Scores

Final

Montana 36

(9-2, 7-1 Big Sky)

Montana State 10

(9-2, 7-1 Big Sky)

2:05 PM ET, November 19, 2011

Bobcat Stadium (MT), Bozeman, MT

1 2 3 4 T
MONT 0 12 17 736
MTST 0 0 7 310

Top Performers

Passing: J. Johnson (MONT) - 164 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: P. Nguyen (MONT) - 19 CAR, 123 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Akpla (MTST) - 6 REC, 113 YDS, 1 TD

Montana 36, Montana St. 10

Associated Press

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Peter Nguyen and Dan Moore each ran for more than 100 yards and a touchdown, and Jordan Johnson threw two scoring passes as Montana dominated Montana State for a 36-10 victory Saturday that left the rivals sharing the Big Sky Conference championship.

With the victory, Montana (9-2, 7-1) earned the league's automatic berth in the FCS playoffs. The Bobcats (9-2, 7-1) also are assured of a spot in postseason play.

Nguyen had 123 yards and a 21-yard TD run in the fourth quarter -- his first rushing score of the season. Moore added 116 yards and a 37-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that gave Montana a 29-7 lead.

Jordan was 15 for 31 for 164 yards passing, including a 79-yard TD to Jabin Sambrano on the Grizzlies' first possession of the second half.

DeNarius McGhee connected with Elvis Akpla on a 7-yard touchdown for the Bobcats.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONT
MTST
1st Downs2413
Total Yards473250
Passing164171
Rushing30979
Penalties7-903-20
3rd Down Conversions8-181-13
4th Down Conversions3-30-1
Turnovers01
Possession33:5426:06

Passing Leaders

MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson15/311645.320
Montana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGhee16/331715.210

Rushing Leaders

MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nguyen191236.5121
Moore151167.7137
Montana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kirk11454.1017
McGhee8293.6028

Receiving Leaders

MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sambrano49624.0179
Hardy22713.5027
Montana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Akpla611318.8148
Kirk3196.309

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERMONTMTST
FG09:10Brody McKnight 34 Yd 30
SF06:18DeNarius McGhee Tackled By Trumaine Johnson In End Zone 50
TD02:15Kavario Middleton 2 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Brody Mcknight Kick) 120
THIRD QUARTERMONTMTST
TD14:07Elvis Akpla 7 Yd Pass From DeNarius McGhee (Jason Cunningham Kick) 127
TD13:49Jabin Sambrano 79 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Brody Mcknight Kick) 197
FG10:05Brody McKnight 33 Yd 227
TD05:37Dan Moore 37 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 297
FOURTH QUARTERMONTMTST
FG14:16Jason Cunningham 38 Yd 2910
TD09:28Peter Nguyen 21 Yd Run (Brody Mcknight Kick) 3610