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Rocky Mountain College sprints past MSU-Northern

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Oct 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-19 19:59:36-04

HAVRE -- The Rocky Mountain College Battlin' Bears got back on track Saturday afternoon, as they hung up nearly 600 yards of offense on MSU-Northern en route to a 57-39 victory over the Lights in Havre.

MSU-Northern jumped out to a 7-0 lead less than two minutes in after opening the game with a seven-play, 74-yard drive capped by a 27-yard touchdown run by Cameron Taylor. Rocky, though, would battle back in the second quarter.

Drew Korf, who lit up MSU-Northern in the first meeting this season, threw his first touchdown pass of the day -- an 18-yard strike to Holden Ryan -- to tie the game in the opening moments of the second quarter. After forcing a three-and-out, Rocky again struck quick. Korf found Carter Garsjo for a 69-yard score to put Rocky up 14-7.

The Lights answered right back with a scoring drive of their own, as Brenden Medina hit Levi Keltner for a 32-yard scoring toss three plays later to tie things up, but Rocky's Riley Garrett made field goals of 32, 35 and 32 yards to give Rocky a 23-14 halftime lead.

The Bears would turn to Kamden Brown at quarterback in the second half, and the offense blew up. After throwing an interception on his first pass attempt of the second half, Brown settled in nicely, completing an 18-yard touchdown to La'Quante Harris to put Rocky up 30-14.

Northern would trim the Rocky lead on a 2-yard touchdown run by Hunter Riley, but Rocky's offense would strike back quickly. Just 46 seconds and two plays later, Kamden Brown scored on the ground from 27 yards out.

Again Northern answered, as Jett Robertson's 2-yard run cut Rocky's lead to 37-27, but Rocky's offense would score onfive consecutive possessions in the second half following Brown's interception. Two field goals by Garrett pushed Rocky's lead to 43-27, and then Brown hit Holden Ryan for a 56-yard touchdown to give Rocky a commanding 50-27 lead.

With the win Rocky Mountain College improves to 3-4 (2-4 Frontier Conference). MSU-Northern drops to 1-6 (0-6).