McDonagh scoring trifecta keys Portland State
Skyview High grad accounts for six TDs in 77-10 win
Saturday, October 6, 2012
PORTLAND — Freshman quarterback Kieran McDonagh accounted for six touchdowns — scoring via rush, pass and reception — and Portland State walloped Idaho State 77-10 on Saturday at Jeld-Wen Field.
McDonagh, a Skyview High School graduate, rushed for 67 yards and four touchdowns, was 15 of 23 for 280 yards and a TD passing and caught a 22-yard scoring toss for the Vikings (2-4, 1-2 Big Sky). DJ Adams ran for 148 yards and a TD on 14 carries.
Kevin Yost was 26 of 44 for 281 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for the Bengals (1-4, 0-2), who were within 21-10 after Brendon Garcia's 26-yard field goal in the second quarter. They were then outscored 56-0.
McDonagh had three of his rushing scores and caught his TD pass on a halfback option throw by Thomas Carter at the start of the second quarter. He threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Carter in the third quarter to make the score 49-10.
The Vikings forced five turnovers, and two of them resulted in TDs in a 17-second span in the third quarter.
The 77 points scored is the most by a Portland State team since a 105-0 defeat of Delaware State on Nov. 8, 1980. The Vikings also rushed for a school record 437 yards against the Bengals, breaking the record of 436 set against Idaho State one year ago.