Scores

Final

Montana State 25

(2-1, 1-0 Big Sky)

N Colorado 7

(1-3, 0-2 Big Sky)

3:35 PM ET, September 26, 2009

Nottingham Field, Greeley, CO

1 2 3 4 T
MTST 3 14 2 625
UNCO 0 0 0 77

Top Performers

Passing: M. Iddins (MTST) - 173 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: A. Mason (MTST) - 13 CAR, 80 YDS

Receiving: E. Gilbert (MTST) - 3 REC, 47 YDS, 1 TD

Montana St. 25, N. Colorado 7

Associated Press

GREELEY, Colo. -- Mark Iddins threw two touchdown passes and Montana State used a swarming defense to defeat Northern Colorado 25-7 in Big Sky Conference play Saturday.

Iddins was 18-for-28 for 173 yards passing for Montana State (2-1, 1-0), which built a 17-0 halftime lead on TD passes to Elvis Akpla and Everett Gilbert. Aaron Mason ran for 82 yards and Jason Cunningham kicked three field goals for the Bobcats.

Northern Colorado (1-3, 0-2) managed only 105 yards of total offense. Quarterback Bryan Waggener was 12-of-24 passing for 68 yards with an interception.

The Bears' only points came on a 2-yard pass from backup quarterback Dylan Orms to Denzel Hutchings with 1:11 left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTST
UNCO
1st Downs209
Total Yards360105
Passing17373
Rushing18732
Penalties8-717-60
3rd Down Conversions5-163-15
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers11
Possession32:3727:23

Passing Leaders

Montana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Iddins18/281736.220
Northern ColoradoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Waggener12/24682.801

Rushing Leaders

Montana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mason13806.2013
Palmer12715.9029
Northern ColoradoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris15523.5013
Orms6274.5012

Receiving Leaders

Montana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Akpla25125.5130
Gilbert34715.7149
Northern ColoradoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Morris3206.7012
Harris3196.309

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMTSTUNCO
FG07:02Jason Cunningham 37 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERMTSTUNCO
TD06:20Elvis Akpla 30 Yd Pass From Mark Iddins (Jason Cunningham Kick) 100
TD02:49Everette Gilbert 49 Yd Pass From Mark Iddins (Jason Cunningham Kick) 170
THIRD QUARTERMTSTUNCO
SF11:57- Team Tackled By Everette Gilbert In End Zone 190
FOURTH QUARTERMTSTUNCO
FG11:44Jason Cunningham 47 Yd 220
FG05:54Jason Cunningham 39 Yd 250
TD01:11Denzel Hutchings 2 Yd Pass From Dylan Orms (Michael York Kick) 257