'JACKS KEEP THE CHIEF
Nov. 18, 2000
Derrick Blaylock rushed for 131 yards on 20 carries to pace a Lumberjack attack that ground out 172 rushing yards on a cold, rainy afternoon in Homer Bryce Stadium to lead the Lumberjacks to a 17-6 win over rival Northwestern State.
The win moves the Lumberjacks to 6-5 on the season and snapped a two game losing streak as the team finished the year at 3-4 in Southland Football League play.
Playing without starter Wes Pate at quarterback, the 'Jacks struck early as Ryan Rossner connected from 34 yards to give SFA their first lead 3-0. Northwestern State came back and tied the game at 3-3 with 2:20 left in the first quarter on a 17-yard Clint Sanford field goal.
Travis Fallon, filling in for Pate injured his right knee early in the second quarter, and fifth year senior Peyton Jones came in off the bench to guide the 'Jacks to the win. Jones connected with Lawrence Hamilton from 19-yards out with 5:28 remaining in the third quarter to give the 'Jacks a 9-3 lead, and all the margin they would need for the win.