CHENEY, Wash. (AP) Vernon Adams Jr. passed for 399 yards and four touchdowns after missing the previous four games with a broken foot and Eastern Washington held on to defeat Montana 36-26 on Saturday.
After Adams connected with Cooper Kupp for a 38-yard score and Kupp followed with a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown, the Eagles (8-2, 5-1 Big Sky Conference) led 33-10 midway through the third quarter.
Jordan Johnson, who threw for 447 yards, brought the Grizzlies (6-3, 4-2) back with a 61-yard touchdown pass to Travon Van and a 38-yarder to Jamaal Jones in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 10. Dan Sullivan kicked a 40-yard field with 5:56 to play but Adams directed a final drive that led to Tyler McNannay's clinching 34-yard field goal with 28 seconds remaining.
Johnson completed 29 of 50 passes but had two intercepted. Adams was 24 of 36 but fumbled once.