Dawgs overcome Diggers

Montana Western uses late TD to top Tech
UMW quarterback Bennett Gibson extends the football across the goal line for the game-winning TD against Montana Tech on Saturday.

In arguably the best college football game played in Dillon in years, Montana Western topped archrival Montana Tech, 42-35, before a raucous home crowd at a packed Vigilante Field in Dillon on Saturday.

The Bulldogs blocked a late fourth-quarter punt and scored four plays later when QB Bennett Gibson bulldozed into the end zone through a pile of Tech defenders to break a 35-35 tie and secure the win.

The loss dropped the previously undefeated Orediggers to 4-1, while Western rose to 3-2 in Frontier Conference play and back into the league title race with the victory.

For a full recap of the game, see next Wednesday's print edition on the Dillon Tribune.