The Bemidji State University football program moved up one spot to eighth in the NCAA Regional Super Region Three Rankings, up one spot from last week. The Beavers (7-2, 4-1 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North) are one of three NSIC programs selected to the rankings.
The NSIC, the Great American Conference (GAC), the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) make up the NCAA Super Region Three.
Seven teams from the four regions will earn a spot in the NCAA DII Football Playoffs with the number one seed in each region receiving a first round bye. The NCAA DII Football selection show is set to air on NCAA.com on Sunday, Nov. 13.
Junior quarterback Jordan Hein was selected as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Offensive Player of the Week following his third 300+-yard passing day in Bemidji State University’s 48-7 win at St. Cloud State University. Hein’s performance moved him up three major categories in Beavers Football’s record book.
The Perham, Minn., native finished with 381 passing yards and five total touchdowns to give BSU its largest win over SCSU in program history. With the performance, Hein moved into first place all-time in BSU passing yardage with 5,570 yards. He connected on four passing touchdowns and ran in another from eight yards out. The passing touchdowns placed Hein into second all-time in BSU history with 52 while the rushing and passing scores placed him in a tie for second in total touchdowns responsible for with 69.
Johnson and Bemidji State return home for the final two games of the 2016 season, beginning with “The Battle Axe” rivalry against Minnesota State University Moorhead on Saturday, Nov. 5. The Beavers and Dragons kick off the 83rd meeting in series history at 1 p.m. from Chet Anderson Stadium. Listen tot he game on 92.1 The River and online at beaverradionetwork.com.