Zach Bauman found his extra gear in the second half, leading
Northern Arizona to a 39-30 victory over Idaho State Saturday
Bauman, who finished with a career-best 266 rushing yards on 28
carries, carried five times on a six-play, 85-yard scoring drive in
the third quarter to give the Lumberjacks (5-2, 3-1 Big Sky
Conference) their first lead, 19-14.
Northern Arizona was cruising home, ahead 39-14 in the final
quarter, when the Bengals (3-4, 1-3) charged back, scoring two late
touchdowns and converting the two point try both times. Justin
Arias, who totaled 390 passing yards, threw an 11-yard touchdown
pass to Broc Malcom to make it 39-22. Idaho State recovered the
ensuing onside kick and Arias quickly struck on a 20-yard scoring
pass to Cameron Richmond, making it 39-30. The Lumberjacks
recovered the onside kick and held on for the win.