Southern Utah knocks off Tarleton State with late touchdown

Southern Utah SUU football vs. Idaho State, Oct. 26, 2019 in Cedar City.

Southern Utah SUU football vs. Idaho State, Oct. 26, 2019 in Cedar City. (SUU Athletics, File)



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STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Justin Miller threw four touchdown passes and Karris Davis scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:34 remaining as FCS-member Southern Utah defeated Tarleton State 40-35 on Saturday night.

Tarleton's loss came despite a 95-yard go-ahead drive capped by a Steven Duncan 27-yard pass to Daniel Wright Jr. for a 35-34 lead with 6:09 remaining.

After an exchange of punts, Southern Utah drove 54 yards for Davis' game-winning TD. An interception by La'akea Kaho'Ohanohano-Davis helped seal the win for the Thunderbirds.

The score was tied at 28 at halftime before SUU took the lead 34-28 on a 6-yard run by David Moore III late in the third quarter.

For the Thunderbirds (1-2), Miller finished 24-of-35 passing for 304 yards. Duncan was 18 of 27 for 256 yards passing for the Texans (1-2). Both had four touchdown passes and two interceptions.

Brandon Schenks had seven receptions for 109 yards and three touchdowns for Southern Utah.

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