Montana running back Jordan Canada, top, is tripped by San Diego defensive lineman Jonathan Petersen (95) during the first half of an NCAA college football playoff game, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Missoula, Mont. (AP Photo/Lido Vizzutti)
Lido Vizzutti
November 29, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) Jordan Johnson threw three first half touchdown passes Saturday as Montana coasted past San Diego 52-14 in the first round of the FCS playoffs.

Montana (9-4) plays at Big Sky Conference foe Eastern Washington next weekend.

The Grizzlies dominated San Diego (9-3) from the start, taking a 38-0 halftime lead and limiting the Toreros to one first down before the break.

Johnson threw first half touchdown passes of 22 and 30 yards to Jamaal Jones and 3 yards to Jordan Canada. Canada also scored on a 17-yard touchdown run and John Nguyen returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown.

San Diego finally got on the board with 6:05 to play in the game on a 27-yard halfback pass from Dallas Kessman to Justin Priest.

Priest added a second touchdown for the Toreros on an 11-yard pass from Trey Wheeler with 2:48 left in the fourth quarter.

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