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Hawkeyes smash Montana, 41-7



Published: Sat, September 2, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



Josh Swogger threw a TD pass for the Grizzlies and Mario Manningham had a TD catch for Michigan.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Drew Tate threw for 223 yards and three touchdowns and Albert Young added 148 yards of total offense and two scores to lead No. 16 Iowa past Montana 41-7 on Saturday.

Scott Chandler and freshman Dominique Douglas had TD catches for the Hawkeyes (1-0), who held Division I-AA Montana (0-1) to 10 yards rushing, and 144 yards overall, en route to its 19th win in 20 home games.

Montana gave the Hawkeyes a scare midway through the third quarter by cutting Iowa's lead to 17-7.

The Grizzlies capitalized on a fumble by Young with a 44-yard drive that ended with a 7-yard TD pass from Josh Swogger to Eric Allen. But that was the only time Montana crossed Iowa's 35-yard line.

The Hawkeyes responded by scoring touchdowns on back-to-back possessions to put the game out of reach. Andy Brodell hauled in Tate's first long throw of the day for a 44-yard reception, and Tate found Chandler for a 6-yard touchdown pass to give the Hawkeyes a 24-7 lead.

Swogger, from Ursuline High, finished 16-of-28 for 134 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Montana recorded its lowest point total against a Division I opponent since 1982, a stretch of 22 games.

Purdue 60, Indiana St. 35

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Curtis Painter passed for 261 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two scores to lead Purdue. The Boilermakers (1-0) led 26-21 at halftime, but blew the game open after the break. Purdue gained 156 of its 190 rushing yards in the second half. Kory Sheets had 128 yards rushing and three touchdowns for Purdue, and Dorien Bryant caught six passes for 154 yards and two TDs. Tony West had 125 yards and two touchdowns and Reilly Murphy passed for 235 yards for Indiana State (0-1).

No. 14 Michigan 27, Vanderbilt 7

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Mike Hart ran for 146 yards for Michigan. The Wolverines went ahead 20-7 late in the third on Chad Henne's 14-yard pass to a leaping Tyler Ecker. The Wolverines sealed their eighth straight home opener by forcing quarterback Chris Nickson to fumble for a second time with 4:33 left near midfield, leading to Henne's 27-yard pass to Mario Manningham from Warren Harding High School.

Michigan State 27, Idaho 17

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Drew Stanton threw for 225 yards and a touchdown to lead Michigan State over Idaho and new coach Dennis Erickson. Stanton completed 16-of-25 passes and rushed for 55 yards on eight carries.

Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.




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