Cheney, Wash. (NWN) — Isaiah Ifanse ran 32 times for 217 yards and a touchdown for Montana State’s big-game offense in Saturday’s 23-20 win over Eastern Washington; Top 5 FCS teams battle.
Quarterback Matthew McKay scored a 56-yard run on the Bobcats’ first possession and found Lance McCutcheon, who took a leaping catch And then broke two tackles in the second quarter for a 67-yard score. Ifanse’s 43-yard touchdown The difference was in the fourth quarter.
The Bobcats (8-1, 6-0 Big Sky Conference), fourth in the FCS coach poll, piled 544 yards, 253 off McKay’s arm on a 17-of-30 passing. McCutcheon had 150 yards for five catches.
Eastern Washington (7-2, 4-2) was fifth, with 314 yards to go in losing for the second straight game. Eric Barrier was 21 for 31 for 214 yards and two touchdowns.
The Eagles lost a touchdown that would have put them 20–16 due to offensive pass interference. He tosses the ball towards MSU 5. McKay and McCutcheon covered 52 yards in the first game and Ifans scored on the next run for a 23–13 lead. Ifanse’s day gave him 1,124 yards on the season.
EWU swung the ball down but McKay stumbled and the Eagles cashed in with Dennis Merritt TD with 7:39, but their final possession was a three-and-out.
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