MISSOULA, Mont. — Chad Chalich found Chase Naccarato with a 3-yard touchdown pass with 4:05 remaining and Montana held off Northern Arizona, 23-14 in the Big Sky Conference opener for both schools Saturday.
Chalich was 29 of 45 for 276 yards passing to lead the Grizzlies (2-2, 1-0). Jamaal Jones caught seven passes for 113 yards and Ellis Henderson grabbed six for 95 yards. John Nguyen had seven carries for 71 yards, and ran 22 yards for a touchdown barely a minute into the game.