Weber State pulls out 24-21 OT win at Montana

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) Josh Kealamakia booted a 27-yard field goal in overtime Saturday to give Weber State a 24-21 win over Montana.

Quarterback Makena Simis fumbled on Montana's first play of overtime to snuff out the Grizzlies' attempt to score. Weber State's Filipe Sitake recovered the fumble to set up the Wildcats' drive for the game-winning field goal.

Weber State (3-3, 2-1 Big Sky) scored first on a 3-yard run by Eric Wilkes with 11:47 to play in the first quarter. Montana (3-3, 2-1) took a 14-7 first quarter lead on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Chad Chalich to Ben Roberts and a 4-yard John Nguyen touchdown run.

But the Wildcats reclaimed the lead in the second quarter on a 15-yard pass from Jadrian Clark to Cam Livingston and a 30-yard Cordero Dixon interception return to take a 21-14 halftime lead.

Montana sent the game to overtime when Simis connected with Roberts on a 44-yard scoring play with 4:51 to go in the game.