Nayar, the Vandals' third-string quarterback, entered the game late in the third quarter and finished 12-of-20 passing for 143 yards and two touchdowns. His passing accounted for all 82 yards of Idaho's 15-play, game-winning drive.
Idaho's starting quarterback Mike Beaudry was unavailable for the game for undisclosed reasons. CJ Jordan, who started in Beaudry's place, limped off the field after a sack and finished with 183 yards passing in the first three quarters for Idaho (2-1, 2-1 Big Sky Conference).
Hayden Hatten had 12 catches for 155 yards and a touchdown for the Vandals. Haywood caught six passes for 68 yards and Dylan Thigpen ran nine times for 110 yards and a touchdown.
Justin Miller passed for 422 yards and three touchdowns for the Thunderbirds (1-3, 1-3). Southern Utah extended its lead to 32-27 on Jake Gerardi's 46-yard field goal with 2:16 left.
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