Kavanaugh, Portland St. down Willamette 36-10

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)—Connor Kavanaugh had 162 yards passing and three touchdowns in the first half as Portland State defeated Willamette 36-10 Saturday.

Kavanaugh completed 9 of 12 passes as Portland State (4-3) built a 29-3 halftime lead, then sat out the second half after establishing a season high for yards and tripling his season total for touchdowns. His scoring passes went for 39 yards to Nevin Lewis, 20 yards to Justin Monahan and 7 yards to Shaquille Richard, who also scored on a 3-yard run.

Willamette (3-4), a Division III team, helped Portland State’s cause with two fumbles and a failed fake punt attempt in the first half. The Vikings converted those miscues into 10 points.

The Bearcats scored their lone touchdown midway through the final quarter on a 9-yard scramble by quarterback Brian Widing.