The Dixie State College football team fell short against Simon Fraser University on Saturday.
Starting it off the right with only eight plays and 73 yards, senior quarter back Griff Robles threw a touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Zack Fox for a lead over Simon Fraser University of 7-0.
But APU responded quickly with a 69-yard touchdown pass tying the scores at 7-7.
DSC was keeping control of the ball toward the end of the first quarter.
Robles threw it to senior wide receiver Mitch Frei for another touchdown. In the beginning of the second quarter the field goal was blocked, but the touchdown put Dixie ahead 13-7.
That’s when SFU’s sophomore wide receiver Lemar Durant ran in for a touchdown with 12 minutes left in the half.
SFU came back again with a 44-yard drive to freshman tight end Jamal Kett to lead Dixie 21-13.
Both teams made play after play, and the Red Storm fought back with a 26-yard touchdown pass to sophomore running back Brock Johnson. DSC tried for a two-point conversion, but it was no good.
But DSC quickly came back as Durant emerged again with two more touchdowns in the last four minutes of the half.
DSC returned with one minute left in the second quarter with a touchdown. Dixie made a two-point conversion and brought the score up to 35-27.
The Red Storm were driving inside the 5-yard line to start the fourth quarter.
Dixie moved the ball down the field and gained another touchdown, the fifth for Robles. Frei went in for the two-point conversion and tied the score at 35.
The clan yet again came back with a touchdown pass down the middle. SFU missed its PAT but left Dixie trailing.
DSC senior defensive back Cache Morgan received the kick-off, only to return it 97 yards for a touchdown. The scores were brought up to 49-41 with about eight minutes left in the game.
Both teams scored touchdowns in the final minutes of the game. Dixie missed its PAT. This brought the final score to 57-49 for SFU.
Dixie drops down to 3-6 on the season 3-5 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.