Tanner Gueller threw two touchdown passes and Idaho State cashed in on an interception and overcame two lost fumbles to beat Montana State 24-17 on Saturday, snapping an 11-game losing streak against the Bobcats.
The Bobcats scored on Travis Jonsen’s 1-yard run on their opening drive, but the Bengals scored 17 unanswered points in the second quarter and led 24-7 in the third after Gueller’s 4-yard pass to Demonte Horton that was set up by Adkin Aguirre’s interception.
Gueller was 18 of 29 for 218 yards passing, including a 9-yard scoring strike to Austin Campbell one play after the Bengals (5-3, 4-1 Big Sky Conference) converted on fourth down. James Madison scored on a 7-yard run to cap a 15-play, 94-yard drive.
Brayden Konkol recovered two fourth-quarter fumbles, one of which led to Troy Andersen’s 32-yard TD run and the other to Tristan Bailey’s 20-yard field goal. Anderson was 16 of 28 for 173 yards for the Bobcats (4-4, 2-3), who reached the Idaho State 23 with 1:26 to play but were stopped on downs.