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Bulldog comeback falls short

UMW News Bureau

The Bulldogs' comeback bid falls short against Eastern Oregon in Frontier Conference football. By Wally Feldt Montana Western fell 30-40 to Eastern Oregon in a Frontier Conference football game from La Grande, Ore. The loss drops the Bulldogs to 2-5 in league play and overall. After one quarter, UMW trailed the 19th ranked Mountaineers 14-7. Chris Wells put the Bulldogs on the board with a six-yard touchdown run. In the second quarter, Eastern Oregon exploded for 19 unanswered points and the Bulldogs trailed 33-7 at the break. The second half belonged to the Bulldog. Montana Western scored 17 points in the third quarter and held EOU to a single score.. Freshman Mackenzey Crossley opened the Bulldog scoring with a 34 yard field goal. After a Mountaineer touchdown, the Bulldogs answered with two scores, both Charlie Dotson touchdown runs. The first was a 43 yards and the second was a one yard run. The Bulldogs put another one on the board on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Michah Mamiya to Craigh Cornelius. The two-point try failed. The Bulldog defense held Eastern scoreless in the fourth quarter, but ran out of time in their comeback bid. The Bulldogs rolled up 424 yards in total offense. Mamiya passed for 321 yards and one touchdown, but threw two interceptions. Cornelius led the receiving corps with 13 catches for 106 yards and the score. Dotson led the Bulldog rushing game with 56 yards on one touchdown on eight carries. Linebacker Curtis Quigley led the Bulldog defense with eight tackles. The Bulldogs host MSU-Northern on Saturday, Oct. 24. Kickoff is 12 noon.