Chambers gives Montana State a 38-35 win over E Washington

CHENEY, Wash. – Sean Chambers scored on a 13-yard run for the game-winning touchdown as Montana State’s No. 4 beat Washington East’s No. 15 38-35 on Saturday in a Big Sky Conference opener that had a final four crazy minutes.

With the Bobcats (3-1) leading 35-31, a Chambers pass was caught by Jaren Banks in the end zone with 3:52 left in the game. To the next piece, Sebastian Valdez forced a fumble from Micah Smith which was picked up by Ty Okada. It took two runs from Chambers for MSU to score.

On fourth and 14 of EWU 25, Nolan Ulm caught a long pass from Gunner Talkington but when he landed on the corner, the ball fell into the hands of Danny Uluilakepa and after a lengthy review, the Bobcats exhausted the final two minutes. There were no turnovers in the game until the final minutes.

Relieving Tommy Mellott, who was injured late in the first quarter, Chambers rushed 26 times for 144 yards and two touchdowns and was 6 of 12 passing for 69 yards with a touchdown. His 5-yard pass to Willie Patterson gave MSU a 24-21 lead and his 2-yard run in the third quarter made it 31-21.

Talkington, who was 17 of 26 for 230 yards, had an 80-yard pass to Freddie Roberson and 8 meters from Ulm in the fourth to put Eastern (1-2) in the lead 35-31.

Elijah Elliott had 17 bunts for 141 yards and a score as the Bobcats rushed for 327 yards.

Smith, who carried 13 times for 114 yards, had first-quarter rushes for 56 and 28 yards for the Eagles.

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