Scores

Final

Montana State 20

(8-1, 5-1 Big Sky)

Sacramento St 17

(6-4, 4-3 Big Sky)

7:05 PM ET, November 3, 2012

Hornet Stadium, Sacramento, CA

1 2 3 4 T
MTST 7 3 3 720
SAC 3 7 7 017

Top Performers

Passing: G. Safron (SAC) - 250 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: C. Kirk (MTST) - 24 CAR, 129 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Norrise (SAC) - 5 REC, 128 YDS, 1 TD

Montana St. 20, Sacramento St. 17

Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Cody Kirk ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead 2-yarder in the fourth quarter, to lead Montana State to a 20-17 victory against Sacramento State on Saturday night.

Kirk's second TD came with 8:13 remaining, and the Bobcats (8-1, 5-1 Big Sky) protected the lead by forcing turnovers on the last two possessions by the Hornets (6-4, 4-3).

The victory was the 47th for Montana State coach Rob Ash, tying the school record held by Sonny Holland.

Garrett Safron threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns for Sacramento State. Morris Norisse had five receptions for 128 yards and a TD.

Denarius McGhee was 14 of 22 passing for 105 yards for the Bobcats.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTST
SAC
1st Downs1918
Total Yards275332
Passing105250
Rushing17082
Penalties12-1336-52
3rd Down Conversions5-154-11
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers04
Possession33:1726:43

Passing Leaders

Montana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGhee14/221054.800
Sacramento StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Safron20/352507.122

Rushing Leaders

Montana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kirk241295.4215
Johnson13030.0030
Sacramento StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Graham13604.6012
Coleman4153.808

Receiving Leaders

Montana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson33411.3018
Bleskin22010.0012
Sacramento StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Norrise512825.6176
Knowles7557.9113

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMTSTSAC
TD07:10Cody Kirk 15 Yd Run (Rory Perez Kick) 70
FG01:59Edgar Castaneda 24 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERMTSTSAC
FG11:56Rory Perez 35 Yd 103
TD05:43T.J. Knowles 13 Yd Pass From Garrett Safron (Edgar Castaneda Kick) 1010
THIRD QUARTERMTSTSAC
FG07:02Rory Perez 44 Yd 1310
TD05:25Morris Norrise 76 Yd Pass From Garrett Safron (Edgar Castaneda Kick) 1317
FOURTH QUARTERMTSTSAC
TD08:13Cody Kirk 2 Yd Run (Rory Perez Kick) 2017