Montana St. 49, Sacramento St. 14
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) _ Matt Engelking rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as Montana State rolled over Sacramento State 49-14.
The win guaranteed MSU (3-3 Big Sky, 6-4 overall) a winning season fro the first time since 1993. Sacramento State (0-7, 1-9) went winless in its first season in the Big Sky Conference.
Sac State scored first on a 61-yard pass from Tony Corbin to Tyrone Taylor in the first quarter.
MSU got on the board early in the second period when Rob Compson scored on a 5-yard keeper.
Bobcat linebacker Kevin Lundstrom intercepted a Corbin pass on Cal State’s next possession, setting up Engleking’s first touchdown, a 6-yard run.
Dylan Tripp intercepted Corbin near midfield on the Hornets’ next series. Six plays later, Compson connected with wide receiver Kenyatte Morgan on a 14-yard touchdown pass, giving MSU a 21-7 halftime lead.
Omar Turner opened the third period with a 91-yard kickoff return for a score, to give MSU a 27-7 lead.
Daimon Shelton, who led the Hornets with 124 yards on 27 carries, scored on a 7-yard run with 11:28 left in the third period as Sac State pulled within 27-14.
Engelking scored on runs of 12 and 32 yards on the Bobcats’ next two possessions, giving MSU a 42-14 advantage with 3:56 left in the quarter.
Travis Wright set the final score with a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.