Johnson’s 3 TDs lead Montana past South Dakota 24-7

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Lucas Johnson was 22-of-28 passing for 180 yards and a touchdown, and he added two rushing scores to lead Montana past South Dakota 24-7 on Saturday.

Johnson had running scores of 4 and 24 yards in the first quarter to build a 13-0 lead. His 12-yard touchdown pass to Junior Bergen made it 22-0 with 4:37 left in the first half.

Montana’s streak of seven straight quarters without allowing a team to score ended with 6:27 left in the fourth quarter. But the Grizzlies’ defense responded with a safety by Braxton Hill with less than a minute to play.

Johnson carried it 13 times for 75 yards and Junior Bergen caught six passes for 35 yard and a touchdown for Montana (2-0).

Carson Camp passed for 119 yards for South Dakota (0-2). Travis Theis carried it 20 times for 88 yards and a touchdown.

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