Rob Smith's 17-year tenure as Western Washington coach ended on a down note Saturday as the Vikings fell to Western Oregon, 28-7, in a Great...

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BELLINGHAM — Rob Smith’s 17-year tenure as Western Washington coach ended on a down note Saturday as the Vikings fell to Western Oregon, 28-7, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference game at Civic Stadium.


Western Washington finished its season 4-6 overall and 3-3 in GNAC games. It’s just the third losing season for Smith, who is the winningest coach in school history with a 109-62-1 record.


The Wolves took control early, scoring touchdowns on their first two possessions, and led 21-0 at halftime.


“It wasn’t a normal work week … but I’m not one to make excuses,” Smith said. “Whatever it was, we weren’t ready to go today and played uninspired football.”


The Vikings scored with 9:44 left in the game, on quarterback A.J. Porter’s 39-yard touchdown pass to Brett Upchurch. Porter, who saw extensive time with starter James Monrean hampered by an ankle injury, completed 9 of 16 passes for 159 yards. Upchurch had five receptions for 141 yards.


Running back Eliot Vinzant paced the Wolves (4-6, 2-4) with 160 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries.


Other games


Willamette 40, Whitworth 34 (OT)


SPOKANE — Willamette came from two scores behind twice in the second half to force overtime, and the visiting Bearcats went on to beat Whitworth in the extra period of a Northwest Conference contest.


Matt Bicocca kicked a 21-yard field goal with three seconds left in regulation to force overtime. Tyler Gill intercepted Whitworth quarterback Joel Clark’s pass in the end zone to end the Pirates’ overtime possession. Brock then ran in a touchdown from 20 yards out for the victory.


Central Washington 28, Humboldt State 14


ARCATA, Calif. — Landon Hall ran for a career-high 150 yards, and the Central defense held Humboldt State to 94 yards rushing and 92 passing as the Wildcats completed a perfect GNAC season.


At 6-0, Central is the first team in the three-year history of double round-robin play to go undefeated.


Pacific Lutheran 48, Menlo 24


PUYALLUP — Pacific Lutheran rolled up 632 yards of total offense — just 21 yards shy of the school record — in a nonconference victory over Menlo College (0-9) at Sparks Stadium.


PLU quarterback Chris Maine completed 10 of 17 passes, with half of his completions going for touchdowns. His five touchdowns passes were one shy of the school record.











































GNAC
League Season
W L W L
Central Washington 6 0 8 2
Western Washington 3 3 4 6
Western Oregon 2 4 3 6
Humboldt State 1 5 4 6
YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

W. Oregon 28, W. Washington 7


C. Washington 28, Humboldt St. 14

















































NWC
League Season
W L W L
Linfield 3 0 7 0
Willamette 3 0 5 3
Whitworth 1 2 4 3
Puget Sound 1 3 4 4
Pacific Lutheran 0 3 3 5
YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

Willamette 40, Whitworth 34 (OT)


Pacific Lutheran 48, Menlo 24


W. OREGON 28, WESTERN WASHINGTON 7
























Western Oregon 14 7 7 0 28
Western Washington 0 0 0 7 7
First quarter

WOU — Knudsen 10 pass from Thorson (Voges kick), 8:57


WOU — Ramirez 2 run (Voges kick), 3:07


Second quarter


WOU — Vinzant 2 run (Voges kick), 6:46


Third quarter


WOU — Vinzant 3 run (Voges kick), 4:44


Fourth quarter


WWU — Upchurch 39 pass from Porter (Younggren kick), 9:44


A — 2,206.













































WOU WWU
First downs 25 14
Rushes-yards 48-208 27-73
Passing 235 287
Comp-Att-Int 20-32-1 19-39-4
Return Yards 31 62
Punts-Avg. 7-40.6 5-39.4
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties-Yards 5-35 8-49
Time of Possession 34:51 25:09
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — WOU: Vinzant 29-160; Ramirez 6-39; Beck 1-6; Watts 3-6; Thorson 7-1; Team 2-(-4). WWU: Carlyle 8-38; Sherrard 7-16; Porter 4-9; Jackson 3-8; Monrean 5-2.


Passing — WOU: Thorson 20-32-1-235. WWU: Monrean 10-23-3-128; Porter 9-16-1-159.


Receiving — WOU: Boss 5-72; Knudsen 5-34; Carter 4-30; Smith 3-80; Ching 2-10; Beck 1-9. WWU: Upchurch 5-141; Sherrard 4-10; Yoney 3-34; Carlyle 2-56; Dell 2-27; Olson 2-13; Williams 1-6.


WILLAMETTE 40, WHITWORTH 34 (OT)
























Willamette 0 7 16 11 6 — 40
Whitworth 0 14 13 7 0 — 34
Second quarter

WHTW — Allan 71 pass from Clark (Marshall kick), 10:04


WHTW — Havercroft 2 run (Marshall kick), 5:58


WU — Brock 1 run (Bicocca kick), :28


Third quarter


WHTW — Clark 17 run (Marshall kick), 11:42


WU — Hernandez 30 pass from Walton (Bicocca kick), 9:41


WU — Hernandez 4 run (Bicocca kick), 7:29


WHTW — Snell 11 pass from Clark (Marshall kick blocked), 3:34


WU — Safety, Randall PAT return, 3:34


Fourth quarter


WHTW — Ahsing 2 run (Marshall kick), 9:59


WU — Tanquary 23 pass from Walton (Brock rush), 3:22


WU — Bicocca 21 FG, :03


Overtime


WU — Brock 20 yd run, 15:00


A — 1,575.













































WU WHTW
First downs 22 22
Rushes-yards 49-271 44-198
Passing 143 211
Comp-Att-Int 13-23-1 19-28-1
Return Yards 30 -1
Punts-Avg. 6-38.7 4-35.2
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties-Yards 8-75 3-35
Time of Possession 28:33 31:27
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — WU: Brock 25-144; Hernandez 8-68; Walton 10-49; Wilbon 4-9; Dean 2-1; WHTW: Havercroft 21-114; Clark 14-69; Ahsing 7-16; Team 2-(-1).


Passing — WU: Walton 13-23-1-143; WHTW: Clark 19-28-1-211.


Receiving — WU: Plank 7-58; Hernandez 2-37; Washington 2-20; Tanquary 1-23; Wilbon 1-5; WHTW: Snell 9-68; Allan 5-94; Kuntz 5-49.


PACIFIC LUTHERAN 48, MENLO 24
























Menlo 3 0 14 7 24
Pacific Lutheran 7 20 7 14 48
First quarter

MENLO — Gresham 26 FG, 6:52


PLU — Washburn 71 pass from Maine (Chalmers kick), 2:03


Second quarter


PLU — Reed 18 pass from Maine (Chalmers kick), 12:03


PLU — Washburn 63 pass from Maine (Chalmers kick failed), 10:35


PLU — Bratz 1 run (Chalmers kick), 2:24


Third quarter


MENLO — Faria 3 run (Gresham kick), 5:27


PLU — Reed 46 pass from Maine (Chalmers kick), 3:46


MENLO — Eyo 44 pass from Hazel (Gresham kick), 2:42


Fourth quarter


PLU — Reed 23 pass from Iverson (Chalmers kick), 14:50


MENLO — Estes 50 pass from Hazel (Gresham kick), 10:03


PLU — Stevens 55 pass from Maine (Chalmers kick), 6:30


A — 1,000.













































Menlo PLU
First downs 19 20
Rushes-yards 26-82 36-174
Passing 313 458
Comp-Att-Int 19-47-3 16-30-1
Return Yards 20 19
Punts-Avg. 6-36.3 3-45.7
Fumbles-Lost 3-0 2-2
Penalties-Yards 3-15 6-55
Time of Possession 28:40 31:20
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — Menlo: Conner 9-54; Faria 8-24; Souza 3-5; Gresham 1-2; Hazel 3-10; Lyle 2-(-3). PLU: Maine 5-80; Steiner 6-29; Bratz 4-14; Griffith 2-13; Reed 7-13; Iverson 2-10; Dahl 3-7; Absher 1-4; Peterson 1-3; Schonau-Taylor 1-2; Team 2-0; Canger 2-(-1).


Passing — Menlo: Hazel 18-46-3-304; Conner 1-1-0-9. PLU: Maine 10-17-0-347; Iverson 4-7-1-65; Bratz 2-5-0-46; Griffith 0-1-0-0.


Receiving — Menlo: Eyo 9-147; Marin 3-29; Estes 2-58; Lyle 2-21; Ledbetter 1-47; Hazel 1-9; Faria 1-2. PLU: Reed 8-167; Stevens 3-78; Washburn 2-134; Chiado 2-46; Fallert 1-33


C. WASHINGTON 28, HUMBOLDT STATE 14
























Central Washington 10 3 8 7 28
Humboldt State 0 14 0 0 14
First quarter

CWU — Hall 4 run (Sadler kick), 9:38


CWU — Sadler 27 FG, 2:59


Second quarter


HSU — Nembhard 16 run (Martinelli kick), 3:54


HSU — Perkins 6 pass from Duke (Martinelli kick), 2:16


CWU — Sadler 31 FG, :00


Third quarter


CWU — Robertson 18 pass from Reilly (Potucek pass from Reilly), 11:04


Fourth quarter


CWU — Brookreson 17 pass from Reilly (Sadler kick), 3:43


A — 1,248.













































CWU HSU
First downs 26 10
Rushes-yards 44-173 28-94
Passing 200 92
Comp-Att-Int 23-35-1 13-26-1
Return Yards 18 34
Punts-Avg. 4-43.2 9-28.0
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 4-1
Penalties-Yards 6-85 7-65
Time of Possession 35:58 23:37
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — CWU: Hall 26-150; Bennett 5-36; Reilly 12-14; Sadler 1-(-27). HSU: Dotson 5-37; Nembhard 9-35; Smith 5-15; Duke 9-7.


Passing — CWU: Reilly 23-35-1-200. HSU: Duke 13-26-1-92.


Receiving — CWU: Hall 7-45; Potucek 6-66; Brookreson 6-52; Robertson 2-27; Boonstra 2-10. HSU: Stein 5-46; Wilson 3-23; Nembhard 2-6; White 1-7; Perkins 1-6; Messersmith 1-4.