Scores

Final

Montana 33

(11-0, 8-0 Big Sky)

Montana State 19

(7-4, 5-3 Big Sky)

2:05 PM ET, November 21, 2009

Bobcat Stadium (MT), Bozeman, MT

1 2 3 4 T
MONT 0 9 14 1033
MTST 2 3 0 1419

Top Performers

Passing: A. Selle (MONT) - 163 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Reynolds (MONT) - 25 CAR, 63 YDS

Receiving: D. Beaudin (MONT) - 6 REC, 65 YDS, 2 TD

Montana 33, Montana St. 19

Associated Press

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Andrew Selle threw three touchdown passes, and top-ranked Montana dominated defensively en route to a 33-19 victory over No. 23 Montana State on Saturday.

Selle threw scoring strikes of 9 and 6 yards to Marc Mariani and added a 14-yarder to tight end Dan Beaudin for the Grizzlies (11-0, 8-0 Big Sky), who on Sunday will learn their first-round opponent in the Football Championship Series playoffs.

Montana held the Bobcats (7-4, 5-3) without a first down on eight consecutive possessions and built a 26-5 lead on Brody McKnight's 40-yard field goal with 14:44 remaining.

Selle was 17-for-22 passing for 163 yards, and backup Justin Roper was 7-for-13 with a 1-yard TD pass to Beaudin.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONT
MTST
1st Downs1914
Total Yards356242
Passing261159
Rushing9583
Penalties7-1213-55
3rd Down Conversions7-184-16
4th Down Conversions2-42-2
Turnovers02
Possession36:5323:07

Passing Leaders

MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Selle17/221637.430
Montana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kempt19/351594.512

Rushing Leaders

MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reynolds25632.5010
Brooks-Fletcher9283.107
Montana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mason10515.1010
Kempt5214.219

Receiving Leaders

MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Beaudin66510.8228
Mariani66310.5226
Montana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Green66010.0023
Gilbert5316.2012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMONTMTST
SF02:06Justin Roper Tackled By Dan Ogden In End Zone 02
SECOND QUARTERMONTMTST
SF11:29- Team Tackled By - Team In End Zone 22
TD08:49Marc Mariani 9 Yd Pass From Andrew Selle (Brody Mcknight Kick) 92
FG00:25Jason Cunningham 29 Yd 95
THIRD QUARTERMONTMTST
TD10:07Marc Mariani 6 Yd Pass From Andrew Selle (Brody Mcknight Kick) 165
TD04:20Dan Beaudin 1 Yd Pass From Justin Roper (Brody Mcknight Kick) 235
FOURTH QUARTERMONTMTST
FG14:44Brody McKnight 40 Yd 265
TD12:40Joe Schreibeis 14 Yd Pass From Cody Kempt (Jason Cunningham Kick) 2612
TD03:07Dan Beaudin 14 Yd Pass From Andrew Selle (Brody Mcknight Kick) 3312
TD00:58Cody Kempt 1 Yd Run (Jason Cunningham Kick) 3319