GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Patrick Tyler threw for two touchdowns, ran for another and Southern Utah took advantage of two first-quarter fumbles on its way to a 27-14 victory over Northern Colorado on Saturday.
Tyler was 21-of-31 passing for 294 yards with an interception for the Thunderbirds (6-2, 4-1 Big Sky), who won their fourth straight. He ran 31 yards for the game's first score and Jay Green rushed 2 yards for a 13-0 lead, both drives beginning after Bears fumbles.
“Whenever you can win six games and have a winning season that’s great for the program,” Tyler said in a press release. “It’s great for everybody, we put in a lot of hard work and we deserve it.”Comment on this story
Tyler threw 9 yards to Logan Parker for a 20-7 halftime lead and 13 yards to Cameron Chambers for the Thunderbirds' final score. James Felila ran for 126 yards.
Conor Regan, who made his first start for Northern Colorado last week, was 28 of 54 for 392 yards passing — seventh all-time at Northern Colorado — and a 15-yard score to Theron Verna. Brandon Cartagena ran 15 yards for the other touchdown for the Bears (2-5, 1-4), who have lost four straight. Alex Wesley caught 10 passes for 193 yards — third-most at UNC — including a 65-yarder.