WAC & UH OPPONENTS
Boise State's Marty Tadman leaped over Portland State defender Jamal Abdullah for a first down.
Boise extends home streak
BOISE, Idaho » It was homecoming last night at Boise State and the Broncos complied by extending the nation's longest home win streak to 27 games in a 21-14 win over Portland State.
But after having to come from behind in the fourth quarter to defeat the smaller Division I-AA Vikings, the Broncos were not exactly celebrating.
"We're not playing anywhere close to our capability now, everybody and myself," said Boise State junior quarterback Jared Zabransky, who threw two interceptions, including one that led to a Portland State touchdown. "We've got to do something to turn it up. Teams are coming in here ready to play and we've got to play better."
The Broncos' streak ties Vanderbilt for the 18th longest home streak ever in NCAA Division I-A.
Boise State (3-2, 1-0) struggled much of the night against the Vikings (3-3, 1-1 Big Sky), who led 14-7 at the half. Portland State's league-leading rusher, senior Joe Rubin, ran for 110 yards in the first quarter. He scored the Vikings' first touchdown on a fourth down, a 32-yard run that capped a nine-play, 83-yard drive.
But Rubin, who entered the game averaging 170 yards, ended with 151 yards on 25 carries after the Broncos clamped down on the run in the second half.
Bronco senior running back Lee Marks scored on a 7-yard touchdown run with 8:03 remaining in the game to put the Broncos ahead for the first time, after Zabransky engineered the Broncos' 15-play, 87-yard drive that lasted more than 6 minutes.
Zabransky, who threw for 256 yards and rushed for a touchdown, lobbed a pass to junior Drisan James for 17 yards to set up Marks' game-winning run around the right side.
Fresno St. 37, New Mexico St. 7
LAS CRUCES, N.M. » Paul Pinegar threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter and later ran for another score, leading the Bulldogs (3-1, 1-0) over the Aggies (0-6, 0-2).
Nevada 62, Idaho 14
RENO, Nev. » B.J. Mitchell ran for 149 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Wolf Pack (3-2, 2-0) to a victory over the Vandals (1-5, 1-2 WAC).
Utah St. 24, San Jose St. 17
LOGAN, Utah » Kevin Robinson tied a Utah State record with his third career punt-return touchdown and caught two scoring passes, and the Aggies (2-2, 1-1) held off a late rally to beat the Spartans (1-4, 0-2).
UNLV 13, San Diego St. 10
LAS VEGAS » UNLV's Sergio Aguayo connected on his second game-winning field goal of the year, making a career-best 52-yarder with 13 seconds to play as the Rebels (2-4, 1-2 Mountain West) defeated the Aztecs (2-4, 1-2) for their first conference win of the year.