Scores

Final

Montana State 31

(4-4, 2-2 Big Sky)

Sacramento St 20

(3-5, 1-4 Big Sky)

5:05 PM ET, October 25, 2008

Hornet Stadium, Sacramento, CA

1 2 3 4 T
MTST 10 7 7 731
SAC 0 0 7 1320

Top Performers

Passing: C. Kempt (MTST) - 169 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Hilliard (SAC) - 24 CAR, 96 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Washington (SAC) - 8 REC, 78 YDS, 1 TD

Montana St. 31, Sacramento St. 20

Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Montana State quarterback Cody Kempt passed for 169 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-20 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday.

Running back Demetrius Crawford ran for 112 yards and one touchdown for the Montana State Bobcats (4-4, 2-2 Big Sky), who have beaten Sacramento State in seven of their last eight meetings.

Bryan Hilliard ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns for the Sacramento State Hornets (3-5, 1-4 Big Sky), who have lost their last three games.

Crawford's 9-yard touchdown run and freshman receiver DeSean Thomas' 58-yard catch set up a field goal to give the Bobcats a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. The Bobcats finished the first-half with a 17-0 shutout when Brandon Bostick caught a 5-yard TD from Kempt with six minutes left in the second quarter.

Sac State linebacker Cyrus Mulitalo returned an interception 53 yards to set up a 1-yard score on fourth down by Hilliard in the third quarter.

Bobcats' safety Kevin Retoriano scored on a blocked punt in the third quarter and Derek Green caught an 18-yard TD in the middle of fourth quarter to give Montana State a 31-7 lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTST
SAC
1st Downs1818
Total Yards313303
Passing171212
Rushing14291
Penalties2-204-40
3rd Down Conversions6-157-17
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers13
Possession30:5229:08

Passing Leaders

Montana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kempt13/251696.821
Sacramento StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith21/412125.212

Rushing Leaders

Montana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Crawford191125.9116
Palmer12433.6014
Sacramento StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hilliard24964.0213
Croxdale166.006

Receiving Leaders

Montana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas25929.5058
Toliver22814.0015
Sacramento StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Washington8789.8127
Hill34515.0031

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMTSTSAC
TD06:42Demetrius Crawford 9 Yd Run (Jason Cunningham Kick) 70
FG00:37Jason Cunningham 23 Yd 100
SECOND QUARTERMTSTSAC
TD06:01Brandon Bostick 5 Yd Pass From Cody Kempt (Jason Cunningham Kick) 170
THIRD QUARTERMTSTSAC
TD09:17Bryan Hilliard 1 Yd Run (Juan Gamboa Kick) 177
TD01:38Kevin Retoriano 0 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Jason Cunningham Kick) 247
FOURTH QUARTERMTSTSAC
TD10:39Deandre Green 18 Yd Pass From Cody Kempt (Jason Cunningham Kick) 317
TD07:29Bryan Hilliard 5 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3113
TD00:52Tony Washington 27 Yd Pass From Jason Smith (Juan Gamboa Kick) 3120