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Adams throws 6 TD passes as E. Washington holds off Montana 42-37

  • Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kopp (10) dodges Montana cornerback Nate Harris (11) on his way to a second quarter touchdown in an NCAA college football game in Missoula, Mont., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Albans)

    Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kopp (10) dodges Montana cornerback Nate Harris (11) on his way to a second quarter touchdown in an NCAA college football game in Missoula, Mont., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Albans)  (The Associated Press)

  • Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kopp (10) catches a pass in front of Montana cornerback Nate Harris (11) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Missoula, Mont., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Albans)

    Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kopp (10) catches a pass in front of Montana cornerback Nate Harris (11) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Missoula, Mont., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Albans)  (The Associated Press)

Vernon Adams threw six touchdown passes Saturday to lead Eastern Washington to a 42-37 victory over Montana in a Big Sky Conference showdown.

Adams threw for 457 yards while tying his own school record for touchdown passes in a game.

Eastern Washington (6-2, 4-0 Big Sky) opened a 28-17 halftime lead on Adams' passes of 19 and 34 yards to Cooper Kupp, 4 yards to Ashton Clark and 86 yards to Shaquille Hill.

Montana (6-2, 3-2) got first half touchdowns on a 24-yard Jordan Canada run and a 42-yard pass from Jordan Johnson to Ellis Henderson.

Adams continued his hot hand in the second half with a 52-yard scoring toss to Clark and a 9-yard touchdown pass to Mario Brown to put the Eagles up 42-17 at the end of the third quarter.

Eastern Washington ran out the clock after Montana's onside kick attempt was recovered by Kupp.