Portland State has not competed since 2019 according to the team website, likely as an effort to cover up the fact that they lost by a 41-point margin to Montana in a spring exhibition contest. 2019 was a year of many close games for the Vikings as they could have finished with three more wins if they scored on four drives they wish they could get back including a close FBS game with Arkansas. The top recruiting class from just a few years ago seems to be on of mostly duds. Can the Vikings set sail for a legacy bigger than their high school home field?
Davis Alexander – Quarterback – 6’0″ 195 lbs. – Senior
Alexander is a true dual-threat quarterback as he rushed for over 500 yards and threw for nearly 3,000 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2019. On a team that is not known for its offense, Alexander puts the spark into the offense with his never-say-die attitude and always falling forward for extra yards.
Anthony Adams – Safety – 6’0″ 185 lbs. – Junior
Adams is on all of the all-conference and award lists that he possibly can be for a safety, which is even more impressive for that position. On defense, Adams has a true instinct for the ball and how to bring down the ball carrier. In 2019, Adams tallied 56 tackles, 2 TFL, 5 INT, and 1 blocked kick.
Eleventh. Despite having a Buck Buchanan Award finalist on the team it will take more than an individual effort to overcome the challenges ahead. Tough FBS competition from Hawaii and Washington State combined with having Montana State, Weber State, and Eastern Washington spell out five virtually automatic losses. There is talent defensively, but the Viking offense looks fairly bleak outside of Davis Alexander.
Predicted: 2-9 (1-7)
My name is Ben Schleiger and I’m your representative for the Big Sky Conference. I have done work for multiple newspapers and sports blogs including The Johnstown Breeze, The University of Northern Colorado Mirror, and Mile High Maniac. I am a proud alumnus of the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Political Science. In my free time, I like watching sports, playing video games, and trying new foods.