NAZ Wranglers Overcome 25-Point Deficit to Beat Bay Area

No doubt Northern Arizona went into Sunday’s game versus Bay Area with heavy hearts, thinking of defensive line coach David Moran, who passed away last week after suffering a heart attack. The Panthers were in complete control of the game through the first three quarters, going up 40-15 at one point. But wanting to honor the memory of their late coach, the Wranglers fought back, and with four seconds left in regulation, Gene Coleman II caught a touchdown pass from Joshua Jones to pull NAZ to within one of Bay Area. Instead of going for the extra point, Axel Perez dropkicked the ball for a deuce and the Wranglers completed the comeback, final score 47-46.

Jones finished the night with three touchdown throws and two touchdown runs. Tosin Oyekanmi had two touchdown catches. Shamar Moreland had an interception.

Northern Arizona is 9-5 on the season and tied with the Vegas Knight Hawks for fourth place in the IFL’s Western Conference.