Posted 9/13/16

Story, photos by Kevin Pakos for Sports and Entertainment News and ASPN Radio


Lumberjacks Week 2 Trip To WIU A Bomb


Defense Falls As Offense Imploads


Game 2 vs FCS Western Illinois No Joy, Leathernecks, an FCS playoff program in 2015 made short work of a sluggish, confused Northern Arizona Lumberjacks squad. NAU put up 13 points in the first quarter and looked like the high scoring 2015 squad for a minute. They only scored seven points in the third and never did regain control.


Both of the Lumberjacks top receivers scored in the first quarter. Elijah Marks' on a 42 yard tipped pass.Then Emmanuel Butler hauled in a pass from Hunter Burton after the Case Cookus toss, this went 37 yards. In the third NAU scored it's last points on a Case Cookus to Jonathan Baldwin 18 yard pass.


On the ground Kendyl Taylor had a 40 yard run in the fourth that gave some hope, but the drive failed.


The top tacklers were Keith Graham with 11 and Jake Thomas had 9. Byron Evans the JUCO transfer from Glendale College, the Gauchos arrived sick and was not expected to play. He did however get playing time and made his presence felt. 


This is not the start that the Jacks had in mind, being 0-2. There were a lot of missed opportunities to score. Mistakes and a lot of penalties hurt NAU.


Emmanuel Butler scored his 18th touchdown, puts him at fifth alltime. He also moved up to 16 for all time receiving yards with 1,639. Jonathan Baldwin caught his first touchdown pass. Elijah Marks scored in his second consecutive game this season. 


Next up for the Lumberjacks, home in the Sky Dome at 4pm vs the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys of the RMAC Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. This is the Hall of Fame Game. You will find the listen and watch online links on our schedule page.   . 



Be sure to visit our College Football Webpage all season long as we bring you the results for all four of Arizona’s University football programs ACU, ASU, NAU and UA. Here you will also find the live listen and watch links each week. You can also get live game scoring updates on Twitter  @aspnradiocom as well as Facebook on our ASPN Radio page. To see how the Junior Colleges in Arizona are doing and where the transfers come from check out our JUCO page. 


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