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Big Sky Conference football roundup: Late field goal lifts Cats over Jacks
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Big Sky Conference football roundup: Late field goal lifts Cats over Jacks

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Jason Cunningham kicked a 38-yard field goal with 1:24 remaining to give Montana State a 25-23 win over Northern Arizona on Saturday.

Cunningham's field goal came after Montana State put together an eight-play, 59-yard drive.

The highlight of the drive was a 44-yard pass from third-string quarterback Mark Desin to DeSean Thomas to set the Bobcats up at Northern Arizona's 26-yard line.

Desin was in for No. 2 quarterback Mark Iddins, who left the game with an injury.

Iddins started because Cody Kempt, who started the first nine games of the season for Montana State, didn't make the trip with an injury.

Desin's completion was his only pass attempt of the game.

Northern Arizona had no timeouts when it got the ball back after Cunningham's field goal and got down to Montana State's 48-yard line before Montana State's Jordan Craney intercepted Lumberjacks quarterback Michael Herrick to seal the win.

Demetrius Crawford led the way for Montana State's offense rushing for 160 yards on 26 carries against the top ranked rush defense in all of Division I football.

Iddins was 16-for-31 for 152 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions before he left the game in the fourth quarter with an injury.

Thomas was Montana State's leading receiver with five catches for 103 yards and a touchdown.

Montana St. 7 5 10 3 - 25

N. Arizona 6 7 0 10 - 23

First Quarter

NAU-Chapman 5 pass from Kriesien (kick blocked), 6:54.

MSU-Thomas 21 pass from Iddins (Cunningham kick), 1:55.

Second Quarter

NAU-D.Williams 7 run (Dehaze kick), 4:55.

MSU-Safety, :42.

MSU-FG Cunningham 32, :03.

Third Quarter

MSU-Mason 18 pass from Iddins (Cunningham kick), 10:59.

MSU-FG Cunningham 24, 1:56.

Fourth Quarter

NAU-Henderson 3 run (Dehaze kick), 13:25.

NAU-FG Dehaze 41, 5:54.

MSU-FG Cunningham 38, 1:24.

A-5,777.

MSU NAU

First downs 20 18

Rushes-yards 40-194 34-121

Passing 196 248

Comp-Att-Int 17-34-2 26-34-2

Return Yards 4 66

Punts-Avg. 6-39.7 5-32.4

Fumbles-Lost 3-2 1-1

Penalties-Yards 9-87 4-38

Time of Possession 32:05 27:55

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING-Montana St., Crawford 26-160, Iddins 5-22, Mason 5-12, Palmer 1-1, Desin 1-0, Team 2-(-1). N. Arizona, Henderson 6-67, D.Williams 20-44, Kriesien 5-11, Herrick 3-(-1).

PASSING-Montana St., Iddins 16-31-2-152, Desin 1-1-0-44, Lulay 0-1-0-0, Team 0-1-0-0. N. Arizona, Herrick 16-20-2-166, Kriesien 10-14-0-82.

RECEIVING-Montana St., Thomas 5-103, Mason 3-27, DeA.Green 2-27, J.Schreibeis 2-12, Toliver 1-13, Crawford 1-9, Palmer 1-5, Begger 1-3, Iddins 1-(-3). N. Arizona, Sweeney 6-56, Meadows 5-63, E.Berry 5-43, Moore 3-40, D.Williams 3-4, Chapman 2-7, Riley 1-26, Walish 1-9.

Weber State 59, Idaho State 27

At Pocatello, Idaho, Cameron Higgins passed for 369 yards and three touchdowns as Weber State trounced Idaho State to earn at least a share of the Big Sky Conference championship.

Weber State running back Trevyn Smith scored two touchdowns, rushing for 140 yards on 18 carries and adding 86 yards on seven catches. Junior wide receiver Tim Toone added five catches for 179 yards and one touchdown to lead an offense that racked up 666 total yards and committed no turnovers.

Weber State (7-0, 9-2) blew the game open in the second half, scoring 28 points, including 14 off Bengal turnovers, in a span of 1:57.

Weber State cornerback Josh Morris intercepted three Bengal passes while his teammates limited the offense to 349 total yards.

Smith became the all-time leading rusher in Weber State history on his 41-yard TD run in the third quarter.

Idaho State (0-6, 0-10) extended its losing streak to 14, the second longest in the FCS behind Indiana State's 24. The Bengals have not won since Oct. 20, 2007, when they beat Portland State, 38-20.

Weber St. 3 28 14 14 - 59

Idaho St. 3 7 7 10 - 27

First Quarter

Web-FG Williams 30, 7:55.

IdSt-FG Ramos 30, 3:27.

Second Quarter

Web-Toone 65 pass from C.Higgins (Williams kick), 13:19.

Web-Smith 1 run (Williams kick), 11:16.

IdSt-Knickrehm 10 run (Huk kick), 7:09.

Web-Smith 13 run (kick failed), 4:56.

Web-Nakamura 10 pass from C.Higgins (C.Higgins run), 1:14.

Third Quarter

Web-Doyle 8 run (Williams kick), 11:00.

Web-Smith 41 run (Williams kick), 5:12.

IdSt-Blum 2 run (Huk kick), :50.

Fourth Quarter

Web-Phillips 17 pass from C.Higgins (Williams kick), 13:36.

IdSt-Safety, 8:18.

IdSt-Messersmith 7 pass from Blum (Knickrehm pass from Blum), 7:34.

Web-White 80 run (Williams kick), 7:26.

A-5,514.

Web IdSt

First downs 26 19

Rushes-yards 37-306 23-113

Passing 360 236

Comp-Att-Int 19-25-0 25-51-3

Return Yards 0 18

Punts-Avg. 3-34.7 4-48.8

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1

Penalties-Yards 13-135 8-76

Time of Possession 31:31 28:29

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING-Weber St., Smith 20-143, White 6-113, Phillips 1-30, C.Higgins 4-10, Doyle 2-5, Lee 2-5, Team 2-0. Idaho St., Knickrehm 12-75, Blum 5-25, Blue 5-12, Hill 1-1.

PASSING-Weber St., C.Higgins 18-23-0-369, Doyle 1-2-0-(-9). Idaho St., Hill 16-26-2-139, Blum 8-23-1-88, Vanderwielen 1-1-0-9, Team 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING-Weber St., Smith 7-86, Toone 5-179, Phillips 4-73, M.Mailei 1-21, Nakamura 1-10, White 1-(-9). Idaho St., Burel 7-38, Thompson 5-28, Knickrehm 4-55, Messersmith 3-22, Ponciano 2-42, Logan 2-10, Taylor 1-26, Blue 1-15.

Eastern Washington 31, Northern Colorado 16

At Greeley, Colo., Matt Nichols connected with Aaron Boyce for two touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington over Northern Colorado.

Northern Colorado (1-5, 1-8) trailed 7-6 at halftime after Michael York scored a pair of field goals for the Bears. But Taiwan Jones opened the second half by returning a kickoff 93 yards for Eastern Washington (3-3, 4-5) for a touchdown. Eastern Washington led 21-6 after Nichols' second TD pass to Boyce four minutes later.

Nichols was completed 19 of 26 passes for 243 yards.

E. Washington 7 0 14 10 - 31

N. Colorado 3 3 0 10 - 16

First Quarter

EWU-Boyce 17 pass from Nichols (Macias kick), 4:48.

UNC-FG York 21, :38.

Second Quarter

UNC-FG York 34, :55.

Third Quarter

EWU-Jones 93 kickoff return (Macias kick), 14:47.

EWU-Boyce 29 pass from Nichols (Macias kick), 10:25.

Fourth Quarter

UNC-FG York 27, 14:53.

EWU-Morris 1 run (Macias kick), 11:25.

UNC-Chesla 15 pass from Waggener (York kick), 10:00.

EWU-FG Macias 35, 4:58.

A-3,494.

EWU UNC

First downs 15 22

Rushes-yards 27-93 31-108

Passing 243 341

Comp-Att-Int 19-27-0 28-47-1

Return Yards 23 34

Punts-Avg. 5-44.2 6-31.7

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0

Penalties-Yards 7-62 10-110

Time of Possession 26:15 33:45

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING-E. Washington, Morris 8-35, Alexander 6-28, Jimerson 6-15, Beaumonte 2-13, Nichols 4-3, Ramos 1-(-1). N. Colorado, Waggener 16-65, Woods 7-29, Wilson 7-12, Smith 1-2.

PASSING-E. Washington, Nichols 19-26-0-243, Smart 0-1-0-0. N. Colorado, Waggener 28-47-1-341.

RECEIVING-E. Washington, Brown 4-55, Davis 3-37, Jimerson 3-35, Martin 3-35, Boyce 2-46, Overbay 2-19, Leggin 1-13, Ramos 1-3. N. Colorado, Gunn 8-107, Thompson 5-89, Smith 5-47, Chesla 4-50, Caprioli 3-31, Woods 2-12, Fauver 1-5.

Sacramento State 29, UC Davis 19

At Davis, Calif., sophomore quarterback Jason Smith threw three touchdown passes and ran for another to help Sacramento State beat UC Davis in the 55th Annual Causeway Classic.

Senior wide receiver Tony Washington caught four passes for 81 yards and three touchdowns for the Sacramento State Hornets (5-5), who ended an eight-game losing streak to UC Davis that dates back to 1999.

Junior receiver Chris Carter caught eight passes for 104 yards and ran for 35 yards and touchdown for the Aggies (5-5), who still lead the series 39-16.

Sacramento St. 15 7 7 0 - 29

UC Davis 7 6 0 6 - 19

First Quarter

Sac-Washington 29 pass from J.Smith (Hill run), 11:57.

Sac-Washington 35 pass from J.Smith (Gamboa kick), 6:52.

UCDa-Rogers 1 run (Kelley kick), 1:23.

Second Quarter

UCDa-Carter 23 run (pass failed), 12:09.

Sac-J.Smith 1 run (Gamboa kick), 3:32.

Third Quarter

Sac-Washington 2 pass from J.Smith (Gamboa kick), 11:47.

Fourth Quarter

UCDa-B.Grant 3 pass from Denham (pass failed), 5:56.

A-10,317.

Sac UCDa

First downs 17 27

Rushes-yards 39-92 32-144

Passing 209 307

Comp-Att-Int 13-25-0 27-48-2

Return Yards 34 46

Punts-Avg. 6-41.5 2-26.5

Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1

Penalties-Yards 10-115 5-29

Time of Possession 31:43 28:17

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING-Sacramento St., Hilliard 32-95, J.Smith 2-2, D.White 1-1, Team 4-(-6). UC Davis, Trombetta 19-114, Carter 3-35, Rogers 5-6, Maraz 1-3, Cutshaw 1-1, Denham 3-(-15).

PASSING-Sacramento St., J.Smith 13-24-0-209, D.White 0-1-0-0. UC Davis, Denham 27-48-2-307.

RECEIVING-Sacramento St., Deadder 5-86, Washington 4-81, Lane 2-20, Hill 1-13, Willis 1-9. UC Davis, Carter 8-104, B.Grant 7-60, Trombetta 3-43, B.Rice 3-33, Creadick 2-32, Rogers 2-14, Miller 1-16, Cutshaw 1-5.

Big Sky standings

League Overall

W L W L PF PA

Weber State 7 0 9 2 415 225

Montana 5 1 9 1 348 194

N. Arizona 4 3 6 4 303 245

Montana State 4 2 6 4 267 265

E. Washington 3 3 4 5 262 256

Sacramento State 2 4 5 5 241 263

Portland State 2 4 3 6 228 270

N. Colorado 1 5 1 8 179 257

Idaho State 0 6 0 10 210 432

Saturday's games

Montana 29, Portland State 12

E. Washington 31, N. Colorado 16

Weber State 59, Idaho State 27

Montana State 25, N. Arizona 23

Sacramento State 29, UC Davis 19

Saturday, Nov. 15

Idaho State at Montana, 12:05 p.m.

N. Arizona at Eastern Washington, 1:05 p.m.

Portland State at Montana State, 12:05 p.m.

N. Colorado at Sacramento State, 1:05 p.m.

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