On Saturday night the NAU Lumberjacks stormed into Sam Boyd Stadium and upset the UNLV Rebels 17-14. The game was a hard fought affair and one that NAU actually trailed in 14-0 early in the second quarter. The Lumberjacks however continued to play hard and disciplined and climbed back into the contest thanks to an Austin Shanks 75 yard punt return early in the third quarter and a Zach Bauman touchdown in the fourth quarter. Junior kicker Andy Wilder nailed a 33 yard field goal with 12 second left on the clock. The defense continued to hold on and NAU beat a Football Bowl Subdivision team (FBS – formerly Division 1-A) for the first time in a quarter of a century. Here is the full game summary. Enjoy some photos from the contest below and on the Flickr page. More content from the game to come tomorrow!
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The ASU game on Thursday did not go the way NAU had anticipated or hoped. It was tough sledding all around, all night for the Lumberjacks. Below are some photos from the contest along with NAU’s lone touchdown call from Mitch and Kevin.
CHASE CARTWRIGHT TO NICK COLE TOUCHDOWN
LUMBERJACKS RETURN TO WORK
The Lumberjacks are back on the practice field today after two straight days off (Saturday and Sunday) as they begin preparing for UNLV. Kickoff is set for 7 PM in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 8th.
Northern Arizona Football traveled to Weber State in Ogden, UT to take on the Wildcats this past weekend. The game started out as a slow, defensive battle as players battled the snowy elements throughout the first half. Eventually the game turned into a shootout with Weber State scoring the go-ahead touchdown with only seconds left on the clock.
Photos from the game are now up on the Flickr page.
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