GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Cary Grossart threw four touchdown passes and Northern Arizona won its fifth straight game, defeating North Dakota 45-38 on Saturday.
Zach Bauman ran for 176 yards and a touchdown early in the fourth quarter that broke a 31-31 tie. The Lumberjacks (5-1, 3-0 Big Sky), who won just four games last season, have their longest winning streak since 2008.
Braden Hanson threw three touchdown passes for North Dakota(3-4, 1-3) before leaving with an undisclosed injury. Marcus Hendrickson came in and threw a TD pass to Greg Hardin -- his second of the game -- to get North Dakota within 45-38 but that was it.
It was the schools' first meeting since 1985.
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