Scores

Final

Montana State 21

(9-2, 7-1 Big Sky)

Montana 16

(7-4, 5-3 Big Sky)

2:05 PM ET, November 20, 2010

Washington Grizzly, Missoula, MT

1 2 3 4 T
MTST 14 7 0 021
MONT 14 0 2 016

Top Performers

Passing: D. McGhee (MTST) - 138 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Reynolds (MONT) - 21 CAR, 180 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Lloyd (MTST) - 4 REC, 62 YDS

Montana St. 21, Montana 16

Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Denarius McGhee threw two first-quarter touchdown passes and Montana State held on to beat Montana 21-16 and clinch the Big Sky Conference championship.

With the win, the Bobcats (9-2, 7-1 Big Sky) earned an automatic berth in the FCS playoffs. Montana (7-4, 5-3) will find out Sunday if it receives an at-large playoff bid.

McGhee threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Tanner Bleskin on Montana State's opening drive, and added 9-yard scoring pass to C.J. Palmer.

Montana kept pace in the high-scoring first quarter with touchdown runs of 59 yards by Chase Reynolds and 6 yards by Justin Roper. Reynolds finished with 180 yards rushing.

Orenzo Davis gave the Bobcats the lead for good on a 17-yard run in the second quarter.

The Grizzlies wasted a pair of scoring chances in the second half when they fumbled the ball away twice inside the Montana State 5-yard line.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTST
MONT
1st Downs1819
Total Yards278374
Passing138115
Rushing140259
Penalties2-253-30
3rd Down Conversions6-136-12
4th Down Conversions0-21-3
Turnovers04
Possession32:5027:10

Passing Leaders

Montana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGhee11/181387.720
MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Roper14/251154.602

Rushing Leaders

Montana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Davis331404.2117
Palmer7294.108
MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reynolds211808.6159
Roper12554.6116

Receiving Leaders

Montana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lloyd46215.5021
Bleskin22311.5116
MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kemp35016.7026
Moutra22613.0024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMTSTMONT
TD12:13Tanner Bleskin 16 Yd Pass From Denarius McGhee (Jason Cunningham Kick) 70
TD11:55Chase Reynolds 59 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 77
TD03:57C.J. Palmer 9 Yd Pass From Denarius McGhee (Jason Cunningham Kick) 147
TD00:16Justin Roper 6 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 1414
SECOND QUARTERMTSTMONT
TD09:18Orenzo Davis 17 Yd Run (Jason Cunningham Kick) 2114
THIRD QUARTERMTSTMONT
SF04:41Ball Through End Zone 2116