CEDAR CITY (AP) — Patrick Tyler threw for 200 yards and a touchdown and Manny Berz's 26-yard field goal with 1:50 remaining helped Southern Utah hold off Northern Iowa 24-21 on Saturday night.
James Felia's 20-yard touchdown run with 4:35 left in the third quarter put Southern Utah (2-1) up 21-10. But halfway through the fourth, Eli Dunne threw a 21-yard scoring pass to Trevor Allen then found Briley Moore for the 2-point conversion.
Austin Errthum's 30-yard field goal tied it at 21 with 5:37 left to play. On the next drive, the Panthers stuffed Patrick Tyler for no gain on fourth-and-1 at Southern Utah's 42.
Northern Iowa lined up for a 53-yard field goal attempt with 3:00 to go, but Errthum's attempt was blocked and Jarmaine Doubs returned it 29 yards to the Northern Iowa 17 to set up Berz's game winner.
Felia ran for 92 yards and scored twice.
Dunne led Northern Iowa (1-2) with 284 yards rushing. Northern Iowa rushed 29 times for minus-14 yards.