Montana routs Eastern Washington 57-16 behind Calhoun

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) The Montana Grizzlies rode three touchdowns from freshman Jeremy Calhoun to a big first-half lead on the way to a 57-16 victory over Eastern Washington in a key Big Sky Conference football game Saturday.

Calhoun's touchdown runs covered 3, 1 and 3 yards, and the Grizzlies (6-4, 5-2) used a fumble return by Herbert Gamboa and an interception return by JR Nelson to push out to a 50-9 lead midway through the third quarter.

The victory snapped Montana's four-game losing streak to EWU, and kept the Grizzlies' slim playoff hopes alive.

Eastern (5-2, 6-4) committed six turnovers, including three interceptions.

Eastern's Cooper Kupp had six catches for 119 yards. The junior moved past Jerry Rice and into seventh in FCS history in career receptions, with 304. He has 106 catches this season, breaking the school record of 104 he set last year.