Posted: Sep 29, 2012 6:51 PM by Casey Conlon - Q2 Sports
Updated: Sep 29, 2012 10:57 PM
CEDAR CITY, UT - Brian Flotkoetter picked a heck of a time to score his first career touchdown.
Flotkoetter caught a 4-yard TD pass from Denarius McGhee to break a tie with 2:59 to play Saturday, giving the Montana State Bobcats a 24-17 win on the road over Southern Utah.
Flotkoetter, who was starting in place of the injured Tanner Bleskin, caught the ball on a flat route out of the backfield at the two, and dove inside the right-front pylon to give MSU the lead. The Cats' Steven Bethley then intercepted the Thunderbirds' hail mary attempt in the end zone as time expired.
McGhee did not have a great day under center, throwing for only 211 yards and turning the ball over twice. The Cats turned it over four times total, compared to just two for the Thunderbirds, who lead the Big Sky in turnover margin.
MSU did rush for 194 yards. Orenzo Davis led the way with 123 yards on 20 carries, although a majority of the yardage came on a 74-yard TD run in the 2nd quarter. Cody Kirk was injured early in the 2nd quarter, and did not return. He left with 3 carries for 21 yards.
The Cats improve to 5-0 with the win, including 2-0 in the Big Sky. Southern Utah falls to 2-3 overall, 1-1 in conference.