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Anders Battle Named Madness Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week

Lumberjacks ranked 20th in the College Sports Madness Week 4 FCS Football Top 25 Poll

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior cornerback Anders Battle has been named the Madness Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week, the website announced today. Battle's player of the week accolade gives Northern Arizona its second honor in as many weeks. The Lumberjacks also move one spot up to 20th in the Madness FCS Football Top 25 Poll that was released this morning.

Battle recorded the first points of the game for Northern Arizona when he intercepted a pass by South Dakota's Josh Vander Maten late in the first quarter and returned it for a 49-yard touchdown. Battle also registered a trio of tackles and was credited with three pass break-ups.

Northern Arizona's 22-16 win over South Dakota improved the Lumberjacks record to 2-1 as they ride a two-game win streak.