BOZEMAN, MT- Rodrick Rumble became the Idaho State single-season leader for receptions in yardage after his 13 receptions for 145 yards and one touchdown at No. 4 Montana State in a 54-13 loss on Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Stadium in front of a crowd of 16,517.
For the season Rumble has 98 receptions for 1,224 yards also breaking the Big Sky Record for receptions in a single-season, passing former Bengal Ed Bell's 96 in 1969.
The Idaho State offense had 290 yards of total offense while Montana State tallied 590.
The Bengals threw for 261 yards, with Kevin Yost throwing for 197 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Justin Arias was 5-for-10 with one touchdown, 64 yards passing and two interceptions.
Jake Rouser led the Bengals in tackles with a career-high 11 while A.J. Storms had nine tackles.
Idaho State trailed 7-0 at the end of the first quarter but fell behind 28-0 with nine minutes left in the second quarter.
Less than a minute later Yost connected with Derek Graves on a 73-yard touchdown reception to cut the Bengal lead to 28-6 with 8:12 to play in the half. The touchdown was the longest offensive play by the Bengals since October of 2007. Montana State led 37-6 at halftime.
Idaho State trailed 54-6 when Rumble scored his ninth touchdown of the season on a three-yard reception from Justin Arias with 3:20 left in the game.
The Bengals return to the field on Nov. 12 for a 7 p.m. contest at Sacramento State.
- The 73-yard touchdown reception by Derek Graves was the longest offensive play by the Bengals offense since Oct. 27, 2007, when Jaron Taylor caught an 81-yard touchdown pass from Russ Hill against Cal Poly.
- Jake Rouser had a career-high 11 tackles. His previous high was nine tackles at NAU this year.
- A.J. Storms had nine tackles and needs only 18 tackles to become the Idaho State's career-leader in tackles, passing Mike Calley's (1984-87) 414 tackles. Storms currently has 392 tackles.
- Mitch Beckstead caught his first reception as a Bengal on five-yard pass on ISU's first offensive play of the game.