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Southern Utah vs. Portland State
P At Eccles Coliseum, Cedar City
Kickoff • 6 p.m.
Online • watchbigsky.com
Radio • 590 AM
Records • Southern Utah 1-1, Portland State 1-2
Series • Portland State, 9-3
Last meeting • Portland State, 24-23 (2015)
About the Thunderbirds • This is their Big Sky Conference opener. … They come off a bye. … So far this season, they have beaten Southeast Louisiana (28-23) and lost to Utah (24-0). … Punter Tate Lewis averages 44.8 yards per kick. … As a team, they rank 18th nationally in net punting (39.36). … Running back Malik Brown averages 92.5 rushing yards per game.
About the Vikings • They have beaten Central Washington (43-26) but lost to FBS opponents Washington (41-3) and San Jose State (66-35). … QB Alex Kuresa previously played at Mountain Crest High School and BYU. In three games, he's completed 35 of 69 passes for 380 yards and three touchdowns. … They have committed 11 turnovers and forced only one.