CEDAR CITY, Utah — Patrick Tyler threw for 223 yards and a touchdown and Southern Utah rolled to a 20-14 victory over winless Cal Poly on Saturday night.
Tyler was 23-of-30 passing and connected with Terrance Beasley on a 26-yard touchdown that stretched Southern Utah’s lead to 17-7 early in the second quarter. Earlier, Jay Green had a 55-yard touchdown run with 4:36 left in the first quarter to put the Thunderbirds (3-2, 1-1 Big Sky Conference) on top for good.
Manny Berz had 26- and 38-yard field goals for Southern Utah.
Cal Poly (0-6, 0-3) took a 7-3 lead in the first quarter with a 73-yard touchdown run by Kyle Lewis, and Broc Mortensen ran in a TD from the 5 with 4:46 to play.
Southern Utah went three-and-out on its next possession, but the Mustangs failed to convert on fourth-and-3 from their own 44.
Jared Mohamed rushed for 135 yards on 29 carries for Cal Poly, which has lost seven in a row, dating to last season.