Appalachian’s title hopes come tumbling down the mountains in Montana

Appalachian State’s bid for a return trip to the FCS Championship has failed for the second straight year after today’s setback in snowy Montana….

MISSOULA, Mont. — Jabin Sambrano caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Selle with 1:31 left, and Montana survived a last-second rally by Appalachian State in 24-17 win Saturday that propelled the Grizzlies into the Football Championship Subdivision title game.

Montana (14-0) reached the title game for the second straight year, and will play Villanova on Friday night in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The Mountaineers (11-3) had a chance to tie it after marching inside the Montana 5, but Armanti Edwards’ pass fell incomplete in the end zone as time expired.