Southern Utah will look to get off to its best start since the team moved to NCAA Division I competition when the Thunderbirds host UC Davis in a Big Sky Conference game at Eccles Coliseum this afternoon.

Southern Utah held off Northern Colorado 27-21 last week to spoil the Bears' homecoming and equal the best record after five games since the 1997 Thunderbird squad started 4-1.

The win gave the Thunderbirds back-to-back road wins and victories in three of four road games this season. SUU has also begun its Big Sky season with wins in the two seasons it has been a member of the conference.

UC Davis broke into the win column for the first time last week but the win was a big one, a 30-13 home victory over Idaho State in both teams' Big Sky opener.

The Aggies began the season with a pair of road losses, 10-7 at South Dakota and 36-7 at Nevada, then lost a pair of home non-conference decisions to Northern Arizona (21-10) and Portland State (41-10).