As he has done throughout his career with the Washington State football team, Deone Bucannon again came up big on a big stage for the Cougars on Saturday.
It just didn’t add up to victory – or even a close defeat.
The Vanden High graduate had a game-high nine tackles and recorded his third interception of the year as WSU (3-2) fell 55-17 to No. 5 Stanford in the annual Seattle Game at CenturyLink Field, home of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.
The senior strong safety leads the Pac-12 with 44 total and 26 solo tackles and is tied for second with an average of 8.8 tackles per game.
Chris Broadnax (Vanden) caught a 16-yard touchdown pass and had two receptions for 18 yards as Sacramento State (1-3) got its first win by walloping Weber State 31-3.
Markell Williams (Vacaville) contributed six tackles for the Hornets, with Randey Peterson (Vanden) and Josh Winters (Wood) also seeing action.
In St. Cloud State’s 31-6 win over Augustanta College, Damon Treat (Vanden) caught five passes for 46 yards for the unbeaten Huskies (4-0).
Alex Hubbard (Fairfield) had four tackles and broke up a pass in helping Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (3-2) edge Portland State 38-34.
Second-ranked Eastern Washington (2-2) fell 49-34 to No. 4 Sam Houston State with Quincey Forte (Vacaville) hauling in a 62-yard touchdown pass among his three catches for 79 yards for the Eagles. He also rushed 13 times for 56 yards.
Brock Hekking (Vacaville) followed up being National Defensive Player of the Week by recording six tackles as Nevada (3-2) slipped past Air Force 45-42.
LaRyan King (Vacaville) played for Colorado State (2-2) in a 59-42 upending of UTEOP.
Melvin Mason (Vacaville) and Ammir Souder (Armijo) each recorded a tackle for Southern Oregon (2-3) in a 66-21 downing of Dickinson State.
In Murray State’s 35-34 overtime win over Jacksonville State, Jordan Morrow played for the Racers.
Cameron Richmond (Rodriguez) caught three passes for 17 yards as Idaho State (2-2) fell to UC Davis 30-13.
In New Mexico Highlands’ 30-10 loss to Colorado Mines, Eric Smith (Vanden) saw action for the Cowboys.
Keith Williams (Fairfield) ran the ball twice for 58 yards with a long of 42 for San Diego (2-2) in a 59-0 blanking of the Hatters of Stetson.
In TCU’s 48-17 smothering of SMU, Jason Verrett (Rodriguez) had a tackle and broke up two passes for the Horned Frogs (2-2).
Arizona (3-1) suffered its first loss of the season by falling 31-13 to Washington. Tra’Mayne Bondurant recorded four tackles for the Wildcats.
Myles Burton (Rodriguez) ran 12 times for 69 yards and caught a pass for the three yards in helping Dixie State (1-3) humble Humboldt State 49-24.
Myles Carelock (Vanden, Rodriguez) saw action for Southern Utah (4-1) in a 27-21 win over Northern Colorado.
Fresno State (4-0) won another close one by outlasting Hawaii 42-37. Marcel Jensen (Rodriguez) caught three passes for 31 yards for the Bulldogs.
UC Davis (8-6) fell 19-25, 26-24, 23-25, 25-18, 15-11 to Cal State Northridge in its Big West opener. Devon Damelio (Rodriguez) amassed 16 kills, 11 digs and eight assists for the Aggies.
Tatum Bales (Wood, Solano) rolled up 48 digs as Holy Names (0-14) dropped matches to Azusa Pacific, Cal Baptist and Point Loma.
Simpson (2-9) lost 3-0 to Northwest Christian as Jazmin Wallace (Fairfield) had one assist, two aces and five digs.
Lainey Brown (Vacaville Christian, Solano) of Menlo (7-5) had seven digs in a 3-0 loss to UC Santa Cruz and two kills and six digs in a 3-0 win over Mills.
Alexsa Gonzalez (Solano) had an assist and Sandy Garcia (Solano) took two shots to help lift Nyack (4-3) to a 3-1 win over Goldey-Beacom. The goal was scored by Amanda Halter in the 36th minute.
The Warriors also downed Bloomfield 2-1 with Gonzalez and Garcia both seeing action, the latter taking two shots, one on goal.
Cecilee Kidd (Fairfield, Solano) played for Missouri Valley (7-2-1) in a 2-1 win over William Penn and a 2-1 loss to Avila.
Erica Ramirez (Armijo, Solano) had four saves for Columbia College (7-2-1) as the Cougars dropped a tough 2-1 decision to Missouri Baptist. She later allowed one goal in a 12-1 obliteration of Williams Baptist.
Women’s cross country
Katie Gomez (Vacaville) finished in 214th place for Dominican in the Stanford Invitational, crossing in 29 minutes, 40 seconds.
Reach Paul Farmer at 425-4646, ext. 264, or firstname.lastname@example.org.