NCAAF Game Recap - Northern Arizona at Montana State
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

Clem
21
UNC
20
F
Miss
31
Ala
59
F
OHSt
48
Neb
7
F
TxTch
16
Okla
55
F
MisSt
23
Aub
56
F
NW
15
Wisc
24
F
Tows
0
Fla
38
F
UVA
20
ND
35
F
PSU
59
MD
0
F
MidTN
3
Iowa
48
F
AzSt
24
Cal
17
F
USC
14
Wash
28
F
WaSt
13
Utah
38
F
Rut
0
Mich
52
F
UConn
21
UCF
56
F
TxAM
31
Ark
27
F
K St
13
OkSt
26
F
Ind
31
MSU
40
F
Navy
23
Mem
35
F
Duke
45
VaTec
10
F
SJSU
24
AF
41
F
C Mi
15
WestMI
31
F
Buff
20
MiaOH
34
F
NIU
18
Vand
24
F
Kans
14
TCU
51
F
BYU
21
Toled
28
F
HolyC
3
Syr
41
F
Del
14
Pitt
17
F
CoCar
37
App
56
F
IASt
21
Bayl
23
F
GATec
2
Temp
24
F
Minn
38
Purd
31
F
Akr
29
UMass
37
F
FlAtl
45
Char
27
F
Wake
27
BC
24
F
SMU
48
SoFL
21
F
Cin
52
Marsh
14
F
ArkSt
50
Troy
43
F
ULLaf
37
GaSo
24
F
ECU
24
OD
21
F
NM
10
Lib
17
F
SoAl
17
ULMon
30
F
Stan
31
OreSt
28
F
UAB
13
W Ky
20
F
Nich
3
TxSt
24
F
UTEP
13
SMiss
31
F
LaTec
23
Rice
20
F OT
ColSt
24
UtSt
34
F
KY
7
SCar
24
F
NCSt
13
FlaSt
31
F
UNLV
17
Wyo
53
F
Fres
30
NMSt
17
F
Hou
46
NorTx
25
F
Hawaii
54
Nev
3
F
UCLA
17
Ariz
20
F

Montana State 49, Northern Arizona 31

Sep 28, 2019, 3:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Northern Arizona (2-3)

14

14

3

0

31

Montana State (4-1)

0

14

7

28

49

Montana State runs past Northern Arizona 49-31
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:43 PM

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Travis Jonsen ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns to lead Montana State back from a 21-0 first-half deficit to a 49-31 win over Northern Arizona in a Big Sky Conference opener on Saturday.

The Bobcats (4-1), ranked seventh in the STATS FCS Top 25, still trailed 31-14 midway through the third quarter, but they rattled off 35 unanswered points behind a prolific run game that produced 244 yards in the second half. MSU ran 22 straight rushing plays at one point during the second half.

NAU (2-3) scored the first three touchdowns, with two coming off MSU turnovers, including Taylor Powell's pick-6 off Tucker Rovig to spot the Lumberjacks a 7-0 lead. MSU's Logan Jones fumbled the ball two possessions later and NAU marched 56 yards to go up 21-0.

MSU cut the lead to 21-14 before halftime, but Case Cookus led the Lumberjacks on an 85-yard drive for a score just before the end of the first half to put NAU up 28-14.

NAU got a 48-yard field goal into a brisk wind from Luis Aguilar to go up 31-14. The Bobcats methodically got on track in the third quarter and they still trailed by 10 at the start of the fourth but exploded for 28 points, including 14 points in an 18-second span after NAU fumbled on a kickoff return.

MSU held NAU star quarterback Case Cookus to just 26-for-50 passing for 273 yards and one touchdown.

Shane Perry rushed for 67 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries for MSU. Logan Jones pitched in with 74 yards on 18 carries. MSU finished with 340 yards rushing.

Passing

NoAZ Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Cookus 50 26 52.0 1 273 28 1 66.5
MonSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Rovig 23 11 47.8 1 106 49 1 57.5
T. Jonsen 2 1 50.0 0 -3 0 0 56.3

Rushing

NoAZ Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Logan 19 83 4.4 20 1
N. Stinson 6 66 11.0 37 0
MonSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Jonsen 13 105 8.1 18 2
L. Jones 18 74 4.1 16 0

Receiving

NoAZ Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Gatewood 8 96 12.0 22 0
B. Porter 8 75 9.4 24 0
MonSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Steel 1 49 49.0 49 1
T. Jonsen 5 36 7.2 10 0

Fumbles

MonSt F FL
L. Jones 1 1

Returning

NoAZ KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
N. Stinson 3 9.7 0 14 0 - 0 0
J. Logan 1 15.0 0 15 0 - 0 0
MonSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Alleyne 1 26.0 0 26 3 8.3 0 23
L. Sumner 2 14.0 0 15 0 - 0 0

Punting

NoAZ Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Arnson 11 418 38.0 55
MonSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Padmos 8 383 47.9 66

Takeaways

NoAZ Int Yds InTD
T. Powell 1 29 1
MonSt Int Yds InTD
A. Williams 1 22 0

Team Stats Comparison

NoAZ MonSt
Points For 31 49
Total Yards 437 443
Rushing Yards 164 340
Passing Yards 273 103
Passing Completions / Attempts 26/50 12/26
Turnovers 2 3
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 3/2
First Downs 22 25
Penalties - Yards 12/121 8/68
Time Of Possession 37:37 23:23
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 2/16 8/17
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 11/38 8/48

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter NoAZ MonSt
NoAZ 7:31 TD Taylor Powell 29 yd interception return (Luis Aguilar kick) 7 0
NoAZ 12:35 TD Joe Logan 3 yd run (Luis Aguilar kick) 14 0
2nd Quarter NoAZ MonSt
NoAZ 3:16 TD Hendrix Johnson 23 yd pass from Case Cookus (Luis Aguilar kick) 21 0
MonSt 12:18 TD Travis Jonsen 14 yd run (Tristan Bailey kick) 21 7
MonSt 13:11 TD Coy Steel 49 yd pass from Tucker Rovig (Tristan Bailey kick) 21 14
NoAZ 14:29 TD Stacy Chukwumezie 8 yd run (Luis Aguilar kick) 28 14
3rd Quarter NoAZ MonSt
NoAZ 3:32 FG Luis Aguilar 46 yd FG 31 14
MonSt 4:51 TD Tucker Rovig 0 yd run (Tristan Bailey kick) 31 21
4th Quarter NoAZ MonSt
MonSt 3:18 TD Troy Andersen 2 yd run (Tristan Bailey kick) 31 28
MonSt 7:01 TD Travis Jonsen 2 yd run (Tristan Bailey kick) 31 35
MonSt 7:25 TD Shane Perry 15 yd run (Tristan Bailey kick) 31 42
MonSt 12:57 TD Shane Perry 5 yd run (Tristan Bailey kick) 31 49

Game Information

Stadium: Bobcat Stadium, Bozeman, Montana
Attendance: 19,257
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