Montana St. 41, N. Arizona 24

DeNarius McGhee threw three touchdown passes and Cody Kirk ran

for 142 yards and a touchdown as Montana State compiled 524 total

yards in a 41-24 Big Sky Conference victory over Northern Arizona

on Saturday afternoon.

McGhee tossed scoring passes of 11 and 15 yards to Elvis Akpla,

and another for 46 to Tanner Bleskin as the first-place Bobcats

(6-1 overall, 4-0 Big Sky) raced to a 34-10 lead and withstood two

late scoring plays by the Lumberjacks (2-4, 1-3).

The Bobcats responded with an 8-yard touchdown run by Everett

Gilbert with 6:19 to play for a 41-24 lead.

McGhee was 18 for 22 passing with 247 yards and one

interception. NAU quarterback Cary Grossart was 10 for 20 passing

for 249 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.