Adams scores go-ahead 2-point conversion, lifts E Washington past Montana St in 52-51 shootout

Mario Brown scored on a 1-yard run with 27 seconds left and quarterback Vernon Adams ran in the two-point conversion to lift Eastern Washington to a 52-51 victory over Montana State on Saturday.

The Bobcats (2-2) had forged ahead with 1:55 to play when Dakota Prukop threw his fourth touchdown pass of the game to Shaun Johnson, putting MSU up 51-44.

MSU led 44-30 early in the fourth quarter, but the Eagles (3-1) stopped MSU on fourth down twice and scored twice to tie the game.

The teams combined for 1,129 yards. Quincy Forte ran for 146 yards in the first quarter and finished with 190 yards and four touchdowns.

Adams was 25 for 43 for 358 yards and two touchdowns.

Johnson had 150 yards rushing and 62 receiving with three total touchdowns. Prukop finished 17 for 26 for 248 yards and added 68 rushing with a touchdown.