Data Scout Notes: 2013: (+) 09-07-13 - Shoulder INJ, Out 4-6 Weeks...POPOYC/P1stC/PPayton...2012: AFCA...OPOYC/PPayton/P3rdSN...2011: PPayton/P1stM...2010: Co-OPOY/NewcomerOY
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10/19/13 - DeNarius McGhee fired three touchdown passes to lift Montana State to a Big Sky Conference road victory Saturday, stopping Weber State 34-16. McGhee opened the scoring with a 35-yard strike to Jon Ellis and added another 35-yard score, this time to Brian Flotkoetter, to give Montana State a 19-10 halftime lead. Austin Chipoletti scored from a yard out to make it 19-16, but Weber State's point after attempt was blocked and Steven Bethley returned the ball for a two-point defensive conversion that bumped the Montana State's lead to 21-16.
Shawn Johnson ran 9 yards for a touchdown and McGhee added a 26-yard touchdown pass to Ellis to complete the scoring. McGhee was 20 of 29 for 313 yards to go with his three touchdowns for the Bobcats (5-2, 3-0 Big Sky). Chipoletti was 26 of 38 for 309 yards for the Wildcats (1-7, 0-4 Big Sky). - AP Sports
10/09/13 - Montana State QB DeNarius McGhee quarterbacked Montana State to a 36-7 win over Northern Arizona on Saturday, making his 33rd victory as a starting quarterback. McGhee is now tied with Dave Dickenson for second place in league history. Dickenson led UM to 33 regular-season wins from1993-95. Nevada's Eric Beavers holds the Big Sky record with 40 career victories. McGhee is also on the verge of becoming just the second QB in league history to pass for 10,000 yards and rush for 1,000 in his career.
Montana State has a bye week this week, and takes on Weber State in Ogden on Oct. 19. McGhee will enter that game with 9,840 passing yards and 1,008 rushing yards. McGhee is the active FCS leader in total offense with 10,864 yards of offense. McGhee has guided Montana State to a 23-3 record in Big Sky Conference games. Former Montana State QB Travis Lulay threw for 10,746 yards and rushed for 1,459 yards. - Big Sky football
09/09/13 - Montana State quarterback DeNarius McGhee suffered a separated shoulder during the Bobcats' 31-30 loss at SMU and will be sidelined until sometime in October. School officials said Monday that Jake Bleskin of Great Falls is listed as the starter for Saturday's home game with Colorado Mesa. McGhee, a senior from Euless, Texas, will see his string consecutive starts end at 40.
Defensive tackle Craig Ashworth along with punter and kicker Rory Perez have unspecified injuries and are listed as questionable for Saturday's game. Montana State held onto its third-place ranking in the Football Championship Subdivision media poll. - AP Sports
07/21/13 - 2013 BIG SKY PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): QB DeNarius McGhee Sr., Euless, Texas, Montana State...McGhee's 9,116 passing yards is 1,630 from Travis Lulay's Bobcat career record (10,746), and is just 1,581 from joining the league's top 10 career mark. McGhee's 10,001 career yards of total offense is second in school history, behind Lulay's career mark of 12,205, which was also the second-best figure in Big Sky history. - Montana State football
07/21/13 - 2013 BIG SKY PRESEASON OFFENSIVE MVP (COACHES/MEDIA): DeNarius McGhee, Sr., QB, Montana State...McGhee can't help but laugh when asked if he feels pressure after being named 2013 Big Sky Conference Preseason MVP. "Pressure is just a word," McGhee said Monday at the 2013 Big Sky Conference Kickoff in Park City, Utah. "It doesn't exist when you're prepared. Pressure is something that applies when you're not ready."
While admitting that he has entered a game "once or twice" in his Bobcat career feeling less than prepared, he says the idea of pressure doesn't apply to Montana State's 2013 squad because of the work the team is doing over the summer. "We have a very close team and we're working hard this summer. The great thing about summer workouts is that no one else can see what we're doing. And we're working hard."
McGhee, who already owns a pair of Big Sky MVP awards, enters 2013 viewed as the league's top offensive player and Preseason All-Big Sky quarterback, and he is not alone among Bobcat stars. Senior receiver Tanner Bleskin and senior running back Cody Kirk join McGhee on offense, while senior defensive end Brad Daly is MSU's lone choice on defense. "We have a lot of guys who could be on this list," McGhee said. "We have a lot of great players that are working hard."
As for being tabbed as the loop's top offensive player entering his senior season, McGhee finds it positive but mostly meaningless. "It's an honor that people think I have talent," McGhee said, "but it's kind of irrelevant in that it's preseason and not post-season. This is based on the work that the team put in the year before, so it has no weight. We're really focused on getting prepared the right way." - Montana State football