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Cat-Griz Report: Cats, Griz fall in different ways


September 11, 2017

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Montana State quarterback Chris Murray avoids a tackle from South Dakota during Saturday night's FCS game at Bobcat Stadium in Bozeman.

BOZEMAN (AP) - Taryn Christion ran for two touchdowns and South Dakota needed a trick play to hold off Montana State, 31-27 on Saturday night.

The No. 4 Jackrabbits built a 17-0 lead, but Chris Murray, who fired four touchdown passes, brought the Bobcats back to trail by just three, 24-21 after three quarters.

With 4:26 left South Dakota State opted for a fake field goal and kicker Chase Vinatieri ran 31 yards for a touchdown to make it a 31-21 lead.

"We didn't escape," SDSU coach John Stiegelmeier said. "We were ready to win and we responded."

Montana State (0-2) scored to cut the Sout...

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