Scores

Final

Southern Utah 41

(3-1, 1-1 away)

UNLV 16

(1-3, 1-1 home)

9:00 PM ET, September 24, 2011

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV

1 2 3 4 T
SUU 0 10 14 1741
UNLV 7 3 0 616

Top Performers

Passing: C. Herring (UNLV) - 223 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: A. Minefee (SUU) - 16 CAR, 61 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: P. Payne (UNLV) - 13 REC, 175 YDS, 1 TD

S. Utah 41, UNLV 16

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Austin Minefee ran for two touchdowns while his teammates had three interceptions for scores, lifting Southern Utah to a stunning 41-16 victory over UNLV on Saturday night.

Nick Witzmann, Blake Fenn, and Erron Vonner each had interception returns for touchdowns as the Thunderbirds (3-1) outscored UNLV 31-0 during a second half barrage.

The Rebels (1-3) turned the ball over five times as Caleb Herring threw those three picks. UNLV's Phillip Payne caught career-highs of 175 yards and 13 receptions. He also had a late 19-yard fourth-quarter touchdown reception.

Brad Sorensen completed 16 of 34 for 178 yards and two interceptions for Southern Utah.

Minefee had six and two-yard scoring runs in the third and fourth quarters respectively.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SUU
UNLV
1st Downs1621
Total Yards256402
Passing178294
Rushing78108
Penalties4-268-95
3rd Down Conversions7-147-21
4th Down Conversions0-04-6
Turnovers25
Possession24:3835:22

Passing Leaders

Southern UtahC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sorensen16/341785.202
UNLVC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Herring23/412235.413

Rushing Leaders

Southern UtahCARYDSAVGTDLG
Minefee16613.8227
Sorensen3134.307
UNLVCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cornett11655.9023
Randle9283.1011

Receiving Leaders

Southern UtahRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ursua47819.5041
Moala57114.2026
UNLVRECYDSAVGTDLG
Payne1317513.5125
Mays3289.3025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSUUUNLV
TD09:58Austin Harrington 23 Yd Pass From Mike Clausen (Nolan Kohorst Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERSUUUNLV
FG13:07Colton Cook 35 Yd 37
TD11:11Nick Witzmann 35 Yd Interception Return (Colton Cook Kick) 107
FG00:10Nolan Kohorst 45 Yd 1010
THIRD QUARTERSUUUNLV
TD14:53Blake Fenn 22 Yd Interception Return (Pat Failed) 1610
TD07:37Austin Minefee 6 Yd Run (Brad Sorensen Pass To Abbel Aiono For Two-Point Conversion) 2410
FOURTH QUARTERSUUUNLV
FG14:14Colton Cook 40 Yd 2710
TD09:11Austin Minefee 2 Yd Run (Colton Cook Kick) 3410
TD08:12Erron Vonner 74 Yd Interception Return (Colton Cook Kick) 4110
TD00:25Phillip Payne 19 Yd Pass From Caleb Herring (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 4116