Scores

Final

Sacramento St 17

(4-6, 4-4 Big Sky)

Montana State 27

(7-3, 5-2 Big Sky)

2:05 PM ET, November 14, 2009

Bobcat Stadium (MT), Bozeman, MT

1 2 3 4 T
SAC 7 7 3 017
MTST 14 0 7 627

Top Performers

Passing: C. Kempt (MTST) - 222 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: A. Mason (MTST) - 15 CAR, 47 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Gilbert (MTST) - 7 REC, 90 YDS, 2 TD

Montana St. 27, Sacramento St. 17

Associated Press

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Everett Gilbert scored twice on touchdown passes from Cody Kempt as Montana State defeated Sacramento State 27-17 on Saturday.

Gilbert, a freshman, returned kicks, ran from the wildcat formation and caught passes for the Bobcats (7-3, 5-2 Big Sky). He returned the second-half kickoff 39 yards, and two plays later took a short pass from Kempt and went 46 yards to the end zone, giving Montana State a 21-14 lead.

Gilbert had seven catches for 90 yards, rushed three times for 31 and had 84 return yards. Kempt was 20 of 29 for 222 yards and ran for 47 more.

Sacramento State (4-6, 4-4) was held to 35 yards on the ground. McLeod Bethel-Thompson threw for 269 yards and a touchdown but was intercepted three times. The Hornets tied the game 1 second before halftime on an option pass from Jake Croxdale to Brian Heath.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAC
MTST
1st Downs2118
Total Yards312349
Passing277222
Rushing35127
Penalties9-715-34
3rd Down Conversions4-163-11
4th Down Conversions1-21-2
Turnovers32
Possession33:5926:01

Passing Leaders

Sacramento StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bethel-Thompson24/412696.613
Montana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kempt20/292227.720

Rushing Leaders

Sacramento StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Badger9283.1017
Croxdale11262.409
Montana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mason15473.1115
Kempt5418.2028

Receiving Leaders

Sacramento StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Croxdale45814.5030
Reed45513.8139
Montana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gilbert79012.9246
Green36822.7045

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSACMTST
TD10:53Brandyn Reed 39 Yd Pass From McLeod Bethel-Thompson (Chris Diniz Kick) 70
TD10:00Everett Gilbert 7 Yd Pass From Cody Kempt (Jason Cunningham Kick) 77
TD02:14Aaron Mason 1 Yd Run (Jason Cunningham Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERSACMTST
TD00:01Brian Heath 3 Yd Pass From Jake Croxdale (Chris Diniz Kick) 1414
THIRD QUARTERSACMTST
TD14:05Everett Gilbert 46 Yd Pass From Cody Kempt (Jason Cunningham Kick) 1421
FG10:11Chris Diniz 52 Yd 1721
FOURTH QUARTERSACMTST
FG10:50Jason Cunningham 23 Yd 1724
FG02:22Jason Cunningham 47 Yd 1727