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Montana State defeats Idaho State 41-10

Nov 1, 2009 - 12:14 AM BOZEMAN, Mont.(AP) -- Aaron Mason ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns to lead Montana State to a 41-10 win over Idaho State Saturday.

Mason, who missed games against South Dakota and Eastern Washington, scored on runs of 10 and 5 yards in the second half. Overall, the Bobcats (5-3, 3-2 Big Sky Conference) gained 236 yards on the ground. Quarterbacks Cody Kempt and Mark Iddins combined for 252 yards as the Bobcats scored a season-high in points.

Iddins completed 15 of 26 passes for 169 yards. Kempt, the starter, completed seven of 15 and threw an interception in the end zone, the only time the Bobcats didn't convert in the red zone.

MSU led 20-10 at halftime and poured it on in the second half. Besides Mason's two scores, Blayde Becksted added a fourth-quarter touchdown run.

ISU (0-9, 0-6) totaled 144 yards, 127 through the air and 17 on the ground.