Browning's 4 Tds Spark Washington Past Oregon State, 52-7

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Jake Browning threw four touchdown passes as Washington scored on its first six possessions on the way to 52-7 win over Oregon State Saturday.

The Huskies (5-6, 3-5 Pac-12) had the easiest of times putting away Oregon State, taking a 28-0 lead in the first quarter, tying a Washington record for most points scored in the opening quarter.

Browning completed 18 of 20 passes for 211 yards, most of it coming in a half where the Huskies rolled to a 45-0 halftime lead. Brayden Lenius caught two touchdown passes, while running back Myles Gaskins had 23 carries for 127 yards.

Washington outgained Oregon State 482-257 in yardage. The Huskies had 271 yards on the ground. Washington's defense had two takeaways.

The Huskies kept their bowl hopes faintly alive. Washington can become bowl eligible with a win next Friday against Washington State.

The Beavers (2-9, 0-8) lost their eighth consecutive game.

November 23, 2015

Portland State Defeats Eastern Washington 34-31

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) - David Jones rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns and Alex Kuresa threw for two more scores to lead Portland State to a 34-31 win over Eastern Washington on Saturday.

Portland State (9-2, 6-2 Big Sky), which started the season with an upset 80 miles away at Washington State, probably earned a berth in the FCS playoffs while ending a three-year playoff run for the Eagles (6-5, 5-3).

The Vikings opened the second half with Kuresa's 7-yard TD pass to Josh Kraght and then receiver Thomas Carter III found Cam Sommer for a 5-yard score on a trick play, making it 27-17.

The teams traded fourth quarter touchdowns - Portland State's after Eastern's fourth turnover and before Todd Raynes' 35-yard fumble return pulled the Eagles within 34-31. However, the Vikings ran out the clock.

Eastern's Cooper Kupp finished with eight catches for 136 yards and a 78-yard TD, which pushed him pass Jerry Rice for second in FCS career yards with 4,764.

November 23, 2015

Sports Briefs November 19

sports2CHENEY, Wash. (AP) - Felix Von Hofe made seven of Eastern Washington's 15 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 25 points to help the Eagles beat Seattle 76-70. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday night, but a windstorm across Eastern Washington created dangerous travel conditions.

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden scored 45 points, including all nine for Houston in overtime, and the Rockets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 108-103 last night after firing Kevin McHale earlier in the day. Corey Brewer made an off-balance 3-pointer to force overtime and Harden took over from there, finishing with 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals as the Rockets capped off an emotional day at the Toyota Center. Playing just hours after McHale was fired, the Rockets played much of the game with sloppy mistakes and dreadful shooting.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Domantas Sabonis scored 26 points and Kyle Wiltjer added 23 to help No. 10 Gonzaga beat Northern Arizona 91-52 last night. It was the first game of the season for Gonzaga (1-0), after their season opener against Pittsburgh last Friday was called off at halftime due to extremely slippery court conditions at the Armed Forces Classic in humid Okinawa, Japan. Sabonis, a 6-foot-11 sophomore, made 12 of 13 shots in limited minutes and looked recovered from a recent back injury.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - The Winnipeg Jets beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Wednesday night to end a six-game losing streak. Mark Scheifele and Drew Stafford each had two goals and an assist. Daniel Sedin scored on the power play for Vancouver 6:44 into the second period.

November 19, 2015

Cardinals Beat Seahawks 39-32

hawks lose111515SEATTLE (AP) — Carson Palmer threw for 363 yards and three touchdowns, Andre Ellington had a 48-yard touchdown run with 1:58 remaining and the Arizona Cardinals moved three games ahead in the NFC West with a wild 39-32 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night.

Palmer helped the Cardinals (7-2) build leads of 19-0 and 22-7 at halftime, only to watch Seattle (4-5) rally and take a 29-25 lead early in the fourth quarter on Bobby Wagner's 22-yard fumble return that left CenturyLink Field shaking.

Undaunted by losing the lead, Palmer led the Cardinals on an 83-yard touchdown drive, capped by a 14-yard strike to Jermaine Gresham with 8:41 remaining. The Cardinals held Seattle on its next possession and Ellington added the punctuation, sprinting down the sideline on a third-down run to cap Arizona's big night.

- TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer - November 16, 2015

Eastern Washington Routs D-III Member George Fox 126-64

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) - Venky Jois scored 18 of his 29 points in the first half and Eastern Washington rolled to a 126-64 rout of Division III member George Fox on Sunday night.

The Eagles (1-1) bounced back after blowing a 10-point, second half lead in a 106-88 loss to Mississippi State in their opener on Friday.

Jois, the preseason MVP of the Big Sky Conference, was 13 of 15 from the field, including six dunks. Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Eagles.

Eastern Washington's Austin McBroom added 19 points with a career-high 10 assists, surpassing his previous high of six he had against NCAA-tournament-bound Indiana State in December 2013.

Jacoby Wolfe scored 19 points on 8-of-8 shooting, and was 3 of 5 from the line to lead George Fox.

The Eagles 126 points surpassed the previous school record of 124 against Eastern Montana in 1969.

November 16, 2015