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Portland State Shocks Washington State

Portland State running back Seven Long scored on a 1-yard run with a little over two minutes left in the game to give the Vikings a 24-17 upset over Washington State on Saturday.

Portland State, a member of the FCS Big Sky Conference, was playing their first game under new head coach Bruce Barnum, what a way to start a coaching career.

It was the first time the Vikings had beat a Pac-12 team in 15 attempts, and it brought their record to 3-32 against FBS opponents.

The Vikings were led by quarterback Alex Kuresa, who completed 7-of-his-12 attempts for 61 yards and rushed for 92 yards on 16 attempts.  Paris Penn finished with 57 yards rushing and a touchdown, with Nate Long and Long adding a touchdown each.

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk had a big game, completing 27-of-his-41 attempts for 289 yards and two touchdowns.  Falk got injured on the last drive and backup quarterback Peyton Bender threw an interception with less than a minute left.

Washington State will travel to New Jersey to take on Rutgers next week.

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