BUTTE — During halftime of No. 24 Montana Tech’s football game against Montana State-Northern on Saturday, five Oredigger legends were enshrined into Montana Tech’s athletic Hall of Fame. Those five individuals, on top of their inductions, were also given a treat by the Tech football team — a commanding 54-9 Frontier Conference victory.
Montana Tech’s offense started early on its first drive, taking it all the way down the field before settling with a field goal. But the touchdowns would start accumulating from there. Redshirt freshman Cole Hauptman, who got the nod to start over Danny Peoples for the injured Tanner Kump, found both Trevor Hoffman and Dion Williams for touchdowns in the first half. He’d finish 16-of-27 passing for 207 yards and three touchdowns in his first collegiate start, while also rushing for 67 yards and a score on eight carries.
Jed Fike had another solid day on the ground, totaling 127 yards and a score on 19 carries.
The Lights had one touchdown from quarterback Tommy Wilson. They drove the ball down the field a couple of times but were unable to finish drives. They would get a brief moment of excitement after a blocked point-after attempts was returned for a two-point score.
Montana Tech improves to 3-1 and will next face Montana Western on Oct. 6.