Hasquet, Hawkins earn Big Sky honors

Hasquet, Hawkins earn Big Sky honors

Published Oct. 27, 2014 6:35 p.m. ET

OGDEN, Utah -- Two Northern Arizona players earned Big Sky Conference accolades for their roles in the Lumberjacks' 28-27 victory over second-ranked Eastern Washington on Saturday at the Walkup Skydome.

Senior linebacker Austin Hasquet was named the College Sports Madness Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week, and junior kicker Ryan Hawkins was named the Big Sky ROOT Sports Special Teams Player of the Week.

Hasquet had a team-high nine tackles (five solo) as the Lumberjacks held Eastern Washington to 133 fewer yards than their season average and ended the Eagles' 14-game winning streak against Big Sky opponents. Hawkins connected on field goals of 44, 26 and 42 yards and also took over punting duties for the first time this season midway through the first quarter and averaged 55.5 yards per punt on four kicks. His first punt in collegiate competition went for 70 yards.


The Lumberjacks will be back in action on Saturday, Nov. 1, traveling to Ogden, Utah, for a road game against Weber State.

Ryan Hawkins made three field goals and averaged 55.5 yards on four punts.