Scores

Final

N Arizona 24

(2-4, 1-3 Big Sky)

Montana State 41

(6-1, 4-0 Big Sky)

3:05 PM ET, October 15, 2011

Bobcat Stadium (MT), Bozeman, MT

1 2 3 4 T
NAU 7 3 7 724
MTST 14 14 6 741

Top Performers

Passing: D. McGhee (MTST) - 247 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Kirk (MTST) - 24 CAR, 142 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Paden (NAU) - 5 REC, 150 YDS, 1 TD

Montana St. 41, N. Arizona 24

Associated Press

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- DeNarius McGhee threw three touchdown passes and Cody Kirk ran for 142 yards and a touchdown as Montana State compiled 524 total yards in a 41-24 Big Sky Conference victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday afternoon.

McGhee tossed scoring passes of 11 and 15 yards to Elvis Akpla, and another for 46 to Tanner Bleskin as the first-place Bobcats (6-1 overall, 4-0 Big Sky) raced to a 34-10 lead and withstood two late scoring plays by the Lumberjacks (2-4, 1-3).

The Bobcats responded with an 8-yard touchdown run by Everett Gilbert with 6:19 to play for a 41-24 lead.

McGhee was 18 for 22 passing with 247 yards and one interception. NAU quarterback Cary Grossart was 10 for 20 passing for 249 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NAU
MTST
1st Downs1530
Total Yards298543
Passing249247
Rushing49296
Penalties9-11010-60
3rd Down Conversions4-106-9
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers11
Possession22:4237:18

Passing Leaders

Northern ArizonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Grossart10/2024912.521
Montana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGhee18/2224711.231

Rushing Leaders

Northern ArizonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bauman11373.4012
Dixon3206.7014
Montana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kirk241425.9121
Robinson141077.6129

Receiving Leaders

Northern ArizonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Paden515030.0179
Walker24924.5131
Montana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bleskin37625.3146
Akpla67312.2220

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNAUMTST
TD12:14Dejzon Walker 31 Yd Pass From Cary Grossart (Matt Myers Kick) 70
TD11:08Tanner Bleskin 46 Yd Pass From DeNarius McGhee (Jason Cunningham Kick) 77
TD02:53Elvis Akpla 11 Yd Pass From DeNarius McGhee (Jason Cunningham Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERNAUMTST
TD14:11Elvis Akpla 15 Yd Pass From DeNarius McGhee (Jason Cunningham Kick) 721
FG11:43Matt Myers 41 Yd 1021
TD01:08Cody Kirk 1 Yd Run (Jason Cunningham Kick) 1028
THIRD QUARTERNAUMTST
TD08:38Tray Robinson 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 1034
TD03:03Anders Battle 60 Yd Interception Return (Matt Myers Kick) 1734
FOURTH QUARTERNAUMTST
TD10:26Khalil Paden 79 Yd Pass From Cary Grossart (Matt Myers Kick) 2434
TD06:19Everett Gilbert 8 Yd Run (Jason Cunningham Kick) 2441