CEDAR CITY, Utah -- Jamar Thompson returned a fumble 32 yards for the decisive touchdown, leading Northern Iowa to a 34-24 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday.
Thompson stood up Southern Utah's Kenny Apilli in the backfield, stripped the ball, and took it to the end zone to give the Panthers (10-2) a two-touchdown lead with 6:49 left in the third quarter.
Corey Lewis rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns for Northern Iowa, ranked fourth in last week's Football Championship Subdivision poll.
Sean McMoore intercepted a tipped pass and returned it 35 yards to the SUU 3-yard line on the fourth play of the game, setting up Lewis' two-yard touchdown run.
Northern Iowa regained the lead on Pat Grace's 3-yard touchdown pass to Lewis with 12 minutes to go in the first half. Hallgren added a 35-yard field goal with 4:37 left, making it 17-10.
Southern Utah tied it 19 seconds before halftime when Stone hit Poots for a 15-yard score.
Five minutes into the third quarter, Derrick Law gave the Panthers a 24-17 lead on a 17-yard touchdown.
After Thompson's touchdown, Billy Hallgren kicked a 36-yard field goal with 1:48 left in the third quarter to make it 34-17.
Stone's 16-yard touchdown pass to Poots with 4:10 left in the game was the Thunderbirds' only score of the second half.
UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will enter the NFL draft, making the decision just weeks after suffering a season-ending knee injury.
South Carolina AD Ray Tanner is not "100 percent sure" Saturday's game vs. No. 7 LSU will be played at Williams-Brice Stadium because of devastating floods that hit the state.
A judge has lifted a temporary restraining order filed against Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo after a woman he was accused of attacking said she didn't think it was necessary.
Auburn senior receiver D'haquille Williams has been dismissed from the team.
Alabama coach Nick Saban took exception with the media's outlook on his team prior to Saturday's win at Georgia, lashing out at those who "buried" the Crimson Tide.
DraftKings and FanDuel continued to defend their integrity after the disclosure that a DraftKings employee won $350,000 with information used in a way that some have likened to insider trading.