NCAAF Game Recap - Northern Colorado at Washington State
Sat Sep 7, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Washington State 59, Northern Colorado 17

Sep 7, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Northern Colorado (0-2)

7

3

0

7

17

(22) Washington State (2-0)

14

10

21

14

59

Gordon leads No. 22 Washington St. over N. Colorado 59-17
Sat Sep 7, 2019 9:18 PM

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) In two games as a starter, Washington State quarterback Anthony Gordon is averaging better than 50 points and 400 passing yards. He isn't doing it alone.

"The offensive line is always great," Gordon said after throwing for 464 yards and four touchdowns to help No. 22 Washington State pound FCS school Northern Colorado 59-17 on Saturday.

"There were no sacks," said Gordon, who completed 31 of 39 passes, with one interception. "They work hard up front."

Max Borghi scored three touchdowns and Easop Winston Jr. caught two scoring passes for Washington State (2-0). Brandon Arconado caught eight passes for 127 yards and a touchdown.

"It's awesome seeing Arconado have a career day," Gordon said.

"He's gotten better and better," coach Mike Leach said about Arconado, a former walk-on. "His body has changed physically as far as speed and strength."

Leach said Gordon also had a good game.

"I thought he was quick and sharp," Leach said. "Obviously, he forced one ball."

Washington State had 649 yards of total offense, to 355 for Northern Colorado.

Jacob Knipp completed 8 of 15 passes for 128 yards for Northern Colorado (0-2) of the Big Sky Conference. Milo Hall rushed 31 times for 113 yards and a touchdown.

Northern Colorado coach Earnest Collins Jr. pointed to turnovers as a key.

"We turned the ball over five times," Collins said. "Turnovers will kill you. You can't have five turnovers and expect to win a game or be close in a game."

Washington State linebacker Jahad Woods said the turnovers were by design.

"This is what we practice all the time, taking the ball away," he said.

Winston caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Gordon on the Cougars' first possession for a 7-0 lead.

Hall ran up the middle on the ensuing possession for an 11-yard touchdown to tie it.

Gordon replied with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Borghi for a 14-7 lead.

The Bears drove into Washington State territory, but running back Jullen Ison fumbled and the Cougars' Ron Stone recovered at the 29. Gordon's 39-yard pass to Arconado set up Borghi's 2-yard touchdown run for a 21-7 lead.

Collin Root kicked a 50-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 21-10 late in the first half.

Blake Mazza kicked a 20-yard field goal as time expired for a 24-10 halftime lead for Washington State.

Winston caught a 7-yard touchdown pass on the opening drive of the second half as Washington State took a 31-10 lead.

Borghi ran over the goal line from the 3 midway through the third quarter for a 38-10 Washington State lead.

Washington State linebacker Ron Stone was ejected from the game for targeting Knipp in the third.

Gordon is the current Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Cougars to a 58-7 win over New Mexico State in his starting debut.

"We can't get caught up in two good games we've had," Gordon said. "We can't get complacent."

TIME OF POSSESSION

Northern Colorado had the ball for 36 minutes, to 23 minutes for Washington State. That's a big reason Leach doesn't put much stock in that statistic. "We did a good job of shutting down drives at key times," Leach said of his defense.

THE TAKEAWAY

Northern Colorado: The Bears were predicted to finish last in the Big Sky this season.

Washington State: The Cougars have pounded two overmatched opponents and need to face tougher competition to get a better picture of their abilities.

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Two impressive wins, plus No. 21 Syracuse losing big to Maryland, could produce a higher ranking for the Cougars.

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"I thought we were explosive on both sides of the ball," Leach said. "We've just got to be sharper."

UP NEXT

Northern Colorado: At Sacramento State on Saturday.

Washington State: At Houston on Friday.

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Passing

NoCol Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Knipp 15 8 53.3 0 128 37 0 82.1
C. Regan 1 1 100.0 0 11 11 0 112.5
WaSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
A. Gordon 39 31 79.5 4 464 39 1 139.7
G. Gubrud 2 1 50.0 0 13 13 0 70.8

Rushing

NoCol Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Hall 31 113 3.6 12 1
J. Ison 13 67 5.2 29 0
WaSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. McIntosh 4 52 13.0 32 1
M. Borghi 7 34 4.9 13 2

Receiving

NoCol Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
N. Sol 2 47 23.5 37 0
J. Mitchell 1 31 31.0 31 0
WaSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Arconado 8 127 15.9 39 1
E. Winston Jr. 6 113 18.8 32 2

Fumbles

NoCol F FL
J. Ison 1 1
M. Hall 3 2

Returning

NoCol KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
G. Laday 2 14.0 0 22 0 - 0 0
W. Fairman 1 15.0 0 15 0 - 0 0
WaSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Harris 0 - 0 0 1 16.0 0 16
R. Fisher 1 19.0 0 19 0 - 0 0

Punting

NoCol Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Root 3 121 40.3 47
WaSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
O. Draguicevich III 2 78 39.0 54

Takeaways

NoCol Int Yds InTD
J. Bobo 1 9 0

Team Stats Comparison

NoCol WaSt
Points For 17 59
Total Yards 355 594
Rushing Yards 216 113
Passing Yards 139 481
Passing Completions / Attempts 9/16 33/42
Turnovers 4 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 6/4 0/0
First Downs 21 25
Penalties - Yards 12/65 8/85
Time Of Possession 1:01 59:59
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/14 2/5
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 3/40 2/39

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter NoCol WaSt
WaSt 5:38 TD Easop Winston Jr. 7 yd pass from Anthony Gordon (Blake Mazza kick) 0 7
NoCol 9:02 TD Milo Hall 11 yd run (Collin Root kick) 7 7
WaSt 12:12 TD Max Borghi 4 yd pass from Anthony Gordon (Blake Mazza kick) 7 14
2nd Quarter NoCol WaSt
WaSt 1:07 TD Max Borghi 2 yd run (Blake Mazza kick) 7 21
NoCol 11:20 FG Collin Root 50 yd FG 10 21
WaSt 15:00 FG Blake Mazza 20 yd FG 10 24
3rd Quarter NoCol WaSt
WaSt 3:17 TD Easop Winston Jr. 7 yd pass from Anthony Gordon (Blake Mazza kick) 10 31
WaSt 7:49 TD Max Borghi 3 yd run (Blake Mazza kick) 10 38
WaSt 10:41 TD Brandon Arconado 5 yd pass from Anthony Gordon (Blake Mazza kick) 10 45
4th Quarter NoCol WaSt
WaSt 5:23 TD Davontavean Martin 4 yd pass from Trey Tinsley (Blake Mazza kick) 10 52
NoCol 11:05 TD Cole Ingersoll 28 yd run (Collin Root kick) 17 52
WaSt 13:37 TD Deon McIntosh 32 yd run (Blake Mazza kick) 17 59

Game Information

Stadium: Clarence D. Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington
Attendance: 27,585
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