Five former college players with Beehive State ties played in Saturday's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, one of the many postseason showcases for seniors eligible for April's NFL Draft. Here's how they fared.
Former Southern Utah and BYU quarterback Ammon Olsen completed 7 of 13 passes for 71 yards to lead the National team to an 18-17 win over the American squad Saturday in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Former Utah quarterback Travis Wilson and former Southern Utah signal caller Ammon Olsen were among the players who practiced Wednesday during open observations at the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl at StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Austin McBroom hit 8 of 12 field goals, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, and finished with 25 points, and Venky Jois scored 24 with 12 rebounds to help Eastern Washington cruise to a 106-80 win over Southern Utah on Thursday night.
Southern Utah defensive coordinator Demario Warren will be the program's next head coach, the Thunderbirds announced Sunday evening. Warren will be formally introduced at a news conference Monday morning.
Southern Utah head coach Ed Lamb, who led the Thunderbirds to two FCS playoff appearances in eight seasons at the school, will be the next assistant head coach at BYU, the Provo-based institution announced Saturday.
Jeremiah Briscoe threw for 211 yards, including the winning 55-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, to lift Sam Houston State to a 42-39 win over Southern Utah in the opening round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday.
One of the best stories in the state of Utah involves a college football team going to the playoffs. Picked to finish eighth in the Big Sky Conference, Southern Utah proved everyone wrong and won a league title and FCS playoff bid.
Ammon Olson tied a career high with five touchdown passes on Saturday to lead Southern Utah past Northern Arizona 49-41, clinching the Big Sky Conference title and securing a berth in the FCS playoffs.
Kieran McDonagh threw a halfback pass for a touchdown for Portland State, Southern Utah couldn't connect on a go-ahead two-point conversion, and the Vikings beat the Big Sky Conference-leading Thunderbirds 24-23 on Saturday night.