(4-4, 0-3 Big Sky)
(3-4, 3-1 Big Sky)
6:00 PM ET, October 22, 2011
Stewart Stadium, Ogden, UT
Passing: M. Hoke (WEB) - 288 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: A. Minefee (SUU) - 24 CAR, 88 YDS, 2 TD
Receiving: A. Minefee (SUU) - 6 REC, 86 YDS, 1 TD
OGDEN, Utah -- Southern Utah scored 25 straight points to rally from an 11-point third-quarter deficit and defeat Weber State 35-28 in the in-state rivals' final meeting as non-conference foes.
Austin Minefee ran for two touchdowns, caught a TD pass and made a tackle in the end zone after an interception for a safety to lead the Thunderbirds (4-4), who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Southern Utah will leave the Great West Conference to join Weber State (3-4) in the Big Sky Conference next year.
Mike Hoke completed 27 of 40 passes for 288 yards with a touchdown and interception for the Wildcats.
Minefee rushed 24 times for 88 yards and added 86 yards receiving.
Brad Sorensen was 18 of 21 passing for 201 yards and a TD with an interception for the Thunderbirds.