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Montana St. 38, Adams St. 0

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Tight end Brandon Bostick caught three touchdown passes from two quarterbacks as the Montana State football team overwhelmed Division II Adams State 59-3 in a lightning-delayed season opener Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Stadium.

Bostick caught two TD passes from junior backup Mark Iddins and a third from sophomore starter Cody Kempt in the debut of the Bobcats' new artificial turf.

Freshman reserve tailback C.J. Palmer of Sprint, Texas, scored on rushing touchdowns of 11 and 58 yards as MSU prevailed in its first home season-opener since 2004 -- a 19-0 victory over Adams State.

Adams State didn't cross midfield until six minutes remained in the third quarter and didn't score until a 45-yard field goal by Dustin Bolt with five seconds to play. The Grizzlies' deepest penetration until the final minute was MSU's 47-yard line.

The game was delayed and the stadium evacuated for 43 minutes at the beginning of the third quarter because of lightning strikes detected west of the stadium. When the teams resumed play with MSU leading 38-0, the stands remained empty for safety reasons for about 15 minutes.

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2015 Rocky Mountain Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Colorado State-Pueblo9-012-2
Colorado Mesa8-19-2
Colorado Mines6-38-3
Fort Lewis6-37-4
Western State5-45-6
Chadron State4-55-6
Western New Mexico3-64-7
Adams State2-72-9
New Mexico Highlands2-72-9
Black Hills State0-90-11

2015 Big Sky Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Southern Utah7-18-4
Portland State6-29-3
Montana6-28-5
North Dakota5-37-4
Northern Arizona5-37-4
Eastern Washington5-36-5
Weber State5-36-5
Northern Colorado3-56-5
Montana State3-55-6
Cal Poly3-54-7
UC Davis2-62-9
Idaho State1-72-9
Sacramento State1-72-9