Scores

Final

Sacramento St 43

(5-6, 4-3 Big Sky)

Portland State 42

(6-5, 3-4 Big Sky)

4:05 PM ET, November 16, 2013

1 2 3 4 T
SAC 3 7 21 1243
PRST 7 14 14 742

Top Performers

Passing: G. Safron (SAC) - 554 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Adams (PRST) - 26 CAR, 249 YDS, 5 TD

Receiving: M. Norrise (SAC) - 7 REC, 126 YDS, 1 TD

Sacramento State rallies past Portland State 43-42

Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Garret Safron passed for 554 yards and three second-half touchdowns and Sacramento State rallied from a 14 point deficit, beating Portland State 43-42 on Saturday.

Sacramento State (5-6, 4-3 Big Sky Conference) dominated the second half, scoring 5 touchdowns. Safron completed 68 percent of his passes and four TD throws for the game, including two in the final 7 minutes. He also ran for two touchdowns.

Portland State led the entire game until Safron threw a 4-yard TD pass to Cole Hikutini with 30 seconds left. The Vikings attempted a final drive to get into field goal range, but Osagie Odiase intercepted a Collin Ramirez pass to seal the win.

DJ Adams had a career high 249 yards rushing, scoring five touchdowns, while Ramirez passed for 272 yards as Portland State amassed a school record 713 total yards, but still could not hold on for the win.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAC
PRST
1st Downs2731
Total Yards628713
Passing554331
Rushing74382
Penalties10-746-54
3rd Down Conversions6-147-15
4th Down Conversions1-11-3
Turnovers11
Possession29:2630:34

Passing Leaders

Sacramento StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Safron34/5055411.141
Portland StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ramirez17/342728.011

Rushing Leaders

Sacramento StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Safron8425.3216
Graham5193.807
Portland StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Adams262499.6566
Plinke7649.1023

Receiving Leaders

Sacramento StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harrison913815.3034
Carter513326.6178
Portland StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones59318.6050
Closs47017.5039

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSACPRST
FG10:34Brad Cornish 24 Yd 30
TD07:48DJ Adams 9 Yd Run (Marcus Kinsella Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERSACPRST
TD06:21DJ Adams 1 Yd Run (Marcus Kinsella Kick) 314
TD00:29Morris Norrise 10 Yd Pass From Garrett Safron (Brad Cornish Kick) 1014
TD00:00Victor Dean 14 Yd Pass From Collin Ramirez (Nick Fernandez Kick) 1021
THIRD QUARTERSACPRST
TD12:05Garrett Safron 1 Yd Run (Brad Cornish Kick) 1721
TD10:14DJ Adams 10 Yd Run (Nick Fernandez Kick) 1728
TD07:08Garrett Safron 16 Yd Run (Brad Cornish Kick) 2428
TD04:56DJ Adams 18 Yd Run (Nick Fernandez Kick) 2435
TD04:03DeAndre Carter 78 Yd Pass From Garrett Safron (Brad Cornish Kick) 3135
FOURTH QUARTERSACPRST
TD09:25DJ Adams 66 Yd Run (Nick Fernandez Kick) 3142
TD07:38Austin Dotson 26 Yd Pass From Garrett Safron (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 3742
TD00:30Cole Hikutini 4 Yd Pass From Garrett Safron (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 4342