Arizona defeats NAU

Mike Stoops believes that Nic Grigsby is one of the more underrated running backs in the country. After running for 207 yards and two touchdowns, including the second longest run in school history, Stoops might just be right.

Mike Stoops believes that Nic Grigsby is one of the more underrated running backs in the country.

After running for 207 yards and two touchdowns, including the second longest run in school history, Stoops might just be right.

Grigsby put the team on his back and ran the Wildcats to a 34-17 victory over NAU Saturday night at Arizona Stadium.

The long run came in the third quarter when Grigsby rushed up to the line of scrimmage and saw an opening. The run was the longest in school history since the 96-yard run by Trung Canidate in 1997.

After the run, you could feel that NAU was deflated and it seems that Arizona knew as well, as the Lumberjacks could not do much after that.

At one point, the game was certainly a bit too close for comfort, as NAU's defense was surprisingly strong.

While down 14-3 early in the game, the had a 79 yards drive that resulted in a scoring pass from Michael Herrick to Ed Berry.

Arizona answered back by the end of the half when Matt Scott found Terrell Turner for a two-yard touchdown. Scott finished 15 for 20 and although he left something to be desired in the vertical passing game, Scott played relatively well.

On defense, the man of the night was Trevin Wade, as he had two interceptions.

The first interception came when NAU took a shot in the endzone and it was the start of the change of momentum for the Wildcats, as it was the play before Grigsby's big run.
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