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Montana State tops Stephen F. Austin 43-35

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Montana State tops Stephen F. Austin 43-35

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Montana State running back Cody Kirk (25) fends off a tackle by Stephen F. Austin's Collin Garrett (40) …

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Cody Kirk scored three touchdowns, including a 6-yard run with 2:26 remaining, to lift Montana State to a 43-35 win over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday.

The lead changed hands four times in the fourth quarter, but Kirk's TD made it 40-35, and the Bobcats' Steven Bethley intercepted a pass to set up Rory Perez's 45-yard field goal with 31 seconds left. Kirk finished with 105 yards on 30 carries.

Tanner Bleskin caught 10 passes for 180 yards for Montana State (3-0).

Brady Attaway threw for 418 yards, a career high, and three touchdowns for Stephen F. Austin (1-2), with Cordell Roberson accounting for 10 receptions, 163 yards and a TD. Montana State held the Lumberjacks to 55 yards rushing.

Montana State's DeNarius McGhee threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns.

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