GREELEY, Colo. -- Cody Kirk rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns as Montana State held off Northern Colorado for a 35-28 win Saturday.
Montana State (7-2, 5-0 Big Sky) just could not pull away from Northern Colorado (1-8, 0-5). The Bobcats jumped out to separate leads of 14 and 13 points, only to see the Bears reel them back in.
Trailing 27-14 in the fourth quarter, Seth Lobato threw a touchdown pass to Austin Wilbers and ran for another as Northern Colorado took a 28-27 lead. Montana State responded with a 12-play, 69-yard scoring drive. Kirk capped the drive with a 9-yard touchdown run. DeNarius McGhee found Kirk for the two-point conversion.
Northern Colorado would get two chances to drive for the tying score, but both ended on failed fourth down conversions.
Lobato finished 30 of 43 for 291 yards and two touchdowns, but he also threw one interception.
Perry Hills will start at quarterback Saturday for Maryland against top-ranked Ohio State, the latest development in the three-way battle to be the Terrapins' starter under center.
A UCLA football player was suspended indefinitely Friday after he was arrested on suspicion of rape.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
The University of Wisconsin agreed to a 10-year deal with Under Armour on Friday worth a total of $96 million in cash and the retail value of products received.