Scores

Final

Sacramento St 28

(5-3, 3-2 Big Sky)

E Washington 31

(6-1, 5-0 Big Sky)

7:05 PM ET, October 20, 2012

Roos Field, CHENEY, WA

1 2 3 4 T
SAC 7 0 7 1428
EWU 3 10 11 731

Top Performers

Passing: V. Adams (EWU) - 169 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: E. Graham (SAC) - 17 CAR, 82 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: G. Herd (EWU) - 9 REC, 109 YDS, 2 TD

E. Washington 31, Sacramento St. 28

Associated Press

CHENEY, Wash. -- Vernon Adams and Kyle Padron combined for 342 yards passing and three touchdowns, leading Eastern Washington to a 31-28 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday night.

Coach Beau Baldwin wanted to play both quarterbacks, and each delivered. Adams was 17 of 21 for 169 yards and two TDs for the Eagles (6-1, 5-0 Big Sky). Padron finished up, going 9 for 16 for 173 yards, including a 52-yard TD pass to Brandon Kaufman that put Eastern Washington up 31-21 with 11:22 left in the game.

Kaufman had six catches for 102 yards, while Greg Herd caught nine passes for 109 yards and two TDs.

Sacramento State (5-3, 3-2) was outgained 454-288 in total yards, but stayed close by going 8 for 14 on third-down conversions. The Hornets pulled within 31-28 on a 6-yard pass from Mason Magleby to T.J. Knowles with 3:05 remaining, but didn't get the ball back until there was 21 seconds remaining.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAC
EWU
1st Downs1819
Total Yards288454
Passing163342
Rushing125112
Penalties5-408-70
3rd Down Conversions8-1411-19
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers01
Possession26:0633:54

Passing Leaders

Sacramento StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Safron16/261274.910
Eastern WashingtonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Padron9/1617310.810

Rushing Leaders

Sacramento StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Graham17824.8118
Safron8324.0016
Eastern WashingtonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Adams5387.6017
Forte10303.0013

Receiving Leaders

Sacramento StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Norrise55310.6130
Carter6498.2015
Eastern WashingtonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Herd910912.1226
Kaufman610217.0152

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSACEWU
FG09:43Jimmy Pavel 24 Yd 03
TD03:19De'jon Coleman 1 Yd Run (Edgar Castaneda Kick) 73
SECOND QUARTERSACEWU
TD12:09Greg Herd 10 Yd Pass From Vernon Adams (Jimmy Pavel Kick) 710
FG00:15Jimmy Pavel 40 Yd 713
THIRD QUARTERSACEWU
TD09:43Morris Norrise 2 Yd Pass From Garrett Safron (Edgar Castaneda Kick) 1413
TD08:05Greg Herd 26 Yd Pass From Vernon Adams (Vernon Adams Pass To Nicholas Edwards For Two-Point Conversion) 1421
FG02:20Jimmy Pavel 47 Yd 1424
FOURTH QUARTERSACEWU
TD13:55Ezekiel Graham 17 Yd Run (Edgar Castaneda Kick) 2124
TD11:22Brandon Kaufman 52 Yd Pass From Kyle Padron (Jimmy Pavel Kick) 2131
TD03:05T.J. Knowles 6 Yd Pass From Mason Magleby (Edgar Castaneda Kick) 2831