NCAAF Game Recap - Southern Utah at Montana State
Sat Nov 2, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

Wof
14
Clem
59
F
UGA
24
Fla
17
F
Oreg
56
USC
24
F
Utah
33
Wash
28
F
Miss
14
Aub
20
F
WVU
14
Bayl
17
F
Mich
38
MD
7
F
SMU
48
Mem
54
F
VaTec
20
ND
21
F
Cin
46
ECU
43
F
GaSo
24
App
21
F
Boise
52
SJSU
42
F
K St
38
Kans
10
F
NCSt
10
Wake
44
F
Navy
56
UConn
10
F
Buff
43
E Mi
14
F
NIU
10
C Mi
48
F
Hou
29
UCF
44
F
UTSA
14
TxAM
45
F
BC
58
Syr
27
F
Neb
27
Purd
31
F
Lib
63
UMass
21
F
OD
17
FLInt
24
F
Akr
6
BGSU
35
F
Troy
35
CoCar
36
F
ArkSt
48
ULMon
41
F
UNLV
17
ColSt
37
F
Army
13
AF
17
F
Marsh
20
Rice
7
F
TCU
27
OkSt
34
F
UTEP
26
NorTx
52
F
Rut
10
Ill
38
F
MiaFL
27
FlaSt
10
F
MidTN
20
Char
34
F
Tuls
26
Tul
38
F
FlAtl
35
W Ky
24
F
MisSt
54
Ark
24
F
Pitt
20
GATec
10
F
OreSt
56
Ariz
38
F
TxSt
3
ULLaf
31
F
UAB
7
Tenn
30
F
NW
3
Ind
34
F
Vand
7
SCar
24
F
UVA
38
UNC
31
F
Colo
14
UCLA
31
F
BYU
42
UtSt
14
F
NM
10
Nev
21
F
Fres
41
Hawaii
38
F

Montana State 42, Southern Utah 7

Nov 2, 2019, 2:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Southern Utah (2-8)

0

0

0

7

7

Montana State (6-3)

21

21

0

0

42

Rovig throws, catches TDs in 42-7 Montana State win
Sat Nov 2, 2019 5:47 PM

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) Tucker Rovig threw for 197 yards and two touchdowns and caught one touchdown pass and Montana State beat Southern Utah 42-7 on Saturday.

The Bobcats (6-3, 3-2 Big Sky Conference) raced to a 42-0 halftime lead and held the Thunderbirds scoreless until 5:06 remaining in the game.

MSU linebacker Troy Andersen had two sacks, three tackles for loss, an interception and batted down a pass at the line of scrimmage. He also ran for 16 yards on the first play of the game.

"Defensively, we stood tall today," MSU coach Jeff Choate said. "We played aggressive and we played to win."

Chris Helbig completed 14 of his first 15 passes for the Thunderbirds (2-8, 1-5), but was intercepted on the lone incompletion by Amandre Williams, who returned it to the SUU 13-yard line.

Lane Sumner ran for 90 yards and two touchdowns on just 13 carries. He also caught two passes for 35 yards. Rovig's 2-yard TD catch of a pass by Kevin Kassis was a career first and his two TD passes were career-first TD receptions for Jaden Smith and Derryk Snell. Smith's covered 47 yards, while Snell's was 10 yards.

"Those guys performed when their number was called," Choate said. "That's what creates more opportunities for them."

MSU's final score was the Kassis pass to Rovig. Kassis, a wide receiver, lined up at quarterback with Rovig split out to the left. Kassis took the snap and ran right before stopping and throwing back to Rovig, who was in the back corner of the end zone on his knees to make the catch.

THE TAKEAWAY

Montana State: The win ends a brief two-game losing streak for MSU, which is still in good shape to qualify for the FCS playoffs.

Southern Utah: The loss follows an impressive 59-34 win over Idaho State.

UP NEXT

Montana State: travels to Northern Colorado on Saturday.

Southern Utah: has a bye; hosts Northern Arizona the following week.

Passing

SoUt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Helbig 21 17 81.0 0 120 21 1 70.6
J. Miller 8 7 87.5 1 57 22 0 135.9
MonSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Rovig 23 13 56.5 2 197 47 0 113.9
C. Bauman 4 1 25.0 0 7 7 0 39.6

Rushing

SoUt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Green Jr. 14 48 3.4 25 0
T. Duckett 4 16 4.0 13 0
MonSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
L. Sumner 13 90 6.9 25 2
L. Jones 7 40 5.7 14 0

Receiving

SoUt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
L. Measom 3 43 14.3 21 0
G. Eyre 3 31 10.3 22 0
MonSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Smith 1 47 47.0 47 1
L. McCutcheon 3 44 14.7 19 0

Fumbles

SoUt F FL
T. Duckett 1 1
MonSt F FL
T. Rovig 1 0

Returning

SoUt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Cockett 2 19.0 0 20 0 - 0 0
K. Davis 1 14.0 0 14 0 - 0 0
MonSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
C. Steel 0 - 0 0 3 1.0 0 3
J. Alleyne 1 23.0 0 23 0 - 0 0

Punting

MonSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Padmos 4 215 53.8 61

Takeaways

MonSt Int Yds InTD
A. Williams 1 4 0
T. Andersen 1 1 0

Team Stats Comparison

SoUt MonSt
Points For 7 42
Total Yards 249 382
Rushing Yards 50 176
Passing Yards 199 206
Passing Completions / Attempts 26/34 15/29
Turnovers 4 0
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 3/2 2/0
First Downs 17 19
Penalties - Yards 7/67 5/40
Time Of Possession 27:27 33:33
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/16 7/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/2 0/3
Punts - Average Yards 7/35 5/51

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter SoUt MonSt
MonSt 6:00 TD Lane Sumner 2 yd run (Tristan Bailey kick) 0 7
MonSt 7:51 TD Lane Sumner 25 yd run (Tristan Bailey kick) 0 14
MonSt 9:55 TD Jaden Smith 47 yd pass from Tucker Rovig (Tristan Bailey kick) 0 21
2nd Quarter SoUt MonSt
MonSt 1:28 TD Derryk Snell 10 yd pass from Tucker Rovig (Tristan Bailey kick) 0 28
MonSt 7:19 TD Tyrone Marshall 18 yd run (Tristan Bailey kick) 0 35
MonSt 14:18 TD Tucker Rovig 2 yd pass from Kevin Kassis (Tristan Bailey kick) 0 42
3rd Quarter SoUt MonSt
No scores this quarter
4th Quarter SoUt MonSt
SoUt 9:54 TD John Mitchell 17 yd pass from Justin Miller (Kekoa Sasaoka kick) 7 42

Game Information

Stadium: Bobcat Stadium, Bozeman, Montana
Attendance: 15,617
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