Scores

Final

Sacramento St 31

(1-3, 1-1 Big Sky)

Portland State 14

(1-4, 0-3 Big Sky)

4:05 PM ET, October 3, 2009

1 2 3 4 T
SAC 7 7 14 331
PRST 3 3 0 814

Top Performers

Passing: J. Smith (SAC) - 256 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: T. Dailey (SAC) - 34 CAR, 111 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. Kirven (PRST) - 13 REC, 188 YDS

Sacramento St. 31, Portland St. 14

Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jason Smith passed for 256 yards and three touchdowns as Sacramento State rolled to a convincing 31-14 victory over Portland State on Saturday.

Sacramento State (1-3, 1-1 Big Sky) had lost its first three games by a combined 80 points. Portland State (1-4, 0-3) is still looking for its first win over an FCS opponent.

Terrance Dailey wound up with 111 yards on 34 carries for Sacramento State. John Hendershott was the Hornets' top receiver with five catches for 117 yards.

Portland State's Drew Hubel finished 31 of 50 for 370 yards, giving him his fourth consecutive 300-yard game. Lavonte Kirven had a career-high 13 receptions for 188 yards.

On their first possession, the Hornets put together a 13-play drive before Smith found Brett Willis in the corner of the end zone on a fade route. The 15-yard touchdown gave the Hornets the lead for good.

Portland State followed with a pair of first-half field goals by Zach Brown to cut the deficit to 7-6. But the Hornets responded by scoring the next 24 points.

The first two scores in that string came on passes from Smith to Dylan Lane. The first, a 9-yard toss, gave Sacramento State a 14-6 lead at halftime. Lane then added a 5-yard scoring reception early in the third quarter to put his team ahead 21-6.

The lead was 28-6 after Dailey ran for a 2-yard touchdown with four minutes left in the third. A field goal by Chris Diniz pushed that lead to 31-6 midway through the final period.

Portland State finally broke through again when Nevin Lewis hauled in a 22-yard scoring pass from Hubel with 2:30 left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAC
PRST
1st Downs2015
Total Yards398368
Passing256370
Rushing142-2
Penalties3-204-19
3rd Down Conversions8-185-14
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers03
Possession34:4625:14

Passing Leaders

Sacramento StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith17/292568.830
Portland StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hubel31/503707.412

Rushing Leaders

Sacramento StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dailey341113.3118
McCowan9414.6012
Portland StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bowen7131.907
Okotcha294.505

Receiving Leaders

Sacramento StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hendershott511723.4046
Lane77310.4219
Portland StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kirven1318814.5044
Woods9839.2021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSACPRST
TD08:57Brett Willis 15 Yd Pass From Jason Smith (Chris Diniz Kick) 70
FG04:35Zach Brown 36 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERSACPRST
FG14:04Zach Brown 38 Yd 76
TD00:57Dylan Lane 9 Yd Pass From Jason Smith (Chris Diniz Kick) 146
THIRD QUARTERSACPRST
TD11:22Dylan Lane 5 Yd Pass From Jason Smith (Chris Diniz Kick) 216
TD03:55Terrance Dailey 2 Yd Run (Chris Diniz Kick) 286
FOURTH QUARTERSACPRST
FG05:44Chris Diniz 27 Yd 316
TD03:00Nevin Lewis 22 Yd Pass From Drew Hubel (Drew Hubel Pass To Aaron Woods For Two-Point Conversion) 3114