FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Lance Kriesien threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns as Northern Arizona beat Sacramento State 42-10 Saturday night for its fourth consecutive victory.
The Lumberjacks (4-1, 2-0 Big Sky) are off to their best start since 2003 when they went 9-4 and won the conference championship.
The victory also was the 59th at Northern Arizona for Jerome Souers, making him the school's all-time winningest football coach in his 11th year. Souers passed Max Spilsbury, who won 58 games with the Lumberjacks from 1956-64.
Northern Arizona held the Hornets to 21 rushing yards on 41 carries.
After Washington's TD catch less than three minutes into the game, the Lumberjacks closed to 7-5 on Robbie Dehaze's 37-yard field goal and a safety late in the first quarter.
Sweeney's TD catch put Northern Arizona ahead to stay and Cyrus Igono's fumble recovery in the end zone 1:18 before halftime made it 18-7.
Deonte Williams added a 3-yard scoring run in the third quarter before Riley's TD catch. Kriesien had a 4-yard TD run in the fourth quarter and Dehaze added a 48-yard field goal with 8:54 to play.
Sacramento State's other points came on Juan Gamboa's 44-yard field goal early in the third quarter.
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