NCAAF Game Recap - Missouri State at Northern Arizona
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

GATec
14
Clem
52
F
Duke
3
Ala
42
F
UGA
30
Vand
6
F
Hou
31
Okla
49
F
FlAtl
21
OHSt
45
F
GaSo
3
LSU
55
F
MidTN
21
Mich
40
F
ND
35
Lou
17
F
LaTec
14
Tex
45
F
Oreg
21
Aub
27
F
TxSt
7
TxAM
41
F
EWa
14
Wash
47
F
Utah
30
BYU
12
F
Idaho
7
PSU
79
F
FlaAM
0
UCF
62
F
Tuls
7
MSU
28
F
Wisc
49
SoFL
0
F
MiaOH
14
Iowa
38
F
NoIa
26
IASt
29
F(2OT)
Syr
24
Lib
0
F
NMSt
7
WaSt
58
F
SoAl
21
Neb
35
F
NW
7
Stan
17
F
Alb
21
C Mi
38
F
UCLA
14
Cin
24
F
RMor
10
Buff
38
F
Wagn
21
UConn
24
F
Mor
3
BGSU
46
F
C Ark
35
W Ky
28
F
GWebb
28
Char
49
F
AlaSt
19
UAB
24
F
FLInt
14
Tul
42
F
SDSU
21
Minn
28
F
NoCol
18
SJSU
35
F
Kent
7
AzSt
30
F
Rice
7
Army
14
F
UMass
21
Rut
48
F
UtSt
35
Wake
38
F
Purd
31
Nev
34
F
ColSt
31
Colo
52
F
OkSt
52
OreSt
36
F
Miss
10
Mem
15
F
MisSt
38
ULLaf
28
F
InSt
17
Kans
24
F
Akr
3
Ill
42
F
ECU
6
NCSt
34
F
How
0
MD
79
F
Toled
24
KY
38
F
Ind
34
Ball
24
F
Boise
36
FlaSt
31
F
JMU
13
WVU
20
F
URI
20
Ohio
41
F
Buck
12
Temp
56
F
HolyC
7
Navy
45
F
Colg
7
AF
48
F
GASt
38
Tenn
30
F
SCar
20
UNC
24
F
E Mi
30
CoCar
23
F
ETenn
7
App
42
F
MonSt
10
TxTch
45
F
PorSt
13
Ark
20
F
VaTec
28
BC
35
F
SamHu
31
NM
39
F
(N/A)
7
UTSA
35
F
Camp
14
Troy
43
F
UCDav
13
Cal
27
F
VMI
17
Marsh
56
F
IllSt
10
NIU
24
F
Monm
13
WestMI
48
F
AlcSt
10
SMiss
38
F
Nich
14
K St
49
F
SFA
17
Bayl
56
F
SMU
37
ArkSt
30
F
Norf
21
OD
24
F
Mizzu
31
Wyo
37
F
Abil
31
NorTx
51
F
UVA
30
Pitt
14
F
Gram
9
ULMon
31
F
HBU
34
UTEP
36
F
ArkPB
7
TCU
39
F
Web
0
SDSU
6
F
SoUt
23
UNLV
56
F
Fres
23
USC
31
F

Northern Arizona 37, Missouri State 23

Aug 29, 2019, 9:00 PM EDT

Final

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2

3

4

T

Missouri State (0-1)

3

3

10

7

23

Northern Arizona (1-0)

3

17

14

3

37

Cookus, Porter spark NAU to 37-23 breakaway win
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:00 AM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Case Cookus found Brandon Porter for a touchdown pass to end the first half and another to start the second as Northern Arizona broke away from a field goal battle, defeating Missouri State 37-23 in Thursday night's season opener.

New coach Chris Ball began his tenure with the win.

Cookus and Porter teamed on an 8-yard pass with 18 seconds left before halftime and on a 62-yarder early in the third quarter, the 14-0 burst pushing the lead to 27-6.

Cookus finished with 290 yards, completing 18 of 29, and is the fifth Lumberjack to pass for more than 8,000 yards. Porter led all receivers with 140 yards on six catches.

Missouri State managed three Parker Lacina field goals until Peyton Huslig hooked up with Tyler Currie on a 30-yard pass play - the Bears' first touchdown of the season coming with five seconds left in the third quarter. Huslig threw for 289 yards.

NAU's Luis Aguilar kicked three field goals including a career-best 48-yarder.

Two NAU players were ejected for targeting.

Passing

MoStU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
P. Huslig 35 20 57.1 2 289 37 0 103.2
NoAZ Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Cookus 29 18 62.1 2 290 62 0 118.5
B. Porter 1 1 100.0 1 55 55 0 158.3

Rushing

MoStU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Frost 6 19 3.2 8 0
D. Daniels 16 12 0.8 7 0
NoAZ Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Wudtee 8 36 4.5 11 0
J. Logan 13 25 1.9 8 1

Receiving

MoStU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Currie 6 89 14.8 30 1
L. Thomas 3 66 22.0 37 0
NoAZ Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Porter 6 140 23.3 62 2
J. Gatewood 2 79 39.5 43 0

Fumbles

MoStU F FL
D. Daniels 1 0
NoAZ F FL
J. Logan 1 0

Returning

MoStU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
Z. Sanders 0 - 0 0 2 2.0 0 4
D. Joseph 1 19.0 0 19 0 - 0 0
NoAZ KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Logan 2 32.5 0 39 0 - 0 0
T. Hayward 0 - 0 0 1 -1.0 0 0

Punting

MoStU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Withrow 6 262 43.7 64
NoAZ Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Arnson 5 225 45.0 49

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

MoStU NoAZ
Points For 23 37
Total Yards 332 439
Rushing Yards 43 88
Passing Yards 289 351
Passing Completions / Attempts 20/35 20/32
Turnovers 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 2/1
First Downs 20 22
Penalties - Yards 11/96 10/125
Time Of Possession 22:22 38:38
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/16 5/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 6/44 5/45

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter MoStU NoAZ
MoStU 7:50 FG Parker Lacina 45 yd FG 3 0
NoAZ 14:10 FG Luis Aguilar 48 yd FG 3 3
2nd Quarter MoStU NoAZ
NoAZ 6:50 FG Luis Aguilar 21 yd FG 3 6
NoAZ 8:50 TD Stacy Chukwumezie 55 yd pass from Brandon Porter (Luis Aguilar kick) 3 13
MoStU 13:22 FG Parker Lacina 28 yd FG 6 13
NoAZ 14:42 TD Brandon Porter 8 yd pass from Case Cookus (Luis Aguilar kick) 6 20
3rd Quarter MoStU NoAZ
NoAZ 4:39 TD Brandon Porter 62 yd pass from Case Cookus (Luis Aguilar kick) 6 27
MoStU 7:31 FG Parker Lacina 28 yd FG 9 27
NoAZ 13:10 TD Joe Logan 4 yd run (Luis Aguilar kick) 9 34
MoStU 14:55 TD Tyler Currie 30 yd pass from Peyton Huslig (Parker Lacina kick) 16 34
4th Quarter MoStU NoAZ
NoAZ 5:59 FG Luis Aguilar 46 yd FG 16 37
MoStU 8:52 TD D.J. Frost 24 yd pass from Peyton Huslig (Parker Lacina kick) 23 37

Game Information

Stadium: J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome, Flagstaff, Arizona
Attendance: 6,891
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