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September 14, 2013

No. 24/25 Lumberjacks Play at UC Davis on Saturday

Game Notes

 

Opponent: UC Davis

Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013/6 p.m. PST

Location:  Davis, Calif. (Aggie Stadium/10,849)

Radio:   KBTK 105.1 FM

              Sodexo Lumberjack Radio Network

              Mitch Strohman (pxp)

              Kevin Stephens (color analyst)

Audio Stream:  www.BigTalkerRadio.com

Video Stream: www.WatchBigSky.com

Television:  N/A

On The Web: Live stats at www.ucdavisaggies.com

 

Head Coaches:  NAU: Jerome Souers (Career: 84-86 in 15 seasons; At NAU: same)

                          UC Davis: Ron Gould (Career: 0-2 in 1 season; At UC Davis: same)

Against UC Davis:  NAU leads the all-time series 1-0; Souers is 1-0 vs. UC Davis

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a week off from competition, the Northern Arizona football team will continue their road stint with a non-conference game at UC Davis on Saturday, Sept. 14. Kickoff at Aggie Stadium is slated for 6 p.m. PST.

The Lumberjacks are ranked No. 24 in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision coaches poll and No. 25 in the The Sports Network media poll after the second week of play.

Saturday's game will be broadcasted 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 can also be viewed on www.WatchBigSky.com. Live stats are available on www.UCDavisAggies.com.

NAU is in search of its first win of the season after falling to Arizona in its season opener on Aug. 30. The last time the Lumberjacks started the season 0-2 was in 2006 when they fell to Arizona State and Utah.

The Match-Up

Northern Arizona and UC Davis will compete for only the second time in school history. The Lumberjacks defeated the Aggies 21-7 a year ago in Flagstaff.

Californians

Thirty-seven players on the Lumberjack roster call California home. Saturday's game will be one of three trips for NAU to The Golden State this season.

Big Sky Opponent, But Non-Conference Game

Although UC Davis is a member of the Big Sky, this game will be a non-conference contest for the two teams. The outcome of the game will not be counted in the conference standings; instead it will only be counted towards both teams overall record.

All Eyes on Poe

Sophomore quarterback Kyren Poe earned his first start at Arizona on Aug. 30. The Chandler native connected on his first 10 passes before finishing 21 for 36 with three interceptions. Two of the interceptions were deflected as Poe finished with 176 total passing yards.

Record Breaking Bauman

Senior running back Zach Bauman is 48 yards shy of breaking the NAU all-time career rushing record. He registered 71 rushing yards against the University of Arizona in his first game of his senior year. Bauman already owns the record for career carries (754) and is climbing up the career all-purpose yards chart with 4,642 for the third-most in school history. Bauman is ranked third among active players in the FCS in career all-purpose yards and fourth in career rushing yards and career rushing yards per game.

Aggies' Resume

Head coach Ron Gould is in his first year at the helm of the UC Davis football program. The Aggies have started the season off 0-2 after falling to South Dakota (10-7) and Nevada (36-7). UC Davis has 288 passing yards and 275 rushing yards total after its first-two games. Both Jimmy Laughrea and Randy Wright have seen playing time at the quarterback position. Laughrea has completed 19-of-37 passes for 228 yards and has thrown two interceptions. Wright has completed 7-of-14 passes for a total of 60 yards.