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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow runs as Alabama defensive lineman Phidarian Mathis chases him Saturday in Tuscaloosa , Ala.

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — After three first-quarter turnovers the Montana Grizzlies felt the need for Sneed.

Senior quarterback Dalton Sneed came off the bench and threw for 241 yards and a touchdown to push the Montana Grizzlies past the Idaho Vandals 42-17 Saturday.

Sophomore Marcus Knight added three short touchdown runs as Montana once again rallied and improved to 8-2 overall, 5-1 in the Big Sky.

Sneed, out since an ankle injury suffered at Sacramento State on Oct. 19, relieved starter Cam Humphrey in the second quarter with Idaho ahead 10-0. He led two touchdown drives in both the second and third quarters as the Grizzlies took command.

His 16-yard pass to running back Nick Ostmo on a third-and-7 signaled a momentum switch after Idaho had driven 97 yards for its first touchdown. Ostmo, a freshman, ran 7 yards for his first career touchdown to cut the gap to 10-7.

Sneed’s 44-yard strike to Samori Toure put Montana, ranked No. 6 in the STATS FCS poll, up 14-10 with 1:20 left in the first half. Toure had nine catches for 129 yards.

“Dalton wanted to play a week ago and we didn’t feel he was ready,” Montana coach Bobby Hauck said. “He didn’t practice on Tuesday, so I felt it was Cam’s game to start. Cam had played well and we were very confident in him. But we did have a plan to play Dalton today.”

Sneed came in after Humphrey sandwiched two interceptions around a fumble by Knight — all in the first quarter.

Sac St. scores twice in last two minutes to win

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Pierre Williams recovered an onside kick that led to his to his game-winning touchdown reception with 23 seconds left — the Hornets’ second score in the final 1:38 — and Sacramento State beat Northern Arizona 38-34 on Saturday.

Jake Dunniway threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Gable before Devon Medeiros booted an onside kick over NAU’s front line of defenders that Williams was able to snare at the Hornets 49-yard line. Five plays later Dunniway found Williams alone on the left side and he dove onto the pylon.

The Lumberjacks (4-6, 2-4 Big Sky) used a 73-yard pass play from Case Cookus to Stacy Chukwumezie, a 54-yard field goal by Luis Aguilar and Joe Logan’s 63-yard run in the final quarter to take a 34-24 lead. Logan finished with 210 yards rushing on 24 carries and three TDs.

Dunniway threw for 384 yards, four touchdowns and an interception for the FCS eighth-ranked Hornets (7-3, 5-1). Two of the TD passes went to Marshel Martin.

Weber State rallies to avoid upset, beats N. Dakota

OGDEN, Utah — Jake Constantine scored on a 12-yard keeper with 2:49 left, Trey Tuttle kicked a 32-yarder with 31 seconds left, and Weber State rallied to beat North Dakota 30-27 for its seventh straight win on Saturday.

Constantine’s 12-yard TD run tied it at 27, capping an eight-play, 75-yard drive for the Wildcats (8-2), ranked third in the FCS coaches poll. The Fighting Hawks’ Brock Boltmann fumbled the ensuing kickoff return, and Weber State’s Aaron Sessions recovered at the North Dakota 7. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty pushed the Wildcats back to the 22.

The Fighting Hawks (5-4) scored 13 straight points to lead 27-20 on Brady Leach’s 34-yard field goal with 7:01 left in the game.

Constantine was 17 of 23 for 230 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and ran five times for 43 yards and a TD. Kevin Smith ran 25 times for 104 yards and David Ames caught six passes for 105 yards and a score.

Maier, Gilliam Jr. lead UC Davis past Portland St.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Jake Maier threw four touchdown passes, Ulonzo Gilliam Jr. had a career-best 242 yards rushing and two TDs, and UC Davis beat Portland State 45-28 on Saturday.

Maier was 27-of-38 passing for 383 yards with one interception and Gilliam had a career-high 29 carries. Freshman Lance Babb II had 10 receptions for 168 yards and three touchdowns — all season highs — and Khris Vaughn added five catches for 121 yards and a score for UC Davis (5-5, 3-3 Big Sky).

Maier connected with Vaughn for a 58-yard touchdown to make it 38-28 midway through the fourth quarter and Gilliam’s 19-yard scoring run with 54 seconds left capped the scoring.

It was Maier’s sixth 300-yard passing game this season and he has 3,057 yards this season, making him one of two players (J.T. O’Sullivan) in program history with three consecutive 3,000-yard passing seasons. Maier’s has 10,657 career yards passing and needs just 89 to pass O’Sullivan into first in program history.

Gilliam’s 242 yards rushing were the fifth most in UCD history and his 75-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter was a career long and the longest run by an Aggies player since 2007.

Barriere, E. Washington roll past Idaho St.

POCATELLO, Idaho — Eric Barriere threw three touchdown passes and Eastern Washington came alive in the third quarter with a pair of 80-yard touchdowns to roll to a 48-5 win over Idaho State on Saturday.

After a sluggish first half when the Eagles had to settle for three field goals and a touchdown on a fake field goal in four trips into the red zone, they flipped the script by staying out of the red zone.

Antoine Custer started the rout for the Eagles (5-5, 4-2 Big Sky), with an 89-yard touchdown run, the longest of his career, on the second snap of the second half. On the first snap after the Bengals kicked a field goal to make it 27-5, Barriere found Johnny Edwards for an 80-yard catch-and-run, the longest passing play of their career for both Eagles.

The last two scores were Barriere passes to Andrew Boston covering 21 and 59 yards.

Barriere finished 23 of 38 for 406 yards with Boston getting 147 yards on 10 catches, both career bests, and Edwards 107 on four. With Custer getting his 10th career century game, with 145 yards, Eastern Washington finished with 737 yards, their third game over 700 yards this season. It was the seventh 700-yard game in EWU history.

LSU holds off Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Joe Burrow passed for 393 yards and three touchdowns and No. 1 LSU snapped an eight-game losing streak to No. 2 Alabama with a 46-41 victory Saturday.

The Tigers (9-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference, No. 2 CFP) are no longer second fiddle in the SEC West, or maybe in the playoff rankings. And Burrow stamped himself as the Heisman Trophy front-runner with a gutty performance when he answered every challenge from ‘Bama.

The Crimson Tide (8-1, 5-1, No. 3 CFP) rallied from a 33-13 halftime deficit to three times to pull within a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The showdown lived up to its billing as a duel between two high-powered offenses and star quarterbacks with President Donald Trump attending. Tua Tagovailoa launched an 85-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith with 1:21 left after the Tigers’ own scoring march.

Justin Jefferson recovered the onside kick and LSU ran out the clock.

Minnesota edges Penn St.

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s Jordan Howden picked off Sean Clifford’s pass in the end zone with 1:01 left, the third interception thrown by Penn State’s quarterback, and the Gophers beat the Nittany Lions for their first victory over a top-five team in 20 years.

Tanner Morgan passed for 339 yards and three touchdowns to direct a dismantling of Penn State’s staunch defense. Minnesota (9-0, 6-0, No. 17 CFP) not only remained undefeated, but stayed on track for its first trip to the Big Ten championship game.

The first sellout crowd for the Gophers at home in four years swarmed the field after the clock ran out, reveling in the biggest step forward yet under coach P.J. Fleck in his third season. The Gophers scrambled the College Football Playoff picture, too, after Penn State (8-1, 5-1, No. 4 CFP) emerged with a top-four spot in the first edition of the rankings.

Rashod Bateman got the Gophers going with a 66-yard score on their first possession and finished with seven catches for 203 yards, the second-most in program history. Tyler Johnson had seven receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown, too, as Minnesota made enough early gains to hold up during the late rally by Penn State.

Clifford went 23 for 43 for 340 yards and one score.

Antoine Winfield Jr. had the first two picks in the first half, matching the FBS lead and setting the Minnesota record with seven on the season. Both were inside the 10.