Portland St holds off D-II Western Oregon, 45-38
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Paris Penn raced 48 yards for a touchdown and passed 36 yards for another in the fourth quarter to help Portland State pull away from Division II Western Oregon and hold on for a 45-38 win Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium.
Starter Kieran McDonagh staked the Vikings (1-1) to a 17-0 lead early, tossing a 10-yard TD pass to Thomas Carter in the first quarter and dashing 10 yards for a second score early in the second. He added a 48-yard strike to Kasey Closs as time expired in the first half to make it 24-14.
Western Oregon's Ryan Bergman was 32 of 61 for 413 yards and three touchdowns, including a 48-yard toss to Paul Revis with 46 seconds left in the game.
Shaquille Richard carried 14 times for 151 yards and a touchdown for Portland State. Close pulled in six passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns.