Hatten, McCoy lead Idaho to 30-23 win over Montana

Oct 15, 2022, 4:06 AM | Updated: 4:16 pm

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Hayden Hatten had nine catches for 149 yards and two touchdowns and he snagged a high-bouncing onside kick at midfield with 31 seconds left as Idaho upset Montana 30-23 on Saturday.

Idaho (4-2, 2-1 Big Sky Conference) ended a seven-game losing streak to the Grizzlies (5-1, 1-1) dating to Nov. 13, 1999 to recapture the Little Brown Stein, the oldest traveling trophy in the conference.

Notre Dame transfer Paul Moala and Tommy McCormick each intercepted Montana quarterback Lucas Johnson in the fourth quarter. Moala’s pick came at the Idaho 21 with the Vandals leading 22-16. McCormick picked off Johnson’s next pass and returned it 29 yards to the Grizzly 2, setting up the clinching touchdown with 2:14 to play.

Hatten hauled in a 24-yard touchdown pass from Gevani McCoy with 28 seconds left in the first half to pull Idaho within 13-12. His 43 yard score made it 22-13 late in the third quarter.

McCoy was 21 of 27 for 286 yards with an inception. Ricardo Chavez kicked two field goals but his attempt from 53 yards in the second quarter was his first miss of the season. The second field goal came after the Vandals started the second half by surprising the Grizzlies with a successful onside kick they turned into a 15-13 lead.

The Grizzlies, ranked second in the FCS coaches poll, gave up 344 yards and were held to 220.

Johnson was 20 of 37 for 186 yards and two touchdowns, including a 19-yarder that Junior Bergen turned into a spectacular touchdown.

___

More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25. Sign up for the AP’s college football newsletter: https://apnews.com/cfbtop25

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

People celebrate Morocco's win over Spain in a World Cup match played in Qatar, in Rabat, Morocco, ...
Associated Press

‘Our pride’: Morocco keeps Africa’s hope alive in World Cup

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — For many in Africa, Morocco’s underdog performance is the best story in the World Cup so far, with the hopes of the continent soaring ahead of the match on Saturday against Portugal. Across the continent of more than 1.3 billion people, African fans are excited that Morocco has become the fourth […]
1 day ago
Brazil's Neymar, right, and Croatia's Marcelo Brozovic, left, fight for the ball during the World C...
Associated Press

Neymar ties Pelé’s all-time record with Brazil at World Cup

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Neymar moved into a tie with Pelé as Brazil’s all-time leading scorer with 77 goals on Friday. The Brazil forward scored in the first half of extra time of his team’s World Cup quarterfinal match against Croatia. Neymar scored with a right-footed shot after getting through the defense and dribbling […]
1 day ago
International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach attends the opening of the Executive Bo...
Associated Press

Russia may join sports events in Asia ahead of 2024 Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia could return to some international sports events and Olympic qualifiers by competing as part of Asia rather than Europe. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach welcomed a “creative” plan Friday to allow athletes from Russia and its ally Belarus to join competitions in Asia after more than nine months of […]
1 day ago
Croatia's goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic saves a shot during a penalty shootout during the World Cup ...
Associated Press

Croatia beats Brazil on penalties in World Cup quarterfinals

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Neymar is again going home without a World Cup title. Luka Modric’s quest continues unabated. Modric converted one of the penalties as Croatia knocked Brazil out of the World Cup on Friday, beating the five-time champions 4-2 in a shootout to reach the semifinals for the second straight time. Neymar […]
1 day ago
Morocco's head coach Walid Regragui is thrown in the air at the end of the World Cup round of 16 so...
Associated Press

Morocco coach skeptical World Cup can open door to Europe

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Morocco coach Walid Regragui has guided his team to the World Cup quarterfinals — the first time an Arab nation has advanced that far in the tournament. One might think that would be enough to get him linked to a top job in Europe. Regragui isn’t so sure, sounding skeptical Friday […]
1 day ago
Buffalo Sabres' Tage Thompson, right, scores a goal against Columbus Blue Jackets' Elvis Merzlikins...
Associated Press

Tage Thompson’s 5-goal outing showcases his sizeable ability

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — It was only fitting Tage Thompson got to celebrate the NHL’s most productive goal-scoring outing of the season with Don Granato, who was busy pulling one puck after another out of his pockets before the Sabres coach stopped at five in the visitor’s locker room in Columbus. If not for the […]
1 day ago
Hatten, McCoy lead Idaho to 30-23 win over Montana