Scores

Final

South Dakota 16

(1-2, 0-2 away)

N Arizona 22

(2-1, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 21, 2013

J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome, Flagstaff, AZ

1 2 3 4 T
SDAK 0 0 0 1616
NAU 6 7 6 322

Top Performers

Passing: J. Vander Maten (SDAK) - 200 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: Z. Bauman (NAU) - 22 CAR, 151 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: N. Meyer (SDAK) - 3 REC, 70 YDS, 1 TD

Northern Arizona holds off South Dakota 22-16

Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Zach Bauman ran for 151 yards and a touchdown to power Northern Arizona to 22-16 win over South Dakota on Saturday night.

Bauman, who became the school's all-time leading rusher last week in a win over UC Davis, ran for a 3-yard score just before halftime to give the Lumberjacks (2-1) a 13-0 lead.

The Lumberjacks' defense was dominant in the first half, holding South Dakota (1-2) to just 9 yards of total offense in the first half. Anders Battle returned an interception 49 yards to open the scoring in the first quarter.

South Dakota's offense finally got loose in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Josh Vander Maten rushed for one touchdown and threw for another as the Coyotes cut the lead to 22-16 with 2:54 left.

After failing to recover the onside kick, Bauman was able to pick up two first downs, icing the game for Northern Arizona.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SDAK
NAU
1st Downs1221
Total Yards284343
Passing200154
Rushing84189
Penalties9-755-63
3rd Down Conversions7-173-11
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers22
Possession26:4433:16

Passing Leaders

South DakotaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vander Maten13/282007.111
Northern ArizonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Poe17/321544.811

Rushing Leaders

South DakotaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Vander Maten18633.5116
Roberts8192.405
Northern ArizonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bauman221516.9125
Jahn9374.1013

Receiving Leaders

South DakotaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Meyer37023.3154
Terry36923.0063
Northern ArizonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brantley5469.2014
Holmes4389.5017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSDAKNAU
TD02:52Anders Battle 49 Yd Interception Return (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 06
SECOND QUARTERSDAKNAU
TD01:28Zach Bauman 3 Yd Run (Ryan Hawkins Kick) 013
THIRD QUARTERSDAKNAU
TD05:29Dejzon Walker 14 Yd Pass From Kyren Poe (Pat Blocked) 019
FOURTH QUARTERSDAKNAU
FG14:14Miles Bergner 24 Yd 319
FG10:17Ryan Hawkins 32 Yd 322
TD08:35Josh Vander Maten 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 922
TD02:54Nick Meyer 6 Yd Pass From Josh Vander Maten (Miles Bergner Kick) 1622