Montana State 17

(2-2, 1-0 Big Sky)

Idaho State 13

(1-4, 0-2 Big Sky)

5:05 PM ET, October 2, 2004

Holt Arena, Pocatello, ID

1 2 3 4 T
MTST 3 0 7 717
IDST 0 10 0 313

Top Performers

Passing: T. Lulay (MTST) - 247 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Barnett (IDST) - 25 CAR, 99 YDS

Receiving: A. Lacey (IDST) - 3 REC, 80 YDS, 1 TD

Montana State 17, Idaho State 13

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) -- Travis Lulay threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score Saturday as Montana State rallied to beat Idaho State 17-13.

The Bobcats (2-2, 1-0 Big Sky) trailed 13-10 early in the fourth quarter when Lulay found Eddie Sullivan near the sideline. Sullivan broke a tackle and went 55 yards for the game's winning score. He had two catches for 82 yards.

Idaho State (1-4, 0-2) got the ball back for a final drive with 2:18 left, but Mark Hetherington's fourth-and-three pass was broken up by Epikopo King.

The Bengals were able to move the ball, but had trouble punching it into the end zone. In three different chances inside the Bobcat 20-yard line, Idaho State came away with just three points total.

"We brought a variety of blitzes and a variety of pressures to keep Mark Hetherington off balance," MSU coach Mike Kramer said. "He still got the ball off, so that's a credit to him. We gave up yards and surrendered all sorts of stats, but we never quit playing."

Lulay completed 18 of 30 passes for 247 yards while Hetherington racked up 348 yards and one touchdown on 24-of-52 passing.

MSU opened the scoring with a 36-yard field goal by E.J. Cochrane midway through the first quarter.

Idaho State tied the score on a 39-yard field goal by Jaret Johnson. The Bengals took a 10-3 lead on a 58-yard TD pass from Hetherington to Akila Lacey, who finished with three catches for 80 yards.

Lulay's 4-yard touchdown run with 5:15 left in the third tied the score at 10.

Johnson's second field goal, this one from 20 yards, but ISU up 13-10 with 1:27 left in the third.