Scores

Final

Southern Utah 34

(1-3, 0-3 away)

Utah State 53

(1-2, 1-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, September 26, 2009

Romney Stadium, LOGAN, UT

1 2 3 4 T
SUU 3 21 10 034
USU 14 17 13 953

Top Performers

Passing: D. Borel (USU) - 316 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: M. Smith (USU) - 8 CAR, 100 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: F. Sitake (SUU) - 9 REC, 98 YDS, 2 TD

Utah St. 53, S. Utah 34

Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah -- Running back Robert Turbin ran for 106 yards, caught four passes for 116 yards and scored three touchdowns Saturday to lead Utah State to a 53-34 win over Southern Utah.

Turbin's longest play was a 77-yard catch of a screen pass for a touchdown in the second quarter. Quarterback Diondre Borel was 15-of-21 for 316 yards.

Michael Smith rushed eight times for the Aggies, gaining 100 yards and two touchdowns.

Southern Utah's Cade Cooper was 24-of-48, passing for 250 yards and three touchdowns. Fesi Sitake caught nine passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns for the Thunderbirds (1-3).

USU quickly gained a 14-3 first-quarter edge as quarterback Borel was 4-of-4 with a touchdown pass to Smith. Wide receiver Stanley Morrison also tossed a touchdown pass early -- to Turbin -- on a receiver-option play to surprise SUU.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SUU
USU
1st Downs2325
Total Yards367604
Passing262345
Rushing105259
Penalties5-608-80
3rd Down Conversions7-204-10
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers33
Possession30:2229:38

Passing Leaders

Southern UtahC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cooper24/482505.231
Utah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Borel15/2131615.030

Rushing Leaders

Southern UtahCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gray16573.6116
Cooper8324.0013
Utah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Turbin171046.1123
Smith810012.5240

Receiving Leaders

Southern UtahRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sitake99810.9231
Poots7679.6119
Utah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Turbin411629.0277
Morrison16969.0169

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSUUUSU
FG10:43Ryan Griffith 48 Yd 30
TD07:50Robert Turbin 29 Yd Pass From Stanley Morrison (Chris Ulinski Kick) 37
TD03:41Michael Smith 54 Yd Pass From Diondre Borel (Chris Ulinski Kick) 314
SECOND QUARTERSUUUSU
TD12:57Robert Turbin 16 Yd Run (Chris Ulinski Kick) 321
TD11:32Tysson Poots 19 Yd Pass From Cade Cooper (Ryan Griffith Kick) 1021
TD09:59Fesi Sitake 7 Yd Pass From Cade Cooper (Ryan Griffith Kick) 1721
FG06:12Chris Ulinski 34 Yd 1724
TD04:23Robert Turbin 77 Yd Pass From Diondre Borel (Chris Ulinski Kick) 1731
TD00:14Fesi Sitake 6 Yd Pass From Cade Cooper (Ryan Griffith Kick) 2431
THIRD QUARTERSUUUSU
TD12:42Michael Smith 40 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 2437
TD09:12Major Gray 5 Yd Run (Ryan Griffith Kick) 3137
TD02:04Michael Smith 20 Yd Run (Chris Ulinski Kick) 3144
FG00:12Ryan Griffith 27 Yd 3444
FOURTH QUARTERSUUUSU
TD11:39Stanley Morrison 69 Yd Pass From Diondre Borel (Chris Ulinski Kick) 3451
SF01:28Ammon Olsen Tackled By Junior Keiaho In End Zone 3453