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Idaho State 30, Portland State 20

11/2/2003

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.

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