FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Zach Bauman rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown, helping Northern Arizona to a 48-27 win over North Dakota on Saturday night.
Northern Arizona (7-2, 5-1 Big Sky Conference) extended its winning streak to four games and remains third in the conference standings.
The Lumberjacks built a 14-0 lead before Ryan Bartels connected with Kenny Golladay for a pair of touchdown passes in the second quarter for North Dakota(2-7, 1-5). Northern Arizona then scored 20 unanswered points en route to the victory.
Jordan Perry's 2-yard touchdown run gave the Lumberjacks a 28-14 halftime lead, and a pair of third quarter field goals followed by a fourth quarter touchdown gave Northern Arizona a 41-14 advantage.
Casey Jahn complimented Bauman's effort with 106 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Lumberjacks.
Bartels had 367 yards passing and four touchdowns to lead North Dakota.
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