PORTLAND, Ore. -- Kieran McDonagh passed for a career-high 377 yards, fueling Portland State to a 43-6 pounding of Division-II Humboldt State.
It makes the second straight week that McDonagh has set a career high. He passed for 308 yards in a narrow loss to Cal, a performance that earned the sophomore Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week honors.
The Vikings' (2-1) potent offense did not kick in until the second half, breaking open a tight 7-6 contest with three TDs and a safety in the third quarter alone. Portland State finished with 622 total yards. The Vikings lead the FCS in total offence, averaging over 612 yards, after their first two games.
Humboldt State (0-2) stayed close in the first half on Matt Bruder field goals of 32 and 28 yards less than a minute apart in the second quarter.
Portland State's Kasey Closs caught 10 passes for a career-best 205 yards.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
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