Scores

Final

Montana State 35

(7-2, 5-0 Big Sky)

N Colorado 28

(1-8, 0-5 Big Sky)

3:35 PM ET, November 2, 2013

Nottingham Field, GREELEY, CO

1 2 3 4 T
MTST 14 7 6 835
UNCO 7 7 0 1428

Top Performers

Passing: S. Lobato (UNCO) - 291 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Kirk (MTST) - 27 CAR, 180 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Stimphil (UNCO) - 6 REC, 81 YDS

Montana St. outlasts N. Colorado 35-28

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTST
UNCO
1st Downs2020
Total Yards331382
Passing140291
Rushing19191
Penalties8-1032-10
3rd Down Conversions4-1211-18
4th Down Conversions1-21-4
Turnovers13
Possession25:1334:47

Passing Leaders

Montana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGhee16/271405.210
Northern ColoradoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lobato30/432916.821

Rushing Leaders

Montana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kirk271806.7222
Johnson6335.5113
Northern ColoradoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dennis25883.519
Holland372.308

Receiving Leaders

Montana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ellis5499.8115
Johnson4317.8016
Northern ColoradoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stimphil68113.5026
Jefferson Jr.7679.6017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMTSTUNCO
TD12:15Shawn Johnson 13 Yd Run (Rory Perez Kick) 70
TD12:04Jon Ellis 14 Yd Pass From DeNarius McGhee (Rory Perez Kick) 140
TD06:16Tromaine Dennis 8 Yd Run (Jamie Falloon Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERMTSTUNCO
TD12:25Quinn Zamora 4 Yd Pass From Seth Lobato (Jamie Falloon Kick) 1414
TD12:09Shawn Johnson 99 Yd Kickoff Return (Rory Perez Kick) 2114
THIRD QUARTERMTSTUNCO
TD14:45Cody Kirk 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 2714
FOURTH QUARTERMTSTUNCO
TD13:31Austin Wilbers 12 Yd Pass From Seth Lobato (Jamie Falloon Kick) 2721
TD09:41Seth Lobato 1 Yd Run (Jamie Falloon Kick) 2728
TD06:35Cody Kirk 9 Yd Run (Denarius Mcghee Pass To Cody Kirk For Two-Point Conversion) 3528