Pocatello, Idaho - Freshman running back Deonte Williams rushed for 194 yards and three touchdowns as Northern Arizona beat Idaho State 52-30 on Saturday.
Williams earned his yards on 22 attempts, averaging 8.8 yards per carry. His longest was a 58-yard romp for a touchdown on the second play from scrimmage in the second half, increasing NAU’s lead to 38-16.
The Lumberjacks (6-1, 4-0 Big Sky Conference) had 535 yards total offense to Idaho State’s 399 yards.
NAU quarterback Lance Kriesien was 13-for-21, passing for 270 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver Conrad Meadows had four receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns.
Northern Arizona’s defense limited Idaho State (0-7, 0-4) to 23 yards rushing on 26 attempts.
Until late in the fourth quarter, Idaho State had negative yards rushing.
Idaho State attempted four onside kicks in the game, recovering one of them.