Weber State downs Montana State 25-17

Published on September 30, 2017 at 06:02PM

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Trey Tuttle connected on all four of his field goal attempts to push Weber State to a 25-17 win over Montana State on Saturday.

While Tuttle was perfect, Montana State kicker Gabe Peppenger missed two of three attempts and the Bobcats couldn’t overcome the Wildcats.

Montana State (1-3, 1-1 Big Sky) drove deep into Weber State territory on its first three possessions, but managed just one field goal. Tuttle hit on three in the first half to put the Wildcats up 9-3.

Chris Murray hit Lance McCutcheon on a 65-yard scoring pass down the sideline as the first half came to a close with the Bobcats ahead 10-9.

Kevin Smith scored on a 6-yard run early in the third quarter to give Weber State (4-1, 2-0) the lead at 15-10. Cantwell followed with a 1-yard sneak for a score that put the Wildcats up 22-10.

The Bobcats scored on a wide receiver pass from Kevin Kassis back to Murray to draw the Bobcats with 22-17, but the Wildcats drove to the Montana State 5 before adding Tuttle’s last field goal. The drive was aided by a roughing-the-passer penalty on third-and-11.

Montana State had a first down called back on a holding penalty on its final drive and turned the ball over on downs from there.