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Montana Falls, MSU Moves 1 Spot in FCS Polls
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana and Montana State football teams lost their weekend games to the top two teams in the Football Championship Subdivision and while the loss to North Dakota State cost the Grizzlies, the Bobcats' close game with Eastern Washington earned them a bit more respect in one poll.

Montana fell from third to sixth in the coaches' poll and fourth to seventh in The Sports Network poll. Montana State fell from 16th to 17th in the coaches' poll, but moved up a spot to 13th in the media poll.

North Dakota State and Eastern Washington are still the top two teams.

The Bobcats and Grizzlies open Big Sky Conference play this weekend. Montana hosts Northern Colorado while Montana State is at home against North Dakota

In the NAIA, Carroll College moved up two spots to fifth after its 22-8 win at Rocky Mountain College, which fell from fifth to 10th with the loss.

(Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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Big Sky, TSN Honors MSU's Shawn Johnson
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana State running back and returner Shawn Johnson has been honored by the Big Sky Conference and The Sports Network for his efforts in The Bobcats' 52-51 loss to second-ranked Eastern Washington.

Johnson was named the Big Sky's special teams player of the week on Monday after amassing a school record 374 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns. He had 141 kick return yards, 21 punt return yards, a career-best 150 rushing yards and 62 receiving yards. Johnson caught two touchdown passes and scored on a 70-yard run.

The Sports Network named Johnson its offensive player of the week.

The Big Sky named EWU running back Quincy Forte as its offensive player of the week. He rushed for 190 yards and four TDs against MSU. North Dakota cornerback Alex Tillman earned defensive honors after returning an interception 92 yards for a touchdown.

(Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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KPQX delivers comprehensive coverage of area sports that includes "live" coverage of the Montana State Univeristy-Northern "Lights" and "Skylights" football and basketball programs. Daily reports give our listeners immediate, updated information on area sporting activities that include football, basketball, volleyball, track and field, cross country, tennis, golf and softball results for area College programs, High Schools, American Legion Baseball, and numerous city league activities.

Sports Roundup can be heard daily, Monday - Friday in the 8 a.m., Noon and 5 p.m. hours. Weekend Sports update shows are programmed hourly throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday.

Coverage of sporting events throughout the Big Sky Country of Montana is no easy task. Team travel to great distances, communication logistics, scheduling conflicts and the huge amount of sports activities we broadcast require a well staffed, professional sports department that features four play-by-play announcers.
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