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Portland State scores 13 touchdowns, sets Big Sky record with 91-0 rout of North American University

Portland State head coach Bruce Barnum watched his team find the end zone 13 times in just three quarters.Andy Nelson/Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — Dante Chachere threw three touchdown passes and five backs ran for seven touchdowns as Portland State shattered the Big Sky Conference record for most points scored in a game, reaching the end zone 13 times in a 91-0 rout of North American University on Saturday.

The Vikings scored four touchdowns through the air, seven on the ground, and returned an interception and a punt for a touchdown to set the record with more than two minutes left in the third quarter. Portland State did not score in the fourth quarter. Kicker Gianni Smith was 9-for-9 kicking PATs. Second-stringer Fyodor Henrichs-Tarasenkov was 4 for 4.


North American, an NAIA-member from Stafford, Texas, had 26 yards passing and was held to minus-49 yards rushing. Anthony Schembri punted nine times for the Stallions for 361 yards, averaging 40.1 yards per kick. The Stallions had two first downs, a long pass of 8 yards, and a long run of 6 yards.

Cachere was 6-of-9 passing for 74 yards, with two 16-yard touchdowns to Jermaine Braddock and an 8-yard toss to Samaj Bolin. Quincy Craig and Jobi Mallory each ran for two touchdowns while the Vikings (1-2) amassed 293 yards rushing on 46 carries.

Boston Globe Today: Sports | September 15, 2023
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