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October 24, 2013

NAU Football’s 2003 Win Over McNeese State Earns the Lumberjacks a Spot on the Big Sky 50 Greatest Moments List

OGDEN, Utah – Fresh off their 10-year reunion, the 2003 Northern Arizona football team's win over top-ranked McNeese State in the first round of the 2003 playoffs was selected No. 39 on the Big Sky Conference 50 Greatest Moments list.

In 2003, the Northern Arizona football team was picked to finish fourth in the Big Sky by the media and fourth by the league head coaches. The season would turn out to be one for the ages as the players and coaches took the City of Flagstaff on an enjoyable ride into the NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs.

The Lumberjacks left Lake Charles having not only beaten the top-ranked team in the nation, but downright dominating the Cowboys 35-3.

Before the Lumberjacks' win over the Cowboys, the only other time NAU had won a game in the postseason was in 1958, when it advanced to the NAIA championship game before losing to Northeastern Oklahoma 19-13.

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