(RMC Athletics release)
DILLON, Mont. – The Rocky Mountain College football team put it all together on offense as they ended the season with a 48-42 overtime victory at Montana Western on Saturday afternoon.
Rocky put up 601 yards of total offense to secure the team’s first winning season since 2013. The season-high yardage is the first time since 2013 they went over 600 total yards in a game.
Drew Korf accounted for the majority of those yards as the freshman threw for 475 and five touchdowns. That is the most passing yards by a Rocky quarterback in over two years. Korf completed 42 of 62 passes and was intercepted three times.
Lucas Overton was the favorite target on the day with 15 catches for 222 yards and two touchdowns. He becomes the first Battlin’ Bears player with 200 yards receiving in a game since 2009. Overton also had six kick returns for 214 yards and an 82-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
The Battlin’ Bears led 28-18 at halftime before Montana Western (4-7, 4-6 Frontier) came back to tie the game at 28-28 after three quarters. Rocky would again go in front by two scores after Korf had scoring throws to Overton and Brandon Mosley to start the fourth quarter.
Montana Western again answered and tied the game at 42-42 with 57 seconds remaining on a 3-yard touchdown run by Bennett Gibson. The Bulldogs first possession of the overtime ended with an interception by Rocky’s Dallas Mack.
Needing only a field goal to win, Rocky ran Jade Olson three times. His final carry went for a 15-yard touchdown to give Rocky the win and Olson 100 yards rushing in his final collegiate game.
Max Gray finished with 11 catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns. It was the first time since 2015 Rocky had two receivers account for over 100 yards.
Kendell Jefferson led Rocky with 10 tackles and he notched his fifth interception of the season. Mack added nine tackles to match the total of Chase Bertelsen. Ryder Rice and Keenan Fagan each had one sack.
The Battlin’ Bears entered the game leading the NAIA with 18 interceptions and added two on Saturday. Rice also had a blocked PAT for his fourth blocked kick of the season.
Gibson finished with 469 yards passing and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs. He also ran for two scores. George Sherwood had 165 receiving yards.
Rocky finishes the season at 6-5 overall. They went 6-4 in Frontier Conference games to place tied for second.