Montana State tops Stephen F. Austin 43-35

The Associated Press
Montana State wide receiver Jake Olson goes airborne over Stephen F. Austin's Mike Brooks during their NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Bozeman, Mont. Montana State defeated Stephen F. Austin 43-35. (AP Photo/Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez)

Montana State tops Stephen F. Austin 43-35

Montana State wide receiver Jake Olson goes airborne over Stephen F. Austin's Mike Brooks during their NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Bozeman, Mont. Montana State defeated Stephen F. Austin 43-35. (AP Photo/Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez)

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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