Friday, January 3, 2014

NAU Stuns Montana

I just got back from vacation so I don't really have time for a write-up of all the games... but just wanted to point out the magnitude of Northern Arizona's win over Montana.

- I started covering the Big Sky two seasons ago... in that time, the only Big Sky team to beat Montana was Weber State twice, at Weber State. NAU now makes Montana 0-1 in Big Sky play, after the Grizzlies went 34-2 the last two seasons.
- The loss for Montana snaps a 31 game conference home winning streak.

I'll have more to say eventually, but just wanted to drop a quick note about this one, since it was such a shocker! Jack Murphy has had a positive start to his tenure in Flagstaff, and nothing shows the progress the team has made more than this victory.

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  1. Poetic justice for Lumberjacks getting hosed by FCS committee. Nice to see the 'Jacks on the rise.

  2. Lumberjacks also played within two last night of MSU, where they haven't had much more success than @ the U of M. There's a long way to go but the Jacks just went 1-1 on what is considered by many to be the toughest road trip in conference. Things are looking up. -MTJack

  3. Northern Colorado is back on the Mid Major top 25. They sit at # 22.