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Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (5-6)


Daniels runs for 280 yards, 5 TDs; NAU beats Cal Poly 45-21

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) Kevin Daniels 280 yards rushing and five touchdowns - both career highs - to help Northern Arizona beat Cal Poly 45-21 on Saturday night in the season finale for both teams.

Daniels, a 6-foot-2, 225 pound freshman, finished the season with 1,146 yards rushing and became just the 17th player in program history to run for at least 1,000 yards - the first since Casey Jahn had 1,035 yards rushing in 2015.

Lepi Lataimua scored on a 1-yard run to cap a nine-play, 61-yard drive and give Cal Poly (2-8, 1-6 Big Sky Conference) a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter but two plays from scrimmage later RJ Martinez hit Coleman Owen for a 62-yard touchdown to make it 7-7 and NAU outscored the Mustangs 31-7 in second quarter to take control.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: R. Martinez1713
Passing TDs: R. Martinez14
Rushing Yards: K. Daniels1164
Rushing TDs: K. Daniels7
Receiving Yards: C. Owen712
Receiving TDs: C. Owen6
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. Sam Houston L 16 - 42
9/11 at South Dakota L 7 - 34
9/18 at Arizona W 21 - 19
9/25 at Northern Colorado L 10 - 17
10/2 vs. Idaho State W 48 - 17
10/16 vs. Southern Utah W 59 - 35
10/23 at Sacramento State L 0 - 44
10/30 at Idaho W 38 - 31
11/6 vs. UC Davis L 24 - 40
11/13 vs. Montana L 3 - 30
11/20 at Cal Poly W 45 - 21
Big Sky
  Conference Overall
8 Sacramento State 8-0 9-2
7 Montana State 7-1 9-2
5 Montana 6-2 10-2
4 Eastern Washington 6-2 10-3
14 California-Davis 5-3 8-4
Weber State 5-3 6-5
Northern Arizona 4-4 5-6
Portland State 4-4 5-6
Idaho 3-5 4-7
Northern Colorado 2-6 3-8
Cal Poly 1-7 2-9
Idaho State 1-7 1-10
Southern Utah 0-8 1-10
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4381 (38)
Passing Yards: 2462 (46)
Rushing Yards: 1919 (33)
Points per game: 24.6 (65)
Yards per game: 398.3 (34)
Touchdowns: 34 (57)
Field Goals: 9 (60)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4838 (101)
Passing Yards: 3048 (117)
Rushing Yards: 1790 (72)
Points per game: 30.0 (76)
Yards per game: 439.8 (102)
Touchdowns: 35 (52)
Field Goals: 15 (109)
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