(7-4, 6-2 Big Sky)
(4-6, 4-4 Big Sky)
7:05 PM ET, November 11, 2006
Hornet Stadium, SACRAMENTO, CA
Passing: S. Smith (PRST) - 162 YDS, 1 TD
Rushing: M. Ali (PRST) - 30 CAR, 140 YDS
Receiving: J. Barnes (SAC) - 4 REC, 81 YDS
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- MuAmmar Ali carried 30 times for 140
yards as Portland State came back in the second half to beat
Sacramento State 13-7 on Saturday.
Sawyer Smith threw for 162 yards and one touchdown, and
linebacker Adam Hayward had three sacks for the Vikings (7-4, 5-3),
who have beaten Sac State seven straight times.
Marcel Marquez threw for 178 yards and was sacked six times for
Sac State (4-6, 4-4), which finished with its second-best Big Sky
Conference record in school history.
Cyrus Mulitalo scored a 3-yard run after Ryan Hastie ran five
yards on 4-and-1 to give the Hornets a 7-0 lead with 1:48 left in
the second quarter.
Portland States Eric Azorr missed a 50-yard field goal attempt
with seven seconds left, leaving the Hornets' seven-point lead
intact at the half.
Azorr's 22-yard field goal and Smith's 2-yard touchdown pass to
Kevin McGlothen in the third quarter put Portland State ahead 10-7.
Azorr kicked a 27-yard field goal with 10:05 left in the fourth
quarter for the Vikings' final points of the game.
Mitch Lively, a 6-4, 220-pound senior from Susanville, kicked
two 57-yard punts for the Hornets. Portland State coach Tim Walsh
is 12-1 against Sac State, his best record against any school.