Scores

Final

Sacramento St 38

(4-5, 4-3 Big Sky)

N Colorado 35

(3-7, 1-6 Big Sky)

2:05 PM ET, November 7, 2009

Nottingham Field, Greeley, CO

1 2 3 4 T
SAC 10 21 7 038
UNCO 0 0 14 2135

Top Performers

Passing: B. Waggener (UNCO) - 325 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Croxdale (SAC) - 29 CAR, 107 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Thompson (UNCO) - 11 REC, 110 YDS

Sacramento St. 38, N. Colorado 35

Associated Press

GREELEY, Colo. -- Jake Croxdale ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and Sacramento State took a 31-0 halftime lead and held on for a 38-35 win over Northern Colorado on Saturday.

McLeod Bethel-Thompson threw for 133 yards and a touchdown and Jeff Badger rushed for 75 yards and a score for the Hornets (4-6, 4-3 Big Sky), who won their second straight conference game.

Bryan Waggener and Andre Harris had two touchdown runs each for the Bears (3-7, 1-6), who scored 28-straight points in the second half to make it close.

Croxdale scored his first touchdown on a 4-yard run to make it 17-0 midway through the second quarter.

Two Northern Colorado turnovers in the final five minutes of the half led to Bethel-Thompson's 5-yard TD pass to Jon Krebs and Croxdale's 2-yard plunge with 31 seconds remaining before intermission.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAC
UNCO
1st Downs2228
Total Yards384477
Passing181359
Rushing203118
Penalties9-557-46
3rd Down Conversions4-136-11
4th Down Conversions4-41-2
Turnovers12
Possession38:0221:58

Passing Leaders

Sacramento StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bethel-Thompson13/221336.011
Northern ColoradoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Waggener35/583255.602

Rushing Leaders

Sacramento StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Croxdale291073.7218
Badger17754.4116
Northern ColoradoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Waggener9535.9213
Harris9465.1215

Receiving Leaders

Sacramento StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Reed36421.3148
Heath34916.3022
Northern ColoradoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thompson1111010.0026
Morris710214.6034

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSACUNCO
FG03:10Chris Diniz 34 Yd 30
TD01:20Brandyn Reed 48 Yd Pass From Ronald Richardson (Chris Diniz Kick) 100
SECOND QUARTERSACUNCO
TD07:49Jake Croxdale 4 Yd Run (Chris Diniz Kick) 170
TD03:44Jon Krebs 5 Yd Pass From McLeod Bethel-Thompson (Chris Diniz Kick) 240
TD00:31Jake Croxdale 2 Yd Run (Chris Diniz Kick) 310
THIRD QUARTERSACUNCO
TD11:44Bryan Waggener 13 Yd Run (Michael York Kick) 317
TD06:39Jeff Badger 1 Yd Run (Chris Diniz Kick) 387
TD04:07Andre Harris 1 Yd Run (Michael York Kick) 3814
FOURTH QUARTERSACUNCO
TD11:13Bryan Waggener 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 3820
TD05:47Andre Harris 2 Yd Run (Andre Harris Run For Two-Point Conversion) 3828
TD00:35John Burnley 2 Yd Run (Michael York Kick) 3835