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Record setting year for Montana State seniors

By Kane O'Neill, KTVM Sports, koneill@ktvm.com
Published On: Nov 25 2013 11:09:24 PM MST

The Bobcat's season came to a disappointing end Saturday night as Montana State fell to Montana 28-14 to end the Bobcats chances of making the playoffs.

Looking back it was quite the season for what is arguably the most successful senior class the Bobcats have ever had as numerous school record were broken throughout the year.

In the very first game of the season Cody Kirk rushed for his 30th career touchdown, a school record. Kirk would go on to add 17 more touchdowns this season to finish his illustrious career with 47 rushing touchdowns as a Bobcat. He would also tie a school record for most rushing touchdowns in a game when he ran for 5 against North Dakota.

DeNarius McGhee joined one of the elite clubs in all of college football when he threw for over 10,000 yards in his career. Pairing that with his 1,000 yards rushing, he became only the 14th player in college football history to throw for over 10,000 and rush for over 1,000.

He will also end his career with a school record 84 passing touchdowns along with the most passing yards in school history and 8 other Montana State passing records. McGhee is also the winningest quarterback in Montana State history.

Then there is Tanner Bleskin. Bleskin headed into the season 6th in MSU history in receiving yards and 8th in catches. Those records would not stand for long.

In week 4 the Bobcat's matched up against Stephen F. Austin and Bleskin ended the day with 2,268 career receiving yards, a new school record. What made that record a little sweeter was that it was thrown by his brother Jake, who was starting for the then injured DeNarius McGhee. Bleskin would also finish the season with a school record 193 receptions.

Best of luck to all of the Montana State seniors in their future endeavors.