Hawaii Grown Report:
Saint Louis, Baldwin grads are part of football history at Weber State
Not even when he ran the show at Saint Louis had Cameron Higgins
been involved in a game like this.
The redshirt freshman quarterback at Weber State was a part of the highest-scoring game in NCAA history last Saturday in leading the Wildcats to a 73-68 victory over Portland State.
Higgins amassed 440 total yards and finished with seven touchdowns in the victory.
The 141 combined points broke the previous record for points in a game in all divisions set by Boise State and Nevada earlier last month.
"It was crazy," Higgins said. "Right when the offense came off the field we were back on the field."
He completed 22 of 36 passes for 340 yards and four touchdowns, and added 106 yards and three scores on the ground.
One of his scores came on a 24-yard pass to junior Akamu Aki (Baldwin '03).
The Wildcats are 3-3 since Higgins took over as the starting quarterback after two season-opening losses.
Higgins said he had a feeling something crazy was going on toward the end of the first half.
"At the end they drove the ball down and scored in like 15 seconds," Higgins said. "We were like, 'OK, the offense is going to have to hold the team down and match them.' "
Higgins was selected the Big Sky Conference co-offensive player of the week.
Cody Nakamura (Baldwin '06) also plays receiver for the Wildcats and had one catch for eight yards.
» Utah running back Ray Stowers (Iolani '04) rushed for 123 yards and scored two touchdowns in Utah's 27-3 win over Colorado State.
Freshman Nai Fotu (Kahuku '07) added his second sack of the season, and Loma Olevao (Kahuku '00) had two tackles. Kepa Gaison (Kamehameha '05) also had a tackle for the Utes.
» Colorado senior Jordon Dizon scored the first touchdown of his career on a 42-yard interception return and tallied nine tackles in the Buffaloes' 31-26 victory over Texas Tech.
He became just the fifth player in school history with 400 career tackles and is tied for most in the nation with 110.
» Tyson Alualu (Saint Louis '05) had four tackles and Mika Kane (Kamehameha '06) added two in California's 31-20 loss to No. 6 Arizona State.
Sun Devils senior Brandon Rodd (Aiea '03) made his eighth start of the season at left tackle and Shawn Lauvao (Farrington '05) started his fourth game in a row at left guard.
» Navy quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada (Kapolei '04) rushed for 72 yards and two first-quarter touchdowns, but was pulled in the second half of the Midshipmen's 59-52 loss to Deleware.
» Oregon State setter Camilla Ah-Hoy
(Kahuku '06) had a career-high 55 assists in a victory over Arizona over the weekend. In games against the Wildcats and Arizona State, Ah-Hoy combined for 93 assists and 26 digs.
» Pacific senior Anela Iseke (Kamehameha '04) set a school record with 69 assists and chipped in 16 digs in the Boxers' five-set loss to Linfield.
» Hofstra senior setter Shellane Ogoshi (Roosevelt '04) set a career high with 67 assists and recorded 21 digs in a five-set loss to William & Mary.
» Fairfield senior Jazmin Pa'akaula (St. Joseph '04) was one of four local athletes playing for the Stags against Siena and finished with a team-high 20 digs. Ashley Hanohano (St. Joseph '04) contributed 11 assists, and Lindsey Lee (St. Joseph '04) and Brandi Higa (Hawaii Baptist '05) combined for 11 digs as the Stags handed the Saints their first conference loss.
» Duke senior goalkeeper Allison Lipsher
(Punahou '04) made five saves in the Blue Devils' 1-1 tie against Florida State.
» Freshman Nickey Ha (Iolani '07) scored Loyola Marymount's first goal of the second half to help the Lions defeat San Francisco 3-0 for their ninth straight home victory.