Scores

Final

N Arizona 23

(3-2, 2-1 Big Sky)

Montana State 10

(3-2, 2-1 Big Sky)

3:35 PM ET, October 10, 2009

Bobcat Stadium (MT), Bozeman, MT

1 2 3 4 T
NAU 0 7 0 1623
MTST 3 0 7 010

Top Performers

Passing: M. Herrick (NAU) - 388 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: C. Palmer (MTST) - 9 CAR, 16 YDS

Receiving: E. Berry (NAU) - 12 REC, 182 YDS, 1 TD

N. Arizona 23, Montana St. 10

Associated Press

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Michael Herrick threw for 388 yards and a touchdown as Northern Arizona scored 16 fourth-quarter points en route to a 23-10 Big Sky Conference victory over mistake-plagued Montana State in the cold on Saturday.

The game kicked off in 19-degree weather and light snow.

Matt Myers, whose field goal on the first play of the fourth quarter tied the game, kicked a 19-yard field goal to give Northern Arizona (3-2, 2-1) a 13-10 lead with 8:55 to go. After Montana State (3-2, 2-1) muffed a punt, Northern Arizona recovered, and on the next play Herrick hit Ed Berry on a 14-yard scoring strike to make it 20-10 with 4:43 to go. Herrick was 30-for-40 passing with no interceptions while Berry finished with 12 receptions and 182 yards.

The Lumberjacks prevailed despite rushing for minus-16 yards. Mark Iddins threw for 235 yards and a TD for Montana State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NAU
MTST
1st Downs1713
Total Yards378246
Passing394235
Rushing-1611
Penalties4-404-22
3rd Down Conversions3-158-17
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers15
Possession32:3327:27

Passing Leaders

Northern ArizonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Herrick30/403889.710
Montana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Iddins25/392356.012

Rushing Leaders

Northern ArizonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Henderson12121.008
Dixon382.709
Montana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Palmer9161.805
Mason6152.506

Receiving Leaders

Northern ArizonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Berry1218215.2130
Sweeney25125.5029
Montana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lloyd89912.4040
Thomas33110.3016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNAUMTST
FG00:04Jason Cunningham 20 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERNAUMTST
TD00:27Shaun Fitzpatrick 6 Yd Pass From Daiveun Curry-Chapman (Matt Myers Kick) 73
THIRD QUARTERNAUMTST
TD02:47Kyle Begger 2 Yd Pass From Mark Iddins (Jason Cunningham Kick) 710
FOURTH QUARTERNAUMTST
FG14:58Matt Myers 18 Yd 1010
FG08:55Matt Myers 19 Yd 1310
TD04:43Ed Berry 14 Yd Pass From Michael Herrick (Matt Myers Kick) 2010
FG02:06Matt Myers 30 Yd 2310