PORTLAND, Ore. -- Quarterback Cameron Higgins and receiver Tim Toone saved Weber State from an embarrassing second-half meltdown as the two connected for a 38-yard touchdown pass with 17 seconds remaining to rally the Wildcats to a 36-29 Big Sky victory over Portland State on Saturday.
Weber State (2-2, 2-0) cruised through the first two-plus quarters and built a 28-10 lead thanks in part to the passing of Higgins, who finished 31 of 47 for 410 yards and four touchdowns.
Toone caught eight passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns.
The Vikings (1-3, 0-2) began their comeback late in the third when Aaron Woods returned a kickoff 97 yards for a score, pulling Portland State to within 28-17. An interception return for a touchdown by DeShawn Shead and a 15-yard scoring pass from Drew Hubel to Woods with 1:15 remaining put the Vikings ahead 29-28.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.