Kirk runs Montana State past UC Davis 34-17
Denarius McGhee completed 10 of 13 passes for 153 yards and two
touchdowns in the first half leading Montana State to a 34-17 win
over UC Davis Saturday.
Cody Kirk went over the 3,000 yard mark for career rushing and
scored twice for the Bobcats (6-2, 4-0 Big Sky). He finished with
119 yards on 20 carries.
After Brady Stuart’s 29-yard field goal put UC Davis (3-2, 3-6)
on the board in the second quarter, Gabe Manzanares capped off the
Aggies following drive with a 9-yard touchdown run to make it 14-10
with 1:57 to play in the half.
MSU wasted no time answering, however, as it drove 70 yards
keyed by a 45-yard pass from McGhee to running back Shawn Johnson.
Kirk rolled in from the three with just :42 to play in the half,
propelling MSU to a 21-10 halftime lead.
Johnson also had a 47-yard touchdown reception in the first
quarter as he piled up 172 all-purpose yards – 92 receiving, 23
rushing and 57 on returns – in the first half.
Jon Ellis scored for MSU late in the third quarter on a reverse
from 12 yards out and Kirk added his second touchdown midway
through the fourth to put the Bobcats up 34-10.