Around the Big Sky: Football Week 4

Southern Utah at Sacramento State: A week after their 24-21 win over No. 18 Northern Iowa, SUU was humbled in a 54-27 loss at Sacramento State in week four. Junior quarterback Kevin Thomson lit up the Thunderbird defense with seven touchdowns, including four on the ground. Thomson recorded 253 passing yards and 149 rushing yards.

Idaho State at Northern Colorado: Sophomore kicker Collin Root was the hero for Northern Colorado as he kicked a walk-off field goal as time expired in their 43-42 win over Idaho State. Offense was the big story in this one as the teams tallied a combined 1,228 total yards. The top performer was Northern Colorado’s junior quarterback Jacob Knipp, who completed 19 passes for 413 yards and four touchdowns.

Montana State at North Dakota: Montana State rolled to a 49-21 victory over North Dakota. Sophomore quarterback Chris Murray led the charge for the Bobcats as he tallied four total touchdowns.

UC Davis at Weber State: Weber State utilized a sound running game in order to blow away the Aggies 41-3. The Wildcats mounted 222 rushing yards, led by junior running back Treshawn Garrett’s 122 yards and one touchdown.

Eastern Washington at Montana: Montana jumped out to an early 24-6 lead, but from that point on it was all Eastern Washington. They outscored Montana 42-17 in quarters two through four en route to a 48-41 victory. Junior quarterback Gabe Gubrud stole the show for Eastern Washington, passing for 549 yards and four touchdowns.

Northern Arizona at Cal Poly: Sophomore Case Cookus used 406 passing yards and four touchdowns to lead Northern Arizona to a 28-10 victory over Cal Poly.

Standings: 1. Weber State (3-1; 1-0); 2. Northern Colorado (2-1; 1-0) ; 3. Eastern Washington (2-2; 1-0); 4. Sacramento State (2-2; 1-0); 5. Montana State (1-2; 1-0); 6. Northern Arizona (1-2; 1-0); 7. UC Davis (2-2; 0-1); 8. Southern Utah (2-2; 0-1); 9. Montana (2-2; 0-1); 10. Idaho State (2-2; 0-1); 11. North Dakota (1-3; 0-1); 12. Portland State (0-3; 0-1); 13. Cal Poly (0-4; 0-1)

League Leaders: Passing- Gage Gubrud (Eastern Washington): 1,289 yards; Rushing- James Madison (Idaho State): 344 yards; Receiving- Keelan Doss (UC Davis): 463 yards; Tackles- Mason Montgomery (Cal Poly): 46; Sacks-Albert Havili (Eastern Washington): 5; Interceptions- Dre Terrell (Sacramento State): 4; Fumble Recoveries- Chined Ahanonu (SUU): 2

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Aaron Peterson for SUU News

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