Redshirt freshman quarterback Vernon Adams helped ninth-ranked Eastern Washington beat Weber State, 32-26, on Saturday in Ogden, Utah.
Adams led Eastern Washington (2-1 overall, 1-0 Big Sky Conference) to scores on four of five drives in the first half as the Eagles took a 20-3 lead. He finished the game 7-for-12 passing for 75 yards, and ran five times for 62 yards, but missed most of the second half because of cramps.
Sophomore running back Jordan Talley scored twice and Jimmy Pavel kicked four field goals for the Eagles, who outgained Weber State (0-4, 0-1), 447-422.
The Eagles needed a sack and forced fumble by Jerry Ceja and fumble recovery by Will Katoa at the 50-yard line to clinch the win with 34 seconds remaining.
“It was a total team effort and Weber State is a very good football team that we defeated,” said EWU coach Beau Baldwin, a graduate of Curtis High School. “Any time you find a way to win on the road and get it done, it’s huge.”
Junior wide receiver Brandon Kaufman had six catches for 126 yards and a TD against WSU. Quarterback Kyle Padron came off the bench and was 11-for-17 passing for 149 yards and a TD, and led Eastern to three second-half scoring drives.
Ronnie Hamlin led the Eagles with 11 tackles and Grant Williams added eight.
Northern Arizona 41, at Montana 31: Zach Bauman rushed for 253 yards and three touchdowns and the Lumberbacks (3-1 overall, 2-1 Big Sky) came up with five turnovers to topple the Grizzlies (2-2, 0-1).
It was NAU coach Jerome Souers’ first win in 15 tries against Montana, where he served as an assistant coach.
Wyoming 40, at Idaho 37 (OT): Brett Smith’s fifth touchdown pass of the game, a 25-yarder to Jalen Claiborne in overtime, lifted the Cowboys (1-3) over the Vandals (0-4).
Idaho tied the game on the final play of regulation when Dominique Blackman tossed an 8-yard TD pass to Mike Scott in the corner of the end zone. Trey Farquahar’s extra point made it 34-all.
At Montana State 41, Northern Colorado 16: The Bobcats (4-0) scored on six of their first eight possessions en route to a victory over the Bears (1-3) in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams.
At San Diego 51, Valparaiso 14: Mason Mills threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score as the Toreros (2-2, 1-0 Pioneer League) rolled past the Crusaders (0-4, 0-1).
San Jose State 38, at San Diego State 34: David Fales threw four touchdown passes, including a 14-yarder to Chandler Jones with 50 seconds left, to lift the Spartans (3-1) over the Aztecs (2-2).
Adam Muema ran for a career-high 202 yards, including an 83-yard TD in the first half for SDSU.
At Tulsa 27, Fresno State 26: The Golden Hurricane (3-1) beat the Bulldogs (2-2) despite having two interceptions returned for touchdowns by Fresno State.
At Cal Poly 28, UC Davis 20: Deonte Williams rushed for three touchdowns and the Mustangs (3-0) held off the Aggies (1-3).
Southern Utah 49, at Portland State 42: Lavell Ika scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:35 remaining and the Thunderbirds (2-2, 1-0 Big Sky) stopped the Vikings (1-3, 1-1) at the 1-yard line on the final play.