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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Trevyn Smith ran for four touchdowns as Weber State opened the season with 535 yards of offense in a 62-6 win over Montana Western on Thursday night.
Defensive lineman Kevin Linehan returned a fumble 96 yards for a touchdown at the end of the first quarter for the Wildcats, who held the Bulldogs to one touchdown.
Smith ran for 68 yards on 15 carries and caught four passes for 89 yards.
The Bulldogs (0-1) ended the first half with their only score as Garrett Graves found Derrick Pluff on a 2-yard scoring pass. Montana Western, an NAIA school, missed the extra-point attempt.
Graves finished the game 8 of 20 for 37 yards.
Cameron Higgins completed 17 of 27 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns for the Wildcats during three quarters of work. Jon Williams kicked two field goals and reserve quarterback Brendon Doyle added a touchdown pass.
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