Pierre Williams caught seven passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns and FCS No. 2 Sacramento State beat the Portland State Vikings 45-17 on Friday night at Hillsboro Stadium.
Asher O’Hara threw a 5-yard scoring pass to Williams to start the scoring, and later, in the second quarter, Jake Dunniway threw a 4-yard score to Williams for a 17-0 advantage. O’Hara’s 39-yard touchdown run with 3:52 left before intermission made it 24-0.
The Vikings (4-6, 3-4 Big Sky) didn’t reach the end zone until the fourth quarter when Quincy Craig scored on a 36-yard scoring run with 7:36 remaining. Jobi Malary later ran it in from 54 yards out.
Sacramento State (10-0, 7-0) reached 10 victories for just the second time in school history. The only other Hornets team to win double-digit games came in 1988. That season, the team was 8-2 in the regular season but went on to advance to the NCAA Division II semifinals after playoff victories over UC Davis and North Carolina Central.
In rushing for 237 yards, the Hornets also set a school record for most yards rushing as a team in a single season.
Next up: Portland State at Cal Poly, 5 p.m. PT Saturday, Nov. 19.
— The Associated Press