Bobcats Fall to Bearkats!
It seemed like a bad dream all over again! Sadly the Montana State Bobcats season is over after Sam Houston State came to Bozeman on Friday and crushed the Cats 34-16 in the quarterfinals of the 2012 FCS Playoffs. Last year’s quarterfinals between the Cats and Bearkats ended with the Cats losing 49-13.
Quarterback Brian Bell and the balanced Bearkats rolled up 458 total yards, including 204 on the ground. Tim Flanders gained 106 yards, helping SHSU possess the ball for 36 minutes.
Cats quarterback DeNariusMcGhee finished the day 16-for-29 passing, but was under pressure most of the day and his one interception set up an SHSU field goal. MSU gained just 72 net yards on the ground, with McGhee’s 36 leading the way. Tanner Bleskin’s 76 receiving yards led the Bobcats, while Ellis had 67.
At 10-3, Sam Houston State advances to the semifinal round of the playoffs, to face off against Eastern Washington. The Bobcats’ season ends with an 11-2 mark, the program’s most wins since 1984.