A fumble by Richard Sincere is recovered by himself and a pass is incomplete to set up a 3rd & 10.
Bell finds Grant Merritt inside the 5 and he works his way into the end zone. PAT is good.
SHSU 21 Montana 0 1:42 left in the 1st qtr.
Actually SHSU takes over at the SHSU 41.
The Bearkats are again driving. They are down to the Montana 20 after some big runs.
Moore losses 3 on 1st down and Johnson is incomplete on 2nd down.
The 3rd & 13 pass is complete to Bryce Carver. Montana is down to the SHSU 35.
Johnson fumbles the snap on what looks to be a handoff. SHSU recovers at the SHSU 40.
We have 4:12 left in this 1st qtr with SHSU leading 14-0.
Montana converts a 3rd & 2 on a run by Dan Moore after he catches a swing pass for 8.
Make that the 18. Johnson incomplete on the 1st down play.
Montana returns the kickoff just to the 17.
Flanders takes it all the way on the very first play after the missed FG on the ground--69 yards for the score for the Bearkats.
PAT is good.
SHSU 14 Montana 0 6:00 left in the opening qtr.
Johnson with nearly an intentianal grounding but goes uncalled.
Peter Nguyen with a yard loss on 2nd down.
The 3rd & 11 pass goes too high and it will be 4th and 11.
Brody McKnight is on for a 48 yard attempt and is not even close as the kick is into the wind.
SHSU still leads 7 - 0 with 6:11 left in the opening qtr.
SHSU takes over at their own 31.
Penalty on the next play--holding on a pass play by SHSU to give Montana another first down to the 30.
Montana faces another 3rd down and 5 at the SHSU 48. Sambrano with a big catch to the Bearkat 40 for a 1st down.
A no gain on a qb keeper by Johnson and then a short 5 yard pass to TE Greg Hardy has the Griz with a 3rd & 5.
Johnson gets the first on a qb keeper.
Sambrano on the end around gets another first down on the next play.
Montana returns the SHSU kickoff back to their own 23 by Sambrano.
A run by Tim Flanders and then a catch by TE Keith Bratton has SHSU with a 3rd and 1.
Bell runs the option from the 11 and scores on this third down play. PAT is good.
SHSU 7 Montana 0 with 10:36 left in the 1st qtr.
Torrance Williams with a nice catch and run on the next play to get another first down to the Montana 20.
The Bearkats will also face a third down after two running plays.
It is 3rd & 1 and QB Brian Bell keeps it on an option and is right near the first down marker.
The referees will need to bring out the chains and Bell just gets the first down at the Montana 47.
The Griz have a 3rd & 3 after a couple of running plays. The pass by Jordan Johnson on the third down is high and is incomplete.
The punt sends SHSU back just to their own 43.
Montana returns it just to teh 19 by Jabin Sambrano.
Montana looks like they will receive the opening kickoff.
The Bison run out the clock on this last possession.
Final: North Dakota State 24 Lehigh 0.
NDSU will face Georgia Southern next week here in Fargo in one of the semi-final contests.
3rd down play is incomplete and Lehigh will punt with 4:14 left in the game.