Beaver Fever Friday – Hameed Oyedele – Football

Beaver Football looks to spoil Golden Bears’ Homecoming Oct. 9

The Bemidji State University football program bounced back from a two-game skid by taking a 49-35 shootout win over Minot State University last Saturday in a game that featured over 1,000 yards of total offense. BSU ran for over 241 yards on the ground to improve to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division.

This week, the Bemidji State University football team hopes to flip the script and play Homecoming spoiler in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division tilt at Concordia University-St. Paul on Saturday, Oct. 9. The Beavers and Golden Bears will meet for the 18th game in the series at 12 p.m. from Sea Foam Stadium in St. Paul, Minn.

Bemidji State leads the all-time series, 9-8. CSP leads the all-time series in St. Paul, 6-3. All three of BSU’s wins in St. Paul have come during the last five road meetings. Concordia-St. Paul won the most recent meeting, 24-23 in overtime, on Oct. 26, 2019. Following a CSP touchdown to open the first overtime period, BSU scored on a 24-yard touchdown pass but failed the game-winning, two-point conversion.

BSU has just one 300-yard passer against CSP since 2002 and no 100-yard receiver in the series since 2008. The Beavers have featured a 100-yard running back in each of the last three meetings, including two 100-yard backs in the 2017 meeting in Bemidji.

The series first began Oct. 2, 1999, a 54-7 win by BSU in Bemidji.