Dixie State 20, Montana St. 23
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP)—Senior quarterback Mark Iddins passed for 305 yards and two touchdowns, and senior tailback Aaron Mason ran for 112 yards as Montana State held off Dixie State 23-20 on Saturday afternoon.
Junior tight end Kyle Begger’s 32-yard touchdown reception from Iddins with 2:41 to play in the third quarter gave MSU (1-1) the lead for good at 20-14. Sophomore kicker Jason Cunningham added his second field goal, a 35-yarder, with 5:50 to play in the game to provide the margin of victory.
The Bobcats survived 417 yards and three touchdown passes from Dixie State senior quarterback Judd Thompson, a transfer from Utah State. Thompson’s 12-yard TD pass to quarterback-turned-receiver Skyler Ence gave the Red Storm a 14-13 lead with 4:37 remaining in the third quarter.