Christian Lopez tossed a one-yard touchdown pass to Dexter Boykin with 12 seconds remaining and North Alabama won its first game played as an FCS member with a 34-30 victory over Southern Utah in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night.
Jeremiah Jensen, KSL TV | PostedAug 12th - 10:20pm
Southern Utah has won two Big Sky football championships in the past three years.
But when the Big Sky media poll and STATS FCS national preseason poll were released this past month, the Thunderbirds didn’t make the cut.
Bogdan Bliznyuk made 13 of 17 from the field and finished with 32 points to become to Big Sky Conference's career-scoring leader as Eastern Washington beat Southern Utah 82-70 on Friday night in the semifinals of the conference tournament.
Geno Crandall scored North Dakota's only two baskets in the final eight minutes, but his second one with 17 seconds left was enough to give the Fighting Hawks a 61-57 victory over Southern Utah in a Big Sky Conference clash Thursday night.
SUU kicked off 2018 National Signing Day by signing 30 players to their roster.
Southern Utah signed a relatively even mix of local and non-local talent. SUU signed 13 Utah players and 17 out of state players.
Brandon Better and Dwayne Morgan combined to score 31 points as Southern Utah rallied late and then held off Idaho State 84-80 to halt a three-game skid in Big Sky Conference play on Saturday afternoon.