Scores

Final

Portland State 31

(1-3, 0-1 Big Sky)

Sacramento St 41

(3-2, 1-1 Big Sky)

5:05 PM ET, September 27, 2008

Hornet Stadium, Sacramento, CA

1 2 3 4 T
PRST 14 7 7 331
SAC 13 7 14 741

Top Performers

Passing: T. Howland (PRST) - 394 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Hilliard (SAC) - 26 CAR, 125 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Washington (SAC) - 9 REC, 158 YDS, 1 TD

Sacramento St. 41, Portland St. 31

Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Running back Bryan Hilliard rushed for 125 yards and scored two touchdowns in Sacramento State's 41-31 victory over Portland State on Saturday.

Jason Smith threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 1-yard run for the Hornets (3-2, 1-1 Big Sky), who had previously dropped the last eight games to the Vikings. Tony Washington caught nine passes for 158 yards and one touchdown for the Hornets.

Tygue Howland threw for 394 yards and three touchdowns, and Aaron Woods had four catches for 106 yards and one score for the Vikings (2-2, 0-1 Big Sky), who are 0-3 on the road this season.

Trailing 14-0 in the first quarter, the Hornets came back to score 20 unanswered points. The scoring was capped off by a 15-yard interception return for a TD by freshman defensive back Deionte Gordon in the second quarter.

The Vikings ended the first half leading 21-20 after Woods caught an 80-yard touchdown from Howland with 1:10 left in the second quarter.

Sacramento State regained the lead by scoring 14 straight points in the third quarter.

The Vikings cut the Hornets' lead 34-31 on a 30-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, but Sac State controlled the ball on the ground, and scored on 2-yard run by Hilliard to extend its margin.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PRST
SAC
1st Downs2125
Total Yards459447
Passing394307
Rushing65140
Penalties8-656-72
3rd Down Conversions4-148-16
4th Down Conversions1-30-0
Turnovers22
Possession25:3634:24

Passing Leaders

Portland StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Howland27/533947.431
Sacramento StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith19/323079.620

Rushing Leaders

Portland StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
McClintock5377.4131
Urrego12323.0023
Sacramento StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hilliard261254.8220
Wilkins3144.7011

Receiving Leaders

Portland StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Woods410626.5180
Coleman59519.0147
Sacramento StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Washington915817.6148
Deadder25527.5038

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPRSTSAC
TD09:50Daniel Wolverton 8 Yd Pass From Tygue Howland (Danny Urrego Kick) 70
TD07:20Bobby Mcclintock 6 Yd Run (Danny Urrego Kick) 140
TD05:16Jason Smith 1 Yd Run (Juan Gamboa Kick) 147
TD00:40Evander Wilkins 30 Yd Pass From Jason Smith (Pat Failed) 1413
SECOND QUARTERPRSTSAC
TD09:12Deionte Gordon 15 Yd Interception Return (Juan Gamboa Kick) 1420
TD01:10Aaron Woods 80 Yd Pass From Tygue Howland (Danny Urrego Kick) 2120
THIRD QUARTERPRSTSAC
TD11:39Bryan Hilliard 6 Yd Run (Juan Gamboa Kick) 2127
TD05:26Tony Washington 21 Yd Pass From Jason Smith (Juan Gamboa Kick) 2134
TD01:18Tyler Coleman 47 Yd Pass From Tygue Howland (Danny Urrego Kick) 2834
FOURTH QUARTERPRSTSAC
FG09:37Danny Urrego 30 Yd 3134
TD04:11Bryan Hilliard 2 Yd Run (Juan Gamboa Kick) 3141