Scores

Final

Southern Utah 28

(0-1, 0-1 away)

South Dakota St 29

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 3, 2011

Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, Brookings, SD

1 2 3 4 T
SUU 7 0 0 2128
SDSU 0 9 20 029

Top Performers

Passing: B. Sorensen (SUU) - 340 YDS, 3 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: T. Kool (SDSU) - 28 CAR, 107 YDS

Receiving: J. Ursua (SUU) - 9 REC, 129 YDS, 2 TD

S. Dakota State 29, S. Utah 28

Associated Press

BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Linebacker Dirk Kool knocked a conversion pass away with two seconds to play to help South Dakota State hold off a furious rally by Southern Utah for a 29-28 victory in the season opener on Saturday night.

Southern Utah scored on a 3-yard pass from Jared Ursua, but Kool spoiled the comeback by knocking away the pass intended for Daryl Brown. Southern Utah gained possession on a fumble recovery and drove 66 yards in 12 plays in the final two minutes.

Zach Zenner scored on a 27-yard run on the final play of the third quarter to give South Dakota State a 29-7 lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SUU
SDSU
1st Downs1924
Total Yards393416
Passing340279
Rushing53137
Penalties10-787-64
3rd Down Conversions4-117-14
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers33
Possession25:2234:38

Passing Leaders

Southern UtahC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sorensen31/463407.433
South Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
O'Brien27/402797.032

Rushing Leaders

Southern UtahCARYDSAVGTDLG
Alexander8425.3011
Minefee7263.707
South Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kool281073.8016
Zenner5418.2127

Receiving Leaders

Southern UtahRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ursua912914.3238
Brown67512.5125
South Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kool67913.2120
Hubert55911.8032

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSUUSDSU
TD02:43Daryl Brown 25 Yd Pass From Brad Sorensen (Colton Cook Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERSUUSDSU
FG10:58Kyle Harris 31 Yd 73
TD04:29Aaron Rollin 5 Yd Pass From Thomas O'Brien (Pat Failed) 79
THIRD QUARTERSUUSDSU
TD07:13Tyrel Kool 4 Yd Pass From Thomas O'Brien (Kyle Harris Kick) 716
TD05:01Kyle Sheehan 3 Yd Pass From Thomas O'Brien (Kyle Harris Kick) 723
TD00:00Zach Zenner 27 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 729
FOURTH QUARTERSUUSDSU
TD12:35Jared Ursua 37 Yd Pass From Brad Sorensen (Brad Sorensen Pass To Brady Measom For Two-Point Conversion) 1529
TD09:10Erron Vonner 31 Yd Interception Return (Colton Cook Kick) 2229
TD00:02Jared Ursua 3 Yd Pass From Brad Sorensen (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2829