Scores

Final

Montana State 29

(7-3, 5-1 Big Sky)

E Washington 54

(8-2, 6-0 Big Sky)

3:10 PM ET, November 9, 2013

Roos Field, CHENEY, WA

1 2 3 4 T
MTST 7 14 0 829
EWU 13 13 14 1454

Top Performers

Passing: V. Adams (EWU) - 300 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: Q. Forte (EWU) - 15 CAR, 123 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: S. Hill (EWU) - 4 REC, 172 YDS, 3 TD

Eastern Washington beats Montana State 54-29

Associated Press

CHENEY, Wash. -- Vernon Adams threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score as Eastern Washington defeated Montana State 54-29 on Saturday to take a major step toward the Big Sky Conference championship.

The Eagles (8-2, 6-0) notched the program's 500th victory in defeating the Bobcats (7-3, 5-1) in a clash of top-five FCS teams.

Adams now has 38 touchdown passes to break the school record and ranks second in Big Sky history. He was an efficient 16 of 18, including a scoring throws of 76, 68 and 17 yards to Shaquille Hill. Hill finished with a career-high 172 receiving yards.

Quincy Forte's 25-yard scoring run with 1:28 left in the first half gave EWU the lead for good at 26-21. Forte rushed for a career-high 123 yards and two scores.

MSU closed to 40-29 early in the fourth quarter on DeNarius McGhee's 2-yard run. Adams responded with his 76-yard TD throw.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTST
EWU
1st Downs3024
Total Yards504591
Passing330347
Rushing174244
Penalties6-487-44
3rd Down Conversions7-124-6
4th Down Conversions1-22-2
Turnovers10
Possession37:2322:37

Passing Leaders

Montana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGhee31/373308.911
Eastern WashingtonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Adams16/1830016.740

Rushing Leaders

Montana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kirk211004.8215
McGhee12453.8115
Eastern WashingtonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Forte151238.2225
Adams8769.5124

Receiving Leaders

Montana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bleskin911612.9127
Kirk7639.0013
Eastern WashingtonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hill417243.0376
Kupp811013.8136

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMTSTEWU
TD09:12Cody Kirk 3 Yd Run (Rory Perez Kick) 70
TD06:26Shaquille Hill 17 Yd Pass From Vernon Adams (Pat Blocked) 76
TD02:18Jake Withnell 2 Yd Pass From Vernon Adams (Kevin Miller Kick) 713
SECOND QUARTERMTSTEWU
TD13:06Tanner Bleskin 8 Yd Pass From DeNarius McGhee (Rory Perez Kick) 1413
TD07:52Vernon Adams 5 Yd Run (Kevin Miller Kick) 1420
TD01:56Cody Kirk 1 Yd Run (Rory Perez Kick) 2120
TD01:28Quincy Forte 25 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 2126
THIRD QUARTERMTSTEWU
TD11:33Quincy Forte 16 Yd Run (Kevin Miller Kick) 2133
TD03:25Shaquille Hill 68 Yd Pass From Vernon Adams (Kevin Miller Kick) 2140
FOURTH QUARTERMTSTEWU
TD12:52DeNarius McGhee 2 Yd Run (Denarius Mcghee Pass To Shawn Johnson For Two-Point Conversion) 2940
TD11:57Shaquille Hill 76 Yd Pass From Vernon Adams (Kevin Miller Kick) 2947
TD06:03Cooper Kupp 36 Yd Pass From Anthony Vitto (Kevin Miller Kick) 2954