PORTLAND, Ore. -- Quarterback Kieran McDonagh accounted for six touchdowns -- scoring via rush, pass and reception -- and Portland State walloped Idaho State 77-10 on Saturday night.
McDonagh rushed for 67 yards and four touchdowns, was 15 of 23 for 280 yards and a TD passing and caught a 22-yard scoring toss for the Vikings (2-4, 1-2 Big Sky). DJ Adams ran for 148 yards and a TD on 14 carries.
Kevin Yost was 26 of 44 for 281 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for the Bengals (1-4, 0-2), who were within 21-10 after Brendon Garcia's 26-yard field goal in the second quarter. They were outscored 56-0 afterward.
McDonagh had three of his rushing scores and caught his TD pass on a halfback option throw by Thomas Carter in the first half. He threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Carter in the third quarter to make the score 49-10.
The Vikings forced five turnovers, and two of them resulted in TDs in a 17-second span in the third quarter. Ian Sluss had a 52-yard interception return, and after the subsequent kickoff, Khalil Bass returned a fumble 24 yards for a 63-10 lead.
Alabama coach Nick Saban took exception with the media's outlook on his team prior to Saturday's win at Georgia, lashing out at those who "buried" the Crimson Tide.
Despite a 1-4 start to the season and a 7-11 record since taking over at Texas, coach Charlie Strong has ongoing support from school officials and key boosters, according to several sources.
Auburn senior receiver D'haquille Williams has been dismissed from the team.
Questions are being raised about the transparency of the daily fantasy industry after a DraftKings employee won $350,000 in a weekend contest on FanDuel.
As much confidence as LSU coach Les Miles expresses in the abilities of his receivers, he has apparently decided to see if the threat of lost playing time sharpens their focus.
Michael Brewer, originally expected to miss eight to 10 weeks, broke his left collarbone in the Hokies' season-opening loss to No. 1 Ohio State.