Pac-12, ASU Announce ASU/NAU Date and Time For 2012 Game
TEMPE. Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University football team will open play in 2012 on the road versus Arizona State on Thursday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Sun Devil Stadium. The game was selected for Thursday to accommodate the brand new Pac-12 Television Network. It will be part of the new Network's first college football night, the second game of a doubleheader.
NAU last played the Sun Devils in 2010. In a game not decided until the fourth quarter, the NAU was defeated by Arizona State 41-20 on Sept. 11 at Sun Devil Stadium in front of 49,043 fans. The Lumberjacks played tough, pulling within a touchdown at 27-20 when quarterback Michael Herrick hit Khalil Paden for a 35-yard score with 21 seconds left in the third quarter. But the Sun Devils added two scores in the decisive final quarter to seal the victory over their in-state rivals from the north.
The date also will allow football fans the opportunity to enjoy the Labor Day weekend.
The Lumberjacks return to action at UNLV on Saturday, Sept. 8 before hosting Fort Lewis for their home opener on Sept. 15 at the Walkup Skydome.
All season tickets holders who renew or purchase before the early "Louie" deadline, July 31, 2012, will receive a free ticket to the NAU-Arizona State football game for each season ticket purchased. For more information on all season ticket plans, click here.