CEDAR CITY — Patrick Tyler threw for 231 yards and three touchdowns and Southern Utah sent Montana State to its sixth straight loss, 38-21 on Saturday.
Malik Brown added 64 yards rushing with a touchdown and Logan Parker, Cameron Chambers, and Steven Wroblewski all had receiving scores for the Thunderbirds (5-4, 4-3 Big Sky).
Montana State kept it interesting in the first half, taking a 14-7 lead on a 39-yard TD strike from Chris Murray to Mitchell Herbert before Southern Utah tied it 14-14 at the break thanks to Tyler's 18-yard scoring pass to Chambers.
The second half was all Southern Utah as the Thunderbirds reeled off 24 straight including touchdown runs by Brown and Raysean Pringle for a 38-14 lead midway through the fourth quarter.
Murray had 149 yards passing, ran for 106 yards, and accounted for all three touchdowns for Montana State (2-7, 0-6), but was plagued by three interceptions.
Southern Utah 38, Montana St. 21
MOS_Murray 7 run (Peppenger kick), 5:58.
SUT_Parker 12 pass from Tyler (Calhoun kick), 12:12.
MOS_Herbert 39 pass from Murray (Peppenger kick), 4:46.
SUT_Chambers 18 pass from Tyler (Calhoun kick), 1:12.
SUT_FG Calhoun 48, 8:01.
SUT_Wroblewski 7 pass from Tyler (Calhoun kick), 5:05.
SUT_Pringle 18 run (Calhoun kick), 11:44.
SUT_Brown 16 run (Calhoun kick), 8:37.
MOS_Stephens 31 pass from Murray (Peppenger kick), 0:55.
|Time of Possession||32:09||27:51|
RUSHING_Montana St., C. Murray 19-106, C. Newell 10-46, N. LaSane 7-41, G. Brekke 9-35, T. Bruggman 1-(minus 14). Southern Utah, M. Brown 16-84, R. Pringle 5-41, J. Healey 3-17, J. Felila 5-7, P. Tyler 1-(minus 11).
PASSING_Montana St., C. Murray 8-17-3-159, T. Bruggman 2-6-1-8. Southern Utah, P. Tyler 25-41-0-231, C. d'Entremont 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING_Montana St., M. Herbert 3-106, K. Stephens 2-38, C. Sutton 1-7, K. Kassis 1-6, C. Newell 1-6, J. Paige 1-3, J. Gates 1-1. Southern Utah, M. Sharp 8-63, S. Wroblewski 3-52, L. Parker 4-36, C. Chambers 3-31, M. Brown 2-30, J. Felila 1-14, T. Rutledge 2-9, R. Pringle 2-(minus 4).