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Rapid Reaction: No. 10 Montana 35, Northern Colorado 0

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Posted at 3:23 PM, Nov 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-06 21:15:35-04

GREELEY, Colo. — Quarterback Cam Humphrey threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as No.10/No. 11 Montana won 35-0 over Northern Colorado on Saturday.

The Montana defense held Northern Colorado scoreless. Safety Robby Hauck led the Griz in total tackles with 10, while Jace Lewis, Omar Hicks Onu and Patrick O'Connell each had four solo tackles.

Humphrey, who's been dealing with a leg injury since Oct. 2 against Eastern Washington, completed passes to nine different receivers, and six in the first quarter alone. Two of Humphrey's touchdowns went to Samuel Akem, who made acrobatic catches and fought through contact to score both times.

TURNING POINT: Humphrey's first touchdown pass to Akem. It was Montana's third score of the day and firmly put the game in UM's hands just before halftime.

STAT OF THE GAME: Zero points for Northern Colorado. The Griz had yet to pitch a shutout in 2021, but holding the Bears off the board put the icing on the cake in Montana's most complete game of the season.

GAME BALLS: Humphrey and Ford. Coming off of his leg injury, Humphrey accounted for four touchdowns to guide Montana's offense. Ford's interception on Northern Colorado's first drive swum momentum back to the Grizzlies and gave Ford his seventh interception of the year.

WHAT'S NEXT: Montana (7-2) will be on the road for the second week in a row, this time against Northern Arizona.