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Montana St. 28, Weber St. 14

November 2, 1997

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) _ Rob Compson and Tony Vallez connected for three second-half touchdown passes Saturday as Montana State rallied for a 28-14 victory over Weber State.

Weber State (4-4 overall, 2-3 Big Sky) led 7-0 at halftime after a 32-yard touchdown pass from Steve Buck to Taurus McGhee with two seconds left in the first quarter.

Compson connected with Vallez on a 55-yard scoring strike on the first series of the second half to tie the game, and hit Vallez again from 24 yards out with 6:19 remaining in the period to give Montana State (5-3, 4-2) a 14-7 lead.

Travis Wright scored on a 1-yard run with 2:38 left in the third quarter to put MSU up 21-7. Compson hit Vallez with a 60-yard touchdown pass early in the final period.

WSU backup John Fassel threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to tight end Cam Quayle to set the final score.

Vallez finished the game with 11 catches for a school record 221 yards. The old mark of 195 yards was set by Rob Tesch in 1990.

Compson completed 16 of 24 passes for 278 yards and was intercepted once.

Buck hit 11-of 23 passes for 158 yards, and Fassel connected on 6-of-17 tosses for 114 yards and was intercepted once.

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