|Weber State outlasts Portland State 73-68 in record scoring setting|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 27 October 2007 16:48|
Weber State beat Portland State 73-68 on Saturday night to set an NCAA all-division record for most points in a game.
The previous record for most points by two teams was 136, set in 1968 when North Park beat North Central 104-32 in a Division III game. The Division I record was 133, set in 2004 when San Jose State beat Rice 70-63.
Back in 1916, Georgia Tech beat Cumberland 222-0, but that was before the NCAA kept track of records.
Weber State's Cameron Higgins passed for 334 yards and four touchdowns. Trevyn Smith ran for 225 yards for the Wildcats (3-5, 3-3 Big Sky Conference).
In his first college start, freshman Drew Hubel threw nine touchdown passes for Portland State to set a school and conference record.
Weber State scored 35 points in the second quarter points 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.
Portland State (2-6, 2-3) made up for its shaky defense with a high-powered offense that started the second half with a pair of Hubel touchdown passes, first to David Lewis and then to Tremayne Kirkland. That put the Vikings in front 41-38.
Portland State, whose offensive coordinator is Run-and-Shoot guru Mouse Davis, had its last lead of the game when Hubel hit Lewis with an 8-yard scoring toss 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 Higgins' 4-yard touchdown pass to Akamu Aki. That made it 52-48.
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 threw his ninth TD pass and Andy Shantz returned a fumble 84 yards for a touchdown with 31 seconds left.
The Vikings failed to recover the onside kick and Weber State managed to run out the clock.
The Wildcats finished with 687 total yards while Portland State had 502.