Montana 54, Minn.-Duluth 6
Sep. 17, 1995
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) _ Dave Dickinson became Montana's all-time passing leader Saturday as he threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns to lead the No. 7 Division I-AA Grizzlies to a 54-6 victory over Minnesota-Duluth.
Dickinson broke Grady Bennett's passing yardage mark of 7,778 yards on the third play of the second half, hitting Josh Branen with a 9-yard pass. The senior from Great Falls had tied the mark late in the first half on a 9-yard pass to Matt Wells.
Montana, 2-1, dominated the smaller Division II Bulldogs from the start, racking up 558 yards total offense. That included a season-high 228 yards rushing. Minnesota-Duluth got just 249 total yards.
Montana jumped to a 17-0 lead on Dickenson touchdown passes of 10 yards to Raul Pacheco and 19 yards to Marc Bebout and a 36-yard field goal by Andy Larson.
The Bulldogs got on the board with 6:37 to play in the half on an 8-yard run by Sam Hardwig.
A 50-yard punt return for a touchdown by Joe Douglass put Montana up 24-6 at the half.
In the second half, reserve running back Branen scored two touchtowns in about 2 1/2 minutes on a 15-yard pass from Dickenson and a 16-yard run.
Freshman Brian Gales added a touchdown on a 67-yard run with 6:30 left in the third period.
The Grizzlies closed the scoring on a 36-yard David Henkel field goal and a 13-yard touchdown run by backup quarterback Josh Paffhausen.