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Cat-Griz Report: Montana State headed to first FCS semifinal in 35 years

 

December 16, 2019

406 Sports

Logan Jones runs the ball during Friday night's FCS quarterfinal game in Bozeman. The Bobcats beat Austin Peay to advance to this Saturday's semifinal at North Dakota State. It's MSU's first semifinal appearance since its 1984 national championship.

BOZEMAN - It was a night 35 years in the making.

With a balanced offense paced by running back Isaiah Ifanse and quarterback Tucker Rovig, No. 5 Montana State rolled to a 24-10 win over visiting Austin Peay State Friday night at Bobcat Stadium.

With the win, the fifth-ranked Bobcats advance to the FCS semifinals next weekend against top-seeded North Dakota State. The last time the Bobcats were in the semifinals was 1984, when they won the national championship.

Ifanse put the Bobcats (11-3) on the scoreboard first, breaking a tackle near the line of scrimmage before sprinting 60 yards...



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