, Ore., Brenden Kelly scored on a 24-yard pass from Kai Quinn in overtime as Eastern Oregon fought off Carroll College 41-34. Both teams ended their seasons with 4-6 records. EOU's Quinn passed for 417 yards and two touchdowns, and Carroll's Major Ali rushed for 176 yards and two scores. The Mountaineers' Kelly wound up with five receptions for 195 yards and two TDs.
How FBS Top 25 fared
1. Alabama (10-0) beat No. 18 Mississippi State, 31-24
2. Georgia (9-1) lost to No. 10 Auburn, 40-17
3. Notre Dame (8-2) lost to No. 7 Miami, Fla., 41-8
4. Clemson (9-1) beat Florida State, 31-14
5. Oklahoma (9-1) beat No. 8 TCU, 38-20
6. Wisconsin (10-0) beat No. 25 Iowa, 38-14
7. Miami, Fla. (9-0) beat No. 3 Notre Dame, 41-8
8. TCU (8-2) lost to No. 5 Oklahoma, 38-20
9. Washington (8-2) lost to Stanford, 30-22 (Friday)
10. Auburn (8-2) beat No. 2 Georgia, 40-17
11. Ohio State (8-2) beat No. 14 Michigan State, 48-3
12. Oklahoma State (8-2) beat Iowa State, 49-42
13. Michigan State (7-3) lost to No. 11 Ohio State, 48-3
14. UCF (9-0) beat Connecticut, 49-24
15. USC (9-2) beat Colorado, 38-24
16. Penn State (8-2) beat Rutgers, 35-6
17. Virginia Tech (7-3) lost to Georgia Tech, 28-22
18. Mississippi State (7-3) lost to No. 1 Alabama, 31-27
19. Washington State (9-2) beat Utah, 33-25
20. Memphis (8-1), idle
21. Michigan (8-2) beat Maryland, 35-10
22. South Florida (8-1), idle
23. West Virginia (7-3) beat Kansas State, 28-23
24. Iowa State (6-4) lost to No. 12 Oklahoma State, 49-42
25. Iowa (6-4) lost to No. 6 Wisconsin, 38-14
How FCS Top 25 fared
1. James Madison (10-0) beat Richmond, 20-13
2. Jacksonville State (9-1) beat Tennessee-Martin, 14-7
3. Central Arkansas (9-1) beat Incarnate Word, 56-10
4. Sam Houston State (9-1) beat Abilene Christian, 44-35
5. South Dakota State (8-2) beat No. 20 Illinois State, 27-24 (OT)
6. North Dakota State (9-1) beat No. 10 South Dakota, 49-14
7. North Carolina A&T (10-0) beat Savannah State, 36-17
8. Wofford (9-1) beat VMI, 45-14
9. Elon (8-2) lost to New Hampshire, 16-6
10. South Dakota (7-3) lost to No. 6 North Dakota State, 49-14
11. Grambling (9-1) beat Alabama State, 24-7
12. Weber State (8-2) beat Portland State, 63-17
13. Western Illinois (7-3) beat Indiana State, 45-0
14. Samford (7-3) beat East Tennessee, 42-7
15. Stony Brook (8-2) beat Wagner, 38-10
16. New Hampshire (7-3) beat Elon, 16-6
17. Nicholls (8-2) beat Stephen F. Austin, 34-13
18. McNeese (8-2) beat Northwestern State, 44-24
19. Southern Utah (8-2) beat UC Davis, 47-27
20. Illinois State (6-4) lost to South Dakota State, 27-24 (OT)
21. Eastern Washington (6-4) beat North Dakota, 21-14
22. Monmouth (9-1) beat Gardner-Webb, 41-14
23. Kennesaw State (9-1) beat Charleston Southern, 38-0
24. Northern Arizona (7-3) beat Montana State, 37-36
25. Western Carolina (7-4) lost to Mercer, 35-33