Portland State Vikings shut out Western Oregon 31-0: Live updates recap – OregonLive.com
Fourth quarter: Steven Long’s 22-yard touchdown run following Xavier Coleman’s second interception of the game closed out the scoring as the Vikings recorded a 31-0 shutout of Western Oregon. Portland State did what they were supposed to do, dominating a lower-division opponent after a shaky first quarter.
Third quarter: The Vikings extended the lead to 24-0 on a one-yard touchdown run by Nate Tago, which followed a 28-yard catch by Kraght to get near the goal line. Western Oregon again had a drive end in Vikings territory, and still hasn’t been past PSU’s 23-yard line.
Second quarter: The Vikings took advantage of good field position to get control of the game, scoring 17 points to take a 17-0 lead at halftime. Quarterback Alex Kuresa scored on a two-yard keeper to make it 7-0, then the Vikings shocked the Wolves with a fake field goal that saw holder Josh Kraght keep the snap and run untouched into the end zone from 25 yards out. Kraght’s 37-yard punt return set up a 24-yard Nate Gonzales field goal, and CB Xavier Coleman nabbed an interception in end zone in the closing moments of the quarter to deny Western Oregon momentum going into the half.
First quarter: Much like in last year’s narrow win by PSU over WOU, the Wolves are not backing down early against the supposedly superior opponent. Neither team moved the ball well, though, and the quarter ended with six punts and a 0-0 score.
— Scott Sepich for The Oregonian/OregonLive