Portland State 20

(4-5, 1-4 Big Sky)

Idaho State 30

(7-3, 4-2 Big Sky)

8:35 PM ET, November 1, 2003

Holt Arena, Pocatello, ID

1 2 3 4 T
PRST 7 0 3 1020
IDST 10 7 3 1030

Idaho State 30, Portland State 20

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) -- Mark Hetherington threw for 323 yards and three touchdowns to lead Idaho State past Portland State 30-20 Saturday night.

Nick Beverly added 135 rushing yards for the Bengals (6-3, 4-2 Big Sky), who also got three field goals from Jeremy Hershey.

Idaho State had 24 first downs to 12 for Portland State (4-5, 1-4) and outgained the Vikings 175-74 in rushing yards.

Portland State took an early 7-0 lead on a 82 yard touchdown pass from Joe Wiser to Ryan Brown but never led again. Idaho State scored the next 17 points to take control, with Hetherington throwing touchdown passes of 5 yards to Sale' Key and 22 yards to Shedrack Okoebor.

Hetherington, who completed 30 of 44 passes with two interceptiosn, added a 26-yard touchdown pass to Akilah Lacey in the second half.

The Vikings hurt themselves with key penalties. One overturned an interception and another caused an 87- yard interception return to be changed to a 9-yard return because of an illegal block. Portland State also converted just three of 14 third-down attempts.