Posts Tagged: Football

Lujan throws for career-high 294 against Illinois State

October 4, 2014

South Dakota State quarterback Zach Lujan broke another milestone in his first season as a starter, eclipsing the 1,000-yard benchmark in a 45-10 loss to Illinois State. The sophomore transfer completed 20-of-40 passes for a career-high 294 yards and a touchdown. He has thrown for 1,049 yards in five games. Lujan, of South High fame,… Read more »

Fenumiai transitions to tight end at Western Oregon

October 3, 2014

Phillip Fenumiai of Juneau came to Western Oregon University as a quarterback, but when his team needed a tight end he was the first one to step up. Sitting behind a senior, it was his only way to get on the field. It showed initiative and insight to embrace the challenge of playing a new… Read more »

Toomey named MIAC Special Teams Athlete of the Week

September 22, 2014

He didn’t score a touchdown, make a tackle or rush the ball, but Griffin Toomey of Anchorage was arguably the player of the game for the Saint John’s football team. The sophomore punter routinely pinned Concordia deep in its own territory with booming kicks in a 23-14 loss in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener…. Read more »

Lujan, South Dakota State win Beef Bowl

September 20, 2014

The good times continue to roll for South Dakota State quarterback Zach Lujan of Anchorage. The sophomore transfer threw a pair of touchdown passes in a 41-3 victory over Wisconsin-Oshkosh before a home crowd of 13,731 fans at the annual Beef Bowl. Lujan completed 13-of-19 passes, including scoring strikes of 38 yards [first quarter] and… Read more »

Toomey pinning opponents inside the 20 for Saint John’s

September 15, 2014

Teams that score a lot of points don’t keep their punters busy, yet when Griffith Toomey’s name is called he usually delivers for the Saint John’s University football team. The Anchorage punter was named to the all-conference team as a freshman last year and he has had a punt downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line… Read more »

McLaren climbs all-time TD passing list at NCAA D3 school

September 14, 2014

University of Minnesota Morris quarterback Caleb McLaren of Delta Junction inched closer to etching his name in the record book once again. Already the NCAA D3 school’s single-game record holder with 412 yards, the second-year starter tossed his 20th career touchdown pass over the weekend and now needs only two more to move into the… Read more »

Lujan throws for 162 yards, TD in win over Southern Utah

September 13, 2014

It wasn’t his best performance, but Zach Lujan of Anchorage still managed to pick up his first road win and remain undefeated as a starter for the South Dakota State football team. Alaska’s lone NCAA D1 starting quarterback threw for 162 yards and a touchdown in a 26-6 victory over Southern Utah. The sophomore transfer… Read more »

Lujan throws three TDs, wins first game as Jacks starter

September 6, 2014

Zach Lujan of Anchorage has played in just two college football games at South Dakota State and he’s already got a nickname. Just call him ‘Zach Attack.’ The sophomore quarterback made his first start today and led the Jackrabbits to a 44-18 victory over visiting Cal Poly in the inaugural Dairy Drive game. Lujan, of… Read more »

Maley boots field goal in losing effort for Wagner College

Bryan Maley of Eagle River was one of the few bright spots for the Wagner College football team today. The senior placekicker booted a 21-yard field goal in a 34-3 loss to Florida International in Miami. Maley, of Chugiak High fame, is now 4-for-5 on field goals for his career. He filled in as a… Read more »

Holley keeps NFL ties by joining Bills practice squad

September 3, 2014

Caleb Holley’s quest to become the first Alaskan to play wide receiver in the NFL was put on hold when the Buffalo Bills released him in final cuts. The 6-foot-3 playmaker from Anchorage will stay involved with the Bills, however, after signing with the practice squad. That means he will get paid – at least… Read more »