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Late TD helps Weber St. beat Portland St. 44-41

Oct 24, 2010 - 12:44 AM OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Running back Vai Tafuna scored on a 3-yard touchdown run with 21 seconds left in the game to lift Weber State to a 44-41 win over Portland State on Saturday afternoon.

The Wildcats (4-3, 3-2 Big Sky) trailed for most of the game before scoring 22 points in the fourth quarter. Bo Bolen rushed for 156 yards on 21 attempts and two touchdowns. Tafuna rushed for 153 yards on 18 attempts and had two scores.

Quarterback Cameron Higgins threw two TDs, tying the conference record of 96 career TD passes.

Portland State (2-5, 1-3) took a 41-37 lead with 1:02 left in the game when quarterback Connor Kavanaugh scored on a 27-yard run. Kicker Zach Brown missed a 65-yard field goal as time expired.

Kavanaugh threw for 278 yards and two scores. He also rushed for 114 yards on 12 attempts. Cory McCaffrey had 178 rushing yards and two touchdowns.