Scores

Final

Texas State 13

(8-5, 5-2 away)

Montana 31

(12-1, 8-0 home)

2:05 PM ET, November 29, 2008

Washington Grizzly, Missoula, MT

1 2 3 4 T
TXST 10 0 3 013
MONT 0 7 14 1031

Top Performers

Passing: B. George (TXST) - 259 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Reynolds (MONT) - 38 CAR, 233 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Luke (TXST) - 5 REC, 75 YDS, 1 TD

Montana 31, Texas St. 13

Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Chase Reynolds rushed for a career high 233 yards and two second-half touchdowns Saturday to lead Montana to a 31-13 win over Texas State in the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

No. 23 Texas State (8-5) jumped out to a 10-0 lead before fifth-ranked and No. 4 seed Montana (12-1) scored on its final possession of the first half and its first two possessions of the second half to pull away.

Cole Bergquist passed for 177 yards and Montana's first score -- a 14-yard touchdown pass to Marc Mariani with 16 seconds left in the half. Bergquist put Montana up 14-10 with a 21-yard touchdown run with 11:47 left in the third quarter.

Reynolds' 4-yard TD run with 5:14 left in the third put the Griz up 21-10.

Bradley George passed for 259 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown pass to Cameron Luke with 4:33 left in the first quarter, to give Texas State a 10-0 lead.

Andrew Ireland kicked a 47-yard field goal with just four minutes into the game for the Bobcats' first score. His 25-yard field goal with 3:22 left in the third pulled Texas State to 21-13.

Reynolds, who had 38 carries, added a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter. Brody McKnight kicked a 37-yard field goal for the Griz with 2:49 remaining.

Montana hosts winner of the Cal Poly-Weber State game in next week's quarterfinals.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXST
MONT
1st Downs2126
Total Yards369463
Passing270177
Rushing99286
Penalties8-866-70
3rd Down Conversions4-138-14
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers32
Possession24:3835:22

Passing Leaders

Texas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
George21/332597.811
MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bergquist13/231777.712

Rushing Leaders

Texas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Zwinggi9616.8022
Bush7263.7016
MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reynolds382336.1221
Bergquist10545.4121

Receiving Leaders

Texas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Luke57515.0134
Dillard26532.5048
MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ferriter36421.3041
Mariani44912.3118

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTXSTMONT
FG10:51Andrew Ireland 47 Yd 30
TD04:33Cameron Luke 16 Yd Pass From Bradley George (Andrew Ireland Kick) 100
SECOND QUARTERTXSTMONT
TD00:16Marc Mariani 14 Yd Pass From Cole Bergquist (Brody Mcknight Kick) 107
THIRD QUARTERTXSTMONT
TD11:47Cole Bergquist 21 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 1014
TD05:14Chase Reynolds 4 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 1021
FG03:22Andrew Ireland 25 Yd 1321
FOURTH QUARTERTXSTMONT
TD12:50Chase Reynolds 1 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 1328
FG02:49Brody McKnight 37 Yd 1331