MISSOULA, Mont. (AP)—Trent McKinney passed for two touchdowns to lead
Montana to a 35-24 win Saturday over South Dakota in the season opener for both
Montana set a school record with 34 first downs. The Montana win spoiled the
homecoming of South Dakota head coach Joe Glenn, who won the Football
Championship Subdivision national championship while coaching at Montana in
Montana running back Dan Moore ran for 148 yards and a touchdown, and Peter
Nguyen added 102 yards and a touchdown.
McKinney, playing in his first collegiate game, connected on scoring tosses
of 4 yards to Sam Gratton and 18 yards to Cam Warren. Montana tight end Greg
Hardy also hit Bryce Carver with a 39-yard touchdown pass.
South Dakota’s Josh Vander Maten had scoring passes of 8 and 80 yards to
Terrance Terry, and Charlie Goro returned an interception 50 yards for a
touchdown for the Coyotes.