Montana State defeats Eastern Washington 36-21
Denarius McGhee passed and ran for a touchdown, and Jason
Cunningham kicked five field goals as Montana State kept defending
FCS champion Eastern Washington winless with a 36-21 victory on
Cody Kirk rushed for 117 yards and a TD for the Bobcats (3-1,
1-0 Big Sky).
Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 263 yards and a touchdown for the
Eagles (0-4, 0-2), who lost for the first time on the signature red
turf that was installed last year.
After Eastern Washington closed to within 26-21 early in the
fourth quarter on Jordan Talley’s 3-yard TD run, Montana State
answered with McGee’s 12-yard scoring toss to Elvis Akpla. The
12-play, 78-yard drive included three third-down conversions.
Cunningham kicked his fifth field goal, a 43-yarder, with 2:56
remaining. In the first half, he booted two 55-yard field goals,
tying his career long.
McGhee had 150 yards passing and 83 yards rushing.