SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Garrett Safron passed for a touchdown and ran for one Saturday to help Sacramento State defeat Idaho State 24-9 and snap a three-game losing streak.
Safron scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 34-yard run in the third quarter to put the Hornets (4-6, 3-5 Big Sky) on top 16-9. He earlier hit DJ Maciel for a 5-yard scoring pass. Bryan Hilliard added a 3-yard TD run in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach. Sacramento State scored two-point conversions after each of its scores.
Safron was 7 of 16 passing for 100 yards and added 74 yards rushing on 17 carries.
Idaho State (2-8, 1-6) managed only 18 yards rushing and settled for field goals of 29, 32 and 23 yards from Brendon Garcia.
Bengals receiver Rodrick Rumble had nine catches for 62 yards, extending his Big Sky record to 107 receptions for the season.