Local quarterbacks sling it on Saturday

Saturday was a big day for three Clark County quarterbacks that Tailgate Talk follows. Colorado State’s Garrett Grayson (Heritage) had his best game of the year, thus far. The junior completed 21 of his 30 passes for 297 yards and two touchdowns as the Rams won their home opener against Cal Poly 34-17. CSU gained 533 yards of offense, including 353 yards in the first half.

Colorado State’s next game? At No. 1-ranked Alabama. “Time to shock the world,” Grayson tweeted.

Grayson, by the way, was looking quite fashionable in the post-game press conference:


Portland State quarterback Kieran McDonagh (Skyview) threw for a career-high 377 yards and two touchdowns as the Vikings beat Humbolt State 43-6 at Jeld-Wen Field. It was the second straight week the sophomore has set a career high in passing yards.

“He is really, really, really, really good,” said Vikings Coach Nigel Burton of his quarterback. “And the best part is, I don’t think he is satisfied with his play, which is why he might be one of the best.”

Meanwhile, Southern Oregon quarterback Austin Dodge (Skyview) almost led his NAIA school to an upset of Sacramento State, an FCS team that plays in the Big Sky.

It was a quarterback shootout for the ages, with Sacramento State winning 63-56 in overtime. Dodge went 27-for-57 with 366 yards passing, six TDs and no interceptions. Sacramento State QB Garrett Safron completed 34 of 52 attempts for 368 yards and seven TDs.

Check back later for updates of what other Clark County players did in games this weekend.

Micah Rice

Micah Rice

Columbian Sports Editor Micah Rice is the author of Tailgate Talk: College football from a Clark County perspective.

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