CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — There was no reason for any doubt when Jet Toner stepped up to kick the game-winning field goal for Stanford Saturday night.
“He’s got that cool Hawaiian breeze going through his veins,” Cardinal coach Davis Shaw said about the senior from Honolulu.
Toner’s 39-yard field goal came with just a second left on the clock, and Stanford overcame Oregon State’s late rally for a 31-28 victory that snapped a three-game losing streak.
The Beavers tied the game at 28 on Artavis Pierce’s 1-yard touchdown run with 1:55 left in the game. But Connor Wedington returned the kickoff 43 yards and Davis Mills passed for a first down and ran for another on a final drive that ended with Toner’s field goal.
Mills, starting in place of injured quarterback K.J. Costello, threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns for the Cardinal (2-3, 1-2 Pac-12), who extended their winning streak over the Beavers to 10 games. Costello sat out of the game after injuring his thumb in Stanford’s loss to No. 13 Oregon last Saturday.
Sneed’s 5 TD passes lift
Montana over UC Davis 45-20
DAVIS (AP) — Dalton Sneed threw five touchdown passes and Montana took advantage of two turnovers early in the second half to pull away for a 45-20 win over UC Davis in a battle of top 25 FCS teams on Saturday.
The Grizzlies scored on a 62-yard bomb from Sneed to Samuel Akem on the third play of the second half to take a 24-7 lead. Davis lost fumbles on its next two possessions and Sneed capitalized with touchdown passes to Jerry Louie-McGee. The first was a 14-yard pass one play after Ryder recovered a Jake Maier fumble. The second was a 23-yard play on the fourth play after Rice forced a fumble by receiver Darius Livingston that Josh Sandry recovered at midfield.
Maier was 32 of 43 for 275 yards and three touchdowns with an interception for the fifth-ranked Aggies (2-3, 0-1), who played Cal and top-ranked North Dakota State closer than they did the Griz. Last season, Davis outscored Montana 46-0 in the second half to win 49-21. Maier moved into second on the Aggie career touchdown pass list with 70.
Fresno State beats
New Mexico State 30-17
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jalen Cropper ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, Wylan Free caught two interceptions and Fresno State beat New Mexico State 30-17 on Saturday night.
Cropper had a 79-yard TD run early in the second quarter to make it 14-0. Free returned his first interception 91 yards to make it 24-0 for the Bulldogs (2-2) with a minute left in the first half.
The Aggies (0-5) kicked a field goal as time expired at the half and scored a touchdown on their first possession of the third quarter to cut the deficit to 24-10. But Cesar Silva kicked his second and third field goals before the end of the third to extend Fresno State’s lead to 30-10.