On Friday October 11th and Saturday October 12th the NAU Lumberjacks traveled to Sacramento, CA to take on the Sacramento State Hornets for a Big Sky Conference match up. The Lumberjacks needed a victory after dropping the previous contest against Montana State. NAU came out firing and went up early in the first quarter 14-3. After that, Sacramento State reeled off 28 unanswered points to put the Lumberjacks in a 31-14, 17 point hole. The Lumberjacks turned to junior quarterback Chase Cartwright who rallied the offense to climb back in the game and eventually take a 39-38 lead which would prove to be the final score. Cartwright finished 16 of 19 for 208 yards and three touchdowns. Senior running back Zach Bauman had 27 carries for 196 yards and two touchdowns. The defense was paced by linebacker Austin Hasquet who tallied 10 total tackles and Lucky Dozier who tallied two eight total tackles and a key interception in the fourth quarter. A full game recap can be found here.
Next Saturday the Lumberjacks return to Flagstaff to host the Idaho State Bengals for homecoming. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 PM.