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Carta-Samuels leads Wyoming past S. Utah, 28-20

Sep 5, 2010 - 4:54 AM By BOB MOEN Associated Press Writer

LARAMIE, Wyo.(AP) -- Austyn Carta-Samuels passed for 319 yards and three touchdowns as Wyoming held off a late rally by Southern Utah to earn a 28-20 season-opening win on Saturday night.

Carta-Samuels completed 26 of 32 passes with an interception. He had touchdown passes of 39 and 69 yards to Zach Bolger, who caught five passes for 134 yards, and 9 yards to Mazi Ogbonna.

The Cowboys' other score came on a 1-yard run by Alvester Alexander.

Southern Utah was led by quarterback Brad Sorensen, who passed for 193 yards and one touchdown.

Wyoming built a 28-10 lead with two TDs in the third quarter and held on after the Thunderbirds scored 10 points in the fourth quarter on a 30-yard field goal by Brock Miller and 1-yard run by Major Gray.