BYU Offers Southern Utah Linebacker

BYU has a long and distinguished pedigree of successful inside linebackers the most recent being that of Uani ‘Unga ranked among the tops in the nation in tackles in 2013. In an effort to continue the prowess in the middle of BYU’s 3-4 defense, Bronco Mendenhall has offered a scholarship to a two-way athlete from Hurricane High School.
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Stewart Excited to be Backup QB

Ammon Olson didn’t want to sit behind Taysom Hill and decided to transfer from BYU to Southern Utah University. Hill is the clear frontrunner to once again lead BYU’s offense this season, but there was a real possibility that BYU could have lost two of the four quarterbacks currently in the program if Christian Stewart hadn’t decided to return to the program.
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Utah cruises past NAU women

CEDAR CITY, Utah -- Southern Utah built an early double-digit lead early and cruised to a 93-59 victory over the Northern Arizona women'€™s basketball team on Monday night in Cedar City. The Lumberjacks fell to 3-9 in conference play and 6-15 overall with the loss. "€œWe have nice pieces to our puzzle physically,"€ said head coach Sue Darling. "€œWe can...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU holds off Southern Utah

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Kris Yanku converted eight straight free throws in the final two minutes as Northern Arizona held off Southern Utah, 64-57 Saturday night. Trey Kennedy's layup with 5:13 left pulled the Thunderbirds, winless in Big Sky Conference play, even at 49, but NAU (10-13, 7-5 Big Sky) closed with a 15-8 run to earn the victory. Quinton Upsher scored 20 points and Aaseem...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Arizona hold off Southern Utah, 64-57

Kris Yanku converted eight straight free throws in the final two minutes as Northern Arizona held off Southern Utah, 64-57 Saturday night. Trey Kennedy's layup with 5:13 left pulled the Thunderbirds, winless in Big Sky Conference play, even at 49-49, but Northern Arizona (10-13, 7-5 Big Sky) closed with a 15-8 run to earn the victory. Quinton Upsher scored 20 points and Aaseem...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Arizona tops Southern Utah 20-10

Kyren Poe had a game-tying touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and Northern Arizona added a field goal and defensive touchdown to defeat Southern Utah 20-10 on Saturday and win the Grand Canyon Trophy. Northern Arizona (9-2, 7-1 Big Sky Conference) trailed the Thunderbirds (8-4, 5-3) 10-0 in the third quarter before scoring 20 unanswered points. Andy Wilder's 29-yard field...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

NAU rallies late for snowy win over Southern Utah

CEDAR CITY, Utah -- No. 10 Northern Arizona battled No. 20 Southern Utah and the elements Saturday and scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to come from behind for a 20-10 victory. At halftime we went into the locker room and told ourselves that we were not going to give them this game two years in a row, said NAU running back Zach Bauman. We came out with a mindset that we were...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

NAU heads to Southern Utah looking to firm up playoff spot

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks conclude their regular season and attempt to cement a spot in the Football Championship Series playoffs when they travel to Cedar City, Utah, to battle the Southern Utah Thunderbirds at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Both teams have postseason aspirations. NAU (8-2, 6-1 Big Sky) is ranked No. 10 in the latest FCS poll by The Sports Network...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

S. Utah defeats Idaho St. 19-9

Mike Sharp ran 34 yards for the only Southern Utah touchdown of the game in a close 19-9 victory over Idaho State Saturday. Sharp got his hands on the ball for 31 carries, running for a game-high 157 yards and accounting for over half of the Thunderbirds (6-3, 3-2 Big Sky) 240 yards rushing. Idaho State was held to just 13 yards rushing for the game. Colton Cook scored the other...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

UC Davis runs over Southern Utah 21-3

UC Davis rode workhorse running back Gabe Manzanares to a 21-3 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday, the Aggies' second straight victory after opening the season with four losses. Manzanares rushed for 175 yards on 33 carries, including two second-quarter touchdown runs. Manzanares, who ran for 208 yards against Idaho State last week, prospered against a Thunderbirds defense...
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October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Utah tops Northern Colorado 27-21

Aaron Cantu threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns to lead Southern Utah past Northern Colorado 27-21 in both teams' Big Sky opener Saturday. Southern Utah (4-1, 1-0 Big Sky) trailed 7-3 late in the first half but scored two touchdowns within a minute to take a 17-7 lead just before halftime. The first was a one-yard touchdown run by Levi Te'o with 1:02 left in the half...
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September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

NAU stunned by Southern Utah in 3OT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Southern Utah's Cody Larsen sacked Northern Arizona's Cary Grossart for a 15-yard loss on a fourth-and-3 play, keeping the Lumberjacks out of the end zone in the third overtime and preserving a 35-29 victory for the Thunderbirds on Saturday. The loss dropped Northern Arizona (8-2, 6-1 Big Sky) into a tie for the conference lead with Eastern Washington...
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November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Southern Utah completes amazing Hail Mary touchdown pass against Cal (Video)

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds lost to the California Golden Bears 50-31 in college football action Saturday, but they did provide one of the day's highlights at the end of the first half when they connected on a Hail Mary touchdown pass. Southern Utah quarterback Brad Sorensen threw it up in the corner of the end zone, where it was tipped by a Cal defender and...
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September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Diamonds in the Rough: Quarterback Brad Sorensen has NFL Teams Excited

Most football players owe a large debt to their mothers. Whether it’s the trips back and forth to football practice, pep talks after tough losses, or just making sure their Pop Warner jerseys were clean every weekend, they certainly contribute a lot to an athlete’s budding career. Southern Utah University quarterback Brad Sorensen and his mom certainly shared those experiences...
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July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

NAU falls short to Southern Utah, 27-24

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Southern Utah's Brad Sorensen threw for 389 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-24 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday. Southern Utah (6-5) trailed 17-10 at halftime but scored 17 straight points. Thunderbird running back Henna Brown scored from a yard out toward the end of the third quarter and the Southern Utah defense held Northern Arizona (4...
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November 19, 2011  |  Discuss

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