Scores

Final

Southern Utah 22

(8-3, 5-2 Big Sky)

Montana State 14

(7-4, 5-2 Big Sky)

6:05 PM ET, November 16, 2013

Bobcat Stadium (MT), Bozeman, MT

1 2 3 4 T
SUU 3 6 6 722
MTST 0 0 0 1414

Top Performers

Passing: D. McGhee (MTST) - 196 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: L. Te'o (SUU) - 23 CAR, 75 YDS

Receiving: A. Norris (SUU) - 5 REC, 54 YDS

Southern Utah holds off Montana St. 22-14

Associated Press

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- QB Aaron Cantu ran for two touchdowns Saturday night to give Southern Utah enough of a lead to hold off a late rally by Montana State and win 22-14.

Cantu threw for just 88 yards and only ran for six, but was able to score two of Southern Utah's three touchdowns, both off a 1-yard rush. Chris Robinson scored the other touchdown for the Thunderbirds (8-3, 5-2 Big Sky) with a 5-yard rush in the final minute before the half.

The Bobcats (7-4, 5-2), who were held to 87 yards rushing, didn't score until the fourth quarter. Chad Newell ran for a 13-yard TD five minutes into the fourth and DeNarius McGhee ran in from the 1 with 2:47 remaining. McGhee finished 20 of 29 for a game-high 196 yards passing, but had only completed 4 of 9 passes for four yards by the end of the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SUU
MTST
1st Downs1518
Total Yards273283
Passing94196
Rushing17987
Penalties0-05-22
3rd Down Conversions5-147-13
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers03
Possession35:1724:43

Passing Leaders

Southern UtahC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cantu10/12887.300
Montana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGhee20/291966.802

Rushing Leaders

Southern UtahCARYDSAVGTDLG
Te'o23753.3017
Afatasi15533.5019
Montana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kirk14453.206
Johnson9424.7011

Receiving Leaders

Southern UtahRECYDSAVGTDLG
Norris55410.8026
Pedersen2189.0010
Montana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bleskin15151.0051
Flotkoetter5459.0014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSUUMTST
FG04:18Colton Cook 29 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERSUUMTST
TD00:48Chris Robinson 5 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 90
THIRD QUARTERSUUMTST
TD09:12Aaron Cantu 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 150
FOURTH QUARTERSUUMTST
TD09:18Chad Newell 13 Yd Run (Rory Perez Kick) 157
TD05:11Aaron Cantu 1 Yd Run (Colton Cook Kick) 227
TD02:47DeNarius McGhee 1 Yd Run (Rory Perez Kick) 2214