By Steve Shaff
NAU Sports Information
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- What does Northern Arizona have in common with Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State and Notre Dame? All have current win streaks of eight or more games heading into action Saturday.
The 12th-ranked Lumberjacks host Big Sky rival Southern Utah at 2 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome with a chance to claim at least a share of the Big Sky Conference title and further improve their resume for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The game will be televised live on FOX Sports Arizona.
But the main focus this week is the team on the other sideline: Southern Utah.
"The team is really excited, but at the same time we are really focused," said fullback Jake Hess. 'We are not thinking about the Big Sky championship. We are thinking about Southern Utah. It is where our mindset is right now."
Southern Utah, which won in Flagstaff in the season finale last year, defeated then-No. 1 Eastern Washington 30-27 two weeks ago. The Thunderbirds en...