Scores

Final

N Arizona 44

(4-2, 3-1 Big Sky)

Portland State 23

(2-5, 1-4 Big Sky)

4:05 PM ET, October 17, 2009

1 2 3 4 T
NAU 14 7 9 1444
PRST 3 3 3 1423

Top Performers

Passing: M. Herrick (NAU) - 254 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: A. Henderson (NAU) - 21 CAR, 97 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Meadows (NAU) - 8 REC, 128 YDS, 2 TD

N. Arizona 44, Portland St. 23

Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Michael Herrick passed for 254 yards and three touchdowns to lead Northern Arizona to a convincing 44-23 victory over Portland State in Big Sky Conference action on Saturday.

Northern Arizona (4-2, 3-1) led almost the entire way.

Herrick entered the contest as the Big Sky?s top-ranked passer and he was rarely pressured by a Portland State defense that has allowed more than 400 yards per game. Herrick completed 21 of 34 attempts and connected with Conrad Meadows for a pair of scores, including a 31-yarder that gave the Lumberjacks a 30-9 lead late in the third quarter.

Portland State (2-5, 1-4), which was playing without injured first-string quarterback Drew Hubel, didn't score a touchdown until backup quarterback Connor Cavanaugh's 7-yard run early in the fourth period cut Northern Arizona?s lead to 30-16.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NAU
PRST
1st Downs2818
Total Yards458274
Passing254168
Rushing204106
Penalties7-586-65
3rd Down Conversions11-162-10
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers03
Possession34:2325:37

Passing Leaders

Northern ArizonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Herrick21/342547.530
Portland StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kavanaugh11/241164.803

Rushing Leaders

Northern ArizonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Henderson21974.6224
Dixon10787.8140
Portland StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kavanaugh10424.2123
McClintock5346.808

Receiving Leaders

Northern ArizonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Meadows812816.0231
Berry55310.6021
Portland StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kirven57815.6045
Fry5428.4119

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNAUPRST
TD10:56Alex Henderson 3 Yd Run (Matt Myers Kick) 70
FG06:17Zach Brown 43 Yd 73
TD00:17Daiveun Curry-Chapman 3 Yd Pass From Michael Herrick (Matt Myers Kick) 143
SECOND QUARTERNAUPRST
FG10:37Zach Brown 31 Yd 146
TD01:04Conrad Meadows 11 Yd Pass From Michael Herrick (Matt Myers Kick) 216
THIRD QUARTERNAUPRST
SF13:26Ball Through End Zone 236
FG05:13Zach Brown 35 Yd 239
TD00:30Conrad Meadows 31 Yd Pass From Michael Herrick (Matt Myers Kick) 309
FOURTH QUARTERNAUPRST
TD14:18Connor Kavanaugh 7 Yd Run (Zach Brown Kick) 3016
TD09:07Alex Henderson 11 Yd Run (Matt Myers Kick) 3716
TD08:17Giovannie Dixon 40 Yd Run (Matt Myers Kick) 4416
TD05:38Ray Fry 7 Yd Pass From Justin Engstrom (Zach Brown Kick) 4423