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VIDEO: Eastern hangs on for win at Montana

MISSOULA, Mont. - Eastern hangs on for win at Montana

Vernon Adams tied a school record, throwing for six touchdowns, as the No. 3 Eagles held off a late rally to beat No. 10 Montana, 42-37 on Saturday.

The Eagles recovered an onside kick in the final minute to hold off a furious rally by the Grizzlies at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

After Adams found Mario Brown for a 9-yard touchdown last in the third quarter to give Eastern Washington (6-2, 4-0) a 42-17 lead, Montana (6-2, 3-2) rallied to score 20 unanswered points to cut the deficit to 42-37.

Adams finished with a 457 passing yards to go with the six touchdowns, which tied his own school record.  The sophomore quarterback also had two interceptions.

Redshirt freshman Cooper Kupp had a career-high 182 receiving yards on 11 catches and two touchdowns.

EWU led 21-17 in the 2nd quarter, before rattling off 21-straight points to build a 42-17 lead.  Vernon Adam's 34-yard touchdown pass to Kupp gave the Eagles a 28-17 halftime lead.