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MISSOULA, Mont. – 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.