Scores

Final

N Colorado 10

(1-5, 1-2 Big Sky)

Weber State 17

(6-2, 4-0 Big Sky)

3:05 PM ET, October 18, 2008

Stewart Stadium, Ogden, UT

1 2 3 4 T
UNCO 0 0 3 710
WEB 0 10 7 017

Top Performers

Passing: C. Higgins (WEB) - 413 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Smith (WEB) - 22 CAR, 119 YDS

Receiving: C. Nakamura (WEB) - 7 REC, 93 YDS, 1 TD

Weber St. 17, N. Colorado 10

Associated Press

OGDEN, Utah -- Cameron Higgins threw for 413 yards and two touchdowns as the Weber State Wildcats defeated the Northern Colorado Bears 17-10 Saturday.

The Wildcats (6-2, 4-0 Big Sky Conference) outgained the Bears 571-142 in yards on offense, but struggled getting into the red zone. Higgins hit Tim Toone on an 18-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter and a 40-yard field goal from Jon Williams gave WSU a 10-0 lead at the half.

Linebacker Cristian Sarmento led the Bears (1-5, 1-2 Big Sky) with 17 tackles -- 10 in the first half when he had two sacks and a forced fumble. Colorado forced four turnovers from WSU, including two interceptions from Higgins, while turning the ball over just once.

WSU extended its lead to 17-3 following a 27-yard touchdown reception by Cody Nakamura, who finished with seven catches for 93 yards, late in the third quarter.

However the Bears got back in the game when Bryan Waggener hooked up with Jason Caprioli on a 5-yard scoring pass with 2:26 left in the game. WSU?s Bryant Eteuati recovered the ensuing onside kick and the Wildcats ran out the clock.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNCO
WEB
1st Downs1028
Total Yards142571
Passing106413
Rushing36158
Penalties4-459-88
3rd Down Conversions7-175-11
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers14
Possession25:1834:42

Passing Leaders

Northern ColoradoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Waggener16/301063.511
Weber StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins27/3741311.221

Rushing Leaders

Northern ColoradoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson11393.5018
Muns581.603
Weber StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith221195.4021
Eteuati11818.0018

Receiving Leaders

Northern ColoradoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fauver33411.3023
Chesla4317.8011
Weber StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nakamura79313.3130
Smith59018.0029

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERUNCOWEB
TD10:54Tim Toone 18 Yd Pass From Cameron Higgins (Jon Williams Kick) 07
FG00:00Jon Williams 40 Yd 010
THIRD QUARTERUNCOWEB
FG11:53Michael York 38 Yd 310
TD00:14Cody Nakamura 27 Yd Pass From Cameron Higgins (Jon Williams Kick) 317
FOURTH QUARTERUNCOWEB
TD02:26Jason Caprioli 5 Yd Pass From Bryan Waggener (Michael York Kick) 1017