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MSU lockdown may have been sparked by moving students

(BOZEMAN)- Authorities are still on the lookout, but they say the report of men on the Montana State University campus with a rifle this morning might have been nothing more than students moving. 

The MSU campus, as well as surrounding schools, were locked down Tuesday morning when police received a report of two men spotted with a gun crossing 11th Street moving into the campus area. 

KBZK TV reports the first alert was sent out around 9 a.m. with students and faculty ordered to remain indoors while the area was searched. One man was stopped and questioned but released and the lockdown was lifted just before 11. 

Police say it appears the men may have been students who were moving the rifle along with other belongings. 


Bobcats move to 4-1 with win over Sacramento State

(BOZEMAN)- Sacramento State had hoped to rack up two wins over two Montana schools in two weeks. But the Hornets didn't have what it took to pull off an upset in Bozeman, losing to Montana State Saturday 31-21.

Elvis Akpla snagged a pair of passes and set up an additional scoring drive to give MSU the win.

MSU had opened the game with a 26-yard field goal by Jason Cunning, only to see the Hornets hit the board with a 7-3 lead. That's when Akpla kicked in the afterburners, giving the lead back to the 'Cats with a 95-yard touchdown reception. That set a record for the longest-scoring play ever against Sacarmento State.

The win keeps the Bobcats undefeated in Big Sky Conference play and 4-1 overall. Sac State is now 1-2 in league play. 


Eagles now 0-2 against Montana teams

(CHENEY)- If Eastern Washington wants to defend its national title, it better find the right gear. And in a hurry.

A week after losing to the Grizzlies, it was the Bobcats who grounded the Eagles this Saturday, with MSU leaving the Inland Empire with a 36-21 win, improving their season to 3-1 overall.

Jason Cunningham had a banner day with the boot, kicking 5-field goals with a pair of those from the wrong side of the 50 to give the 'Cats plenty of margin.

MSU had over 400-yards in total offense, with almost 300 of those from the running game.

KTVQ has a complete report on the game.


CHENEY, WA. - Behind a career day from Jason Cunningham, who made five field goals, including two from 55 yards, the Montana State Bobcats kept defending national champion Eastern Washington winless with a 36-21 victory on 'The Inferno' field in Cheney.

Cunningham made both 55-yarders in the first half, and added field goals of 31, 32, and 43 yards in the second half, as the Cats repeatedly drove into Eagle territory all night. Cunnigham also hit three extra points, giving him 18 points in the game.

The Cats apparently weren't thrown off by the red turf of Eastern Washington's home field, because MSU scored on its opening possession on a 19-yard touchdown run from Cody Kirk.

Eastern Washington looked up to the challenge early on, as Bo Levi Mitchell hit Brandon Kaufman on a 56-yard pass on the Eagles' first offensive play. The two then hooked up two plays later for a 10-yard touchdown.

The Eagles took a 14-10 lead in the second quarter on a 6-yard TD run from Jordan Talley. But that would prove to be EWU's only lead of the game.

Montana State retook the lead minutes later on a Denarius McGhee 1-yard TD run, and boosted their advantage to 20-14 after Cunningham's second 55-yarder on the final play of the first half.

The Cats outscored the Eagles 16-7 in the second half, with Talley rushing for another score for EWU, and McGhee hooking up with Elvis Akpla on a 12-yard touchdown later in the fourth quarter, to go along with Cunningham's three field goals.

MSU outgained Eastern Washington 416 yards to 371, and won the ground game 266 to 108.

With the win, the Cats move to 3-1 overall, and 1-0 in the Big Sky conference. Eastern Washington falls to 0-4 overall, and 0-2 in conference play.