Live coverage from Autzen Stadium as the No. 20 Montana Grizzlies (2-0) take on the FBS No. 15 Oregon Ducks (1-1) on Sept. 14, 2019, in Eugene, Oregon.
Oregon wins the coin toss and elects to receive the opening kickoff.
Oregon drives 75 yards in eight plays, starting with passes before turning to the run. Three plays after safety Gavin Robertson is called for pass interference, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert connects with tight end Jacob Breeland for a 5-yard touchdown. PAT good by Camden Lewis. SCORE: Oregon 7, Montana 0, 11:58 left in the quarter.
On third down, Montana quarterback Dalton Sneed steps up in the pocket, avoids a tackler and hits Sammy Akem for a 26-yard gain to the 41-yard line. Sneed gets sacked on the next third down, and the Griz punt away the ball. Adam Wilson punts the ball for 54 yards, and Oregon takes over at its own 14-yard line. 8:08 left in the quarter.
Montana forces a three-and-out on the ensuing possession and forces a punt. Griz senior Jerry Louie-McGee gets some chants of "Jerry!" from the Griz fans in attendance. 6:18 left in the quarter.
The Griz go three-and-out and Oregon begins to get more pressure. Wilson punts another ball 53 yards thanks to a favorable roll to the 15-yard line.
Oregon gets a pair of big pass plays and a penalty on Robby Hauck to move the ball to the Grizzlies' 30-yard line. Ducks running back CJ Verdell picks u a fourth-and-1 with a 3-yard run to Montana's 18-yard line. Herbert finds Breeland for a wide-open 17-yard touchdown pass. PAT good by Camden Lewis. SCORE: Oregon 14, Montana 0, 0:28 left in the quarter.
End first quarter: Oregon 14, Montana 0
Sneed converts a third-and-2 with a 10-yard pass to tight end Colin Bingham. The Griz move into Oregon territory for the first time in the game after an offside penalty by Oregon. They get down to the Oregon 37-yard line before punting the ball away. 11:29 left in the half.
Oregon moves into Montana territory before an offensive penalty pass interference penalty pushes them back into their own territory. The Ducks punt away the ball for the second time in four possessions. 6:22 left in the half.
Montana's third-down conversion is overturned on video review. The Griz line up to go for it on fourth down, let the clock run down, take a delay of game penalty and punt away the ball for the fourth time in four drives. 4:30 left in the half.
Oregon fails to convert a fourth down at Montana's 45-yard line as tight end Ryan Bay drops a pass. The Griz get their best starting field position of the day. 2:15 left in the half.
Montana's moves down to the Oregon 33-yard line but kicker Brandon Purdy misses a 50-yard wide goal wide right. His career long is 47 yards.
Oregon marches down to the Montana 18-yard line with the help of a personal foul penalty on the Griz. Herbert shakes off a tackle attempt by Alex Gubner, rolls right and connects with a diving Johnny Johnson III for an 18-yard touchdown. PAT by Camden Lewis is good. SCORE: Oregon 21, Montana 0, 0:10 left in the half.
End of second quarter: Oregon 21, Montana 0
Sneed is nearly picked off by Verone McKinley III, but the ball is dropped. Marcus Knight runs for 1 yard and a first down and fourth-and-1 near midfield. Sneed is picked off by Mykael Wright on a pass intended for Sammy Akem at the Oregon 44-yard line.
Oregon turned the interception into a touchdown to cap an eight-play, 56-yard drive. Herbert connected with Johnson for a 1-yard touchdown pass. PAT by Camden Lewis is good. SCORE: Oregon 28, Montana 0, 9:03 left in the quarter.
Montana goes three-and-out and punts for the fifth time in eight possessions. Adam Wilson's 28-yard punt sets up Oregon at its own 46-yard line. 7:26 left in the quarter. Oregon goes for it on fourth-and-4 at Montana's 25-yard line, Griz get pressure from Marcus Welnel and Eli Alford, and Herbert overthrows his wide receiver with Nash Fouch defending.
Dalton Sneed is hit as he throws and connects with Jerry Louie-McGee for 30 yards to the Oregon 40-yard line. That catch makes JLM Montana's all-time receptions leader with 193, surpassing Raul Pacheco, who’s record of 192 receptions had stood since 1998. Montana capped the 11-play, 68-yard drive with a 25-yard field goal by Purdy. SCORE: Oregon 28, Montana 3, 0:18 left in the quarter.
End third quarter: Oregon 28, Montana 3
Montana cornerback Dareon Nash is called for a pass interference penalty, moving the ball to the Grizzlies' 47-yard line. Justin Herbert hits Jaylon Redd for a 10-yard catch-and-run touchdown five plays after the penalty. PAT good by Camden Lewis. SCORE: Oregon 35, Montana 3, 12:27 left in the game.
The Griz go three-and-out, and they punt for the sixth time in 10 drives. Oregon drives but turns over the ball on downs at Montana's 41-yard line. 7:59 left in the game.
Montana junior quarterback Cam Humphrey comes into the game for Sneed with just under 8 minutes to play. Humphrey connects with Akem for 21 yards and a first down to the Oregon 43-yard line. Montana has to punt the ball away after gaining no yards following that, and Oregon responds with a punt.
Final: Oregon 35, Montana 3
Frank Gogola covers Griz football and prep sports for the Missoulian. Follow him on Twitter @FrankGogola or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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