Portland State races past Humboldt State, 43-6
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)
Kieran McDonagh passed for a career-high 377 yards, fueling Portland State, the nation's hottest offense, to a 43-6 pounding of Division-II Humboldt State.
It makes the second straight week that McDonagh has set a career high. He passed for 308 yards in a narrow loss to the Pac-12's Cal, a performance that earned the sophomore Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week honors.
The Vikings' (2-1) potent offense did not kick in until the second half, breaking open a tight 7-6 contest with three TDs and a safety in the third quarter alone. Portland State finished with 622 total yards. Their top-ranked average was 612.5.
Humboldt State (0-2) stayed close in the first half on Matt Bruder field goals of 32 and 28 yards less than a minute apart in the second quarter.
Portland State's Kasey Closs caught 10 passes for a career-best 205 yards.