BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Denarius McGhee completed 10 of 13 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the first half leading Montana State to a 34-17 win over UC Davis Saturday.
Cody Kirk went over the 3,000 yard mark for career rushing and scored twice for the Bobcats (6-2, 4-0 Big Sky). He finished with 119 yards on 20 carries.
After Brady Stuart's 29-yard field goal put UC Davis (3-2, 3-6) on the board in the second quarter, Gabe Manzanares capped off the Aggies following drive with a 9-yard touchdown run to make it 14-10 with 1:57 to play in the half.
MSU wasted no time answering, however, as it drove 70 yards keyed by a 45-yard pass from McGhee to running back Shawn Johnson. Kirk rolled in from the three with just :42 to play in the half, propelling MSU to a 21-10 halftime lead.
Johnson also had a 47-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter as he piled up 172 all-purpose yards -- 92 receiving, 23 rushing and 57 on returns -- in the first half.
Jon Ellis scored for MSU late in the third quarter on a reverse from 12 yards out and Kirk added his second touchdown midway through the fourth to put the Bobcats up 34-10.
Western Kentucky commit Jared Nash launches this snap from the bleachers and successfully sinks it in the garbage can.
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Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.