Montana Grizzly senior tight end Clay Pierson had never caught a touchdown pass for the Griz. Until the first quarter of today's Big Sky Conference homecoming game against Portland State. Then his second in the second quarter. And then the leap in the air, secure the ball, slap a foot down in the back of the end zone before falling out jewel. Pierson, coming off a hand injury that has kept him out of action this season, was the recipient of three of quarterback Jordan Johnson's touchdown passes, the defense contributed a recovered fumble in the end zone for a TD, and Montana righted the ship with a 55-27 plundering of the Vikings on a crisp yet sunny, beautiful day in Washington Grizzly Stadium. Nice rebound after last week's road loss to Northern Arizona, who got spanked hard in Bozeman this afternoon. So way to go Griz! On to Cal Davis next Saturday. DB