UC DavisAggiesUCD
2-4, 2-0 Conf
Southern UtahThunderbirdsSUU
4-2, 1-1 Conf

UC Davis runs over Southern Utah 21-3

CEDAR CITY, Utah -- UC Davis rode workhorse running back Gabe Manzanares to a 21-3 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday, the Aggies' second straight victory after opening the season with four losses.

Manzanares rushed for 175 yards on 33 carries, including two second-quarter touchdown runs.

Manzanares, who ran for 208 yards against Idaho State last week, prospered against a Thunderbirds defense that had been only been giving up 98 yards rushing per game.

Instead, it was UC Davis (2-4, 2-0 Big Sky) that enjoyed a big day against the run, holding the Thunderbirds to 45 yards. As a result, Southern Utah turned to Aaron Cantu, who went to the air 50 times, completing 29 for 281 yards -- all career highs -- but throwing two interceptions.

Randy Wright threw 19 yards to TJ King for the Aggies' other score.

SUU (4-2, 1-1) was vying for its best start as NCAA Division I program.


2015 Big Sky Conference Standings

Southern Utah7-18-4
Portland State6-29-3
North Dakota5-37-4
Northern Arizona5-37-4
Eastern Washington5-36-5
Weber State5-36-5
Northern Colorado3-56-5
Montana State3-55-6
Cal Poly3-54-7
UC Davis2-62-9
Idaho State1-72-9
Sacramento State1-72-9