September 12, 2015

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) Alex Kuresa passed for one touchdown and ran for another and the Portland State defense forced four turnovers to help the Vikings beat Idaho State 34-14 on Saturday.

David Jones, a senior who came into the game with 44 career rushing yards, ran for 113 yards on 18 carries for Portland State (2-0, 1-0 Big Sky).

Idaho State (1-1, 0-1) opened the game with a 14-play, 75-yard drive that was capped by a 10-yard touchdown pass from Michael Sanders to Hagen Graves.

Portland State's Kahlil Dawson returned the ensuing kickoff 94 yards for a score and, after Idaho State went three-and-out, Kuresa hit Trent Riley for a 50-yard touchdown to give the Vikings a 14-7 lead they wouldn't relinquish.

The Bengals had four turnovers and just 54 total yards in the second half.

Jeremy Lutali had an interception and tied a career high with 11 tackles for Portland State.


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