Around the Big Sky: Football Week 3

Southern Utah: The Thunderbirds beat No. 18 Northern Iowa 24-21 on Saturday to improve to 2-1 overall. It was a sterling defensive effort that propelled the team to victory. SUU held the UNI offense to only 270 total yards, -14 rushing yards, and forced three turnovers. Manny Berz kicked home the go-ahead field goal with 1:50 left in the game before sealing the victory with an interception on the final drive.

Eastern Washington: Quarterback Gage Gubrud racked up 471 all-purpose yards and collected five touchdowns in the Eagles’ 56-21 victory over Fordham. The win put the Eagles 2-1 overall.

Idaho State: The Bengals built a 30-14 lead on the road and held on to upset Nevada 30-28. Tanner Gueller passed for 269 yards and two touchdowns. After the victory, ISU’s record sits at 2-1.

Montana: The Grizzlies moved to 2-1 after a dominant 56-3 win against Savannah State. In the victory, UM outgained Savannah State 561 yards to 254.

North Dakota: John Santiago ran for 85 yards on 12 carries, but it wasn’t enough as UND fell in a humbling 45-7 defeat against South Dakota.

Northern Colorado: The Bears lost at Colorado 41-21 on Saturday, moving their record to 1-1. Jacob Knipp threw for 202 yards and three touchdowns, but UNC never got their running game going. The Bears were held to -26 rushing yards.

Portland State: PSU competed well at BYU and at Oregon State to begin the season before coming up short. After decent outings in weeks one and two, the Vikings suffered a major setback in front of their home fans in week three. They lost 37-14 against UC Davis and are now 0-3 on the year.

Sacramento State: The Hornets’ offense was stagnant for most of the game versus Weber State. Kevin Thomson only completed seven out of 24 passes in the 31-24 loss.

UC Davis: The Aggies rolled to a convincing 37-14 win over Portland State. Quarterback Jake Maier completed 24 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns. The Aggies are now 2-1 this season.

Weber State: Stefan Cantwell passed for a touchdown and ran for another as the Wildcats held off Sacramento State in a 31-24 road victory.


Story By
Aaron Peterson for SUU News