Scores

Final

UC Davis 35

(4-4, 1-1 Big Sky)

Southern Utah 56

(4-4, 2-1 Big Sky)

3:00 PM ET, October 31, 2009

Eccles Coliseum, Cedar City, UT

1 2 3 4 T
UCD 7 14 0 1435
SUU 21 21 7 756

Top Performers

Passing: C. Cooper (SUU) - 248 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Gray (SUU) - 16 CAR, 74 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: T. Poots (SUU) - 11 REC, 108 YDS, 2 TD

S. Utah 56, UC Davis 35

Associated Press

CEDAR CITY, Utah -- Major Gray rushed for four touchdowns, three of them in the first half, and Southern Utah broke a second-quarter tie with 21 straight points before halftime in a 56-35 victory over UC Davis on Saturday.

Gray finished with just 74 rushing yards but scored three times from the 1 and another time from the 12, tying a school record for most touchdowns in a game. Cade Cooper threw for 248 yards and two touchdowns for the Thunderbirds (4-4, 2-1 Great West).

Josh Reese rushed for 101 yards on 14 carries and Greg Denham threw for 223 yards and a two TDs for UC Davis (4-4, 1-1), which had its three-game winning streak snapped.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCD
SUU
1st Downs2725
Total Yards473351
Passing229248
Rushing244103
Penalties12-1159-73
3rd Down Conversions6-142-9
4th Down Conversions3-42-2
Turnovers31
Possession32:5027:10

Passing Leaders

UC DavisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Denham24/442235.121
Southern UtahC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cooper26/392486.421

Rushing Leaders

UC DavisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reese141017.2018
Aprile8567.0112
Southern UtahCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gray16744.6419
Minefee6203.3018

Receiving Leaders

UC DavisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grant77711.0020
Carter7476.7011
Southern UtahRECYDSAVGTDLG
Poots111089.8220
Sitake66110.2032

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCDSUU
TD12:11Joe Trombetta 13 Yd Run (Sean Kelley Kick) 70
TD08:37Major Gray 12 Yd Run (Ryan Griffith Kick) 77
TD04:38Major Gray 1 Yd Run (Ryan Griffith Kick) 714
TD03:13Tysson Poots 1 Yd Pass From Cade Cooper (Ryan Griffith Kick) 721
SECOND QUARTERUCDSUU
TD13:16Brad Bispo 29 Yd Pass From Greg Denham (Sean Kelley Kick) 1421
TD08:41Nick Aprile 5 Yd Run (Sean Kelley Kick) 2121
TD06:05Tysson Poots 13 Yd Pass From Cade Cooper (Ryan Griffith Kick) 2128
TD04:23Fesi Sitake 61 Yd Punt Return (Ryan Griffith Kick) 2135
TD00:26Major Gray 1 Yd Run (Ryan Griffith Kick) 2142
THIRD QUARTERUCDSUU
TD10:24Major Gray 1 Yd Run (Ryan Griffith Kick) 2149
FOURTH QUARTERUCDSUU
TD14:24Dean Rogers 6 Yd Pass From Nick Aprile (Sean Kelley Kick) 2849
TD05:05Sean Creadick 13 Yd Pass From Greg Denham (Sean Kelley Kick) 3549
TD02:32Colin Pretlow 46 Yd Interception Return (Ryan Griffith Kick) 3556