Hardin gives North Dakota 40-34 win over Montana

Hardin gives North Dakota 40-34 win over Montana
October 20, 2012, 7:48 pm
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) Greg Hardin caught a 32-yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds left, breaking the Big Sky Conference receiving record with 333 yards in North Dakota's 40-34 victory over Montana on Saturday.

Hardin caught 12 passes for 333 yards and three touchdowns, breaking the previous record of 315 yards set by Northern Colorado's Patrick Walker in 2011.

Hardin wasn't the only one to shine for North Dakota (4-4, 2-3 Big Sky) with Blair Townsend catching 13 balls for 152 yards and a score. Braden Hanson completed 42 of 61 passes for 660 yards and five touchdowns to go along with his three interceptions.

Montana (3-5, 1-4) led 34-31 entering the fourth quarter before Zeb Miller hit a 34-yard field goal to make it 34-34 with 2 minutes remaining, then Hardin's catch with 12 seconds to go broke the record and gave North Dakota the lead for good.