Texas St. 38, N. Colorado 35

GREELEY, Colo. -- Andrew Ireland kicked a 29-yard field goal to give Texas State a late lead, and the defense recovered a fumble at the 1-yard line in the final seconds to seal a 38-35 win Saturday over Northern Colorado.

Northern Colorado (0-2) trailed 35-28 late in the third quarter after Alvin Canady's 5-yard touchdown run for Texas State with 20 seconds left. On the first play of the next possession, Bryan Waggener connected with Brandon Smith on a 75-yard TD pass. Michael York's kick was good to tie it 35-35.

After Ireland's kick with 2:11 left in the game, Northern Colorado marched down the field. On third and 10 at the Texas State 31-yard line, Waggener completed a 30-yard pass to Ryan Chesla to get to the 1-yard line. With 19 seconds left, Waggener fumbled on the next play, and Texas State (2-1) recovered to seal the win.

Waggener was 31-for-51 passing for 392 yards with three touchdowns and an interception.

Clint Toon completed 18 passes on 32 attempts for 227 yards, an interception and a touchdown in his first start at quarterback for Texas State.

Canady scored three touchdowns and had 84 all-purpose yards for Texas State.



2015 Big Sky Conference Standings

Southern Utah7-18-4
Portland State6-29-3
North Dakota5-37-4
Northern Arizona5-37-4
Eastern Washington5-36-5
Weber State5-36-5
Northern Colorado3-56-5
Montana State3-55-6
Cal Poly3-54-7
UC Davis2-62-9
Idaho State1-72-9
Sacramento State1-72-9