Colton Cook kicked a 38-yard field goal with 2:12 to play Saturday to put Southern Utah ahead to stay, and the Thunderbirds (3-4, 2-2) held on for a 30-20 victory over the Montana Grizzlies (3-4, 1-3) in Missoula.
Cook’s field goal was set up by Brock Miller’s 22-yard run on a fake punt to the Montana 27-yard line.
Myles Crawford-Harris’ 34-yard touchdown with just more than a minute to play sealed the win for Southern Utah. Brad Sorensen threw for two touchdowns and ran for another for the Thunderbirds.
The Grizzlies tied it at 20 on Chris Lider’s 42-yard field goal with 7:58 remaining. Trent McKinney threw for one touchdown and ran for another for the Grizzlies.
Northern Arizona 45, North Dakota 38: Cary Grossart threw four TD passes and the Lumberjacks (5-1, 3-0) won their fifth straight game, defeating North Dakota (3-4, 1-3) in Grand Forks, N.D.
Zach Bauman ran for 176 yards and a TD early in the fourth quarter that broke a tie at 31. The Lumberjacks, who won just four games last season, have their longest winning streak since 2008.
UC Davis 52, Idaho State 45: Colton Silveria rushed for 120 yards and a TD and Marquis Nicolis ran for 105 yards and the Aggies (3-4, 2-2) defeated the Bengals (1-5, 0-3) in Pocatello.
UC Davis used a balanced attack, including 309 yards and three TDs through the air and 338 yards and four TDs on the ground.
Cal Poly 56, Northern Colorado 28: Deonte Williams rushed 22 times for 117 yards and three TDs to keep the Mustangs (6-0, 4-0) perfect with a victory over the Bears (1-5, 0-3) in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Tied at 14 after the first quarter, the Mustangs outscored Northern Colorado 28-0 in the second and third quarters to take a 42-14 lead it didn’t relinquish.
Sacramento State 19, Weber State 14: Garrett Safron’s 25-yard TD pass to T.J. Knowles with 7:12 to go in the fourth quarter sealed the deal for the Hornets (5-2, 3-1) in a victory over the winless Wildcats (0-7, 0-4) in Sacramento, Calif.