2007 Weber State vs. Portland State football game

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Weber State University vs. Portland State University
1 2 3 4 Total
Weber State 3 35 21 14 73
Portland State 7 20 21 20 68
Date October 23, 2007
Stadium PGE Park
Location Portland, Oregon
Attendance 8,924[1]


The 2007 Weber State-Portland State football game was a college football game held on October 23 at PGE Park in Portland, Oregon. It pitted the Portland State Vikings against the Weber State Wildcats. The Wildcats defeated the Vikings 73-68. The two teams combined for 141 points, setting an National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) all-division record for most points scored in a game.[2]

That record lasted only two weeks, as on November 10, Hartwick defeated Utica 72-70 in a four-overtime Division III game.[3] In the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs on November 24, Chadron State defeated Abilene Christian 76-73 in three overtimes after coming back from a 49-20 fourth-quarter deficit to tie the game at 56 at the end of regulation.[4] The following year, in the same round of the Division II playoffs, that record was smashed when Abilene Christian defeated West Texas A&M 93–68 on November 22, 2008.[5] The Weber State-Portland State game still holds the record for most points scored in a Division I college football game.

Game summary[edit]

Weber State scored 35 points in the second quarter to take a 38-27 lead at halftime. By then, the Wildcats already had 443 yards in total offense — 10 yards more than its previous season high for an entire game.[6] Portland State made up for its shaky defense with a high-powered offense that started the second half with a pair of touchdown passes from Drew Hubel, first to David Lewis and then to Tremayne Kirkland, which put the Vikings in front 41-38.[6] Portland State had its last lead of the game when Hubel hit Lewis with an 8-yard touchdown pass at 8:15 of the third quarter to make it 48-45. The Wildcats took the lead for good on their next possession, which chewed up nearly six minutes and culminated with Cameron Higgins 4-yard touchdown pass to Akamu Aki to make the score 52-48.[6] Weber State followed that with Bryant Eteuati’s 77-yard punt return for a touchdown and Higgins’ 4-yard scoring run, which pushed the Wildcats’ advantage to 66-48 early in the fourth quarter. The teams traded touchdowns after that, leaving Weber State in front 73-55 with 4:22 left. Hubel, who was making his first college start, threw his ninth touchdown pass and Andy Shantz returned a fumble 84 yards for a touchdown with 31 seconds left. Hubel's nine touchdown passes set a school and Big Sky Conference record.[6] The Vikings failed to recover the onside kick and Weber State managed to run out the clock.

Portland State QB Drew Hubel's incredible individual performance - 35 completions in 56 attempts for 485 yards, 9 touchdowns and no interceptions - gave the true freshman one of College Sporting News' "Player of the Week" awards in Football Championship Subdivision for the week of 29 October 2007.[7]

Statistics[edit]

Weber State Portland State
Scoring 73 68
First Downs 34 23
Rushed-yards 57-353 10-17
Passing yards 334 485
Penalties-yards 10-95 7-64
Total Offense 687 502
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Time of possession 38:17 21:43

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weber State Wildcats/Portland State Vikings Box Scores". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  2. ^ Associated Press. (2007-10-27). "73-68! Weber State outlasts Portland State". NBC Sports. Archived from the original on 23 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (2007-11-10). "Navy, N. Texas score most combined points in regulation FBS game". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  4. ^ Associated Press (2007-11-24). "Chadron St. rallies from 29 down in 4th quarter to win in 3 OTs". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (2008-11-22). "Abilene Christian scores record 93 points in win". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  6. ^ a b c d Associated Press (2007-10-27). "Weber State outlasts Portland State 73-68 in record scoring setting". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  7. ^ College Sporting News (2007-10-29). "National Player of the Week Honors Announced Week of 29 October 2007". College Sporting News. Retrieved 2008-07-02. [dead link]