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Northern ArizonaLumberjacksNAU
5-1, 3-0 Conf
45
Final
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NAU143141445
UND01714738
38
North DakotaUND
3-4, 1-3 Conf

N. Arizona 45, North Dakota 38

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.

Jameer Jackson also caught two touchdown passes and had 105 receiving yards for UND. Ify Umodu had nine catches for 118 yards for NAU and Grossart finished with 363 yards.

It was the schools' first meeting since 1985.

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2015 Big Sky Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Southern Utah7-18-4
Portland State6-29-3
Montana6-28-5
North Dakota5-37-4
Northern Arizona5-37-4
Eastern Washington5-36-5
Weber State5-36-5
Northern Colorado3-56-5
Montana State3-55-6
Cal Poly3-54-7
UC Davis2-62-9
Idaho State1-72-9
Sacramento State1-72-9