September 12, 2015

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Case Cookus threw three touchdowns Saturday to lead Northern Arizona to a 31-3 win over New Mexico Highlands.

Cookus, who completed 17 of his 24 passes for 296 yards, threw TD strikes to Alex Holmes, Emmanuel Butler and Kendyl Taylor. Holmes finished with 116 yards on six catches.

Ryan Hawkins kicked a 34-yard field goal and Corbin Jountti punched in a touchdown from a yard out shortly before the half to push the Lumberjacks to a 2-0 season start for the first time since 2001 despite going scoreless in the second half.

Highlands, a Division II team, avoided the shutout with Luke Jones' 21-yard field goal midway through the third quarter.

The Lumberjacks piled up 396 total yards, all but 100 of them in the air, while holding the Cowboys to just 104 yards overall.

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