CEDAR CITY -- Mike Sharp ran 34 yards for the only Southern Utah touchdown of the game in a close 19-9 victory over Idaho State Saturday.
Sharp got his hands on the ball for 31 carries, running for a game-high 157 yards and accounting for over half of the Thunderbirds (6-3, 3-2 Big Sky) 240 yards rushing.
Idaho State was held to just 13 yards rushing for the game.
Colton Cook scored the other 13 points for Southern Utah hitting four field goals and the extra point after Sharp's touchdown.
His longest was a 38-yard field goal after Southern Utah's first drive in the fourth quarter.
"I was really pleased with the way the defense played," SUU coach Ed Lamb said after the game. "Idaho State's really got a potent offense and to hold them to 250 total yards and almost zero yards rushing was a great job by the defensive guys.
"Offensively Mike Sharp did a really nice job of keeping possession of the football," Lamb added. "He did it with his feet and he threw for 180 yards too so it was kind good dual threat for us today from the quarterback position.
"I thought we were just a couple of plays here and there from breaking the game open and that's what we've got to do going forward is to find a way to get over the top a few times and turn some of those drives into touchdown drives."
Justin Arias threw a game-high 241 yards in a bright spot for the Bengals (3-5, 1-4). A short 4-yard pass to Cameron Richmond left the score 13-6 at the half. Idaho State scored once more with a 34-yard field goal by Brendon Garcia in the fourth quarter.
SUU finished with 418 yards of offense, its highest total of the season.
* MONTANA STATE 34, UC DAVIS 17: At Bozeman, Mont., DeNarius McGhee completed 10 of 13 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the first half leading Montana State over UC Davis.
Cody Kirk went over the 3,000 yard mark for career rushing and scored twice for the Bobcats (6-2, 4-0 Big Sky). He finished with 119 yards on 20 carries.
McGhee finished the day 15 of 20 for 230 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
After Brady Stuart's 29-yard field goal put UC Davis (3-2, 3-6) on the board in the second quarter, Gabe Manzanares capped off the Aggies' following drive with a 9-yard touchdown run to make it 14-10 with 1:57 to play in the half.
* EASTERN WASHINGTON 32, MONTANA 37: At Missoula, Mont., Vernon Adams threw six touchdown passes Saturday to lead Eastern Washington to a victory over Montana in a Big Sky Conference showdown.
Adams threw for 457 yards while tying his own school record for touchdown passes in a game. Eastern Washington (6-2, 4-0 Big Sky) opened a 28-17 halftime lead on Adams' passes of 19 and 34 yards to Cooper Kupp, 4 yards to Ashton Clark and 86 yards to Shaquille Hill.
Montana (6-2, 3-2) got first half touchdowns on a 24-yard Jordan Canada run and a 42-yard pass from Jordan Johnson to Ellis Henderson.
Adams continued his hot hand in the second half with a 52-yard scoring toss to Clark and a 9-yard touchdown pass to Mario Brown to put the Eagles up 42-17 at the end of the third quarter.
Montana rallied back, trimming the Eastern Washington lead to 42-31 on touchdown passes of 7 and 48 yards from Johnson to Henderson, the second coming with 7:36 to play.
The Grizzlies cut the Eagles lead to 42-37 on a 6-yard Johnson toss to Jordan Harper with 1:44 left in the game. Johnson was tackled a yard short of the end zone on the two-point conversion attempt.
Eastern Washington ran out the clock after Montana's onside kick attempt was recovered by Kupp at the Montana 49-yard line.
Kupp finished with 11 receptions for 182 yards and Hill had three catches for 112.
Johnson threw for 349 yards, 147 to Henderson on eight receptions.
* PORTLAND STATE 14, NORTH DAKOTA 10: At Portland, Ore., DJ Adams ran for 111 yards and scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help Portland State prevail over North Dakota.
Facing a 10-0 deficit, the Vikings (4-4, 1-3 Big Sky) fired back in the fourth quarter as Adams scored on two straight drives on runs of 4 and 15 to take the lead.
North Dakota (2-6, 1-4) got the ball with 3:12 remaining, but Joe Mollberg was intercepted by David Edgerson, preserving the Vikings' first conference victory this season.
Portland State trailed most of the game as North Dakota used an 80-yard touchdown pass from Mollberg to Greg Hardin and a 22-yard field goal by Zeb Miller to hold a 10-point lead through three quarters.
* UNLV 27, NEVADA 22: At Reno, Nev., Caleb Herring passed for 335 yards and three touchdowns and UNLV defeated upstate rival Nevada.
Tim Cornett rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown and Devante Davis had eight catches for 121 yards for the Rebels (5-3 overall, 3-1 Mountain West Conference).
Herring completed 29 of 42 passes and his 11-yard strike to Davis with 5:54 left in the game put the Rebels up 27-16.
Cody Fajardo passed for 357 yards and two touchdowns (3-5 overall, 2-3 MWC). His 11-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Bradley pulled Nevada to within 27-22 with 3:25 to play.
Nevada forced UNLV to punt, but the Wolf Pack could not convert a fourth-and-4 play with 1:28 left and UNLV ran out the clock.
The victory gave the Rebels possession of the Fremont Cannon -- the most expensive trophy in college football -- for the first time since 2004.
* NOTRE DAME 45, AIR FORCE 10: At Air Force Academy, Colo., Tommy Rees showed no signs of a strained neck that knocked him out a week ago, throwing a career-high five touchdown passes to help Notre Dame rout Air Force.
The senior was on target all day, completing 17 of 22 passes for 284 yards as the Fighting Irish (6-2) won their third straight. Rees now has 54 career TD passes and moves past Ron Powlus for third place in team history.
Rees was back on the field a week after leaving the game with a neck ailment in the second half of a win over USC. Rees was solid all week in practice and sensational on Saturday as he picked apart the secondary of the Falcons (1-7), who dropped their seventh straight game.