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Draft Scout Denarius McGhee News
12/07/12 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Montana State is 11-1 overall and finished in a three-way tie atop the Big Sky Conference standings with a 7-1 record. The Bobcats are 6-1 at home this season and are 18-3 at home during the past three seasons. MSU coach Rob Ash earned his 50th career win at Montana State last week. Montana State defensive end Caleb Schreibeis, a candidate for the Buck Buchanan Award, leads the nation with eight forced fumbles. Montana State's Jody Owens was named the Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year.
Montana State is converting 49.5 percent of its third downs, which ranks 11th in the nation and third among remaining playoff games. Montana State's defense is fourth in the nation in third-down conversion percentage, allowing opponents to convert just 28.98 percent of the time. Montana State has 14 players on its roster from Texas. Montana State has allowed eight rushing touchdowns this season and allows only 98.2 rushing yards per game, which ranks seventh in the nation.
Quarterback DeNarius McGhee has named the offensive player of the year for the second time in three seasons. He has completed 67.5 percent of his passes for 2,726 yards with 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions. McGhee has thrown a touchdown pass in each of the 36 games he has played, and has 70 total in his career. - Sam Houston State football
11/24/12 - 2012 BIG SKY OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Montana State quarterback DeNarius McGhee, a 6-foot, 210-pound junior, completed 67.5 percent of his passes for 2,726 yards with 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions during the regular season. He guided MSU to a 10-1 overall record. McGhee shared the Offensive Player of the Year honors as a freshman in 2010, when he was also named the First Team quarterback. - Big Sky football
11/17/12 - Denarius McGhee threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Kruiz Siewing, Rory Perez made three field goals and Montana State beat Montana 16-7 on Saturday for a share of the Big Sky Conference title. McGhee was 26 of 47 for 247 yards for the Bobcats (10-1, 7-1) in front of a record crowd of 26,210 fans at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Montana State won for only the third time in Missoula since 1986.
Perez gave Montana State a 13-7 lead with a 38-yard field goal midway through the third quarter, and completed the scoring with a 22-yarder with 2:32 left in the game. Montana State took a 10-7 lead midway through the second quarter on McGhee's 16-yard scoring pass to Siewing. The Bobcats opened the scoring on Perez's 42-yard field goal, and Montana (5-6, 3-5) made it 7-3 on Peter Nguyen's 47-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter. - AP Sports
11/10/12 - DeNarius McGhee threw four touchdown passes and Cody Kirk scored three TDs as Montana State routed Portland State 65-30 on Saturday. The Bobcats (9-1, 6-1 Big Sky) saw six players score in the first half, when they scored 59 points, and had touchdowns on offense, defense, and special teams in dominating the Vikings. Two weeks after gaining a school-record 695 yards, MSU had 389 yards by halftime before sending in its second team early in the second half. Shawn Johnson scored on a 54-yard pass play and a 72-yard punt return and Kirk, who ran for 122 yards, had scoring runs of 17 and 14 yards, along with a 54-yard touchdown reception. DJ Adams had a 69-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to cut the Bobcats' lead to 10-7, but Portland State (3-7, 2-5) didn't manage another first down until its final drive of the half. - AP Sports
10/06/12 - Defensive tackle Zach Minter returned an interception 5 yards to the 1 to set up Tray Robinson's go-ahead touchdown run in undefeated Montana State's 48-41 victory over UC Davis on Saturday night. Robinson's 1-yard run on third down gave the Bobcats (6-0, 3-0 Big Sky) a 45-41 lead with 8:40 left, and Rory Perez added a 34-yard field goal with 2:23 left. Montana State is 6-0 for the first time since winning its first eight games in 1978. The Bobcats scored the final 24 points of the first half to take a 31-14 lead, but UC Davis (2-4, 1-2) countered with 24 straight points in the third quarter for a 38-31 advantage. The Bobcats tied it at 38 on Robinson's 1-yard run early in the fourth, and UC Davis pulled ahead again on Brady Stuart's 28-yard field goal with 12:26 to go. Montana State's DeNarius McGhee was 27 of 41 for 334 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score. He also threw an interception that Jordan Glass returned 7 yards for a TD in the third quarter. - AP Sports