On Saturday the Idaho State Bengals brought the nation’s top passing offense in the Football Championship Subdivision (1-AA) to Flagstaff. The Lumberjack defense knew they had to step up in order to come out of the game with a victory. They did just that, and then some. The NAU defense controlled the afternoon holding Idaho State to 171 yards passing while racking up 10 sacks. The Bengals came into the contest averaging 394 passing yards per game.
The offense also had a big afternoon while demonstrating their explosiveness and big play capability. Zach Bauman scored on a 59 yard run while totaling 219 yards rushing. Giovannie Dixon also added a 60 yard touchdown run while averaging over 10 yards a carry. As a team the Lumberjacks racked up 336 yards rushing and over 480 yards of total offense.
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Check out the photos and Players of the Week from the Idaho State contest!
Players of the Week:
Offensive Player of the Week – Zach Bauman
Special Teams Player of the Week – Dan Pela
Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week – Jonathan Dunn
Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week – Mike Massey