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Bulldogs fall to No. 2 Carroll College

UMW News Bureau

Carroll College used a tough defense and a balanced offense to down Montana Western 26-10 in a Frontier Conference football game. By Wally Feldt No. 2 ranked and unbeaten Carroll College used a stifling defense to down the University of Montana Western 26-10 in a Frontier Conference football game Saturday in Dillon, Mont. The loss drops Montana Western's Bulldogs to 3-6 in league play and overall, while the Carroll's Saints are now 9-0 in the Frontier Conference and 10-0 overall. The Saints held Montana Western to three first downs, two yards passing and 59 yards rushing on just 19 offensive plays in the first half building a 14-3 lead on 216 yards of total offense. Carroll rolled up 435 yards in total offense on 79 plays for the contest while holding the Bulldogs to 226 yards on 45 plays. Time of possession was the telling statistic with the Saints controlling the ball for nearly 45 minutes of the game. The Bulldog offense became their own worst enemy on two possible scoring drives as they turned the ball over on an interception and one fumble. Montana Western scored on a 35 yard field goal from MacKenzie Crossley and a 33 yard touchdown pass from Michah Mamiya to Kahai Sevilla. Charlie Dotson led the Bulldog rushing attack with 64 yards on 12 carries. Bulldog linebacker Chad Schira shattered the school tackle record. Schira recorded four unassisted tackles and 16 assisted to break Craig LeCoure’s record of 389 career tackles. Schira now has 405 career tackles. Carroll’s Gary Wagner was 21 of 31 passing for 215 yards and three scores. Tight end Bubba Barlett had five receptions for 86 yards and two touchdowns. Chance Demeries led the Saints on the ground with 88 yards and one touchdown on just seven carries. Montana Western closes the season at Rocky Mountain next weekend while the Saints end their regular season at Eastern Oregon.