Scores

Final

North Dakota St 42

(9-4, 4-4 MVC)

Montana State 17

(9-3, 7-1 Big Sky)

Coverage: GamePlan

2:00 PM ET, December 4, 2010

Bobcat Stadium, BOZEMAN, MT

1 2 3 4 T
NDSU 0 7 7 2842
MTST 0 7 3 717

Top Performers

Passing: D. McGhee (MTST) - 223 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. McNorton (NDSU) - 26 CAR, 207 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: E. Akpla (MTST) - 7 REC, 120 YDS

N. Dakota St. 42, Montana St. 17

Associated Press

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- D.J. McNorton rushed for 207 yards and a career-high four touchdowns as North Dakota State overpowered No. 4 Montana State in the fourth quarter en route to a 42-17 victory Saturday in the second round of the FCS playoffs.

McNorton ran for 163 yards and all of his TDs in the second half, and the Bison (9-4) scored four times after falling behind 17-14 on the first play the fourth quarter.

Denarius McGhee was 19 for 32 for 223 yards and a touchdown for the Big Sky Conference co-champion Bobcats (9-3).

McNorton gave North Dakota State a 21-17 lead with a 19-yard touchdown run with 13:22 remaining and tacked on touchdown runs of 38 and 52 yards in the final 5:28.

McNorton scored from 3 yards out with 6:57 to play in the third quarter to give North Dakota State a 14-7 lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NDSU
MTST
1st Downs1819
Total Yards432380
Passing56245
Rushing376135
Penalties10-607-35
3rd Down Conversions5-134-14
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers14
Possession31:0528:55

Passing Leaders

North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mohler3/11363.301
Montana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGhee19/322237.011

Rushing Leaders

North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
McNorton262078.0452
Sigers7679.6125
Montana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Davis15644.3116
Becksted33110.3016

Receiving Leaders

North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Howard34515.0016
Veldman166.006
Montana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Akpla712017.1052
Lloyd35518.3131

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERNDSUMTST
TD10:48Brock Jensen 1 Yd Run (John Prelvitz Kick) 70
TD06:08Julius Lloyd 16 Yd Pass From Denarius McGhee (Jason Cunningham Kick) 77
THIRD QUARTERNDSUMTST
TD06:57D.J. McNorton 3 Yd Run (Ryan Jastram Kick) 147
FG03:02Jason Cunningham 28 Yd 1410
FOURTH QUARTERNDSUMTST
TD14:54Orenzo Davis 1 Yd Run (Jason Cunningham Kick) 1417
TD13:22D.J. McNorton 19 Yd Run (Ryan Jastram Kick) 2117
TD05:28D.J. McNorton 38 Yd Run (Ryan Jastram Kick) 2817
TD03:18D.J. McNorton 52 Yd Run (Ryan Jastram Kick) 3517
TD02:03Mike Sigers 6 Yd Run (Ryan Jastram Kick) 4217