Game 10 Information
Opponent: Sacramento State
Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 • 2 p.m. MST
Location: Flagstaff, Ariz. (Walkup Skydome)
Flagstaff- HITS 106.1 FM
Phoenix- Money Radio 1510 AM & 99.3 FM
Prescott area- 97.9 Eagle Rocks
Northern AZ Healthcare Lumberjack Radio Network
Play-by-play – Mitch Strohman
Analyst – Kevin Stephens
Sideline – Reggie Eccleston
Audio Stream: http://gcmaz.com/nau-lumberjacks-football/
TV: FOX Sports AZ
On The Web: Live statistics at www.NAUAthletics.com
Head Coaches: NAU: Jerome Souers (Career: 106-96 in 18 seasons; At NAU: same)
SAC: Jody Sears (Career: 13-31 in four seasons; At SAC: 9-12)
Against SAC: 19th Meeting; NAU leads the all-time series 11-7
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – No. 25 Northern Arizona (6-3, 4-2 BSC) host Sacramento State (2-7, 1-5 BSC) this Saturday on Senior Day. The Lumberjacks have won all four games at home this season, as they look to close out regular season play in the Walkup Skydome undefeated. Saturday's kickoff is set for 2 p.m. with Senior Day recognition to take place before the game.
You can turn you radio stations to HITS 106.1 FM in Flagstaff, 97.9 Eagle Rocks in Prescott or listen online at www.gcmaz.com. Fans in the Phoenix area can tune into Money Radio 1510 AM & 99.3 FM. Mitch Strohman will be providing play-by-play and Kevin Stephens will be doing color commentary. Reggie Eccleston will be on the sideline for coverage. Live stats are available at www.NAUAthletics.com and a live video stream of the game can be found at www.WatchBigSky.com and www.NAU-TV.com. The game will be televised on FOX Sports AZ.
The Lumberjacks have won their last three games scoring a phenomenal 167 points throughout. With two games left in the regular season, NAU and Sacramento State will play in Flagstaff for the first time since 2010. The two teams did not face each other last season, but in 2013 NAU climbed its way down from a 17-point deficit in the third quarter to win 39-38. Freshman quarterback Case Cookus currently leads the Lumberjacks with 27 thrown touchdowns. Sophomore wide receiver Emmanuel Butler and senior running back Casey Jahn are just a few yards away from breaking the 1,000-yard receiving and rushing marks. Butler with 976 and Jahn with 931 may just join the 1,000 Club together this Saturday.
Head coach Jody Sears is in his second season at the helm of the Hornet program. Sacramento State's lone conference win so far this season was a 38-13 win over Idaho State. The last road win for SAC was on Nov. 22, 2014 in a 41-30 victory at UC Davis. NAU and SAC did not play each other last season. Sacramento State last won in Flagstaff in 2010. Linebacker Darnell Sankey is second in the nation and leads the league with 125 tackles, 46 coming unassisted. That puts Sankey at an average of 13.9 tackles per game. The Hornet defense has collected eight interceptions this season with one returned for a touchdown. The majority of the Hornets' points have come through the air. Shane Harrison has caught four touchdowns to go with his 652 receiving yards this season. Nate Ketteringham was called upon in the Hornets' last game at quarterback. He's thrown for 774 yards this season and five touchdowns.
Did you know?
• Ryan Hawkins ranks third in the nation in field goal percentage and punting.
• Case Cookus ranks first in the nation in passing efficiency and third in yards per pass attempt. He has also been named to the CFPA Midseason Player of the Year Watch List.
• Emmanuel Butler ranks second in the FCS in receiving touchdowns, fifth in scoring, sixth in receiving yards, and seventh in receiving yards per game.