NCAAF Game Recap - Sacramento State at Montana State
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

Ala
47
TxAM
28
F
FlaSt
14
Clem
45
F
SCar
20
UGA
17
F(1OT)
Fla
28
LSU
42
F
Okla
34
Tex
27
F
MSU
0
Wisc
38
F
USC
27
ND
30
F
PSU
17
Iowa
12
F
Colo
3
Oreg
45
F
Hawaii
37
Boise
59
F
Utah
52
OreSt
7
F
Mich
42
Ill
25
F
WaSt
34
AzSt
38
F
Lou
62
Wake
59
F
UVA
9
MiaFL
17
F
TxTch
30
Bayl
33
F(1OT)
Mem
28
Temp
30
F
Cin
38
Hou
23
F
App
17
ULLaf
7
F
Syr
10
NCSt
16
F
ULMon
24
TxSt
14
F
ColSt
35
NM
21
F
MiaOH
16
WestMI
38
F
Toled
7
BGSU
20
F
MisSt
10
Tenn
20
F
MD
14
Purd
40
F
Rut
0
Ind
35
F
GATec
23
Duke
41
F
Ball
29
E Mi
23
F
OD
17
Marsh
31
F
NMSt
28
C Mi
42
F
NIU
39
Ohio
36
F
Kent
26
Akr
3
F
BYU
23
SoFL
27
F
UConn
7
Tul
49
F
SJSU
38
Nev
41
F
UNLV
34
Vand
10
F
IASt
38
WVU
14
F
URI
17
VaTec
34
F
MidTN
13
FlAtl
28
F
GASt
31
CoCar
21
F
UAB
33
UTSA
14
F
Fres
24
AF
43
F
Army
8
W Ky
17
F
NorTx
27
SMiss
45
F
Miss
27
Mizzu
38
F
UMass
21
LaTec
69
F
Char
23
FLInt
48
F
Navy
45
Tuls
17
F
Neb
7
Minn
34
F
Ark
20
KY
24
F
Wyo
22
SDSU
26
F
Wash
51
Ariz
27
F

Sacramento State 34, Montana State 21

Oct 12, 2019, 4:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Sacramento State (4-2)

7

14

13

0

34

Montana State (5-2)

7

7

0

7

21

Thomson leads Sacramento State past Montana State 34-21
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:34 PM

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) Kevin Thomson threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores and Sacramento State beat Montana State 34-21 on Saturday.

Thomson finished with 260 yards passing and 74 yards rushing. He ran for the Hornets' first two scores, then passed for the next three to three different receivers.

"He did a great job getting the ball out fast," MSU coach Jeff Choate said.

The Hornets (4-2, 2-0 Big Sky) scored twice in the third quarter to take control of the game. Montana State drove to the Hornets' 1 with just under 10 minutes to play but was stopped.

"We didn't play up to our capability in any phase of the game," Choate said.

The Bobcats (2-1, 5-2) were unable to get stops on third down all game as Thomson and the Hornets converted on 9 of 11 until midway through the fourth quarter. MSU also came away empty on three trips inside the Sacramento State 22.

Linebacker Miguel Garcia picked off a Tucker Rovig pass on MSU's opening drive and Jeremy Harris dropped Travis Jonsen for a 5-yard loss on the next MSU possession as the Hornets' defense set the tone early.

Rovig finished with 262 yards passing for MSU, while Logan Jones led the way rushing with 60 yards on six carries. Jonsen had 109 yards receiving and ran for 55 while Kevin Kassis gained 119 yards on six catches.

Elijah Dotson had 76 yards on six catches for the Hornets.

THE TAKEAWAY

The win puts Sacramento State into a first-place tie in the Big Sky Conference. Montana State falls into a tie for third place.

UP NEXT

Sacramento State: The Hornets host league-leading Montana in a battle of two 2-0 teams. The Grizzlies had a bye this week.

Montana State: The Bobcats take next week off before traveling to North Dakota, which lost 55-20 to Idaho State, Oct. 26.

Passing

SacSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Thomson 30 23 76.7 3 260 32 1 121.5
MonSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Rovig 29 16 55.2 1 262 48 1 82.8

Rushing

SacSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Thomson 11 74 6.7 24 2
E. Dotson 16 28 1.8 8 0
MonSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
I. Ifanse 1 0 0.0 0 0
L. Jones 6 60 10.0 40 0

Receiving

SacSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
E. Dotson 6 76 12.7 26 0
P. Williams 4 57 14.3 32 1
MonSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Kassis 6 119 19.8 48 1
T. Jonsen 5 109 21.8 46 0

Fumbles

MonSt F FL
T. Jonsen 1 0

Returning

SacSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Cotton 0 - 0 0 1 3.0 0 3
MonSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Alleyne 2 23.0 0 26 1 -2.0 0 0

Punting

SacSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
S. Clark 2 93 46.5 52
MonSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Padmos 3 116 38.7 49

Takeaways

SacSt Int Yds InTD
M. Garcia 1 -1 0
MonSt Int Yds InTD
T. Thomas 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

SacSt MonSt
Points For 34 21
Total Yards 378 403
Rushing Yards 118 141
Passing Yards 260 262
Passing Completions / Attempts 23/30 16/29
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/0
First Downs 20 19
Penalties - Yards 2/9 1/15
Time Of Possession 28:28 32:32
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 9/13 4/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 5/8
Punts - Average Yards 3/47 3/39

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter SacSt MonSt
SacSt 8:10 TD Kevin Thomson 7 yd run (Devon Medeiros kick) 7 0
MonSt 12:41 TD Travis Jonsen 17 yd run (Tristan Bailey kick) 7 7
2nd Quarter SacSt MonSt
SacSt 3:48 TD Kevin Thomson 1 yd run (Devon Medeiros kick) 14 7
SacSt 9:54 TD Pierre Williams 7 yd pass from Kevin Thomson (Devon Medeiros kick) 21 7
MonSt 14:45 TD Troy Andersen 6 yd run (Tristan Bailey kick) 21 14
3rd Quarter SacSt MonSt
SacSt 4:02 TD BJ Perkinson 6 yd pass from Kevin Thomson (missed kick) 27 14
SacSt 12:33 TD Marshel Martin 26 yd pass from Kevin Thomson (Devon Medeiros kick) 34 14
4th Quarter SacSt MonSt
MonSt 13:19 TD Kevin Kassis 2 yd pass from Tucker Rovig (Tristan Bailey kick) 34 21

Game Information

Stadium: Bobcat Stadium, Bozeman, Montana
Attendance: 19,437
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