Blake Kemp threw for 319 yards and four touchdowns, two to Emmanuel Butler, to lead Northern Arizona to a 52-7 win over Idaho State on Saturday.
Northern Arizona (3-3, 2-2 Big Sky) never trailed, getting a 9-yard TD run from Delshawn McClellon in its opening possession after Jake Thomas intercepted Idaho State’s Tanner Gueller. McClellon also had a 22-yard TD catch in the third quarter.
William Morehand had a 47-yard TD catch from Kemp, and Kelepi Fifita added a 23-yard fumble return to give the Lumberjacks a 28-0 halftime lead.
Idaho State (2-4, 1-2) scored midway through the fourth quarter with a 57-yard pass between the Gueller brothers, Tanner to Mitch. Tanner Gueller threw for 230 yards, and Jakori Ford ran for 59.
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The Bengals have lost 15 straight in Flagstaff since 1984, and 10 overall in the series since 2004.
▪ Next: No. 22 North Dakota, 2:35 p.m. Saturday in Pocatello. The Fighting Hawks (5-2, 4-0) remain in the Big Sky lead after Saturday’s 45-23 victory over Southern Utah.