DAVIS, Calif. -- Kieran McDonagh accounted for three touchdowns, D.J. Adams rushed for 139 yards and a score, and Portland State exploded in the second half Saturday for a 49-21 victory Saturday over UC Davis.
McDonagh completed 12 passes for 250 yards, including a 68-yard TD to Justin Lilley, and added 57 yards rushing, including scoring runs of 23 yards in the second quarter and 6 yards in the third. Adams followed with a 4-yard score for the Vikings (3-5, 2/3 Big Sky), who outscored UC Davis 35-7 after halftime.
Portland State leads the series with UC Davis 8-4, but this was the teams' first game as conference opponents.
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