BEMIDJI, MN (NorthernSun.org) –
(RV) BSU 24-14
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Bemidji State notched a touchdown in the first and field goal in the second, holding a 10-0 lead at the half
- The Beavers extended that lead in the third, scoring 14 more points
- Ben Noland broke through for the Wolves just seconds in to the fourth quarter on a 5-yard pass from Will Madler
- Northern came within ten of Bemidji State at 3:20 in the contest on a 1-yard run by Stanley Haskins Jr. and 2-point conversion rush by Anthony Vespo
- NSU recorded just 11 first downs in the game, rushing for 91 yards and passing for 161
- BSU on the other hand recorded 25 first downs, 182 yards rushing, and 320 yards passing
- The Wolves scored both times they entered the red-zone, however converted just 2-of-10 on third down
- Vespo and Noland set up the Haskins Jr. rushing score with a 90-yard reception late in the fourth, the longest offensive play of the season for NSU
- Brennan Kutterer, Trey King, and Felipe Alvear led the defense with eight tackles apiece, while Luke Chuol notched a team leading 4.0 tackles for a loss
- Alvear and Hunter Hansen each tallied a forced fumble, while Ar’Shon Willis and Logan Grossinger notched fumble recoveries; Willis also led the secondary with two pass break-ups
NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS
- Stanley Haskins Jr.: 65 yards, 7.2 yards per carry, 1 touchdown
- Ben Noland: 131 yards, 1 touchdown
- Brennan Kutterer: 8 tackles, 2.0 tackles for a loss
- Luke Chuol: 5 tackles, 4.0 tackles for a loss
(#24) MSU 45-24
- QB Hayden Ekern had an efficient day for MSU, leading the Mavs to the 45-24 win over SMSU. Ekern was 12/20 for 262y w/ 4TD & 1int. The team also had a FR TD. Marcus Martin was leaned on heavily for the Mustangs, going 26/39 for 371y w/ 3TD & an INT.
- CSP had ample chances to get their 1st win of the season, but fell short against Moorhead. The Golden Bears got a TD in the opening minute of the 4Q, but missed the PAT to stay down 21-20. On the final drive of the day, CSP took it 71 yards down the field, setting up a 26-yard FGA, but it was off target & the Dragons escaped victorious.
(RV) WSU 45-7
- Sam Santiago-Lloyd ran it 18x for 79y and 4TD’s as the Warriors ran by the Peacocks, 45-7.
- The Vikes’ ground game was held in check by the Bulldogs & UMD came away w/ the 34-24 win. AU tallied just 32y on 20c & they were out-gained overall 343-207.
(RV) WSC 31-24
- Wayne grabbed their 1st-ever win at USF on Saturday, roaring back from a 14-point deficit for the win. Nick Bohn led the charge for WSC, going 13/24 passing for 165y w/ 3TD & 2INT, but also piling up 115y rushing on 18c. Thuro Reisdorfer led the USF crew w/ 27c, 135y, and 2TD.
Minot State 17-10
- Minot threw for a mere 59y on 6/12 passing, but they held U-Mary to just 47y on the ground and managed to record their 1st win of the season. The Beavers’ three INT’s helped the cause.