Garrett Gilbert completed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Darius Joseph with 12 seconds left against Montana State to give SMU a come-from-behind 31-30 victory on Saturday against the No. 3 team in FCS.
After forcing a Montana State punt, SMU (1-1) took over with 3:46 remaining on its own 19. Led by Gilbert, who finished 35 of 48 passing with 317 yards, the Mustangs took 14 plays to drive the remaining 81 yards for the win.
Joseph caught three passes on the game-winning march, finishing with 12 grabs for 113 yards.
Montana State raced out to a 22-5 lead before taking a 22-19 advantage into halftime. Cody Kirk and the Bobcats offense ate up the clock in the second half and, for the most part, kept the pass-happy SMU offense off the field.
Kirk finished with 107 yards and two touchdowns.