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Garrett Davis, Associated Press
Southern Utah's Jared Ursua leaps high to hit pay dirt during the Thunderbirds' victory over Adams State Saturday in Cedar City.

CEDAR CITY — Southern Utah's 18-game football losing streak is officially a thing of the past. The Thunderbirds came out hungry against Division II Adams State Saturday night, dominated the first half in taking a 35-0 halftime lead, then coasted to a 38-10 win.

SUU scored in nearly every possible manner in the first half. The Thunderbirds scored their first points on a 7-yard Jared Ursua run to cap their opening drive, then added another TD when Thatcher Taylor blocked a Brady Rohlwing punt and returned it 29 yards.

SUU's third and fourth touchdowns came on passes from Cody Stone to Tysson Poots, and the team's final score of the half came on a 57-yard Nick Miller punt return. Stone's scoring tosses to Poots were of 10 and 13 yards and they nearly had a third but Joe Sawinski's shoestring tackle of Poots at the 1-yard line allowed time to expire in the half.

Stone completed 9 of 18 passes for 126 yards in the half, with Poots pulling in six of those for 91 yards. SUU also got its first two interceptions of the season in the first half as Blake Fenn intercepted a Stephen Baca pass in the end zone with 3:54 to go in the second quarter and DeWayne Lewis stepped in front of another Baca offering with 36 seconds to go.