Scores

Final

Southern Utah 27

(6-5, 1-3 Big Sky)

N Arizona 24

(4-7, 3-5 Big Sky)

5:05 PM ET, November 19, 2011

J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome, Flagstaff, AZ

1 2 3 4 T
SUU 0 10 7 1027
NAU 14 3 0 724

Top Performers

Passing: B. Sorensen (SUU) - 389 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: Z. Bauman (NAU) - 19 CAR, 157 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Ursua (SUU) - 9 REC, 135 YDS, 1 TD

S. Utah 27, N. Arizona 24

Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Southern Utah's Brad Sorensen threw for 389 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-24 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday.

Southern Utah (6-5) trailed 17-10 at halftime but scored 17 straight points.

Thunderbird running back Henna Brown scored from a yard out toward the end of the third quarter and the Southern Utah defense held Northern Arizona (4-7) to a three-and-out on the following drive. Sorensen then found receiver Abbel Aiono for a 60-yard TD on the ensuing possession and Colton Cook's 32-yard field goal gave the Thunderbirds their decisive lead with 3:43 remaining in the game.

The Lumberjacks tried to amount a comeback after an 11-yard TD reception by Ify Umodu from quarterback Cary Grossart with 3:01 left, but the defense could not stop the Thunderbirds after that.

Zach Bauman rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns for Northern Arizona.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SUU
NAU
1st Downs2320
Total Yards475379
Passing389217
Rushing86162
Penalties7-871-10
3rd Down Conversions9-165-11
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers11
Possession32:4527:15

Passing Leaders

Southern UtahC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sorensen29/413899.521
Northern ArizonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Grossart21/331875.710

Rushing Leaders

Southern UtahCARYDSAVGTDLG
Minefee22964.4046
Brown341.313
Northern ArizonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bauman191578.3264
Grossart8131.6020

Receiving Leaders

Southern UtahRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ursua913515.0127
Aiono37324.3160
Northern ArizonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Paden9556.1023
Rickert34916.3027

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSUUNAU
TD06:52Zach Bauman 20 Yd Run (Matt Myers Kick) 07
TD01:24Zach Bauman 64 Yd Run (Matt Myers Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERSUUNAU
FG10:23Colton Cook 23 Yd 314
FG03:11Matt Myers 23 Yd 317
TD00:35Jared Ursua 27 Yd Pass From Brad Sorensen (Colton Cook Kick) 1017
THIRD QUARTERSUUNAU
TD01:12Henna Brown 1 Yd Run (Colton Cook Kick) 1717
FOURTH QUARTERSUUNAU
TD13:17Abbel Aiono 60 Yd Pass From Brad Sorensen (Colton Cook Kick) 2417
FG06:46Colton Cook 32 Yd 2717
TD03:01Ify Umodu 11 Yd Pass From Cary Grossart (Matt Myers Kick) 2724