Scores

Final

Montana 12

(9-0, 6-0 Big Sky)

Idaho State 10

(0-10, 0-7 Big Sky)

5:35 PM ET, November 7, 2009

Holt Arena, Pocatello, ID

1 2 3 4 T
MONT 3 6 0 312
IDST 3 0 0 710

Top Performers

Passing: A. Selle (MONT) - 321 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Reynolds (MONT) - 22 CAR, 123 YDS

Receiving: M. Mariani (MONT) - 8 REC, 192 YDS

Montana 12, Idaho St. 10

Associated Press

POCATELLO, Idaho -- Montana kicker Brody McKnight's 33-yard field goal on the final play sealed a 12-10 comeback win against Idaho State on Saturday.

With the escape, the Grizzlies claimed their 12th Big Sky Conference title.

McKnight's kick, which sailed through the uprights despite being deflected by Idaho State cornerback Michael Wright, capped a nine-play, 67-yard drive that began with 1:30 remaining. Wright blocked a Montana extra-point try in the first half.

Montana (9-0, 6-0) quarterback Andrew Selle completed 19 of 29 attempts for 321 yards with one interception. Wide receiver Marc Mariani had eight catches for 192 yards, including a 39-yard reception in the game's final drive.

Montana running back Chase Reynolds had 123 yards on 22 attempts.

Quarterback Russel Hill completed 23 of 36 attempts for 198 yards with a touchdown and interception for Idaho State (0-10, 0-7). Clint Knickrehm had 102 yards on 19 rushing attempts.

The Bengals took a 10-9 lead with 10:24 remaining on a 21-yard touchdown pass from Hill to Kelvin Krosch, which ended a nine-play, 56-yard drive.

Running back Thomas Brooks-Fletcher gave Montana a 9-3 lead with a 1-yard TD run with 40 seconds remaining in the first half.

Montana had 492 yards of total offense to Idaho State' 309.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONT
IDST
1st Downs2220
Total Yards492309
Passing335198
Rushing157111
Penalties12-12910-68
3rd Down Conversions6-144-12
4th Down Conversions0-20-1
Turnovers31
Possession30:0929:51

Passing Leaders

MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Selle19/2932111.101
Idaho StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill23/361985.511

Rushing Leaders

MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reynolds221235.6032
Brooks-Fletcher9202.216
Idaho StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Knickrehm191025.4017
Hill881.0014

Receiving Leaders

MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mariani819224.0042
Reynolds55711.4020
Idaho StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Krosch55811.6121
Taylor6488.0016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMONTIDST
FG06:49Brody McKnight 27 Yd 30
FG00:26Jarrett Huk 25 Yd 33
SECOND QUARTERMONTIDST
TD00:40Thomas Brooks-Fletcher 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 93
FOURTH QUARTERMONTIDST
TD10:29Kelvin Krosch 21 Yd Pass From Russel Hill (Jarrett Huk Kick) 910
FG00:00Brody McKnight 33 Yd 1210