FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Zach Bauman ran for 219 yards and a touchdown to help Northern Arizona roll past Idaho State 20-3 on Saturday.
The Lumberjacks (2-2, 1-1 Big Sky) scored on three consecutive drives to take a 17-0 lead in the first half. Bauman ran 59 yards for the Lumberjacks’ first touchdown and Giovannie Dixon later ran 60 yards for the second. Matt Myers finished with two field goals for Northern Arizona.
The only points for the Bengals (2-2, 1-1) came on a 41-yard field goal by Brendon Garcia in the second quarter.
Idaho State’s Kevin Yost, who often had defenders in his face, led the game in passing with 163 yards. Yost found receiver Rodrick Rumble 10 times for 106 yards.
The Lumberjacks’ Cary Grossart threw for 149 yards and added 36 on the ground.
Northern Arizona had 10 sacks, led by Blayne Anderson’s three takedowns.
Both teams had drives stall at the goal line in the first half. Yost fumbled on a quarterback sneak at the 1-yard line on the Bengals’ second drive. Northern Arizona failed to convert a fourth-and-goal from the 3-yard line in its last possession before halftime.
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