Scores

Final

Southern Utah 27

(4-1, 1-0 Big Sky)

N Colorado 21

(1-4, 0-1 Big Sky)

3:35 PM ET, September 28, 2013

Nottingham Field, Greeley, CO

1 2 3 4 T
SUU 3 14 7 327
UNCO 0 7 7 721

Top Performers

Passing: A. Cantu (SUU) - 269 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: L. Te'o (SUU) - 9 CAR, 18 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: F. Moala (SUU) - 7 REC, 120 YDS

Southern Utah tops Northern Colorado 27-21

Associated Press

GREELEY, Colo. -- Aaron Cantu threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns to lead Southern Utah past Northern Colorado 27-21 in both teams' Big Sky opener Saturday.

Southern Utah (4-1, 1-0 Big Sky) trailed 7-3 late in the first half but scored two touchdowns within a minute to take a 17-7 lead just before halftime.

The first was a one-yard touchdown run by Levi Te'o with 1:02 left in the half. Then after a three-and-out by Northern Colorado (1-4, 0-1), Cantu threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Griff McNabb with 15 seconds remaining to put the Thunderbirds up by 10. Cantu added a 17-yarder to Easton Pedersen in the third.

Tim Tancik threw two touchdown passes for Northern Colorado and ran for a score but had two interceptions. His five-yard touchdown pass with 58 seconds left put the Bears within a touchdown, but Southern Utah recovered an onside kick to seal the victory.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SUU
UNCO
1st Downs1816
Total Yards322273
Passing269269
Rushing534
Penalties3-255-42
3rd Down Conversions6-155-15
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers23
Possession34:2625:34

Passing Leaders

Southern UtahC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cantu28/382697.121
Northern ColoradoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tancik26/432696.322

Rushing Leaders

Southern UtahCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown7202.9013
Teo9182.017
Northern ColoradoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dennis11343.1014
Graham410.304

Receiving Leaders

Southern UtahRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moala712017.1048
McNabb6406.7112
Northern ColoradoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dennis79413.4052
Davis56212.4119

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSUUUNCO
FG02:47Colton Cook 48 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERSUUUNCO
TD10:37Jace Davis 19 Yd Pass From Tim Tancik (Jamie Falloon Kick) 37
TD01:02Levi Teo 1 Yd Run (Colton Cook Kick) 107
TD00:15Griff McNabb 12 Yd Pass From Aaron Cantu (Colton Cook Kick) 177
THIRD QUARTERSUUUNCO
TD11:43Tim Tancik 1 Yd Run (Jamie Falloon Kick) 1714
TD06:26Easton Pedersen 17 Yd Pass From Aaron Cantu (Colton Cook Kick) 2414
FOURTH QUARTERSUUUNCO
FG06:08Colton Cook 36 Yd 2714
TD00:58Dimitri Stimphil 5 Yd Pass From Tim Tancik (Jamie Falloon Kick) 2721