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The Portland State Vikings football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Portland State University located in the U.S. state of Oregon. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Big Sky Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1947. The team plays its home games at the 20,483 seat Providence Park and 7,600 seat Hillsboro Stadium. Viking football practice takes place on campus at the Peter W. Stott Field.

Portland State Vikings
2019 Portland State Vikings football team
Portland State Athletics wordmark.svg
First season1947
Head coachBruce Barnum
5th season, 16–29 (.356)
StadiumProvidence Park
(Capacity: 22,000)
Hillsboro Stadium
(Capacity: 7,600)
LocationPortland, Oregon
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceBig Sky Conference
All-time record342–366–10 (.483)
ColorsGreen, White, and Silver[1]
              
Websitegoviks.com

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HistoryEdit

ClassificationsEdit

  • 1958–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973–1977: NCAA Division II
  • 1978–1980: NCAA Division I–AA
  • 1981–1995: NCAA Division II
  • 1996–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference affiliationsEdit

Head coachesEdit

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1947–1954 Joe Holland 8 20–42–3 .331
1955–1956 Ralph Davis 2 4–11–1 .281
1957–1958 Les Leggatt 2 6–11–0 .353
1959–1961 Hugh Smithwick 3 6–17–2 .280
1962–1962 Tom DeSylvia 1 4–4–0 .500
1963–1967 Jerry Lyons 5 21–24–1 .338
1968–1971 Don Read 4 20–19 .513
1972–1974 Ron Stratten 3 9–24–0 .273
1975–1980 Mouse Davis 6 42–24–0 .636
1981–1985 Don Read† 5 19–33–1 .368
1986–1992 Pokey Allen 7 63–26–2 .703
1993–2006 Tim Walsh 14 90–68–0 .570
2007–2009 Jerry Glanville 3 9–24–0 .273
2010–2014 Nigel Burton 3 12–21–0 .364
2015–present Bruce Barnum 1 12–22–0 .353

† Read's combined statistics: 9 seasons, with a record of 39–52–1 (.429).

Playoff resultsEdit

Division I-AA/FCSEdit

The Vikings have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs two times. Their overall record is 0–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
2000 First Round Delaware L 14–49
2015 Second Round Northern Iowa L 17–29

Division IIEdit

The Vikings appeared in the Division II playoffs eight times from 1987 through 1995 with an overall record of 12–8.

Year Round Opponent Result
1987 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship Game
Minnesota State–Mankato
Northern Michigan
Troy State
W 27–21
W 13–7
L 17–31
1988 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship Game
Bowie State
Jacksonville State
Texas A&I
North Dakota State
W 34–17
W 20–13
W 35–27
L 21–35
1989 First Round
Quarterfinals
West Chester
Indiana PA
W 56–50, OTs
L 17–0
1991 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Northern Colorado
Minnesota State–Mankato
Pittsburg State
W 27–7
W 37–27
L 21–53
1992 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
UC Davis
Texas A&I
Pittsburg State
W 42–28
W 35–30
L 38–41
1993 First Round Texas A&M–Kingsville L 15–50
1994 First Round
Quarterfinals
Angelo State
Texas A&M–Kingsville
W 29–0
L 16–21
1995 First Round
Quarterfinals
East Texas State
Texas A&M–Kingsville
W 56–35
L 3–30

Notable former playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Color Palette (PDF). Portland State University Athletics Brand Identity. Portland State University. May 12, 2015. Retrieved May 23, 2016.

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