In their first Big Sky Conference game of the season, the Montana State Bobcats were as cold as the weather to start the game. The Bobcats found themselves down 21-0 to Northern Arizona, and even as late as the 3rd quarter they trailed by 17. But once the offense warmed up, it was all Bobcats, and they defeated Northern Arizona going away 49-31 on a cold and rainy day at Bobcat Stadium.

The Bobcats racked up 35 second half points after trailing 31-14 with 11:28 remaining in the 3rd quarter. Meanwhile, the Cat defense shut down the Lumberjacks allowing only a field goal over the final 30 minutes.

It was the second game in a row that the Bobcats rushed for more than 300 yards. Travis Jonsen led the Bobcats with 105 yards on 13 carries. Overall, the Bobcats racked up 443 yards on the day.

The Bobcats are now 1-0 in Big Sky play. They head to San Luis Obispo, CA, to play the Cal Poly Mustangs next Saturday. Game time is 6 p.m.