Scores

Final

E Washington 49

(8-3, 6-2 Big Sky)

N Arizona 45

(5-6, 4-4 Big Sky)

5:05 PM ET, November 21, 2009

J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome, Flagstaff, AZ

1 2 3 4 T
EWU 14 21 7 749
NAU 10 10 7 1845

Top Performers

Passing: M. Herrick (NAU) - 574 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: A. Henderson (NAU) - 31 CAR, 183 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Berry (NAU) - 12 REC, 194 YDS, 2 TD

E. Washington 49, N. Arizona 45

Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Matt Nichols threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Nathan Overbay with 3:30 remaining to lift Eastern Washington to a 49-45 win over Northern Arizona on Saturday.

The winning score culminated a five-play, 74-yard drive by the Eagles (8-3, 6-2 Big Sky), who kept hope alive for a berth in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The 16-team field will be announced on Sunday.

The Lumberjacks (5-6, 4-4) threatened to respond, but their drive stalled when Michael Herrick's pass fell incomplete on fourth-and-3 from the EWU 32-yard line.

Nichols finished 22 of 33 for 408 yards and five touchdowns.

Herrick set a school single-game passing record, throwing for 574 yards. He added four touchdowns and two interceptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EWU
NAU
1st Downs1838
Total Yards486747
Passing408574
Rushing78173
Penalties4-223-45
3rd Down Conversions4-109-18
4th Down Conversions0-12-3
Turnovers04
Possession24:0335:57

Passing Leaders

Eastern WashingtonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nichols22/3340812.450
Northern ArizonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Herrick47/655748.842

Rushing Leaders

Eastern WashingtonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones131158.8171
Beaumonte4112.804
Northern ArizonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Henderson311835.9124
Dixon100.000

Receiving Leaders

Eastern WashingtonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis713218.9037
Jones28241.0180
Northern ArizonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Berry1219416.2260
Sweeney812115.1121

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREWUNAU
FG11:26Matt Myers 43 Yd 03
TD11:14Taiwan Jones 80 Yd Pass From Matt Nichols (Mike Jarrett Kick) 73
TD08:17Curt Sweeney 21 Yd Pass From Michael Herrick (Matt Myers Kick) 710
TD03:59Nicholas Edwards 8 Yd Pass From Matt Nichols (Mike Jarrett Kick) 1410
SECOND QUARTEREWUNAU
TD07:13Nicholas Edwards 10 Yd Pass From Matt Nichols (Mike Jarrett Kick) 2110
TD04:28Makai Borden 85 Yd Interception Return (Mike Jarrett Kick) 2810
TD01:40Daiveun Curry-Chapman 21 Yd Pass From Michael Herrick (Matt Myers Kick) 2817
TD00:54Nicholas Edwards 18 Yd Pass From Matt Nichols (Mike Jarrett Kick) 3517
FG00:05Matt Myers 51 Yd 3520
THIRD QUARTEREWUNAU
TD06:48Ed Berry 32 Yd Pass From Michael Herrick (Matt Myers Kick) 3527
TD05:35Taiwan Jones 71 Yd Run (Mike Jarrett Kick) 4227
FOURTH QUARTEREWUNAU
TD13:05Alex Henderson 6 Yd Run (Matt Myers Kick) 4234
FG07:31Matt Myers 46 Yd 4237
TD05:20Ed Berry 60 Yd Pass From Michael Herrick (Michael Herrick Pass To Shaun Fitzpatrick For Two-Point Conversion) 4245
TD03:30Nathan Overbay 13 Yd Pass From Matt Nichols (Mike Jarrett Kick) 4945