UMW News BureauThe University of Montana Western Bulldogs (UMW) football team hosts the Rocky Mountain College Battlin’ Bears (RMC) on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Vigilante Stadium in Dillon, Mont. at 1 p.m. By Lowell Peterson The University of Montana Western Bulldogs (UMW) football team hosts the Rocky Mountain College Battlin’ Bears (RMC) on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Vigilante Stadium in Dillon, Mont. at 1 p.m. The Bulldogs enter the game with a record of 0-1, having lost a close game last Saturday at Montana State-Northern 24-17. Rocky brings a 1-1 record into the game. The Bears lost to Carroll College 35-16 last Saturday after beating Dickinson State 38-3 the previous week. The Bulldogs had 294 total offensive yards against MSU-Northern while giving up 424 on defense. The Bears average 279.5 yards of total offense per game but were held to 174 in the loss to Carroll. The Saints had 454 total yards, including 312 yards rushing. TJ Leep is the Bulldogs' leading rusher with 65 yards on seven carries for an average of 9.3 yards per carry and one rushing touchdown. Casey Lamping has seven passes for 99 yards on the season, which is good for 14.1 yards a reception. Quarterback Jeff Logan completed 17 of 36 passes for 196 yards, including one touchdown to Lamping. Yim Sribenjakul is two for two on extra points and has kicked a 21-yard field goal. Bears' Quarterback Bryce Baker had a big game against Dickinson State, connecting on 20 of 28 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns. Baker did not play against Carroll due to an ankle sprain sustained in the Dickinson game. Nate Ray is the Bears' top rusher with 56 yards on 17 carries (a 3.3 average). AJ Tolbert has 11 passes on the season, which is good for 131 yards (an 11.9 average). Kicker Nick Knell has 12 points on the year. Knell has two field goals and is six of seven on extra points.
The University of Montana Western has launched a national search for the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs position.