Scores

Final

Portland State 31

(3-8, 3-5 Big Sky)

N Colorado 21

(1-11, 1-7 Big Sky)

2:05 PM ET, November 17, 2007

Nottingham Field, Greeley, CO

1 2 3 4 T
PRST 7 10 0 1431
UNCO 0 14 0 721

Top Performers

Passing: D. Breazeale (UNCO) - 163 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Fa'avae (PRST) - 8 CAR, 25 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Kirkland (PRST) - 9 REC, 86 YDS, 2 TD

Portland St. 31, N. Colorado 21

Associated Press

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- Tremayne Kirkland caught two touchdown passes as Portland State broke a five-game losing streak to end the season with a 31-21 win Saturday over Northern Colorado.

The Vikings (3-8, 3-5 Big Sky) led 24-21 before sealing the win with a time-consuming 80-yard drive in the fourth quarter. With 4:54 to go, Ronnie Fa'avae ran 14 yards for a touchdown, and Northern Colorado (1-11, 1-7) couldn't score again.

Portland State took a 17-0 lead with 9:49 to go in the second half before Northern Colorado capitalized on the Vikings' mistakes to score two touchdowns.

Reggie Joseph fumbled a punt return, and C.J. Stemo recovered on the Portland State 44. Three plays later, Dominic Breazeale hit Brandon Smith on a 33-yard TD pass to cut the lead to 17-7.

On the Vikings' next possession, Stephen Michon intercepted Drew Hubel and returned it 26 yards. Breazeale led Northern Colorado on a 41-yard drive capped with a 2-yard pass to David Woods to pull to 17-14 before halftime.

Jimmy Collins took over at quarterback in the third after Hubel's fourth interception and had a 17-yard toss to Kirkland for a touchdown, putting Portland State ahead 24-14.

Breazeale scored on a five-yard run to get the Bears within 24-21 with 10:37 left.

Hubel was 21 for 38 for 248 passing yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Collins was 10 for 15 for 86 yards and one touchdown, with 26 rushing yards.

Breazeale was 17 for 30 for 163 passing yards and two touchdowns, plus one TD on the ground.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PRST
UNCO
1st Downs2312
Total Yards425181
Passing334163
Rushing9118
Penalties8-597-35
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers62
Possession30:4829:12

Passing Leaders

Portland StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hubel21/382486.524
Northern ColoradoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Breazeale17/301635.421

Rushing Leaders

Portland StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kirkland4307.500
Collins8263.300
Northern ColoradoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Woods16553.400
Mendoza133.000

Receiving Leaders

Portland StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mackins89311.600
Kirkland9869.620
Northern ColoradoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Birkel45814.500
Wright7486.900

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPRSTUNCO
TD10:11Tremayne Kirkland 4 Yd Pass From Drew Hubel (Danny Urrego Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERPRSTUNCO
FG13:48Danny Urrego 37 Yd 100
TD09:49David Lewis 9 Yd Pass From Drew Hubel (Danny Urrego Kick) 170
TD07:17Brandon Smith 33 Yd Pass From Dominic Breazeale (Michael York Kick) 177
TD04:51David Woods 2 Yd Pass From Dominic Breazeale (Michael York Kick) 1714
FOURTH QUARTERPRSTUNCO
TD13:29Tremayne Kirkland 17 Yd Pass From Jimmy Collins (Danny Urrego Kick) 2414
TD10:37Dominic Breazeale 5 Yd Run (Michael York Kick) 2421
TD04:54Ronnie Fa'Avae 14 Yd Run (Danny Urrego Kick) 3121