FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (February 27, 2021) – Keondre Wudtee’s first career start for the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks may be tough to top for some time.

Trailing 33-28 with just two seconds remaining on the clock, Wudtee rolled to his left with Coleman Owen flying through traffic near the line of scrimmage. Breaking toward the end zone, Owen leaped, turned and reached to his right to bring in Wudtee’s game-winning 2-yard touchdown pass as time expired.

“It was a sprint out, we were going to hit him from the get-go. It broke down and we just freestyle at the end,” Wudtee said of the play.

It was the fourth of four receptions in the game for Owen, a redshirt freshman who played in just three games last season, as well as his first career touchdown as the Lumberjacks opened the season with a 34-33 victory against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds on Saturday in the Walkup Skydome that brought the Grand Canyon Trophy back to Flagstaff.

Full Recap (Northern Arizona) | Full Recap (Southern Utah) | Box Score
Stadium: Walkup Skydome
Location: Flagstaff, Ariz.
Duration: 3:06

SUU: Miller, Justin (288 PASS); Christiansen, D (44 RUSH); Measom, Landen (118 REC);

NAU: WUDTEE, Keondre (252 PASS); WIDENER, Jeff (16 RUSH); CHUKWUMEZIE, S. (75 REC);



Walkup Skydome
San Francisco Street, Pine Knoll, Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, 86011, United States of America


Southern Utah6147633
Northern Arizona21313634