Portland State beats Montana St 59-42 in offensive showdown

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) David Jones rushed for a career-high 285 yards and had three touchdowns, and Portland State scored a touchdown on its first eight possessions in a 59-42 victory over Montana State on Saturday.

Portland State’s first empty drive came with 14:06 remaining in the fourth quarter after Alex Kuresa fumbled at the Vikings 40. But Montana State turned it over on downs at the 11 to keep the score at 56-42.

Portland State (5-1, 2-1 Big Sky) set a school single-game rushing record with 465 yards and had four rushers combine for seven touchdowns.

Dakota Prukop passed for 211 yards and a touchdown, and added 102 yards on the ground with three scores for Montana State (3-3, 2-2).

On the third play from scrimmage, Prukop broke a quarterback sneak for a 61-yard score, and on Portland State’s first offensive play, Jones raced for a career-best 79-yard touchdown.