Lightening from monsoons again forced the Lumberjacks to practice inside the dome on Monday afternoon. Fall camp practices in August are usually scheduled for the morning to offset the afternoon monsoons, however with training camp starting much earlier this year, the schedule had to be adjusted to accommodate student-athletes who are currently enrolled in summer classes. The practice started with some special teams drill work, immediately followed by an up-tempo, competitive team session between the offense and defense which helped set the tone for the practice. The practice proved to be highly competitive featuring the season’s first 1-on-1 drills amongst wide receivers/tight ends/ running backs and linebackers/defensive backs. During both the team and 7-on-7 sessions receivers Nick Cole and Brandon Babineaux made a number of impressive down-field catches. On the defensive side, safety Lucky Dozier recorded an interception, corner Anders Battle batted down a few passes, and the defensive line as a unit impacted a number of plays. After the team periods, the PAT-Field Goal unit practiced some 40+ yard kicks with the pressure of crowd noised provided by their teammates. True freshman kicker Brian Drulias ended the practice by nailing three straight field goals. The Jacks are back on the field (or in the dome) tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2:00 pm, and in FULL PADS for the first time in the 2012 campaign.
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On Saturday the Lumberjacks hosted the Northern Colorado Bears who were seeking their first win of the season. The Jacks outlasted the Bears 34-14 to pickup their third conference win and improve to 4-5 overall. NAU travels to Weber State this coming Saturday (November 12th) for a 1:30PM kickoff at Stewart Stadium.
Photos from the Northern Colorado game can be found below and on the Flickr page.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Offensive Player of the Week – Zach Bauman 28 rushes, 124 yards, 2 TD; 5 receptions, 126 receiving yards, 1 TD
Defensive Player of the Week – Anders Battle 3 Tackles, 1 Sack, 1 Forced Fumble, 3 Pass Breakups
Special Teams Player of the Week – Drew Zamora 3 Punts, 50 yard average, 70 yard long; 4 Kickoffs & 4 Touchbacks
Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week – Hunter Hjort-King
Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week – Zach McDonnell