Adams throws 6 as E. Washington tops Montana 42-37
Vernon Adams threw six touchdown passes Saturday to lead Eastern
Washington to a 42-37 victory over Montana in a Big Sky Conference
Adams threw for 457 yards while tying his own school record for
touchdown passes in a game.
Eastern Washington (6-2, 4-0 Big Sky) opened a 28-17 halftime
lead on Adams’ passes of 19 and 34 yards to Cooper Kupp, 4 yards to
Ashton Clark and 86 yards to Shaquille Hill.
Montana (6-2, 3-2) got first half touchdowns on a 24-yard Jordan
Canada run and a 42-yard pass from Jordan Johnson to Ellis
Adams continued his hot hand in the second half with a 52-yard
scoring toss to Clark and a 9-yard touchdown pass to Mario Brown to
put the Eagles up 42-17 at the end of the third quarter.
Montana rallied back, trimming the Eastern Washington lead to
42-31 on touchdown passes of 7 and 48 yards from Johnson to
Henderson, the second coming with 7:36 to play.
The Grizzlies cut the Eagles lead to 42-37 on a 6-yard Johnson
toss to Jordan Harper with 1:44 left in the game. Johnson was
tackled a yard short of the end zone on the two-point conversion
Eastern Washington ran out the clock after Montana’s onside kick
attempt was recovered by Kupp at the Montana 49-yard line.
Kupp finished with 11 receptions for 182 yards and Hill had
three catches for 112.
Johnson threw for 349 yards, 147 to Henderson on eight