Beaver Fever Friday – Football – Mikey Junker

Beavers host Huskies for senior day at Chet Anderson Stadium

The Bemidji State University football program closes out its home schedule Saturday, Nov. 2 with a 1 p.m. kickoff against St. Cloud State University at Chet Anderson Stadium. The Beavers will recognize its 2019 class of seniors who have combined for 29 wins since the start of the 2016 season.

Cloud State leads the all-time series against Bemidji State, 37-22-3. BSU has won four straight and six of the last eight meetings against SCSU. The Beavers won the most recent meeting, 37-24, in St. Cloud, Minn.

The series first began Oct. 7, 1927 in Bemidji, a 26-6 win by the Huskies.

Bemidji State went for a game-winning two-point conversion that ultimately came up short in its 24-23 overtime loss at Concordia University-St. Paul Oct. 26. BSU overcame a 17-7 deficit at halftime as the “Gang Green” defense held CSP scoreless in the third and fourth quarters. A Beaver touchdown pass with 1:51 remaining sent the game to overtime before the Golden Bears took the opening possession in for a touchdown. Following a 24-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-nine, a two-point pass attempt was intercepted to end the game.

The Beavers fell in back-to-back games for just the second time under Bolte but have not lost three straight games since the start of the 2015 season. Sophomore running back Jalen Frye ran for over 150 yards for the second straight game on 46 carries. Frye totaled 94 of his game-high 151 rushing yards in the second half.

Sophomore wide receiver Brendan Beaulieu led the BSU receiving corps with four catches for 61 yards. Junior linebacker Matt Brennan led the “Gang Green” defense with a career-high 11 tackles, followed by junior linebacker Jaylen Jenkins and sophomore defensive back Gunnar Feldhege with 10 tackles each. Feldhege recorded his first interception of the season and second of his career. BSU’s defense as a unit finished with 3.0 sacks and 7.0 tackles for a loss while holding CSP to three punts, two missed field goals, an interception and a fumble in a second-half shutout.

The Beavers are recognizing the 2019 senior class prior to Saturday’s game against the Huskies. Seniors included will be wide receiver Jake Anderson, linebacker Andre Chisley Jr., fullback Matt Gross, quarterback Jared Henning, defensive lineman Alex Hoffman, defensive back Michael Junker, defensive back Kemoni Rich, defensive back Ryan Kinard, offensive lineman Nick Niemi, linebacker Lukas Ruoss, fullback Cole Schmitz, defensive back Shane Wakefield, offensive lineman Joe Woods, defensive lineman Seth Zins and student assistant coach Austin Contreras.

The 2019 senior class needs three more wins for the most in a four-season span in program history. BSU’s 29 wins over the last four seasons are tied for third-most in a four-season span.