PLAY OF THE GAME: Antoine Cason fielded a punt at his own 30, sidestepped an NAU gunner, changed directions and raced 70 yards for the score.
CAN'T HANG: NAU had 130 penalty yards, 75 of which came on pass interference penalties.
HIGH SCORE: The 45 points was the second most scored by a team in the Mike Stoops era. In 2005 they scored 52 against UCLA.
HIGH SCORE PT. 2 The 24 points surrendered by the defense would have been the third highest total last season. Only LSU and ASU scored more.
MORE FIRSTS: Collin Baxter played most of the game at left tackle, replacing Daniel Borg. Jason Bondzio had his first field goal. Michael Turner and Nicholas Grigsby had their first carries, while Derrick Barkum had his first catch.
CAREER HIGH: Willie Tuitama threw a career high five touchdown passes, just one off the school record. He now has six touchdown passes in two games. He is just 14 away from the school record which is held by Marc Reed.
WHERE'S THE GUN? Next up for the Cats is New Mexico. The game used to be a contest to see who gets possession of the Kit Carson rifle but that trophy has been retired.
NOTABLE QUOTABLE: "Give us 45 and we will have a pretty good chance of winning most games." -Mike Stoops