Boxscore
Washington State 23, Montana State 22
Saturday, September 11, 2010 7:00 PM
Location - Martin Stadium
Attendance - 26356

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Montana State 6 7 9 0 22
Washington State 0 7 0 16 23

Recap

Washington State had just enough to edge Montana State.

Jeff Tuel threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and Nico Grasu kicked the winning field goal with 2:13 to play to lead Washington State to a 23-22 victory over Montana State on Saturday.

The Cougars (1-1) trailed 22-7 entering the fourth quarter and that is when Tuel and the Washington State defense got going.

Tuel threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Andrei Lintz to start the fourth and connected with Jared Karstetter for a 19-yard scoring strike to make it 22-20 with 5:12 to go.

The Cougars went for two but did not convert, and the Bobcats maintained their slim lead.

Montana State (1-1) drove deep into Washington State territory on its next possession, before the Cougars stiffened and turned the Bobcats over on downs.

Tuel, who completed 18-of-29 passes for 204 yards, then led the Cougars down the field to set up Grasu for the winning kick.

Washington State was not out of the woods and needed an interception by C.J. Mizell to thwart another late Montana State scoring threat.    

Montana State took a 6-0 lead in the first quarter on a pair of field goals by Jason Cunningham. The Bobcats led 13-7 at the half, thanks to 13-yard touchdown pass by Denarius McGhee in the second quarter.

McGhee was 24-of-37 for 266 yards
  
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:35
Montana State   FG  Washington State 0 - Montana State 3
1st Quarter - 3:52
Montana State   FG  Washington State 0 - Montana State 6
2nd Quarter - 10:33
Washington State   TD  Washington State 7 - Montana State 6
2nd Quarter - 7:32
Montana State   TD  Washington State 7 - Montana State 13
3rd Quarter - 8:02
Montana State   TD  Washington State 7 - Montana State 19
3rd Quarter - 6:26
Montana State   FG  Washington State 7 - Montana State 22
4th Quarter - 14:55
Washington State   TD  Washington State 14 - Montana State 22
4th Quarter - 5:06
Washington State   TD  Washington State 20 - Montana State 22
4th Quarter - 2:13
Washington State   FG  Washington State 23 - Montana State 22
TEAMS

Team Records

  Montana State Washington State
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Montana State Washington State
Score 22 23
First Downs 24 17
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-12
33%
5-for-14
36%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-3
33%
Total Yards 407 316
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-123 36-112
Average/Rush 4.1 3.1
Passing
Comp-Att 26-39 18-29
Passing Yards 284 204
Average/Pass Play 6.9 6.4
Penalties-Yards 3-24 6-59
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Time of Possession 31:09 28:51

PLAYER STATS

Montana State (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
No Passing
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Tuel 18/29 204 2 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
No Rushing
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Montgomery 20 116 5.8 1
C. Staden 4 5 1.2 0
J. Tuel 8 -1 -0.1 0
I. Barton 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
No receiving
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Staden 4 48 12.0 0
D. Blackledge 3 40 13.3 0
M. Wilson 3 39 13.0 0
J. Karstetter 3 37 12.3 1
J. Montgomery 3 27 9.0 0
G. Simone 1 9 9.0 0
A. Lintz 1 4 4.0 1
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