UC Davis 21

(6-4, 3-2 Big Sky)

Portland State 38

(7-4, 4-3 Big Sky)

3:00 PM ET, November 20, 2004

1 2 3 4 T
UCD 0 7 14 021
PRST 28 3 0 738

Top Performers

Passing: M. Engle (UCD) - 84 YDS

Rushing: N. Doris (UCD) - 18 CAR, 114 YDS

Receiving: D. Fells (UCD) - 5 REC, 43 YDS

Portland State 38, UC Davis 21

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Ryan Fuqua rushed for 149 yards for Portland State in a 38-21 victory over UC Davis on Saturday.

Fuqua, who also had a touchdown run, has amassed 1,021 yards for the season. It was the third 1,000-yard season for the senior running back.

The Vikings (7-4, 4-3 Big Sky Conference) led all the way, forcing four UC Davis turnovers in the first quarter. Three of those turnovers led directly to Portland State touchdowns, including a 66-yard interception return for a touchdown by Jamal Abdullah.

Portland State led 28-0 at the end of the period on touchdown runs of 17 yards by Fuqua and one yard by Allen Kennett, plus a 2-yard scoring pass from Joe Wiser to Ryan Brown.

UC Davis settled down after another turnover early in the second quarter -- one of four interceptions for quarterback Jon Grant. The visiting Aggies turned their next possession in a 64-yard drive that ended with backup quarterback Matthew Engle scoring on a 2-yard run to cut Portland State's lead to 28-7.

Portland State's Eric Azorr added a 31-yard field goal to make the score 31-7 just before halftime.

UC Davis scored twice in the third quarter to trim the deficit to 31-21, including Angelo Caffee's 46-yard interception return for a touchdown. Grant added a 9-yard scoring run with two minutes left in the quarter.

Kennett scored again for Portland State on a 1-yard plunge to seal the win. Running back Nelson Doris led Davis with 114 yards on 18 carries. Grant finished the game 7 of 19 with four interceptions and 43 yards. Wiser was 14 of 23 for 138 yards.