Southern Utah 56

(2-2, 2-2 away)

McNeese State 14

(2-3, 1-2 home)

8:00 PM ET, October 2, 2004

Cowboy Stadium (LA), Lake Charles, LA

1 2 3 4 T
SUU 14 7 28 756
MCNS 0 0 7 714

Top Performers

Passing: S. Pendarvis (MCNS) - 91 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: K. Bush (MCNS) - 16 CAR, 59 YDS

Receiving: J. Eason (SUU) - 3 REC, 82 YDS

Southern Utah 56, McNeese State 14

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) -- Casey Rehrer threw for 246 yards and four touchdowns to lead Southern Utah to a 56-14 victory over McNeese State on Saturday night.

Two of Rehrer's scoring strikes went to A.J. Smith, who finished with nine receptions for 93 yards. His touchdowns came from 4 and 18 yards out, the first one giving Southern Utah (2-1) a 21-0 lead going into halftime.

McNeese (2-3) never got closer than 21-7 after Scott Pendarvis found Chris Thomas for a 15-yard touchdown pass.

Southern Utah took a 7-0 lead just four minutes into the game when Ilaisa Tuiaki scored from a yard out to cap an 84-yard, nine-play drive.

Ryan Filipe made it 14-0 when he returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown.

Southern Utah's punt return team scored again when Jon King recovered a blocked punt in the end zone. Brandon Perkins completed the route when he intercepted a Chris Jones pass and returned it 69 yards for a touchdown.

Rehrer's other TD passes went for 13 yards to Ben Anderson and 10 yards to Tuiaki.