Game 9 Information
Opponent: North Dakota
Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013/4:05 p.m. PST
Location: Flagstaff, Ariz. (Walkup Skydome)
Radio: KBTK 105.1 FM
Sodexo Lumberjack Radio Network
Play-by-play - Mitch Strohman
Analyst - Kevin Stephens
Sideline - Reggie Eccleston and Kara Hammer
Audio Stream: www.BigTalkerRadio.com
Video Stream: www.NAU-TV.com www.WatchBigSky.com
Television: FOX Sports Arizona PLUS, FOX Sports North and NAU-TV
On The Web: Live stats www.NAUAthletics.com
Head Coaches: NAU: Jerome Souers (Career: 90-87 in 16 seasons; At NAU: same)
UND: Chris Mussman (Career: 30-32 in six seasons; At UND: same)
Against UND: Fourth Meeting
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – No. 14 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks will host North Dakota on Saturday, Nov. 2 in its Hall of Fame Game. Saturday is also Services and Military Appreciation Day. Kickoff at the Walkup Skydome is set for 4:05 p.m.
The Lumberjacks are ranked No. 14 in The Sports Network and NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision coaches poll, both of which were released on Monday.
Saturday's game will be broadcast live on KBTK 105.1 FM and www.BigTalkerRadio.com. Mitch Strohman will be providing play-by-play and Kevin Stephens will be doing color commentary. The game will be televised live on FOX Sports Arizona PLUS (DISH: 445 SD and 9515 HD; DirecTV: 695 SD and 695-1 HD). FOX Sports North will also air the game live. FOX College Sports Pacific will join in progress live at approximately 6:30 p.m. Live stats are available on www.NAUAthletics.com. Fans can watch online at www.NAU-TV.com and www.WatchBigSky.com.
NAU looks to win its fourth straight home game and stay undefeated at the Walkup Skydome this season. The last time NAU played at home, the Lumberjacks defeated Idaho State 39-30. NAU rides a three-game win streak after topping Cal Poly on the road last weekend 17-13 in dramatic fashion.
Fans in attendance on Saturday can see history be made. Senior running back Zach Bauman is 25 yards shy of becoming the ninth player in FCS history to rush for 1,000 yards four consecutive seasons. He's also 173 yards shy of claiming the NAU all-purpose yards career record.
North Dakota is on a three-game skid after losses to Eastern Washington, Sacramento State and Portland State. The last time North Dakota won a road game was on Oct. 5 when it beat Idaho State, 28-25. UND is 2-6 and 1-4 in league play.
The Coors Light RV returns for Services and Military Appreciation Day. The RV is a double decker RV with rooftop seating, and also features the Coors Light Lounge. The food, fun and excitement from the Coors Light Fan Fest is open from noon to 4 p.m. and is located right outside the Skydome. This game Fan Fest will feature live college football games on our large outdoor screen, the NAU Bounce House, face painting, music and so much more! Fan Fest is FREE for all to attend.
The NAU Army ROTC will be concurrently training with Blackhawk helicopters during the pre-game tailgate. Be sure to look to the sky during Coors Light Fan Fest and see these Blackhawk helicopters in action!
Northern Arizona and North Dakota will compete for the fourth time in school history.
Lumberjacks in the Polls
The Northern Arizona football team moved up to No. 14 in this week's national polls. Both The Sports Network and FCS Coaches Poll have NAU slated in the top 15 after the Lumberjacks earned their third straight win.
• Saturday's game will be the fourth meeting between the two teams.
• NAU leads the all-time series 3-0.
• NAU is third in the league standings with a 4-1 conference mark.
• North Dakota is tied for 10th in the Big Sky with a 1-4 conference record.
• NAU is undefeated at home this season with a 3-0 record.
• NAU is averaging over 9,500 fans a game this season.
• The Lumberjacks have ranked in the top 25 since the start of the season.
• Saturday is Services and Military Appreciation Day.
• Marcus Alford was named the ROOT SPORTS Big Sky Conference Co-Special Teams Player of the Week.
• Zach Bauman is 25 yards shy of becoming the ninth player in FCS history to rush for 1,000 yards four seasons in a row.
Did you know?
• On Sept. 28, 2013 senior running back Zach Bauman became the first player in NAU history to rush for 4,000 career yards.
• NAU leads the Big Sky with four pick-sixes.