Scores

Final

Idaho State 10

(0-9, 0-6 Big Sky)

Montana State 41

(5-3, 3-2 Big Sky)

3:35 PM ET, October 31, 2009

Bobcat Stadium (MT), Bozeman, MT

1 2 3 4 T
IDST 7 3 0 010
MTST 3 17 7 1441

Top Performers

Passing: M. Iddins (MTST) - 169 YDS

Rushing: A. Mason (MTST) - 21 CAR, 108 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: E. Gilbert (MTST) - 7 REC, 69 YDS

Montana St. 41, Idaho St. 10

Associated Press

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Aaron Mason ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns to lead Montana State to a 41-10 win over Idaho State Saturday.

Mason, who missed games against South Dakota and Eastern Washington, scored on runs of 10 and 5 yards in the second half. Overall, the Bobcats (5-3, 3-2 Big Sky Conference) gained 236 yards on the ground. Quarterbacks Cody Kempt and Mark Iddins combined for 252 yards as the Bobcats scored a season-high in points.

Iddins completed 15 of 26 passes for 169 yards. Kempt, the starter, completed seven of 15 and threw an interception in the end zone, the only time the Bobcats didn't convert in the red zone.

MSU led 20-10 at halftime and poured it on in the second half. Besides Mason's two scores, Blayde Becksted added a fourth-quarter touchdown run.

ISU (0-9, 0-6) totaled 144 yards, 127 through the air and 17 on the ground.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IDST
MTST
1st Downs1429
Total Yards144488
Passing127252
Rushing17236
Penalties10-917-69
3rd Down Conversions4-185-14
4th Down Conversions2-31-1
Turnovers23
Possession29:2330:37

Passing Leaders

Idaho StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill14/321203.811
Montana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Iddins15/261696.500

Rushing Leaders

Idaho StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morgan8182.3012
Knickrehm970.806
Montana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mason211085.1219
Becksted67412.3131

Receiving Leaders

Idaho StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Krosch5479.4016
Taylor5285.6010
Montana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gilbert7699.9023
Akpla44812.0025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERIDSTMTST
TD07:25Roderick Rumble 16 Yd Pass From Russel Hill (Jarrett Huk Kick) 70
FG02:30Jason Cunningham 34 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERIDSTMTST
FG10:15Jarrett Huk 46 Yd 103
TD04:07C.J. Palmer 2 Yd Run (Jason Cunningham Kick) 1010
TD02:53Darius Jones 32 Yd Fumble Return (Jason Cunningham Kick) 1017
FG00:06Jason Cunningham 41 Yd 1020
THIRD QUARTERIDSTMTST
TD06:59Aaron Mason 10 Yd Run (Jason Cunningham Kick) 1027
FOURTH QUARTERIDSTMTST
TD08:55Aaron Mason 5 Yd Run (Jason Cunningham Kick) 1034
TD03:26Blayde Becksted 18 Yd Run (Jason Cunningham Kick) 1041