VERMILLION, S.D. -- Dante Warren ran for two touchdowns and threw for another one to help South Dakota beat Southern Utah 24-19 on Saturday.
Marcus Sims ran for 159 yards for the Coyotes (4-2, 1-0 Great West).
Warren, who threw for 186 yards and ran for 76, scored on runs of 1 and 20 yards to lift South Dakota to a 14-0 lead. The Thunderbirds (3-3, 0-2) scored on the first of two Brad Sorensen TD passes, an 11-yarder to Brady Measom, to cut the lead in half.
A pair of field goals drew Southern Utah within a point but Warren found Michael Neilson for a 6-yard touchdown to restore South Dakota's lead to 21-13. A field goal later in the fourth quarter helped the Coyotes hang on as Sorensen hit Abbel Aiono for an 8-yard score with 2:17 left. A 2-point conversion try failed and South Dakota ran out the clock.
* SACRAMENTO STATE 14, NORTHERN COLORADO 0: At Greeley, Colo., Jeff Fleming ran for 59 yards and a touchdown as Sacramento State defeated Northern Colorado.
David Coleman scored on a 4-yard fumble recovery return for Sacramento State (3-3, 2-2 Big Sky). It was the first shutout by the Hornets since blanking San Francisco State on Sept. 10, 1994.
The Hornets played without starting wide receivers Brandon Reed (ankle) and Chase Deadder. Both were hurt in Thursdays practice.
Sacramento State didn't attempt a pass in a game for the first time since a 2007 meeting with New Mexico.
Northern Colorado (0-6, 0-4) was held to season-low 72 yards of total offense. The Bears are 0-6 all-time against Sacramento State.
* MONTANA STATE 38, PORTLAND STATE 36: At Portland, Ore., DeNarius McGhee passed for 255 yards and four touchdowns as Montana State held on for a victory over Portland State.
Portland State rallied from a 38-22 deficit in the final 7 minutes, but came up short on a two-point conversion with 2:52 remaining that could have sent the game into overtime.
McGhee had a hand in all five touchdowns for Montana State (5-1, 3-0 Big Sky), throwing for TDs of 5, 24, 69 and 6 yards, while also scoring on a 1-yard run.
Portland State (3-2, 2-1) pulled within 38-30 on a 1-yard run from Cory McCaffrey with 3:46 remaining. After recovering the ensuing kickoff deep in Montana State territory, the Vikings got on the board again when Kalua Noa caught a 15-yard pass from Connor Kavanaugh with 2:52 left.
But Montana State stopped Kavanaugh short of the goal line on the two-point conversion attempt, and ran out the clock from there.
* MONTANA 33, IDAHO STATE 0: At Pocatello, Idaho, Brody McKnight kicked four field goals to lead 16th-ranked Montana to a win over Idaho State.
McKnight's field goals came from 44, 51, 48 and 42 yards as he moved into fourth place on the all-time scoring list for the Grizzlies (4-2, 3-1 Big Sky).
Montana's defense had seven takeaways, including four fumble recoveries, and held Idaho State (2-4, 1-3) to minus 26 yards rushing and 121 yards of total offense. Bo Tully's interception return in the first two minutes of the game set up McKnight's first field goal.
Montana had 499 yards of offense and got touchdown runs of 28 yards from Jabin Sambrano and 17 yards from Jordan Canada.
The Grizzly defense limited ISU's Rodrick Rumble, top receiver in the FCS, to six catches for 73 yards. He was averaging 11 catches per game coming into the contest.
* EASTERN WASHINGTON 36, NORTHERN ARIZONA 28: At Flagstaff, Ariz., Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 356 yards and three touchdowns and added a score on the ground as Eastern Washington capitalized on Northern Arizona's turnovers.
The Lumberjacks (2-3, 1-2 Big Sky) had three fumbles and one interception, which led to 10 points for the Eagles (2-4, 2-2).
Northern Arizona's Cary Grossart threw for 355 yards and two touchdowns while Zach Bauman ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns.
Mike Jarrett added three field goals for the Eagles and Greg Herd made seven catches for 112 yards and a touchdown.
* LOUISIANA TECH 24, IDAHO 11: At Moscow, Idaho, Hunter Lee ran for a career-high 134 yards, Nick Isham threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score, and Louisiana Tech spoiled Idaho's homecoming game.
Jay Dudley added a 53-yard interception return for a touchdown for the Bulldogs (2-4, 1-1 Western Athletic Conference), who snapped a three-game losing streak. Isham hit David Gru for a 6-yard score in the third quarter, then got in himself from the 1 a few minutes later. He finished with 163 yards passing.
Justin Veltung scored on an 81-yard punt return with 3:35 remaining for the Vandals (1-5, 0-2). Veltung also led Idaho receivers with six catches for 94 yards.
Idaho's Brian Reader had 244 yards passing but completed just 19 of his 47 attempts, with three interceptions.
* NEVADA 37, UNLV 0: At RENO, Nev., Tyler Lantrip passed for 366 yards and three touchdowns and Nevada's defense held UNLV to 110 total yards as the Wolf Pack beat the Rebels for their seventh straight win in the intrastate rivalry and first shutout in the history of the series.
Rishard Matthews caught 10 passes for a career-best 220 yards, including a 90-yard touchdown, and Stefphon Jefferson rushed for 100 yards for the Wolf Pack (2-3), who totaled 699 yards on offense in their home opener. They now lead the series 22-15.
Dionz Bradford ran 18 times for 79 yards for the Rebels (1-4). UNLV quarterback Caleb Herring was sacked six times and didn't complete a pass until 4:17 was left in the game. He finished 1 of 14 for 8 yards and one interception.
* NOTRE DAME 59, AIR FORCE 33: At South Bend, Ind., Tommy Rees threw four TD passes in the first half, Notre Dame built a big early lead and the Irish rolled to their fourth straight victory.
It marked the most combined points ever for a game at Notre Dame Stadium. And the 59 points were the most by Notre Dame since beating Rutgers 62-0 in 1996 in Lou Holtz's final home game as Irish coach.
The two teams combined for 1,125 yards total offense -- 565 by Air Force and 560 by Notre Dame.
Rees's four TD passes went to four different receivers and he completed 19 of 25 for 208 yards in the first half. He finished 23 of 32 for 261 yards.