Chase Reynolds broke his own school record - and matched another - during Montana's 24-17 victory over Appalachian State on a cold and snowy Saturday at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.
But those marks don't hold much water for the junior running back, who has his mind on other things right now.
"They're just records," Reynolds said after the win. "They don't mean anything to me. There's a game we've been shooting for, and that's this Friday. That's all I'm concerned about."
Against the Mountaineers, Reynolds carried 23 times for 193 yards and two touchdowns to lead his team into the FCS title game for the second straight season. Montana (14-0) will meet Villanova (13-1) on Friday night in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Reynolds has now rushed for 22 touchdowns, which ties his single-season mark from last season. And he established a new school record for total touchdowns, with 24. He had 23 last year.
In Montana's first two playoff games, Reynolds rushed for just 88 yards on 32 carries before busting out against the Mountaineers.
"Guys like that can hurt you," Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore said. "A guy that finds those creases like he does, he's liable to go two or three ballgames and just be very average and people not think he's very good or that he doesn't do anything really dynamic.
"Then he comes into a big ballgame like this and has a terrific ballgame. I thought he did a great job of just finding some creases and running hard."
A fourth-quarter force
In order to win Friday night, Villanova may have to do something no team has done against the Grizzlies this postseason: Score in the fourth quarter. Montana has outscored its opponents 47-0 combined in the final quarter of its three playoff games.
The last fourth-quarter points the Griz gave up? Nov. 21 against Montana State.