#17 Bulldogs Fall To (RV) Carroll College In Season Opener 16-10
Press Release UMW Sports
The Montana Western Bulldog football team fell to the Carroll College Fighting Saints on Saturday afternoon at Nelson Stadium in Helena, Mont.
How It Happened The Bulldogs started the game with a strong eight minute and 67-yard drive. The drive stalled after a touchdown was called back on a penalty and the Saints defense picked off a pass from senior quarterback Jon Jund. The Bulldog defense held strong that forced a Carroll field goal for the first score of the game. After a Bulldog punt in the second quarter, Carroll got the ball at their own 42 yard-line. They scored on a third down pass to Carroll College tight end Tony Collins. The Bulldogs then went on a 10-minute drive for 81 total yards that led to a field goal made by sophomore kicker John Mears. The Bulldogs trailed at half 3-10. The third quarter saw the Bulldog defense force four straight three and outs. The Bulldogs then started the fourth quarter with a 12-play 50-yard touchdown drive that culminated in a Jon Jund pass to senior wide receiver Blake Sentman to tie the game at 10. On Carroll's next two drives, the UMW defense held them to two field goals. Down 10-16, the Bulldog offense had the ball with 2:32 remaining, but were unable to put together a game-winning drive.
Jund threw for 127 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions, and ran for an additional 91 yards.
Sentman caught a six-yard pass for the lone touchdown on the day.
Kameron Rauser led the defense with seven total tackles.
Tanner Harrell and Hirkley Latu combine for two sacks.
The Bulldogs defense held Carroll to 195 total offensive yards, including just 47 rushing yards.
The Bulldogs will look to pick up their first win of the 2022 season at home next Saturday at 1 PM against Eastern Oregon University.