Support Local Journalism!        

Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.



A month into the season, the Vikings finally get to host a game at Hillsboro Stadium on Oct. 1.

PMG PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - Linebacker Robert Holt (15) and the Portland State Vikings play their first home game of 2022 on Saturday, Oct. 1 when Northern Arizona visits Hillsboro Stadium at 2 p.m.After three challenging road games to open the season, 0-3 Portland State welcomes 1-3 Northern Arizona to Hillsboro Stadium this weekend. Both the Vikings and the Lumberjacks are 0-1 in Big Sky Conference play.


When: 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1

Where: Hillsboro Stadium (7,600)

TV/Streaming: ESPN+


The Vikings should be pretty revved-up to play a home game, especially after two one-sided losses at 15th-ranked Washington and at Montana, ranked No. 2 at the FCS level.

Coach Bruce Barnum promised a fun change to the offense this week as they work to use the strengths of mobile first-year quarterback Dante Chachere, who has thrown for 382 yards and three touchdowns and run for a team-leading 124 yards (168 positive yards).

This could be a low-scoring contest, especially if the PSU defense regains the swagger it showed in the narrow season-opening loss at San Jose State. The Vikings will be without All-American defensive back Anthony Adams from Newberg (long-term ankle injury) and might be without sophomore linebacker Parker McKenna out of Beaverton.

Portland State (13.0 points/241.7 yards) and Northern Arizona (11.8/267.8) are ranked 11th and 12th in the Big Sky Conference in offensive production. The Vikings can point to a solid 395-yard outing in their opener at San Jose State as reason to expect the offense it come around against defenses they match up better with.

Not that the Lumberjacks are a pushover on defense. NAU's lone victory is a quality 10-3 road win at Sam Houston State.

Special teams figures to get attention this week for PSU after Montana scored on a 99-yard missed field goal return and on a 72-yard punt return last week.

It's Homecoming for Portland State. Check for activities.

You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.

Have a thought or opinion on the news of the day? Get on your soapbox and share your opinions with the world. Send us a Letter to the Editor!

Go to top