SMU Defeats Montana State For First Win Of The Season

SMU Mustangs
SMU MONTANA ST.
31 30
(1-1) (1-1)



1st 2nd 3rd 4th F
 MSU 8 14 8 0 30
 SMU 5 14 3 9 31

SMU MSU
 First Downs 22 25
 Rushing Att.-Yards 26-144 44-160
 Passing Yards 317 218
 Passing (C-A-I) 35-48-0 17-27-0
 Total Offense 74-461 71-378
 Punts-Avg. 4-43.8 6-32.3
 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 0-0
 Penalties-Yards 11-85 6-70
 Time of Possession 26:31 33:29
 3rd-Down Conv. 9-18 4-11
 4th-Down Conv. 0-0 1-1
 Sacks 2-21 4-17

 Scoring Summary
 First Quarter MSU SMU
SMU 12:52 S Sanders 0 2
MSU 2:23 TD Kirk 1yd run (2pt conv.) 8 2
SMU 00:15 FG Hover 45yd 8 5
 Second Quarter MSU SMU
MSU 12:16 TD Ellis 13yd pass from McGhee (Perez kick) 15 5
MSU 8:13 TD Johnson 2yd run (Perez kick) 22 5
SMU 5:12 TD Nlemchi 2yd run (Hover kick) 22 12
SMU 00:00 TD Taylor 55yd punt return (Hover kick) 22 19
 Third Quarter MSU SMU
MSU 9:28 TD Kirk 12yd run (2pt conv.) 30 19
SMU 7:02 FG Hover 42yd 30 22
 Fourth Quarter MSU SMU
SMU 9:53 FG Hover 39yd 30 25
SMU 00:12 TD Joseph 4yd pass from Gilbert (2pt. conv. failed) 30 31

 Up Next
 Who:  at Texas A&M
 When:  Saturday, Sept. 21 - TBA
 Where:  College Station, TX
 TV:  TBD
 Radio:  The Ticket 1310 AM
 Live Stats:  Coming soon!
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Sep 7, 2013

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DALLAS (AP) -- Garrett Gilbert completed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Darius Joseph with 12 seconds left against Montana State to give SMU a come-from-behind 31-30 victory on Saturday at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

After forcing a Montana State punt, SMU (1-1) took over with 3:46 remaining on its own 19. Led by Gilbert, who finished 35 of 48 passing with 317 yards, the Mustangs took 14 plays to drive the remaining 81 yards for the win. Joseph caught three passes on the game-winning march, finishing with 12 grabs for 113 yards.

Montana State raced out to a 22-5 lead before taking a 22-19 advantage into halftime. SMU's 17-point comeback ties for the third-largest comeback in SMU history.

SMU is off next week before playing at Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 21. Kickoff is TBD. Tickets can be purchased online at smumustangs.com/tickets.