Scores

Final

N Arizona 52

(6-1, 4-0 Big Sky)

Idaho State 30

(0-7, 0-4 Big Sky)

8:35 PM ET, October 18, 2008

Holt Arena, Pocatello, ID

1 2 3 4 T
NAU 21 10 7 1452
IDST 9 7 0 1430

Top Performers

Passing: R. Hill (IDST) - 361 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Williams (NAU) - 22 CAR, 194 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: C. Meadows (NAU) - 4 REC, 141 YDS, 2 TD

N. Arizona 52, Idaho St. 30

Associated Press

POCATELLO, Idaho -- Freshman running back Deonte Williams rushed for 194 yards and three touchdowns as Northern Arizona beat Idaho State 52-30 on Saturday.

Williams earned his yards on 22 attempts, averaging 8.8 yards per carry. His longest was a 58-yard romp for a touchdown on the second play from scrimmage in the second half, increasing Northern Arizona's lead to 38-16.

The Lumberjacks (6-1, 4-0 Big Sky Conference) had 535 yards total offense to Idaho State's 399 yards.

Northern Arizona quarterback Lance Kriesien was 13-for-21, passing for 270 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver Conrad Meadows had four receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns.

Northern Arizona's defense limited Idaho State (0-7, 0-4) to 23 yards rushing on 26 attempts. Until late in the fourth quarter, ISU had negative yards rushing. Northern Arizona has held its opponents to less than 11 yards rushing per game this season.

Bengals quarterback Russel Hill completed 32 of 49 pass attempts for 361 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He was sacked three times. Wide receiver Eddie Thompson finished with 8 catches for 151 yards.

ISU strong safety Keith Goins returned a Jarrett Huk blocked punt 25 yards for a touchdown to give the Bengals some life with 5:20 left in the first quarter, cutting NAU's lead to 14-6, but that was as close as they got.

Idaho State attempted four on-side kicks in the game, recovering one of them.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NAU
IDST
1st Downs1723
Total Yards535399
Passing310366
Rushing22533
Penalties11-10512-115
3rd Down Conversions4-107-18
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers11
Possession24:3735:09

Passing Leaders

Northern ArizonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kriesien13/2127012.921
Idaho StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill32/493617.421

Rushing Leaders

Northern ArizonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams221948.8358
Kriesien3186.0014
Idaho StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Blue5499.8014
Knickrehm6132.205

Receiving Leaders

Northern ArizonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Meadows414135.3253
Berry14444.0044
Idaho StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thompson815118.9071
Taylor8708.8127

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNAUIDST
TD10:55Austin Shanks 1 Yd Run (Robbie Dehaze Kick) 70
TD07:52Conrad Meadows 36 Yd Pass From Lance Kriesien (Robbie Dehaze Kick) 140
TD05:20Keith Goins Jr. 25 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Pat Blocked) 146
TD05:07Conrad Meadows 45 Yd Pass From Lance Kriesien (Robbie Dehaze Kick) 216
FG00:18Mike Ramos 23 Yd 219
SECOND QUARTERNAUIDST
FG11:34Robbie Dehaze 52 Yd 249
TD07:39Deonte Williams 2 Yd Run (Robbie Dehaze Kick) 319
TD06:04Ken Cornist 2 Yd Run (Jarrett Huk Kick) 3116
THIRD QUARTERNAUIDST
TD14:18Deonte Williams 58 Yd Run (Robbie Dehaze Kick) 3816
FOURTH QUARTERNAUIDST
TD12:33Deonte Williams 3 Yd Run (Robbie Dehaze Kick) 4516
TD09:36Jaron Taylor 15 Yd Pass From Russel Hill (Jarrett Huk Kick) 4523
TD08:56Derrick Jackson 2 Yd Run (Robbie Dehaze Kick) 5223
TD05:04Edsel Logan 28 Yd Pass From Russel Hill (Jarrett Huk Kick) 5230