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College football west roundup: Eastern Washington’s Kupp has special day

Colorado State quarterback Nick Stevens throws against Air Force on Saturday in Fort Collins, Colo.
Colorado State quarterback Nick Stevens throws against Air Force on Saturday in Fort Collins, Colo. The Associated Press

Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp did it all Saturday, catching a touchdown pass, throwing a touchdown pass and returning a punt for a touchdown Saturday as the Eagles knocked off Idaho State, 45-28, in a Big Sky game in Pocatello, Idaho.

The Davis (Yakima) High graduate had 14 receptions for 161 yards and two touchdowns, threw a 24-yard touchdown to quarterback Jordan West and returned a punt 79 yards for a score to blow the game open in the third quarter for the Eagles (4-2, 3-0).

Olympia graduate Mitch Fettig added an interception for the defense, while Tumwater grad Nick Foerstel had a sack.

A week after his 204-yard receiving game, Thomas Jefferson graduate KW Williams was held to just 13 yards, though he did have a touchdown for Idaho State (2-5, 1-3).

At Portland State 59, Montana State 42: Kent-Meridian graduate David Jones rushed 23 times for 285 yards and three scores as the Vikings (5-1, 2-1) pounded the Bobcats (3-3, 2-2) in Big Sky action in Portland.

Jones scored on runs of 79, 26 and 56 yards in the rout. Portland State finished with 465 yards rushing as a team, the most in program history.

Spanaway Lake graduate Sadat Sulleyman had five tackles and a sack for the Vikings.

At Wyoming 28, Nevada 21: Federal Way graduate D.J. May sacked Wolf Pack (3-4, 1-2 Mountain West) quarterback Tyler Stewart on a fourth-and-5 play with less than 2 minutes to play to seal the Cowboys’ first victory of the season.

The linebacker finished with nine tackles, forced a fumble and recorded 1.5 tackles for a loss for Wyoming (1-6, 1-2).

Linfield 49, at Willamette 7: The Wildcats (5-0, 3-0 Northwest Conference) rolled past the Bearcats to lock up a 60th consecutive winning season, as Spencer Payne rushed 12 times for 135 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.

Emerald Ridge graduate Ryan Knowlton started under center for Willamette and had a rough day, finishing 11 of 23 for 86 yards and two interceptions. Rogers grad Damian Jackson had nine tackles and an interception for the Bearcats (1-4, 1-2).

Pacific 49, at Lewis & Clark 28: Warner Shawn threw for 239 yards and four touchdowns, including one to Tahoma graduate Jason Smith, as the Boxers (4-2, 2-1 NWC) rolled past the Pioneers (0-5, 0-3).

Smith, a senior wide receiver, had two receptions for 37 yards.

At Western Oregon 31, Central Washington 25: Malik Braxton rushed 21 times for 131 yards and a touchdown as the Wolves (4-3, 2-1 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) held off the Wildcats (3-4, 1-2).


Jacob Knipp rushed five times for 43 yards and three touchdowns as Northern Colorado (4-2, 2-2 Big Sky) defeated UC Davis (1-6, 1-3), 56-27, in Greeley, Colorado. ... Ammon Solsen threw for 421 yards and five touchdowns as Southern Utah (4-2, 3-0 Big Sky) hammered Sacramento State (1-6, 0-4), 44-0, in Cedar City, Utah. ... Jadrian Clark threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns as Weber State (4-3, 3-1 Big Sky) rallied for a 25-24 victory against North Dakota (4-3, 2-2) after trailing 24-10 entering the final period in Ogden, Utah. ...

Nick Stevens threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns as Colorado State (3-4, 1-2 Mountain West) upset Air Force (3-3, 2-1), 38-23, in Fort Collins, Colorado. ... Trent McKinney threw for 228 yards and a touchdown as South Dakota Mines (5-2, 2-1 GNAC) shut out Simon Fraser (0-5, 0-2), 19-0, in Rapid City, South Dakota. ... Dakota Wainwright returned a punt 36 yards for a touchdown with just over 2 minutes remaining to give Montana Western (4-2, 4-2 Frontier) a 30-23 victory against Eastern Oregon (2-5, 2-4) in La Grande, Oregon. Kentridge graduate Byron Benson had five tackles for Eastern. ... Sean Tow scored in overtime and the Southern Oregon (5-1, 5-1 Frontier) defense held to knock off Carroll College, 28-27, as the

Saints went for two and failed in Ashland, Oregon. Mac Roche’s pass was incomplete on the two-point try for Carroll (3-3,

3-3). ...

Teejay Gordon threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns as College of Idaho (3-4, 3-3 Frontier) defeated Rocky Mountain (3-4, 2-4), 38-17, in Caldwell, Idaho. Tumwater graduate Shayne Robinson had three receptions for 24 yards in the win. ... Tumwater graduate Jacob Crawford had four tackles, including 1.5 for a loss, as Montana Tech (5-1, 5-1 Frontier) defeated Montana State-Northern (0-7, 0-6), 40-0, in Butte, Montana. ... Dameon Gamblin caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Austin Apodoca in the final minute to give New Mexico (4-3, 2-1 Mountain West) a 28-27 victory against Hawaii (2-5, 0-3) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.