NAU dominates Fort Lewis in 69-0 blowout
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Chase Cartwright and Jordan Perry threw two touchdown passes apiece, Zach Bauman and Casey Jahn each added two more, and Northern Arizona picked up where it left off Saturday, blowing out Fort Lewis 69-0 in NAU's home opener.
Bauman, who led the Lumberjacks (2-1) with 136 yards rushing, scored on a 75-yard run on NAU's first play from scrimmage to make it 7-0 just 11 seconds into the game, and he added a 26-yard touchdown later in the first quarter. In the second, Cartwright found Ify Umodu and Covaughn DeBoskie-Johnson for scores before giving way to Perry, who threw another TD pass to DeBoskie-Johnson for a 48-0 halftime lead.
Umodu caught another TD pass from Perry in the third quarter before Jahn, who ran for 111 yards, got his two scores. Austin Shanks added a 74-yard punt return for a touchdown.
“We came out and wanted to play consistent and play without mistakes and turnovers,” said NAU coach Jerome Souers. “We played consistent on defense. I was excited to see backups at every position come in and contribute.”
NAU, after upsetting UNLV last week, held the Division II Skyhawks (0-2) to 122 yards of total offense while totaling 346 yards on the ground.
It was the largest margin of victory in a shutout win for the Lumberjacks since they opened the 1996 season with a 75-0 victory against Western New Mexico,
Bauman carried just five times in limited action but accumulated 136
yards, the 15th 100-yard rushing performance of his career and second
consecutive this season. True freshman Casey Jahn added 111 yards and
two touchdowns, while DeBoskie-Johnson had 81 yards. Overall, the