Scores

Final

Stony Brook 10

(10-3, 5-1 CAA)

Montana State 16

(11-1, 7-1 Big Sky)

Coverage: GamePlan

7:00 PM ET, December 1, 2012

Bobcat Stadium, BOZEMAN, MT

1 2 3 4 T
STON 0 3 0 710
MTST 7 3 3 316

Top Performers

Passing: D. McGhee (MTST) - 208 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Maysonet (STON) - 19 CAR, 83 YDS

Receiving: T. Bleskin (MTST) - 4 REC, 130 YDS, 1 TD

Montana St. 16, Stony Brook 10

Associated Press

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Montana State defensive end Caleb Schreibeis forced the last of three lost Stony Brook fumbles with 45 seconds to play to preserve at 16-10 second-round FCS playoff victory on Saturday night.

The No. 3-seeded Bobcats (11-1) got a 69-yard touchdown pass from DeNarius McGhee to Tanner Bleskin in the first quarter and never trailed. Montana State hosts Sam Houston State in a quarterfinal on Friday night.

"Our recipe for winning worked very good," Bobcats coach Rob Ash said. "We got ahead and stayed ahead, which maybe forced them to pass a little more."

McGhee finished 12 of 22 passing for 208 yards and ran for 75 yards on 18 carries.

Montana State's other defensive end, Brad Daly, recovered the late fumble forced by Schreibeis.

"I was up against the biggest human I've ever seen in my life," Daly said of 6-foot-8, 345-pound Stony Brook tackle Michael Bamiro.

The Montana State defense held the Seawolves (10-3) to 123 yards rushing on 37 carries, well below their season average.

Bleskin had four catches for 130 yards.

Rory Perez made the second of his three field goals to put the Bobcats up 13-10 in the third quarter.

Miguel Maysonet ran 19 times for 83 yards and Marcus Coker had 56 yards on 12 carries for the Seawolves.

Kyle Essington completed 10 of 19 passes for 122 yards and a touchdown to Kevin Norrell that cut Montana State's lead to 13-10 with 11:53 remaining.

The 11 wins are the most for the Bobcats since 1984.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
STON
MTST
1st Downs1417
Total Yards245346
Passing122208
Rushing123138
Penalties5-485-50
3rd Down Conversions4-133-13
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers31
Possession29:0330:57

Passing Leaders

Stony BrookC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Essington10/191226.410
Montana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGhee12/222089.511

Rushing Leaders

Stony BrookCARYDSAVGTDLG
Maysonet19834.4022
Coker12564.7016
Montana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
McGhee18754.2015
Davis10333.3015

Receiving Leaders

Stony BrookRECYDSAVGTDLG
Norrell58617.2146
Gush4276.809
Montana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bleskin413032.5169
Kirk22914.5025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSTONMTST
TD00:33Tanner Bleskin 69 Yd Pass From DeNarius McGhee (Rick Haluszka Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERSTONMTST
FG12:26Wesley Skiffington 38 Yd 37
FG04:49Rory Perez 48 Yd 310
THIRD QUARTERSTONMTST
FG11:33Rory Perez 21 Yd 313
FOURTH QUARTERSTONMTST
TD11:53Kevin Norrell 4 Yd Pass From Kyle Essington (Wesley Skiffington Kick) 1013
FG09:04Rory Perez 45 Yd 1016