Scores

Final

Weber State 42

(7-2, 5-0 Big Sky)

N Arizona 14

(6-2, 4-1 Big Sky)

6:05 PM ET, October 25, 2008

J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome, Flagstaff, AZ

1 2 3 4 T
WEB 21 7 7 742
NAU 0 14 0 014

Top Performers

Passing: C. Higgins (WEB) - 334 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Smith (WEB) - 19 CAR, 103 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Nakamura (WEB) - 4 REC, 98 YDS, 1 TD

Weber St. 42, N. Arizona 14

Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Cameron Higgins threw for 334 yards and four touchdowns and running back Trevyn Smith added 104 yards on the ground and three total touchdowns as Weber State beat Northern Arizona University 42-14 on Saturday.

With the win, Weber State (7-2, 5-0 Big Sky) moved into sole possession of first place while Northern Arizona (6-2, 4-1) dropped into a tie for second with Montana.

Higgins got the scoring going when he connected with Smith for a 14-yard touchdown pass on Weber State's opening possession of the game. Just two possessions later, Higgins found tight end Cody Nakamura for a 46-yard score to give the Wildcats a 14-point lead.

After Northern Arizona quarterback Lance Kriesien was intercepted by Weber State's J.D. Folsom, the Wildcats scored on their second play from scrimmage when Smith scored from three yards out to make it 21-0 before the first quarter came to a close.

Northern Arizona got on the board when safety Cyrus Igono intercepted Higgins and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown. Weber State answered back though as Higgins found Mike Phillips for a 19-yard touchdown.

Kriesien scored from one yard out to cut it to 28-14, but the Lumberjacks never got any closer. Kriesien finished 5-for-10 for 36 yards and an interception. He added 64 yards on the ground on 12 carries before being replaced by sophomore Michael Herrick.

Herrick, who came in with his team trailing 35-14, finished 10-for-15 for 102 yards and an interception.

Philips led all Weber State receivers with five catches for 79 yards and a touchdown. Nakamura added four catches for 98 yards while Tim Toone also had four catches for 78 yards and a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WEB
NAU
1st Downs1914
Total Yards408251
Passing334138
Rushing74113
Penalties11-817-83
3rd Down Conversions5-105-14
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers14
Possession32:0827:52

Passing Leaders

Weber StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins21/2833411.941
Northern ArizonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Herrick10/151026.801

Rushing Leaders

Weber StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith191035.4233
White471.807
Northern ArizonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kriesien12645.3131
Williams16583.6019

Receiving Leaders

Weber StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nakamura49824.5146
Phillips57915.8129
Northern ArizonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sweeney46115.3026
Chapman23015.0016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWEBNAU
TD11:20Trevyn Smith 14 Yd Pass From Cameron Higgins (Jon Williams Kick) 70
TD05:04Cody Nakamura 46 Yd Pass From Cameron Higgins (Jon Williams Kick) 140
TD03:21Trevyn Smith 3 Yd Run (Jon Williams Kick) 210
SECOND QUARTERWEBNAU
TD14:51Cyrus Igono 35 Yd Interception Return (Robbie Dehaze Kick) 217
TD07:05Mike Phillips 19 Yd Pass From Cameron Higgins (Jon Williams Kick) 287
TD01:39Lance Kriesien 1 Yd Run (Robbie Dehaze Kick) 2814
THIRD QUARTERWEBNAU
TD04:18Trevyn Smith 3 Yd Run (Jon Williams Kick) 3514
FOURTH QUARTERWEBNAU
TD13:35Tim Toone 21 Yd Pass From Cameron Higgins (Jon Williams Kick) 4214