Dante Chachere throws 5 TD passes, runs for score, Portland State races past Northern Arizona 45-21

Updated Oct. 14, 2023 8:17 p.m. ET

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dante Chachere accounted for six touchdowns, five passing and one running, and Portland beat Northern Arizona 45-21 on Saturday.

Chachere was 14-of-19 passing for a mere 59 yards and ran for 83. Quincy Craig ran for 103 yards on five carries for the Vikings (3-3, 2-1 Big Sky Conference) which had 366 yards rushing and 525 yards in total offense.

Jermaine Braddock had a pair of scoring receptions in the second quarter for a 21-7 lead before Craig reached the end zone early in the third quarter.

Craig's second touchdown started a string of five-straight touchdowns by the teams before NAU gave up the ball on downs and then threw an interception.


Adam Damante threw for 250 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions for the Lumberjacks (2-5, 2-2) and Angel Flores threw a 3-yard TD pass on his only attempt.


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