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Northern Arizona Lumberjacks football

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
2014 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks football team
First season 1915
Head coach Jerome Souers
Home stadium Walkup Skydome
Stadium capacity 16,200
Location Flagstaff, Arizona
League NCAA Division I (FCS)
Conference Big Sky Conference
All-time record 426–430–23 (.498)
Postseason bowl record 0–0 (–)
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 2 (1978,2003)
Division titles 0
Heisman winners 0
Current uniform

Navy and Gold

For information on all Northern Arizona University sports, see Northern Arizona Lumberjacks

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Northern Arizona University located in the U.S. state of Arizona. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Big Sky Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1931. The team plays its home games at the 16,200 seat Walkup Skydome. They are coached by Jerome Souers.


The Lumberjacks have maintained numerous rivalries with their western counterparts. Competition has not only been limited to the west. The Lumberjacks have also taken on eastern programs such as the Ole Miss Rebels, Florida Atlantic Owls, and the Appalachian State Mountaineers.

Current coaching staff

Name Position
Jerome Souers Head Coach
Rich Scangarello Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Andy Thompson Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
Travis Baker Defensive Line Coach
TJ Rushing Cornerbacks Coach
Tim Plough Wide Receivers Coach
Craig Knoth Tight Ends Coach
David Reeves Special Teams Coordinator/Safeties Coach
Adam Stenavich Offensive Line Coach
Jimmy Beal Running Backs Coach


HintonBurdick Grand Canyon Cup

Northern Arizona victories
Southern Utah victories
# Date Location Winner Score Series
1 September 11, 1982 Flagstaff, AZ Northern Arizona 36 15 NAU 1–0
2 September 10, 1983 Flagstaff, AZ Northern Arizona 53 3 NAU 2–0
3 August 30, 1986 Flagstaff, AZ Southern Utah 17 27 NAU 2–1
4 September 3, 1988 Flagstaff, AZ Northern Arizona 55 13 NAU 3–1
5 September 5, 1992 Flagstaff, AZ Southern Utah 17 20 NAU 3–2
6 September 4, 1993 Cedar City, UT Northern Arizona 31 27 NAU 4–2
7 September 10, 1994 Flagstaff, AZ Northern Arizona 59 21 NAU 5–2
8 September 14, 1996 Flagstaff, AZ Northern Arizona 43 13 NAU 6–2
9 November 18, 2000 Flagstaff, AZ Southern Utah 23 27 NAU 6–3
10 September 22, 2001 Cedar City, UT Northern Arizona 41 12 NAU 7–3
11 September 17, 2005 Flagstaff, AZ Northern Arizona 27 7 NAU 8–3
12 September 20, 2008 Cedar City, UT Northern Arizona 19 14 NAU 9–3
13 September 19, 2009 Flagstaff, AZ Northern Arizona 42 39 NAU 10–3
14 October 2, 2010 Cedar City, UT Northern Arizona 26 23 NAU 11–3
15 November 19, 2011 Flagstaff, AZ Southern Utah 24 27 NAU 11–4
16 November 10, 2012 Flagstaff, AZ Southern Utah 29 35 NAU 11–5
17 November 23, 2013 Cedar City, UT Northern Arizona 20 10 NAU 12–5
3 November 22, 2014 Flagstaff, AZ Southern Utah 14 22 NAU 12–6
Totals 576 355 NAU 12–6


Conference rivalries

Institution Nickname Last Played
California Polytechnic State University Mustangs 2014
University of California, Davis Aggies 2014
Eastern Washington University Eagles 2014
Idaho State University Bengals 2013
University of Montana Grizzlies 2013
Montana State University Bobcats 2013
University of North Dakota - 2014
University of Northern Colorado Bears 2014
Portland State University Vikings 2014
California State University, Sacramento Hornets 2014
Southern Utah University Thunderbirds 2014
Weber State University Wildcats 2014

Non-Conference rivalries

Institution Nickname Conference Last Played
University of Arizona Wildcats Pac-12 2013
Arizona State University Sundevils Pac-12 2012

Former rivalries

Institution Nickname Conference Last Played
Boise State University Broncos Mountain West 1995
University of Nevada, Reno Wolfpack Mountain West 1991
University of Idaho Vandals Independent 1995
California State University, Northridge Matadors - 2001
Gonzaga University Bulldogs - 1979

Current schedule

Date Opponent Site Location
Aug. 30 San Diego State Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, CA
Sep. 13 New Mexico Highlands Walkup Skydome Flagstaff, AZ
Sep. 20 South Dakota DakotaDome Vermillion, SD
Sep. 27 Cal Poly Walkup Skydome Flagstaff, AZ
Oct. 4 Northern Colorado Nottingham Field Greeley, CO
Oct. 18 Portland State Jeld-Wen Field Portland, OR
Oct. 25 Eastern Washington Walkup Skydome Flagstaff, AZ
Nov. 1 Weber State Stewart Stadium Ogden, UT
Nov. 8 UC Davis Walkup Skydome Flagstaff, AZ
Nov. 15 North Dakota Alerus Center Grand Forks, ND
Nov. 22 Southern Utah Walkup Skydome Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks seasons


Big Sky Championships

Year Record
1978 6-0
2003 5-2

Division I-AA (FCS) National Championships

Year Record Result
1996 9-3 L (First Round) vs. Furman
1999 8-4 L (First Round) at Georgia Southern
2001 9-4 L (First Round) at Sam Houston State
2003 9-4 W (First Round) at McNeese State, L (Quarterfinals) at Florida Atlantic
2013 9-3 L (First Round) vs. South Dakota State

Notable former players

Notable alumni include:


  1. ^ "Northern Arizona vs Southern Utah - All Time". Retrieved 2013-04-29. 

External links

  • Official website
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