Scores

Final

Sacramento St 54

(3-2, 1-1 Big Sky)

Idaho State 31

(1-3, 0-1 Big Sky)

3:35 PM ET, September 29, 2012

Holt Arena, POCATELLO, ID

1 2 3 4 T
SAC 14 13 7 2054
IDST 14 9 0 831

Top Performers

Passing: K. Yost (IDST) - 534 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: E. Graham (SAC) - 23 CAR, 158 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Rumble (IDST) - 11 REC, 183 YDS, 1 TD

Sacramento St. 54, Idaho St. 31

Associated Press

POCATELLO, Idaho -- Garrett Safron passed for 202 yards and three touchdowns to lead Sacramento State to a 54-31 victory over Idaho State on Saturday.

Edgar Castaneda supplemented Safron's effort with field goals of 41, 25, 38 and 50 yards.

Ezekiel Graham rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown as the Hornets (3-2, 1-1 Big Sky) rolled up 349 yards on the ground. He also had a 74-yard touchdown catch.

The first half was a back-and-forth affair with Sacramento State taking a 27-23 lead into the locker room. The teams combined for 646 yards of total offense with Idaho State (1-3, 0-1) holding a 334-312 edge.

The game was a statistical dead heat as the Hornets finished with 551 yards of total offense while the Bengals had 532.

Idaho State's Kevin Yost completed 44 of 73 passes for 534 yards but was intercepted twice.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAC
IDST
1st Downs2225
Total Yards551532
Passing202534
Rushing349-2
Penalties14-1278-94
3rd Down Conversions3-137-17
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers23
Possession33:0226:58

Passing Leaders

Sacramento StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Safron17/272027.532
Idaho StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Yost44/735347.342

Rushing Leaders

Sacramento StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Graham231586.9152
Ellis1111810.7162
Idaho StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Prier3155.0012
Finney4-1-0.302

Receiving Leaders

Sacramento StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Graham57014.0174
Norrise6488.0114
Idaho StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rumble1118316.6152
Hill1212310.3030

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSACIDST
TD10:03De'jon Coleman 18 Yd Run (Edgar Castaneda Kick) 70
TD08:54Cameron Richmond 20 Yd Pass From Kevin Yost (Brendon Garcia Kick) 77
TD06:32Luke Austin 7 Yd Pass From Kevin Yost (Brendon Garcia Kick) 714
TD05:29Ezekiel Graham 74 Yd Pass From Garrett Safron (Edgar Castaneda Kick) 1414
SECOND QUARTERSACIDST
FG07:38Edgar Castaneda 41 Yd 1714
TD07:20Luke Austin 53 Yd Pass From Kevin Yost (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1720
FG04:10Edgar Castaneda 25 Yd 2020
FG02:46Brendon Garcia 37 Yd 2023
TD00:25Morris Norrise 14 Yd Pass From Garrett Safron (Edgar Castaneda Kick) 2723
THIRD QUARTERSACIDST
TD01:35Shane Harrison 42 Yd Pass From Garrett Safron (Edgar Castaneda Kick) 3423
FOURTH QUARTERSACIDST
FG14:51Edgar Castaneda 38 Yd 3723
FG11:23Edgar Castaneda 50 Yd 4023
TD08:37Ezekiel Graham 13 Yd Run (Edgar Castaneda Kick) 4723
TD05:01Rodrick Rumble 4 Yd Pass From Kevin Yost (Kevin Yost Pass To Josh Hill For Two-Point Conversion) 4731
TD02:49A.J. Ellis 62 Yd Run (Edgar Castaneda Kick) 5431