November 2, 1997 in Sports

Mccarthy Leads Isu In A Shocker

Associated Press
 

Freshman quarterback Kevin McCarthy led Idaho State University to its first Big Sky victory with a 41-24 win over Northern Arizona Saturday at Pocatello, Idaho.

Northern Arizona held Idaho State scoreless during the first quarter, but could not contain the Bengals after that.

Idaho St. 41, Northern Arizona 24

NAU 6 9 0 9 - 24

ISU 0 23 3 15 - 41

NAU-Brown 5 pass from McDonnell (kick failed) ISU-Ernst 4 pass from McCarthy (Ferrell kick) ISU-Ferrell 42 FG ISU-Ernst 30 pass from McCarthy (Ferrell kick) NAU-McDonnell 2 run (pass fail) ISU-Ernst 38 pass from McCarthy (pass fail) NAU-Goldstein 33 FG ISU-Ferrell 25 FG ISU-Nkeyasen 3 run (Ferrell kick) NAU-McDonnell 7 run (Goldstein kick) ISU-Safety ISU-Nkeyasen 3 run (pass fail) NAU-Safety A-4,722.

NAU ISU

First downs 6 15

Rushes-yards 30-101 45-202

Passing 363 191

Comp-Att-Int 33-60-5 11-24-0

Return Yards 88 48

Punts-Avg. 32.7 37.8

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1

Penalties-Yards 7-54 4-30

Time of Possession 31:56 28:04

RUSHING-NAU, Carson 16-82, F. St. Paul 1-10, McDonnell 10-28, C. Brown 1-1, T. Brown 2-0. ISU, Elgaaen 13-131, Nkeyasen 16-33, McCarthy 9-16, Whitworth 3-16, Baird 2-10, Simpson 1-7, Baird 2-10, Spoklie 1-3.

PASSING-NAU, T. Brown 31-58-5-0, McDonnell 1-1-0-1, C. Brown 1-1-0-0. ISU, McCarthy 11-24-0-3.

RECEIVING-NAU, Pearsall 8-106, Flores 5-43, Lockette 4-42, F. St. Paul 1-42, Searcy 3-34, Weske 1-31, Black 2-30, Carson 6-20, McDonnell 1-15, T. Brown 2-0. ISU, McBride 3-73, Ernst 6-105, Delancy 1-8, Elgaaen 1-5.

Montana St. 28, Weber St. 14

At Bozeman, Mont., Rob Compson and Tony Vallez connected for three second-half touchdown passes as the Bobcats rallied to defeat the Wildcats.

Weber St. 7 0 0 7 - 14

Montana St. 0 0 21 7 - 28

WSU-McGhee 32 pass from Buck (Shields kick) MSU-Vallez 55 pass from Compson (Groshelle kick) MSU-Vallez 24 pass from Compson (Groshelle kick) MSU-Wright 1 run (Groshelle kick) MSU-Vallez 60 pass from Compson (Groshelle kick) WSU-Quayle 17 pass from Fassel (Shields kick) A-4,427.

WSU MSU

First downs 19 22

Rushes-yards 29-50 51-163

Passing 272 278

Comp-Att-Int 17-40-1 16-24-1

Return Yards 8 19

Punts-Avg. 8-36.9 5-36.8

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0

Penalties-Yards 10-98 8-74

Time of Possession 25:57 34:03

RUSHING-WSU, Poole 14-60, Rubin 4-24, Buck 8-(-21). MSU, Tyler 17-74, Wright 13-42, Vallez 2-31.

PASSING-WSU, Buck 11-23-0-158, Fassel 6-17-1-114. MSU, Compson 16-24-1-278.

RECEIVING-WSU, McGhee 8-141, Harlan 5-76, Quayle 2-25. MSU, Vallez 11-221, Morgan 1-36, Harry 2-19.

Montana 21, CS Northridge 13

At Missoula, Brian Ah Yat completed 34 of 49 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns and Greg Fitzgerald picked off three first-quarter passes in the Grizzlies’ victory over the Matadors.

CS Northridge 3 3 0 7 - 13

Montana 14 7 0 0 - 21

MONT-Paffhausen 4 pass from Ah Yat (Heppner kick) MONT-Olsen 2 pass from Ah Yat (Heppner kick) CSN-FG Marquez 19 CSN-FG Marquez 26 MONT-Paffhausen 15 pass from Ah Yat (Heppner kick) CSN-Henry 35 pass from Flowers (Marquez kick) A-16,775.

CSN MONT

First downs 19 24

Rushes-yards 37-93 26-28

Passing 214 303

Comp-Att-Int 18-33-3 35-50-0

Return Yards 19 29

Punts-Avg. 4-34.5 5-36.4

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 5-2

Penalties-Yards 11-92 11-99

Time of Possession 21:55 28:05

RUSHING-Northridge, Harvey 13-48, Arnold 9-33, Clarke 9-29. Montana, Branen 13-45, Gales 1-9, Ah Yat 12-(-26).

PASSING-Northridge, Flowers 18-33-3-214. Montana, Ah Yat 34-49-0-275, Paffhausen 1-1-0-28.

RECEIVING-Northridge, Hill 8-88, Henry 4-54, Ogas 3-27. Montana, Pacheco 6-84, Olsen 7-53, Paffhausen 7-43.

Portland St. 27, Sac St. 13

At Sacramento, Calif., Hornets freshman Charles Roberts rushed for 183 yards, but Sac State allowed 465 yards total offense to the Vikings.

Portland St. 0 12 7 8 - 27

Sacramento St. 3 3 7 0 - 13

CSUS-FG Brown 24 PSU-Dunn 2 run (Lund kick) CSUS-FG Brown 22 PSU-Simes safety PSU-FG Lund 42 PSU-S. Johnson 15 run (Lund kick) CSUS-D. Anderson 2 run (Brown kick) PSU-Dunn 7 run (McVeigh pass) A-2,701.

PSU CSUS

First downs 25 17

Rushes-yards 40-200 39-197

Passing 265 148

Comp-Att-Int 24-32-0 11-21-2

Return Yards 127 84

Punts-Avg. 3-42.0 2-42.0

Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-1

Penalties-Yards 7-46 8-53

Time of Possession 36:04 23:56

RUSHING-PSU, Dunn 30-165, Blanchard 8-18, S. Johnson 2-17. CSUS, Roberts 28-183, D. Anderson 5-23, Bernhardt 4-2, Williams 1-(minus 2), Towne 1-(minus 9).

PASSING-PSU, Blanchard 24-32-0-265. CSUS, Bernhardt 11-21-2-148, Towne 0-0-0-0.

RECEIVING-PSU, Allen 6-33, Conners 4-100, Craft 3-34, Dunn 3-26, Harris 3-18, Williams 2-28, Gallop 2-17, McVeigh 1-9. CSUS-Taylor 3-52, S. Mitchell 2-38, Kool 2-15, Messer 2-8, Smith 1-24, Solis 1-11.

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