Beaver Football Opens The Season This Week

Another top ranking for the Bemidji State University Football Team as they enter the 2023 season ranked 10th in the Top 25 Poll that was released on Monday.

The Beavers finished the 2022 season ranked 16th in the Poll. With three preseason polls now released, BSU ranks eighth in the Lindy’s College Football Magazine and 10th in the AFCA.

Bemidji State is coming off a second-straight 10-win season to tie for the program high in wins. The Beavers advanced to the second round of the NCAA Playoffs for the second straight season and along the way picked up the first program home playoff win against Winona State.

The Beavers return six All-NSIC offensive players from last season (Brandon Alt, Ty Cobb, Dhel Duncan-Busby, Jake Gannon, Conor Kovas and Will LeMire) and seven All-NSIC defensive players from a season ago (Princeten Harris, Stephen Hoffman, Max Buduris, Spencer Wehr, Colton Herman, Caleb Young and Marco Cavallaro).

Alt was selected as the NSIC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while Buduris was listed as a Player to Watch. Cobb was tabbed a Lindy’s Preseason All-American.

NCAA Super Region 4 was well represented in the AFCA Top-25 Poll with Colorado School of Mines leading the way ranked second. Angelo State checked in fifth and Minnesota State is just ahead of the Beavers in ninth.

Bemidji State will open the 2023 season on Thursday, August 31 hosting Northern State in NSIC action with kickoff set for 6 p.m. inside Chet Anderson Stadium. Our pregame show on the Beaver Radio Network starts at 5:30pm on Thursday. Listen in on 92.1 The River