Remember when everything was awesome and the Wildcats were undefeated? Let's take a quick trip back in time to see how those three non-conference opponents did this weekend.
The Lumberjacks have not lost a game since leaving Tucson, and this week's win was easily the most impressive. The No. 7 Montana Grizzlies traveled to the Skydome to take on the No. 22/24 Jacks to try and avenge Montana's first loss to NAU in 15 years. Well, NAU had other plans for the Grizz.
RB Zach Bauman surpassed the 4,000 career rushing yards mark early on in the game as part of his 118 yard day, which included two scores. Bauman also had 55 receiving yards as NAU took down Montana by a score of 34-16. This was the first time that the Lumberjacks had beaten Montana at home since 1987! That 1987 game was also the last time NAU had defeated Montana in two consecutive seasons.
The NAU defense also did its part, returning two fumbles for touchdowns. They've now forced seven turnovers in the last three games, and has scored five times in those three games. They also registered five sacks on Saturday, which equaled their season total coming into the game.
NAU has also picked up victories over UC Davis (21-10) and South Dakota (22-16).
The Rebels have also not lost since playing Arizona. This week, they traveled to Albuquerque and took down the New Mexico Lobos by a score of 56-42. Running back Tim Cornett rushed for 179 yards and 3 TDs. QB Caleb Herring threw for 297 yards and four scores.
The most impressive stat that came out of this game was from New Mexico though. At halftime, the Lobos had 400 rushing yards. That's right...400 rushing yards...at halftime. They only picked up 97 more in the second half though.
UNLV also beat Central Michigan (31-21) and Western Illinois (38-7).
The Roadrunners have actually lost a game since playing Arizona. This week, Houston came to the Alamodome and took down UTSA by a score of 59-28. UTSA was only down by three heading into the fourth quarter, but the Cougars put up 28 unanswered points to finish the game.
UTSA and Houston had basically the same amount of yards on offense, but Roadrunner QB Eric Soza threw three interceptions, and Tucker Carter tacked on a fourth, one that Houston returned 96 yards for a TD to close out the game.
Last week, UTSA beat UTEP 32-13.