The Northern Arizona defense rolled and the offense scored, as the Lumberjacks had no problems registering a 52-7 Homecoming victory over visiting Idaho State Saturday afternoon in Flagstaff.
“To come out today and play with the energy that we had been great,” said head coach Jerome Souers.
It took NAU less than four minutes to give the Homecoming crowd a reason to stand and it came when senior Delshawn McClellon rushed for nine yards into the end zone for his first score as a Lumberjack. The touchdown was only a glimpse of what was to come for the wideout. He ended the day with 89 receiving yards, 11 rushing yards, and two touchdowns.
‘Jacks receiver Emmanuel Butler finished the day with six catches for 88 yards and two touchdown catches from quarterback Blake Kemp.
The Lumberjacks were intimidating on both sides of the ball all day long. A nice defensive play by Clarence Smith that stripped the ball out of Tanner Gueller’s hands, was scooped up by defensive lineman Kelepi Fifita and hauled back 23 yards for the first touchdown of his career and a 28-0 lead for NAU.
Kemp completed 23 of 37 passes for 319 yards and four TD passes.
NAU continues home play next week when they host Montana on Saturday, Oct. 22. The game is scheduled for a 4 p.m. kickoff at the Walkup Skydome.