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No. 20 UW Huskies stunned in Seattle by Montana 13-7

Sep 4, 2021, 9:08 PM | Updated: Sep 5, 2021, 1:33 am
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Camron Humphrey #2 of the Montana Grizzlies reacts after his touchdown against the Washington Huskies during the fourth quarter at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Gavin Robertson #2 and Robby Hauck #17 of the Montana Grizzlies of the Montana Grizzlies reacts after Robertson's interception against the Washington Huskies during the second quarter at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Gavin Robertson #2 of the Montana Grizzlies reacts with his teammates after his interception against the Washington Huskies during the second quarter at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Gavin Robertson #2 of the Montana Grizzlies intercepts a pass against the Washington Huskies during the second quarter at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Giles Jackson #0 of the Washington Huskies is upended by Omar Hicks Onu #0 of the Montana Grizzlies during the second quarter at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Gabe Sulser #7 of the Montana Grizzlies catches a pass against the Washington Huskies during the second quarter at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Richard Newton #6 of the Washington Huskies carries the ball against Montana Grizzlies during the second quarter at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Camron Humphrey #2 of the Montana Grizzlies carries the ball during the second quarter against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Dylan Morris #9 of the Washington Huskies looks to pass during the first quarter against the Montana Grizzlies at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Giles Jackson #0 of the Washington Huskies is brought out of bounds by Omar Hicks Onu #0 of the Montana Grizzlies at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Giles Jackson #0 of the Washington Huskies is brought out of bounds by Omar Hicks Onu #0 of the Montana Grizzlies at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Fans cheer during the game between the Washington Huskies and the Montana Grizzlies at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Jeremiah Martin #3 of the Washington Huskies cannot hang onto a pass intended for Mitch Roberts #80 of the Montana Grizzlies during the first quarter at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Richard Newton #6 of the Washington Huskies carries the ball against the Montana Grizzlies during the first quarter at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Jace Lewis #37 of Montana Grizzlies celebrates with his teammates as time ticks down against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. Montana Grizzlies beat Washington Huskies, 13-7. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Camron Humphrey #2 of the Montana Grizzlies celebrates with fans after defeating Washington Huskies 13-7 at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Head coach Bobby Hauck of the Montana Grizzlies celebrates after beating Washington Huskies 13-7 at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Edefuan Ulofoshio #48 and Jackson Sirmon #43 of the Washington Huskies react after losing to Montana Grizzlies 13-7 at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Camron Humphrey #2 of the Montana Grizzlies reacts after beating Washington Huskies 13-7 at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Autjoe Soe #23 and TraJon Cotton #3 of the Montana Grizzlies react after a stoppage against the Washington Huskies during the fourth quarter at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. Montana Grizzlies beat Washington Huskies 13-7. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Robby Hauck #17 and Marcus Welnel #10 of the Montana Grizzlies celebrate their 13-7 win against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Marcus Welnel #10 of the Montana Grizzlies celebrates his team's 13-7 win against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Camron Humphrey #2 of the Montana Grizzlies reacts with teammates after beating Washington Huskies 13-7 at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Edefuan Ulofoshio #48 and Jackson Sirmon #43 of the Washington Huskies react after losing to Montana Grizzlies 13-7 at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: TraJon Cotton #3 of the Montana Grizzlies reacts after a stoppage against the Washington Huskies during the fourth quarter at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: TraJon Cotton #3 of the Montana Grizzlies reacts after a stoppage against the Washington Huskies during the fourth quarter at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: TraJon Cotton #3 of the Montana Grizzlies reacts after a stoppage against the Washington Huskies during the fourth quarter at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Jace Lewis #37 and Marcus Welnel #10 of the Montana Grizzlies react after an interception by Welnel against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. Montana Grizzlies beat Washington Huskies, 13-7. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Jace Lewis #37 and Marcus Welnel #10 of the Montana Grizzlies react after an interception by Welnel against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. Montana Grizzlies beat Washington Huskies, 13-7. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Head coach Jimmy Lake of the Washington Huskies  jogs off the field after losing to Montana Grizzlies 13-7 at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Robby Hauck #17 of the Montana Grizzlies celebrates with his teammates as time ticks down against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. Montana Grizzlies beat Washington Huskies, 13-7. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

SEATTLE (AP) — Montana became the first FCS team to upset a ranked FBS team in five years, shocking the No. 20 UW Huskies 13-7 on Saturday night.

Montana 13, UW Huskies 7: Box score

Montana quarterback Cam Humphrey scored on a 4-yard run early in the fourth quarter, and the Grizzlies added a short field goal with 2:54 left to take a six-point lead.

Needing a touchdown to avoid the stunning upset, Washington’s Dylan Morris was incomplete on fourth-and-2 with 1:33 left giving the ball back to the Grizzlies.

Montana was able to run only 21 seconds, and Kevin Macias’ 50-yard field goal attempt was well short. Given one more chance, Washington reached the Montana 43, but Morris’ pass was intercepted by Marcus Welnel with 31 seconds left and those in maroon and silver started a wild celebration.

Montana is the first FCS team to beat a ranked FBS team since North Dakota State won at No. 13 Iowa 23-21 early in the 2016 season, and the fifth time it has happened since Appalachian State’s famous upset of No. 5 Michigan in 2007. It was Montana’s second victory over Washington, the last coming in 1920.

“This is the Washington Huskies. OK. This is App State over Michigan,” said Montana coach Bobby Hauck, a one-time assistant at Washington.

A regular powerhouse from the FCS division, the Grizzlies frustrated Washington all night into one of the most embarrassing losses in program history. Washington had received scares in the past by FCS programs — most notably a couple of times by Eastern Washington.

But the Grizzlies were stout defensively and opportunistic enough on offense to pull off one of the biggest wins in school history.

“Just a complete team win,” Hauck said. “As we’ve all talked I think we have a complete team and I love our guys.”

Morris scored on a 1-yard keeper on Washington’s opening possession but it was otherwise an ugly performance for the offense. Morris threw a pair of costly interceptions and the Huskies had no downfield threat with three of its top four wide receivers out for the game.

Washington’s offensive line that returned all its starters was matched up front by the Grizzlies. Washington managed just 65 yards rushing and averaged 2.4 yards per carry.

It was the first home game with fans for Washington since the 2019 Apple Cup. They booed the home team off the field at halftime and were left stunned at the end.

“We wish we this could have been a better outcome for them. I want to thank them for coming out and we’re going to go back to work and in trying to make sure they want to come back the next time,” Washington coach Jimmy Lake said. “This is extremely disappointing.”

Humphrey was 12-of-23 passing for 105 yards. Xavier Harris rushed for 70 and Isiah Childs added another 39, including a key 12-yard run on third-and-12 midway through the fourth quarter.

Montana hadn’t reached Washington territory since the opening drive of the game, but put together a 69-yard drive early capped by Humphrey’s 4-yard run to take a 10-7 lead. The Grizzlies had four plays of 10 or more yards on the drive after going eight consecutive drives where they gained less than 10 net yards each drive.

“I don’t think an (offensive) line can play any better than our line played,” Humphrey said. “They were outstanding. That’s a damn good football team over there and we held our own and they protected me all night. It was it was awesome.”

Washington went three-and-out on its next possession after Morris was sacked. Montana took over in Washington territory and drove to the Washington 5 before Macias hit from 22 yards with 2:54 left.

Morris was 27 of 46 for 226 yards and three interceptions. On Washington’s final two possessions combined, Morris was 3 of 10 passing for 39 yards and the final interception.

THE TAKEAWAY

Montana: The Grizzlies were incredibly impressive on defense, especially on the defensive line. Washington’s inability to run the ball consistently and the pressure getting to Morris was the difference in the game. Morris was sacked three times along with the three interceptions.

UW Huskies: Washington has no big play threats downfield due to a lack of wide receivers. Terrell Bynum, Rom Odunze and Jalen McMillan were all unavailable for the Huskies. Texas Tech transfer Ja’Lynn Polk was expected to have a big role, but had a 13-yard reception on the first play of the game and never returned due to an apparent injury.

UP NEXT

Montana: Hosts Western Illinois next Saturday.

UW Huskies: At Michigan next Saturday.

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