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College football west roundup: Eastern Washington wins on late FG

Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp runs with one of his 20 receptions Saturday against Northern Colorado.
Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp runs with one of his 20 receptions Saturday against Northern Colorado. The Greeley Tribune

Jordan Dascalo kicked a 44-yard field goal as time expired as Eastern Washington stunned Northern Colorado, 43-41, on Saturday in a Big Sky Conference game in Greeley, Colorado.

The Bears (4-3, 2-3 Big Sky) erased a 40-28 deficit in the final 2 minutes, 12 seconds, and appeared poised for the stunning upset before the Eagles (5-2, 4-0) rallied.

Wide receiver Cooper Kupp continued his strong season, catching 20 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns. The Davis (Yakima) graduate now has 84 receptions for 1,216 yards and 15 touchdowns on the season. The FCS records in each category — 136 receptions, 1,850 yards and 27 touchdowns — are certainly in reach for Kupp, who has at least four games left.

Kentwood graduate Terence Grady added four receptions for 44 yards and a score, while Olympia graduate Mitch Fettig had five tackles on defense for Eastern.

At Montana 42, North Dakota 16: Graham-Kapowsin graduate Jamaal Jones had four receptions for 139 yards and two touchdowns as the Grizzlies (4-3, 3-1 Big Sky) hammered North Dakota (4-4, 2-3).

Humboldt State 42, at Central Washington 17: Ja’Quan Gardner rushed for 140 yards on 28 carries and scored two touchdowns as the Lumberjacks (6-1, 4-0) rolled to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference victory.

Kent-Meridian graduate Quincy Carter rushed 14 times for 54 yards, while Todd Beamer alum Marcus Schimmelfennig had a game-high 10 tackles for the Wildcats (3-5, 1-3).

Elsewhere

James Butler rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns as Nevada (4-4, 2-2 Mountain West) rallied in the fourth quarter to top Hawaii (2-6, 0-4), 30-20, in Reno, Nevada. ... Matt Linehan threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns as Idaho (3-4, 2-2 Sun Belt) knocked off Louisiana-Monroe (1-6, 0-3), 27-13, in Moscow, Idaho. ... Brett Rypien threw for 211 yards and three touchdowns as Boise State (6-2, 3-1) topped Wyoming (1-7, 1-3), 34-14, in Boise, Idaho. Federal Way graduate D.J. May returned three kickoffs for 56 yards in the loss.

Case Cookus was 24 of 31 for 327 yards and four touchdowns as Northern Arizona (4-3, 2-2 Big Sky) topped Weber State (4-4, 3-2), 42-23, in Flagstaff, Arizona. ... Montana State (4-3) quarterback Dakota Prukop threw for 226 yards and three touchdowns in a 63-7 victory against East Tennessee State (0-7) in nonconference action in Bozeman, Montana. ... Quarterback Ammon Olsen threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns as Southern Utah (5-2, 4-0 Big Sky) kept pace atop the Big Sky standings with a 34-6 victory against UC Davis (1-7, 1-4) in Davis, California. ... Jonathan Gonzales made a 27-yard field goal with 33 seconds to play to give Portland State (6-1, 3-1 Big Sky) a 38-35 victory against Cal Poly (2-5, 1-3) in San Luis Obispo. California. ... Nate Ketteringham threw for 287 yards and four touchdowns as Sacramento State (2-6, 1-4 Big Sky) defeated Idaho State (2-6, 1-4), 38-13, in Sacramento, California. ...

Emerald Ridge graduate Ryan Knowlton threw for 159 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 63 yards, but it wasn’t enough as Willamette (1-5, 1-3 Northwest) fell, 29-24, to Pacific (5-2, 3-1) in Forest Grove, Oregon. Rogers graduate Damian Jackson recorded 12 tackles in the loss. ... Sam Riddle threw for 233 yards and five touchdowns as Linfield (6-0, 4-0 Northwest) pounded Whitworth (6-1, 3-1), 52-10, in a matchup of unbeatens in McMinnville, Oregon. ...

Kaleb Nelson, a South Kitsap graduate, recorded five tackles, including one for a 10-yard loss, as Western Oregon (5-3, 3-1 Great Northwest) defeated Simon Fraser (0-6, 0-3), 37-26, in Burnaby, British Columbia. ... Teran Togia had five receptions for 105 yards and three touchdowns as Southern Oregon (6-1, 6-1 Frontier) hammered College of Idaho (3-5, 3-4), 63-21, in Ashland, Oregon. Tumwater graduate Shayne Robinson had one reception for 23 yards in the loss. ... Chase White’s attempted two-point conversion was denied with no time left as Rocky Mountain (3-5, 2-5 Frontier) lost, 27-26, to Montana Western (5-2, 5-2) in Dillon, Montana. ... Nolan Saraceni rushed for 273 yards and four touchdowns as Montana Tech (6-1, 6-1 Frontier) rolled past Carroll College (3-4, 3-4), 42-7, in Carroll, Montana.

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