Manusamoa Luuga ran for a two first-half touchdowns and Isiah Olave returned an interception 11 yards for a score to cap UC Davis’ 34-21 win over Northern Colorado Saturday night.
The victory gave the Aggies (2-5, 1-3) their first Big Sky Conference win of the season.
Luuga’s 1-yard plunge for a touchdown with 4:32 left in the first quarter gave UC Davis a lead it never surrendered, 10-7. His 3-yard run for a score with 6:36 left in the first half made it 17-7.
Kyle Sloter threw for 166 yards and a touchdown on 18-of-26 passing to lead Northern Colorado (3-3, 1-2), but his attempt with 2:55 left was picked off by Olave.
Joshua Kelley carried 10 times for 66 yards, including a 31-yard dash for a touchdown midway through the third quarter to put the Aggies ahead, 24-14. Luuga finished with 93 yards on 27 carries.