Lujan’s legacy grows with furious fourth-quarter comeback

October 11, 2014

Zach Lujan FootballThe Zach Lujan legacy is gaining steam.

He’s already an Alaska treasure as one of the few very players from here to start at quarterback for a NCAA D1 football team.

And he’s already turned heads at South Dakota State University after playing well in relief in Week 1, on the road no less, and orchestrating a three-game winning streak in his first three starts.

Now the Anchorage native has added another chapter: furious fourth-quarter comeback.

Lujan, of South High fame, led No. 19 South Dakota State to a pair of scoring drives in the final 15 minutes to highlight a 32-28 victory over Missouri State in South Dakota.

The sophomore signal caller set career highs in yards [310] and touchdowns [3]. He threw for 59 yards in the fourth quarter.

With his team down 28-17 at the start of the fourth quarter, he led his team back by throwing for a 26-yard touchdown followed up by throwing for the two-point conversation.

South Dakota State went ahead on its next drive, capped by a 1-yard TD run.

Lujan completed 17-of-28 passes, including one that went for a career-long 78 yards.