The Montana State Bobcats were unable to upset the No.1 Sam Houston State Bearkats in the quarterfinals of the 2011 FCS Playoffs. They fell, 49-13, on Saturday afternoon.
The Bearkats were able to crush the Montana State defense by rushing for over 430 yards while the Bobcats could only crack 77 yards on the ground. The Bearkats rushing attack was led by Richard Sincere, who had 11 carries for 160 yards. Torrance Williams gained 99 yards on five yards and found the end zone twice. Quarterback Brian Bell didn't pass much, but he did throw two touchdown passes and rush for a 54-yard touchdown.
Montana State was rarely ever able to get into a rhythm. Quarterback DeNarius McGhee did throw for 267 yards and a touchdown, but it was far too little. Wide receiver Elvis Akpla had an amazing one-handed catch to highlight the game for the Bobcats.
The Bobcats finish the season with a 10-3 record. The Bearkats improve to 13-0 and will host the Montana Grizzlies in a semifinals matchup. The Bearkats last appeared in that round in 2004. The Montana Grizzlies defeated them, 34-13.
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