Carroll’s rushing attack and defense dominated, and the Saints defeated the Montana State-Northern Lights 59-7 on Saturday in Havre.
Quarterback Reece Hiibel and freshman running back Ryan Arntson both eclipsed 100 yards rushing for the Saints. Hiibel finished with 145 yards rushing and a touchdown on eight carries, including an 85-yard run. Arntson toted the ball a team-high 14 times for 128 yards and a touchdown. Major Ali added 12 carries for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Ryan Walsh received nine carries and picked up 73 yards.
Hiibel finished 10 of 18 for 111 yards and two touchdowns in the passing game as well.
Carroll’s defense piled up three sacks, a fumble recovery returned 38 yards for a touchdown by Tucker Johnson, and an interception. Carroll held MSU-N to just 97 total yards of offense.
Carroll dominated most statistical categories, though stats were unofficial at press time.
The win gives Carroll its first winning streak of the season. The Saints defeated Rocky Mountain College 16-3 last weekend. It also gives Carroll (3-5) a chance to finish .500 and improve on the past two season’s identical 4-6 records.
MSU-Northern was playing the game under interim head coach Jake Eldridge after Aaron Christensen’s resignation in the middle of the week. The resignation came just days after Montana Tech routed the Lights 93-19.
Carroll’s next game is back in Helena against Montana Western, which will also serve as Senior Day. Kickoff is scheduled for noon Saturday at Nelson Stadium.