October 11, 2014

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) Garrett Safron threw for three touchdowns and Sacramento State held on in the fourth quarter to beat Northern Colorado 43-38 on Saturday.

The Hornets (4-3, 1-2 Big Sky) led by 13 points at the start of the fourth after De'Jon Coleman ran 2 yards for a touchdown. With 2:26 left to play, Sacramento State's defense stopped three plays on the 1-yard line and got the ball on its own 1 after fourth-and-goal. Jordan Robinson's run for a loss ended in a safety.

Northern Colorado's Sean Rubalcaba threw a 27-yard TD pass to Stephen Miller on the Bears' next possession to cut the difference to five with just over a minute to play.

Rubalcaba threw for 301 yards and three touchdowns, and Robert Holland ran for 122 yards on 13 carries.

Ellis Onic II scored on a 100-yard kickoff return in the second quarter for the Bears (2-4, 1-2).

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