Southern Utah defeats New Mexico Highlands 45-23

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- Brad Sorensen threw three touchdown passes to Fatu Moala and Brian Wilson rushed for 140 yards as Southern Utah pulled away in the second half for a 45-23 victory against New Mexico Highlands on Saturday night.

Sorensen's third TD pass to Moala, a 5-yarder, and Miles Killebrew's 49-yard fumble return for a touchdown gave the Thunderbirds (1-2) breathing room after they led 21-20 at halftime.

Emmanuel Lewis threw for 311 yards and Darius Davis caught nine passes for 173 yards and a TD for the Cowboys (2-1), a Division II squad.

Sorensen completed 20 of 35 passes. He was intercepted twice.

Moala had eight receptions for 74 yards.

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