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
Season 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 October 29, 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 April 23, 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]