Scores

Final/OT

Southern Utah 35

(5-6, 4-4 Big Sky)

N Arizona 29

(8-2, 6-1 Big Sky)

4:05 PM ET, November 10, 2012

J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome, Flagstaff, AZ

1 2 3 4 OT T
SUU 9 3 0 3 2035
NAU 0 0 7 8 1429

Top Performers

Passing: C. Grossart (NAU) - 298 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: Z. Bauman (NAU) - 27 CAR, 83 YDS

Receiving: I. Umodu (NAU) - 8 REC, 117 YDS, 2 TD

S. Utah 35, N. Arizona 29, OT

Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Southern Utah's Cody Larsen sacked Northern Arizona's Cary Grossart for a 15-yard loss on a fourth-and-3 play, keeping the Lumberjacks out of the end zone in the third overtime and preserving a 35-29 victory for the Thunderbirds on Saturday.

The loss dropped Northern Arizona (8-2, 6-1 Big Sky) into a tie for the conference lead with Eastern Washington and Montana State. Southern Utah (5-6, 4-4) also gave Eastern Washington its only conference setback.

The difference for Southern Utah in the third overtime proved to be Easton Pedersen's 22-yard touchdown pass from Brad Sorensen.

Sorensen rushed for a 4-yard TD for the first Southern Utah points in overtime, and threw a 14-yard TD pass to Fatu Moala. Northern Arizona's TDs in overtime came on a 12-yard pass from Grossart to Dejzon Walker and a 17-yard pass from Grossart to Ify Umodu.

Grossart threw four TD passes, but was sacked six times.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SUU
NAU
1st Downs1522
Total Yards289367
Passing225298
Rushing6469
Penalties12-11310-78
3rd Down Conversions3-169-19
4th Down Conversions1-11-2
Turnovers03
Possession28:3431:26

Passing Leaders

Southern UtahC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sorensen23/412255.520
Northern ArizonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Grossart30/422987.142

Rushing Leaders

Southern UtahCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson21673.2011
Brown263.005
Northern ArizonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bauman27833.1013
Shanks2168.0016

Receiving Leaders

Southern UtahRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pedersen67011.7122
Moala56713.4122
Northern ArizonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Umodu811714.6226
Walker6457.5112

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSUUNAU
TD06:00Tommy Collet 55 Yd Interception Return. (Colton Cook Kick) 70
SF02:43Ball Through End Zone 90
SECOND QUARTERSUUNAU
FG12:55Colton Cook 42 Yd 120
THIRD QUARTERSUUNAU
TD05:40Ify Umodu 3 Yd Pass From Cary Grossart. (Andy Wilder Kick) 127
FOURTH QUARTERSUUNAU
TD05:14R.J. Rickert 8 Yd Pass From Cary Grossart. (Cary Grossart Pass To Austin Shanks For Two-Point Conversion) 1215
FG00:00Colton Cook 19 Yd 1515
OVERTIMESUUNAU
TDBrad Sorensen 4 Yd Run. (Colton Cook Kick) 2215
TDDejzon Walker 12 Yd Pass From Cary Grossart. (Andy Wilder Kick) 2222
2ND OVERTIMESUUNAU
TDIfy Umodu 17 Yd Pass From Cary Grossart. (Andy Wilder Kick) 2229
TDFatu Moala 14 Yd Pass From Brad Sorensen. (Colton Cook Kick) 2929
3RD OVERTIMESUUNAU
TDEaston Pedersen 22 Yd Pass From Brad Sorensen. (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 3529