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
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
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.