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Helena, Mont. – Saturday’s NAIA Game of the Week pitching No. 7 Carroll College (1-1) against No. 5 Rocky Mountain (3-0) will be broadcast statewide by Lyons Productions of Helena.

Peter Young will be the play-by-play announcer and Former Rocky Athletic Director Bobby Beers will provide color commentary.

The game is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Herb Klindt Field in Billings.

Fans can watch the broadcast live in the Helena, Kalispell, Butte, Bozeman, Great Falls and Helena Markets and on a tape delay in Billings, following the Montana State-Eastern Washington game.

The game will also be available on the ESPN Montana network on 94.9 ESPN Radio Helena, 99.9 ESPN Radio Great Falls and 102.9 ESPN Radio Missoula, as well as espnmontana.com.  

Listed below is the channel information for each market.

Market

Channel

Broadcast

Charter

Helena

Beartooth NBC

12

512

Billings

SWX

8.2

195(SD)/503(HD)

Bozeman

MeTV

6.2

194

Butte

MeTV

6.2

194

Kalispell

MeTV

9.2

194

Missoula

MeTV

13.2

194

 

THIS WEEK IN CARROLL FOOTBALL

The seventh ranked Fighting Saints take on the fifth ranked Rocky Mountain College Bears in the NAIA Game of the Week, Saturday at 1 p.m. at Herb Klindt Field in Billings. 

 

The Saints are 1-1 and are coming off of a 38-10 home victory over Montana Tech. 

 

It is the first home game for Rocky. The Bears earned victories on the road against Dickinson State (40-21), Montana-Western (37-30) and MSU-Northern (36-18).

 

LAST WEEK: SAINTS ROLL TECH 38-10

Mac Roche passed for 264 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Carroll offense while the Saints defense held the Diggers to just 226 yards en rooute to a 38-10 win over Tech. 

 

Dustin Rinker led the Saints with 77 yards rushing and a touchdown. Anthony Clarke, Dylan Simac and Jorda Pine all caught touchdown passes. 

 

ABOUT ROCKY MOUNTAIN

The Battlin’ Bears are ranked No. 5 in the country. Last week they defeated MSU-Northern 32-18 in their third-straight road game.

 

Bryce Baker was 17-22 for 250 yards and a touchdown to lead Rocky. The Bears tallied two special teams touchdowns. Anthony Carrion returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown in the third quarter and Cedric Foster had a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

 

A CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE: 100 YEARS OF CARROLL FOOTBALL

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Carroll Athletics. The Saints have tallied 42 conference championships and six national titles. 

By Troy Shockley Helena IR

After a season-opening loss, the news wasn't a surprise: Carroll College dropped five spots in in the NAIA Top 25 poll, released Monday afternoon. The Saints, who rebounded with a big win over rival Montana Tech on Saturday, slid from No. 2 to No. 7 in the poll. It is the first of the regular season, and marked the 170th consecutive appearance for the Saints.

The poll also highlighted just how strong the Frontier Conference is expected to be this season, with three other squads ranked — including three in the Top 10.

Leading that group is undefeated Rocky Mountain College, which moved up four spots to No. 5. It is their highest ranking since being in the same position in the 1999 preseason poll. Southern Oregon rocketed up the list after upsetting Carroll two weeks ago. The Raiders will enter the weekend ranked No. 9 after starting the year at No. 22.

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By Troy Shockley, Helena IR

It was far from perfect, but it was a win -- and that's just what the Saints needed. Coming off a heartbreaking road loss at Southern Oregon to start the season, Carroll rolled to a 38-10 win Saturday over Montana Tech at Nelson Stadium. The Saints did it on the strength of their passing game and a ball-hawking defense that harassed the Orediggers all afternoon.

"It feels good. It always feels good to get the win, especially against Tech," Carroll wideout Anthony Clarke said. "We had a good week at practice; guys were mentally in there. We were there mentally and physically all week, and got well prepared for this game."

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By Troy Shockley, Helena IR

He was a question mark. Turns out, at least one game in, he may be more of an exclamation point.

After patiently waiting years for his turn to lead the Saints, junior quarterback Mac Roche had an outstanding debut last weekend in Ashland, Oregon. Carroll dropped the back-and-forth contest, but Roche finished the day 20 of 32 -- a 62.5 percent completion percentage -- for 272 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran it in for another score. Not bad for a guy that threw all of two passes last season.

"It was really exciting," Roche said of his first collegiate start. "The whole offseason's been really, really exciting for me, to finally get to be 'the guy' and get to go out and play the game. Once I got into the game, that first snap was a bit of a relieving feeling. This was my team. I think that every quarterback should have that attitude: This is my offense, this is my team. So it felt pretty good going out there knowing that all of my teammates had confidence in me."

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