Scores

Final

N Arizona 17

(6-2, 4-1 Big Sky)

Cal Poly 13

(3-5, 2-2 Big Sky)

9:05 PM ET, October 26, 2013

ALEX G. SPANOS STADIUM, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA

1 2 3 4 T
NAU 3 7 0 717
CP 0 10 0 313

Top Performers

Passing: C. Cartwright (NAU) - 177 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: C. Nicholls (CP) - 9 CAR, 73 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Stanford (CP) - 4 REC, 66 YDS

Big return gets N. Arizona past Cal Poly 17-13

Associated Press

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Marcus Alford returned a Cal Poly kickoff 96 yards in the fourth quarter to lift Northern Arizona to a 17-13 win over Cal Poly Saturday night.

The Mustangs took the lead on a 22-yard field goal by Bobby Zalud to start the fourth quarter, 13-10.

The Lumberjacks (6-2, 4-1 Big Sky) took a 10-7 lead in the second quarter on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Chase Cartwright to Patrick Baldenegro with 47 seconds left, only to watch Cal Poly drive from its own 37 to the NAU 22, where Zalud kicked a 39-yard field goal on the final play of the half.

Cartwright was 16 of 31 for 177 yards to lead NAU and Zach Bauman carried 24 times for 81 yards.

Chris Nichols raced 33 yards on a reverse to put Cal Poly (3-5, 2-2 Big Sky) on the board in the first half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NAU
CP
1st Downs1619
Total Yards277352
Passing177115
Rushing100237
Penalties2-202-20
3rd Down Conversions7-168-18
4th Down Conversions0-01-3
Turnovers42
Possession29:0530:55

Passing Leaders

Northern ArizonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cartwright16/311775.712
Cal PolyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Graves11/221155.201

Rushing Leaders

Northern ArizonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bauman24913.8022
Holmes177.007
Cal PolyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Graves18864.8014
Nicholls9738.1133

Receiving Leaders

Northern ArizonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rickert34816.0020
Walker34314.3017
Cal PolyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stanford46616.5037
Nicholls12525.0025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNAUCP
FG13:17Andy Wilder 37 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERNAUCP
TD06:02Chris Nicholls 33 Yd Run (Bobby Zalud Kick) 37
TD00:47Patrick Baldenegro 3 Yd Pass From Chase Cartwright (Andy Wilder Kick) 107
FG00:00Bobby Zalud 39 Yd 1010
FOURTH QUARTERNAUCP
FG14:57Bobby Zalud 22 Yd 1013
TD14:44Marcus Alford 96 Yd Kickoff Return (Andy Wilder Kick) 1713