SUU Football: Thunderbirds Fall to South Dakota

Brookings, South Dakota – Southern Utah University (SUU) took on top-10 ranked South Dakota State (SDSU) Jackrabbits at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. The Thunderbirds football team are coming off a heartbreaking 12-9 loss against Utah State and hoping for another crack at SDSU. Last season the Thunderbirds fell to SDSU 6-26.

The jackrabbits are a talented team coming off a big win against the Kansas Jayhawks. The team is lead by a high powered offense with quarterback Zach Lujan, Wide Receiver jake Wieneke and Running Back Brady Mengarelli.

The Thunderbirds came out hot with an early touchdown, but SDSU was too much and scored 48 unanswered points in the SUU loss, 55-10. SUU head coach Ed Lamb said “We schedule these games to find out where we’re at against the best, and we came up short”.

Last week the defense was all the talk and this week the defense let SDSU score over 300 passing yards and over 140 rushing yards.

Thunderbirds will next take on Northern Colorado in their home opener in Cedar City, Utah on September 19th. Kickoff from Eccles Coliseum is 6 p.m.

SUU Top Player Performers:
Ammon Olsen – 17 of 29 passing for 137 Passing yards, 1 touchdown, 1 Interception
Miles Killebrew – Defensive Back, 11 tackles

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2015 SUU Football Schedule

September 5 At Utah State
September 12 At South Dakota State
September 19 Northern Colorado
September 26 Brevard College
October 2 (Fri) At Weber State
October 10 Bye
October 17 Sacramento State
October 24 At UC Davis
October 31 Cal Poly
November 7 At Montana State
November 14 At Portland State
November 21 Northern Arizona

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