Troy Andersen ran for a touchdown and threw for another to lead Montana State to a 35-14 win over Incarnate Word in the first round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday.

His touchdown run was his school-record 20th of the season, while his touchdown pass was just his third. He also broke the Big Sky Conference quarterback rushing record midway through the game.

MSU (8-4) got a key touchdown early in the fourth quarter when Travis Jonsen scored on a keeper from the 19 to push its lead to 28-14 after a personal foul moved the ball back from the 4-yard-line. On their next possession, Andersen hit Jonsen from 37 yards out to put the Bobcats up 35-14.

MSU finished with 339 yards rushing on 66 carries and held a 41:22 to 18:38 time of possession advantage.

 

The Bobcats will travel to Fargo, North Dakota, for a second-round game against reigning FCS champion North Dakota State.  That will prove to be a tough game.

Incarnate Word Cardinals' season is over.