The league slate remains clean as the Grizzlies entertained a huge pink-clad Missoula crowd by putting together arguably the best half of the season in defeating a game yet winless in league UC Davis squad.
Montana wins for the third consecutive time and now have claimed victory in four of the last five outings.
But it didn't come without a strong challenge from a never-say-die Aggie team that had the game tied at the half and continued to reclaim momentum as the Grizzlies attempted to stretch the second-half advantage.
The two teams at opposite ends of the league standings bobbed and weaved in the first quarter before Montana drove 84 yards in eight plays to move to a seven point lead with 29 seconds remaining on an acrobatic TD catch by Jamal Jones, the day's leading receiver with five receptions and a career high 146 yards.
But as they did all day some two minutes later, UC Davis answered with sophomore quarterback Ben Scott finding junior go-to receiver Ramon Vargas for the first of two scores from nine yards out.
And nine-and-a-half minutes later the Aggies put together the drive of the day, 90 yards, 12 plays in 6:28 with running back Gabe Manzanares grabbing a Scott toss for the go-ahead tally.
But Montana had the answer with Jordan Johnson scoring just his second rushing TD of the season at the end of a 75-yard drive to send the two teams to the intermission tied at 14.
But while Manzanares seemed to gain rushing yards at will in the first half, a subtle defensive adjustment tightened things down after the intermission and a quartet of second stanza scores, three from running back Jordan Canada in about 13 minutes, and seventh ranked Montana outdistanced the Aggies who fell to 1-6 (0-4).
Johnson put up his best totals of the season with 280 yards missing on just nine of 27 throws in moving into fifth on the all-time passing list. His 61 scoring tosses trail only Brian Ah Yat and Dave Dickenson.
Canada eclipsed the Century mark for the tenth time with a season-best 151 yards including a 74-yard romp, fifth longest in UM history.