Portland St. 31, W. Oregon 14
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)—Bobby McClintock ran for four touchdowns Saturday to lead Portland State to a 31-14 win over Western Oregon.
McClintock, who missed almost all of last season with a knee injury, rushed for 48 yards against the Wolves, mostly in short-yardage situations. Quarterback Drew Hubel came off the bench to complete 28-of-40 passes for 305 yards.
It was the first meeting between Portland State and Western Oregon, a Division II school, since 1977. Despite the loss, Western still holds a 11-9-1 edge in the all-time series.
Hubel relieved starting quarterback Tygue Howland with the Vikings clinging to a 7-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Howland had completed 9-of-21 passes and was intercepted once.
The Vikings padded their lead early in the third quarter, when McClintock scored on a three-yard run one play after Western Oregon quarterback Brady Lovell lost a fumble.
The Wolves quickly responded with a drive highlighted by Ben Kuenzi’s 53-yard run. Western scored two plays later on a six-yard pass from Josh Riddell to Demario Ballard.
But Portland State replied with a 66-yard drive capped by McClintock’s one-yard run. Danny Urrego’s 31-yard field goal extended the lead to 24-7 and McClintock’s fourth TD of the afternoon sealed the victory.
Kuenzi led the Wolves with 78 yards rushing, and Riddell was 7 of 14 for 93 yards and two touchdowns.