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Portland St. Finally Beats No. Arizona

October 01, 2000|From Staff Reports

Cornerback Rashad Floyd returned two turnovers for touchdowns and Jimmy Blanchard threw for three scores as Portland State beat Northern Arizona, 42-10, on Saturday night at Flagstaff, Ariz.

It was the worst home loss in 23 years for the Lumberjacks (2-2, 1-1 in the Big Sky). The Vikings (4-0, 2-0) beat Northern Arizona for the first time in eight meetings and avenged a loss at Flagstaff last season that kept out of the Division I-AA playoffs.

Floyd returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown and a fumble 87 yards for another score.

Cal State Sacramento 35, Weber State 7--Charles Roberts ran for 154 yards and three touchdowns at Sacramento.

Roberts scored on runs of one, three and 45 yards, and Ricky Ray completed 14 of 24 passes for 251 yards for Sacramento (3-2, 1-2).

Montana 41, Eastern Washington 31--Drew Miller passed for 286 yards and three touchdowns for Montana at Spokane, Wash.

Lamont Brightful kept Eastern Washington (3-2, 2-1) in the game with kickoff returns of 99 and 100 yards for touchdowns.

Idaho 56, Montana State 7--John Welsh tied a school single-game record with six touchdown passes, all in the first half, at Pullman, Wash.

Welsh completed 13 of 22 passes for 385 yards before giving way to backup Ed Dean late in the second quarter as Idaho (2-3) took a 42-0 halftime lead.

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