NAU falls two spots to No. 25 in Sports Network poll

BY foxsports • September 1, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Northern Arizona was voted No. 25 in The Sports Network FCS Top 25 Poll, released Monday. NAU also earned a No. 24 ranking in the College Sports Madness Weekly Poll.

The Lumberjacks opened the season Aug. 30 with a loss to reigning Idaho Potato Bowl Champion San Diego State at Qualcomm Stadium.

The Lumberjacks fell to the Aztecs 38-7 in their season opener against the Mountain West Conference foe. Junior quarterback Kyren Poe connected with junior wide receiver Alex Holmes five times for a total of 106 yards – the first 100 yard receiving game of Holmes' career. Junior running back Casey Jahn rushed for 62 yards.

Senior Blake Bailey led NAU with nine tackles, while Eddie Horn registered eight tackles and grabbed one interception.

NAU will travel to Abilene Christian on Sept. 6 for a 4 p.m. kickoff against the Wildcats at Shotwell Stadium.

The Sports Network FCS Top 25 Poll

1.

North Dakota State Bison (93)

1-0

3,830

2

2.

Eastern Washington Eagles (63)

2-0

3,804

1

3.

Southeastern Louisiana Lions

1-0

3,553

3

4.

Montana Grizzlies

0-1

3,064

5

5.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

1-0

3,028

7

6.

New Hampshire Wildcats

0-1

2,998

4

7.

McNeese State Cowboys

0-0

2,661

8

8.

Northern Iowa Panthers

0-1

2,634

9

9.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks

0-1

2,580

6

10.

Villanova Wildcats

0-1

2,488

12

11.

Fordham Rams

1-0

2,423

11

12.

South Dakota State Jackrabbits

0-1

2,242

10

13.

Chattanooga Mocs

0-1

1,793

14

14.

Tennessee State Tigers

1-0

1,701

15

15.

Sam Houston State Bearkats

1-1

1,484

17

16.

Eastern Illinois Panthers

0-1

1,402

16

17.

Richmond Spiders

1-0

1,323

20

18.

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

1-0

1,109

22

19.

Furman Paladins

1-0

1,004

21

20.

Montana State Bobcats

0-1

965

18

21.

William & Mary Tribe

0-1

945

19

22.

Towson Tigers

0-1

829

13

23.

Youngstown State Penguins

0-1

540

24

24.

Maine Black Bears

1-0

469

25

25.

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks

0-1

352

23


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