Southern Methodist 31, Montana State 30

Date - Saturday, September 7, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Attendance - 10107

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Montana State 8 14 8 0 30
Southern Methodist 5 14 3 9 31

Recap


Southern Methodist 31, Montana State 30: Garrett Gilbert went 35-of-48 for 317 yards and passed for the go-ahead score with 12 seconds to play to lead the Mustangs to a come-from-behind win over the visiting Bobcats.

Southern Methodist (1-1) trailed by five when it took over with 3:46 to play but drove 81 yards in 13 plays, capped off with Gilbert's 4-yard touchdown pass to Darius Joseph. Joseph finished with 12 receptions for 113 yards.

Montana State (1-1) nearly pulled off the upset behind 17-of-27 passing for 218 yards and a touchdown by DeNarius McGhee. Cody Kirk finished with 107 rushing yards and two scores for the Bobcats.

The Mustangs opened the scoring with a safety when Kirk was tackled in the end zone just 2:08 into the game. But Montana State used a 1-yard touchdown run by Kirk, a McGhee-to-Jon Ellis 13-yard touchdown connection and a 2-yard touchdown run by Shawn Johnson to open up a 22-5 advantage midway through the second.

The Mustangs cut the lead to three by halftime, but Kirk scored again from 12 yards out to raise the advantage to 11 before Southern Methodist started its comeback. Chase Hover made field goals from 42 and 39 yards out to set up Gilbert's game-winning drive.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Mustangs WR Jeremy Johnson also topped 100 yards receiving, catching seven passes for 112 yards. … Southern Methodist lost two fumbles in the win after not committing a turnover in its season-opening loss to Texas Tech. … The Bobcats dropped to 0-7 against FBS opponents under coach Rob Ash.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:52
Southern Methodist   S  Southern Methodist 2 - Montana State 0
1st Quarter - 2:23
Montana State   TD  Southern Methodist 2 - Montana State 8
1st Quarter - 0:15
Southern Methodist   FG  Southern Methodist 5 - Montana State 8
2nd Quarter - 12:16
Montana State   TD  Southern Methodist 5 - Montana State 15
2nd Quarter - 8:13
Montana State   TD  Southern Methodist 5 - Montana State 22
2nd Quarter - 5:12
Southern Methodist   TD  Southern Methodist 12 - Montana State 22
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Southern Methodist   TD  Southern Methodist 19 - Montana State 22
3rd Quarter - 9:28
Montana State   TD  Southern Methodist 19 - Montana State 30
3rd Quarter - 7:02
Southern Methodist   FG  Southern Methodist 22 - Montana State 30
4th Quarter - 9:53
Southern Methodist   FG  Southern Methodist 25 - Montana State 30
4th Quarter - 0:12
Southern Methodist   TD  Southern Methodist 31 - Montana State 30
TEAMS

Team Records

  Montana State Southern Methodist
W/L 1 - 1 - 0 1 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Montana State Southern Methodist
Score 30 31
First Downs 25 22
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-11
36%
9-for-18
50%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 378 461
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 44-160 26-144
Average/Rush 3.6 5.5
Passing
Comp-Att 17-27 35-48
Passing Yards 218 317
Average/Pass Play 7.5 6.1
Penalties-Yards 6-70 11-85
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 33:29 26:31

PLAYER STATS

Montana State (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. McGhee 17/27 218 1 0
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Gilbert 35/48 317 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Kirk 29 107 3.7 2
S. Johnson 9 40 4.4 1
D. McGhee 6 13 2.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Nlemchi 8 54 6.8 1
P. Line 6 34 5.7 0
G. Gilbert 11 29 2.6 0
J. Taylor 1 27 27.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Bleskin 5 73 14.6 0
B. Flotkoetter 3 56 18.7 0
T. Roderick 3 33 11.0 0
S. Johnson 3 32 10.7 0
J. Ellis 2 15 7.5 1
T. Salanoa 1 11 11.0 0
Q. Catalano 0 -2 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Joseph 12 113 9.4 1
J. Johnson 7 112 16.0 0
D. Thompson 4 31 7.8 0
K. Holman 6 30 5.0 0
S. Nelson 2 16 8.0 0
K. Nlemchi 1 9 9.0 0
R. Walker 1 4 4.0 0
C. LaGasse 2 2 1.0 0