BOZEMAN – – No Tommy Mellott, no issue for Montana State as the Wildcats rolled 41-24 over UC Davis on Saturday, improving to 4-1 generally and 2-0 in Large Sky play.
The MSU offense slashed the Aggies to the tune of north of 550 yards of all out offense, averaging barely short of nine yards a play.
Sean Chambers, beginning in Mellott’s place at QB, controlled the Felines with 227 passing yards and 203 surging yards, representing five all out scores.
The Aggies slice the shortage to 24-21 from the get-go in the last part, however Marqui Johnson returned the resulting the opening shot 67 yards, and Chambers found Clevan Thomas for a 29-yard score two plays later.
After a UC Davis field objective, Chambers took a 65-yard hurry to the house, successfully taking care of the game.
In the wake of constraining a dropkick, Chambers required the subsequent hostile play to the house, cutting the Aggies guard for a 78-yard score run.
UC Davis would answer with a long score run of their own, politeness of Ulonzo Gilliam, who rushed 38 yards to tie the game at seven.
After the Aggies halted a Chambers run on fourth and 1 from the UC Davis 37-yard line, Isaiah Gomez hit a 32-yard field objective to give the Aggies a 10-7 lead.
MSU took control from that point, with Chambers tracking down Elijah Elliott for 37 yards to set up the QB for a 3-yard score run.
After James Campbell took out UC Davis QB Miles Hastings on the resulting drive, Chambers traded out the turnover with a 18-yard strike to Willie Patterson, giving MSU a 21-10 lead.
The two groups exchanged field objectives to end the half, with Gomez hitting from 38 yards and Blake Glessner dividing the uprights on a 33-yard kick.
Next up for the Catamounts, they’ll have Idaho State (0-5, 0-2 Major Sky) one week from now in Bozeman. The opening shot is set for 2 p.m.