Nate Ketteringham threw for 356 yards and four touchdowns, including a 15-yard lob to Jaelin Ratliff with 15 second left, to help Sacramento State edge Montana State 41-38 on Saturday night.
Trailing most of the game, Sacramento State (1-4, 1-1 Big Sky) pulled to within 38-34 on Ketteringham’s 17-yard pass to Ratliff with 4:28 to go to and then stopped Montana State (2-3, 0-2) at its own 31 to force the punt. The Hornets marched 86 yards in eight plays for the late score and sealed it with a fumble recovery by Ben Sorensen.
Montana 43, Southern Utah 20: Brady Gustafson threw for 415 yards and four touchdowns Saturday, leading the Grizzlies (3-1, 1-1 Big Sky) past the Thunderbirds (2-2, 1-1) in Missoula, Montana.
Northern Colorado 21, Northern Arizona 18: Kyle Sloter threw for a touchdown, ran in another score and the Bears (3-1, 0-2 Big Sky) held on to win its conference opener over the Lumberjacks (1-4, 0-2) in Greeley, Colorado.
North Dakota 31, Cal Poly 24: Keaton Studsrud threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, and the Fighting Hawks (3-2, 2-0 Big Sky) held on to beat the Mustangs (3-2, 1-1) in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Portland State 45, Idaho State 20: Paris Penn scored four touchdowns to break the school’s single-game record as the Vikings (2-3, 1-1 Big Sky) defeated the Bengals (2-3, 1-1) in Portland, Oregon.
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