Scores

Final

Cal Poly 38

(2-2, 1-0 Big Sky)

Portland State 34

(3-2, 0-1 Big Sky)

10:15 PM ET, September 26, 2013

Jeld-Wen Field, PORTLAND, OR

1 2 3 4 T
CP 0 7 14 1738
PRST 7 14 0 1334

Top Performers

Passing: K. McDonagh (PRST) - 302 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Ivory (CP) - 32 CAR, 184 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: V. Dean (PRST) - 4 REC, 89 YDS, 3 TD

Brown, Ivory help Cal Poly beat Portland State

Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Chris Brown threw two touchdown passes to help Cal Poly score 24 straight second-half points and the Mustangs beat Portland State 38-34 on Thursday night in the Big Sky opener for both teams.

Brown was 6 of 18 for 87 yards and ran for 129 yards on 21 carries. Big Sky rushing leader Kristaan Ivory ran for 184 yards and a touchdown in 32 attempts for the Mustangs (2-2).

Down 21-7 at the half, Cal Poly tied it in the third quarter on Chris Nicholls' 18-yard touchdown run and Brown's 14-yard scoring pass to Kori Garcia. The Mustangs took the lead early in the fourth on Bobby Zalud's 32-yard field goal and made it 31-21 on Brown's 54-yard touchdown pass to Akaninyene Umoh.

Portland State (3-2) ended the run with Kieran McDonagh's 57-yard TD pass to Victor Dean, but Brown countered with a 1-yard scoring run.

McDonagh threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Dean with 1:44 to go. Marcus Kinsella missed the extra point and Cal Poly was able to run out the clock for the victory.

McDonagh was 16 of 32 for 302 yards and four touchdowns, and D.J. Adams led the Vikings in rushing with 126 yards on 25 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CP
PRST
1st Downs3122
Total Yards518487
Passing87302
Rushing431185
Penalties11-11011-92
3rd Down Conversions9-206-15
4th Down Conversions3-31-2
Turnovers11
Possession36:3923:21

Passing Leaders

Cal PolyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown6/18874.821
Portland StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McDonagh16/323029.441

Rushing Leaders

Cal PolyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ivory321845.8118
Brown211296.1145
Portland StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Adams251265.0015
McDonagh5489.6043

Receiving Leaders

Cal PolyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Umoh36722.3154
Garcia11414.0114
Portland StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Closs49523.8041
Dean48922.3357

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCPPRST
TD10:45Justin Lilley 3 Yd Run (Nick Fernandez Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERCPPRST
TD14:16Alex Toureen 14 Yd Pass From Kieran McDonagh (Nick Fernandez Kick) 014
TD01:09Kristaan Ivory 13 Yd Run (Bobby Zalud Kick) 714
TD00:12Victor Dean 13 Yd Pass From Kieran McDonagh (Nick Fernandez Kick) 721
THIRD QUARTERCPPRST
TD11:26Chris Nicholls 18 Yd Run (Bobby Zalud Kick) 1421
TD06:25Kori Garcia 14 Yd Pass From Chris Brown (Bobby Zalud Kick) 2121
FOURTH QUARTERCPPRST
FG12:42Bobby Zalud 32 Yd 2421
TD10:35Akaninyene Umoh 54 Yd Pass From Chris Brown (Bobby Zalud Kick) 3121
TD10:20Victor Dean 57 Yd Pass From Kieran McDonagh (Marcus Kinsella Kick) 3128
TD06:23Chris Brown 1 Yd Run (Bobby Zalud Kick) 3828
TD01:51Victor Dean 11 Yd Pass From Kieran McDonagh (Pat Failed) 3834