(4-5, 4-3 Big Sky)
(3-7, 1-6 Big Sky)
2:05 PM ET, November 7, 2009
Nottingham Field, Greeley, CO
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
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.