Sep 16, 2012 2:20 AM by Richie Melby
HELENA - Clinging to a 12-6 lead and on the verge of a possible third consecutive loss, Carroll College linebacker Casey Norbeck made the biggest play at Nelson Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The junior from Butte scooped up a fumble and took it back 46-yards for a touchdown, cementing the Saints 19-6 victory while snapping a two-game losing streak.
Carroll's defense limited Rocky's sensational quarterback Bryce Baker to less than 100 yards passing, a week after Baker threw for over 400 in the first half. The Saints allowed just two Nick Knell field goals throughout a contest that saw only one offensive touchdown, an Anthony Clarke 37-yard pass from Dakota Stonehouse. Carroll's QB was 11-18 for 111 yards and the score.
Defending NAIA Player of the Year Chance Demarais was limited to 68-yards rushing, despite handling the football 21 times. Stonehouse picked up 32-yards on the ground on 11 carries.
The win puts Carroll at 2-2 this season, following their back-to-back losses at Portland State and Montana Tech. The Saints are back at home on Saturday, September 22 against Eastern Oregon. The Mountaineers upset the Saints 41-33 in Nelson Stadium's home opener a year ago.