FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Chase Cartwright threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Casey Jahn on fourth down with 21 seconds left, helping Northern Arizona rally past Cal Poly 38-35 in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams Saturday night.
The Lumberjacks (3-2, 1-0) trailed 28-17 in the third quarter, but Cartwright threw touchdowns of 25 and 5 yards to Ify Umodu to surge into the lead.
Cal Poly (1-3, 0-1) pulled back ahead on a 7-yard run by Chris Brown to make it 35-31 with 6:31 remaining.
Cartwright threw for 279 yards and four touchdowns. Jahn ran for 103 yards.
Brown had 214 yards passing with a touchdown and ran for 91 yards and two scores. Jordan Hines had 5 receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown.