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Montana Grizzlies (10-3)


Johnson, Palmer help James Madison eliminate Montana 28-6

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) Cole Johnson passed for 295 yards and two touchdowns, Latrele Palmer rushed for 167 yards and a score and third-seeded James Madison eliminated No. 6 seed Montana 28-6 in the FCS quarterfinals on Friday night.

The victory, witnessed by 14,690, was No. 100 for JMU coach Curt Cignetti.

Montana (10-3) lost starting quarterback Cam Humphrey and top receiver Sam Akem to early injuries. Akem had Montana's first reception of the game for 35 yards but was later seen on the sideline with his arm in a sling. Humphrey left the game after taking a hit while scrambling early in the second quarter.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: C. Humphrey1789
Passing TDs: C. Humphrey16
Rushing Yards: X. Harris666
Rushing TDs: K. Brown5
Receiving Yards: S. Akem689
Receiving TDs: S. Akem7
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 at 20 Washington W 13 - 7
9/11 vs. Western Illinois W 42 - 7
9/25 vs. Cal Poly W 39 - 7
10/2 at Eastern Washington L 28 - 34
10/9 vs. Dixie State W 31 - 14
10/16 vs. Sacramento State L 21 - 28
10/23 at Idaho W 34 - 14
10/30 vs. Southern Utah W 20 - 19
11/6 at Northern Colorado W 35 - 0
11/13 at Northern Arizona W 30 - 3
11/20 vs. Montana State W 29 - 10
12/3 vs. Eastern Washington W 57 - 41
12/10 at James Madison L 6 - 28
Big Sky
  Conference Overall
10 Sacramento State 8-0 9-3
2 Montana State 7-1 12-3
7 Eastern Washington 6-2 10-3
6 Montana 6-2 10-3
17 California-Davis 5-3 8-4
Weber State 5-3 6-5
Northern Arizona 4-4 5-6
Portland State 4-4 5-6
Idaho 3-5 4-7
Northern Colorado 2-6 3-8
Cal Poly 1-7 2-9
Idaho State 1-7 1-10
Southern Utah 0-8 1-10
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4716 (27)
Passing Yards: 2902 (22)
Rushing Yards: 1814 (40)
Points per game: 29.6 (36)
Yards per game: 362.8 (59)
Touchdowns: 36 (47)
Field Goals: 23 (2)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4299 (71)
Passing Yards: 3203 (116)
Rushing Yards: 1096 (4)
Points per game: 16.3 (8)
Yards per game: 330.7 (25)
Touchdowns: 26 (18)
Field Goals: 6 (11)
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