Scores

Final

New Hampshire 25

(8-4, 6-2 CAA)

Montana State 26

(10-2, 7-1 Big Sky)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:00 PM ET, December 3, 2011

1 2 3 4 T
UNH 10 9 0 625
MTST 0 16 7 326

Top Performers

Passing: K. Decker (UNH) - 200 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. McGhee (MTST) - 12 CAR, 96 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: E. Akpla (MTST) - 8 REC, 105 YDS

Montana St. 26, New Hampshire 25

Associated Press

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- DeNarius McGhee ran for two touchdowns and threw for a third Saturday as Montana State overcame four turnovers and rode a missed extra point with 6 seconds remaining to a 26-25 victory over New Hampshire in the second round of the FCS playoffs.

Montana State (10-2) seemed to have the game put away when Darius Jones intercepted a Mark Becker pass at the Bobcat 3-yard line with 1:16 to play and the Bobcats leading 26-19. But a shanked punt gave the Wildcats (8-4) the ball back with 17 seconds remaining, and Becker hit Justin Mello on a 29-yard scoring pass with 6 seconds to play. Mike MacArthur hit the right upright with his extra-point attempt, sending Montana State into the quarterfinals against Sam Houston State.

McGhee had scoring runs of 2 and 37 yards -- the latter giving Montana State a 23-19 lead in the third quarter -- as well as an 11-yard TD pass to Tray Robinson in the second quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNH
MTST
1st Downs1721
Total Yards248399
Passing200167
Rushing48232
Penalties5-453-15
3rd Down Conversions7-147-13
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers14
Possession27:1532:45

Passing Leaders

New HampshireC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Decker18/302006.721
Montana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGhee14/211678.013

Rushing Leaders

New HampshireCARYDSAVGTDLG
Peters5275.4014
Mangieri11717.0017
Montana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kirk18965.3021
McGhee12968.0237

Receiving Leaders

New HampshireRECYDSAVGTDLG
Orlando56212.4020
Harris45614.0020
Montana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Akpla810513.1025
Bleskin23819.0022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNHMTST
FG10:10Mike MacArthur 36 Yd 30
TD00:32Matt Evans 58 Yd Interception Return (Mike Macarthur Kick) 100
SECOND QUARTERUNHMTST
FG12:43Jason Cunningham 41 Yd 103
TD05:44Tray Robinson 11 Yd Pass From DeNarius McGhee (Pat Blocked) 109
DC05:44Anthony Gorrell 0 Yd Off An Interception 129
TD03:04Justin Mello 18 Yd Pass From Kevin Decker (Mike Macarthur Kick) 199
TD00:25DeNarius McGhee 2 Yd Run (Jason Cunningham Kick) 1916
THIRD QUARTERUNHMTST
TD10:52DeNarius McGhee 37 Yd Run (Jason Cunningham Kick) 1923
FOURTH QUARTERUNHMTST
FG09:38Jason Cunningham 26 Yd 1926
TD00:06Justin Mello 29 Yd Pass From Kevin Decker (Pat Failed) 2526