After a bye week across the league, the Frontier Conference was back in action this weekend. No. 21 Rocky Mountain College upset previously unbeaten No. 2 Southern Oregon. No. 22 Montana Western knocked off No. 20 Montana Tech in a battle of top-25 teams. Carroll College fell on the road at College of Idaho, the Yotes’ first win of the season, and Eastern Oregon decimated Montana State-Northern in Havre.
Rocky Mountain College ripped off 20 unanswered points spanning the second and third quarters to pull away from Southern Oregon. Jacob Bakken threw for 240 yards, ran for 87 and accounted for four total touchdowns. Rocky stays alive in the conference race and keeps its playoff hopes alive.
Montana Western rallied from a 13-point fourth quarter deficit to stun Montana Tech, scoring 26 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. Jon Jund threw for 305 yards and two scores, both of which came in the fourth quarter. Senior linebacker Riley Martello sealed the game with a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown with under two minutes to play. Western is now in a tie atop the Frontier Conference standings with Southern Oregon.
Darius Peterson threw for 177 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 132 yards and one score to lead the Yotes to their first win of the season. College of Idaho held Carroll to just 39 yards rushing on 31 attempts. Trailing 21-7 late in the fourth quarter, the Saints had a chance to close the gap but fumbled the ball into the hands of Daniel Garcia, who took it back 48 yards for a score to ice the game for the Yotes.
Eastern Oregon 58, Montana State-Northern 24
Eastern Oregon picked up its third Frontier Conference win of the season behind the arm of Kai Quinn, who threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns. Brenden Kelly caught four passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns and running back Victor Dias ran for 135 yards and two scores. Northern remains winless in conference play.
Montana Western improved to 4-1 in Frontier Conference play to move into a tie atop the conference with Southern Oregon. For complete standings click here.
Carroll College at Montana Western — Saturday, 1 p.m.
Montana State-Northern at Rocky Mountain College — Saturday, 1 p.m.
Eastern Oregon at Southern Oregon — Saturday, 1 p.m.
College of Idaho at Montana Tech — Saturday, 2 p.m.