Local

EWU survives Portland State

Photo: KPUG

EWU survives Portland State

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Vernon Adams’ fifth touchdown pass with 31 seconds to play lifted Eastern Washington to a wild 42-41 win over Portland State on Saturday night.

The Vikings (6-6, 3-5 Big Sky) had taken the lead on a Collin Ramierz pass to Victor Dean with a minute left but Marcus Kinsella missed the extra point.

Adams and the Eagles (10-2, 8-0) set a host of records in becoming the first team other than Montana to win an outright Big Sky title since EWU’s 1997 title.

Adams set the conference record for TD passes (46) and the school record for passing yards (4,059) and total offense (4,550). Cooper Kupp, who had the game-winning TD on a 15-yard pass, earlier set a FCS record with a TD in his 12th straight game, erasing, among others, Randy Moss.

EWU scored the first TD but never led again until the final point.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.