Scores

Final

Southern Utah 19

(3-3, 1-2 away)

South Dakota 24

(4-2, 4-0 home)

5:00 PM ET, October 8, 2011

DakotaDome, Vermillion, SD

1 2 3 4 T
SUU 0 10 3 619
SDAK 7 7 0 1024

Top Performers

Passing: B. Sorensen (SUU) - 303 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Sims (SDAK) - 25 CAR, 153 YDS

Receiving: B. Measom (SUU) - 11 REC, 93 YDS, 1 TD

South Dakota 24, S. Utah 19

Associated Press

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Dante Warren ran for two touchdowns and threw for another one to help South Dakota beat Southern Utah 24-19 on Saturday.

Marcus Sims ran for 159 yards for the Coyotes (4-2, 1-0 Great West).

Warren, who threw for 186 yards and ran for 76, scored on runs of 1 and 20 yards to lift South Dakota to a 14-0 lead. The Thunderbirds (3-3, 0-2) scored on the first of two Brad Sorensen TD passes, an 11-yarder to Brady Measom, to cut the lead in half.

A pair of field goals drew Southern Utah within a point but Warren found Michael Neilson for a 6-yard touchdown to restore South Dakota's lead to 21-13. A field goal later in the fourth quarter helped the Coyotes hang on as Sorensen hit Abbel Aiono for an 8-yard score with 2:17 left. A 2-point conversion try failed and South Dakota ran out the clock.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SUU
SDAK
1st Downs1922
Total Yards314439
Passing303192
Rushing11247
Penalties8-505-46
3rd Down Conversions3-119-16
4th Down Conversions1-21-2
Turnovers11
Possession22:1037:50

Passing Leaders

Southern UtahC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sorensen32/443036.920
South DakotaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Warren14/1818610.311

Rushing Leaders

Southern UtahCARYDSAVGTDLG
Alexander5183.606
Miller177.007
South DakotaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sims251536.1022
Warren18764.2220

Receiving Leaders

Southern UtahRECYDSAVGTDLG
Measom11938.5123
Pedersen45714.3017
South DakotaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Powell511723.4045
Nowotny4307.5012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSUUSDAK
TD11:30Dante Warren 1 Yd Run (Kevin Robb Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERSUUSDAK
TD13:34Dante Warren 20 Yd Run (Kevin Robb Kick) 014
TD11:24Brady Measom 11 Yd Pass From Brad Sorensen (Colton Cook Kick) 714
FG00:04Colton Cook 27 Yd 1014
THIRD QUARTERSUUSDAK
FG13:31Colton Cook 44 Yd 1314
FOURTH QUARTERSUUSDAK
TD13:42Michael Neilson 6 Yd Pass From Dante Warren (Kevin Robb Kick) 1321
FG06:19Kevin Robb 25 Yd 1324
TD02:17Abbel Aiono 8 Yd Pass From Brad Sorensen (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1924