No. 10/7 Beavers set to host Winona State this Saturday afternoon for Senior Day
Bemidji State off to 2-0 start entering week three
Following a 2-0 start to the season, the No. 10/7 Bemidji State University Football team returns home this Saturday to host Winona State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Chet Anderson Stadium. The game will be Shrine Game/Senior Day/Family Weekend as well. The 25 BSU seniors will be honored prior to the game.
Another early start powered the Beavers scoring just over five minutes in. The lead reached 27-7 before BSU claimed the 34-14 victory at Southwest Minnesota State. Another balanced attack highlighted the night with the Beavers throwing for 238 yards and rushing for 153 yards. Dating back to the 2019 season, Bemidji State has now gone 28 straight games throwing for more yards than rushing. Five times during the 2019 season the Beavers had more rushing than passing yards.
Brandon Alt threw for 238 yards and a touchdown without an interception, with Dhel Duncan-Busby catching six passes for 66 yards. Joey Baron adding the receiving score. Ali Mohamed, Sage Booker and Jarrett Gronski tallied rushing touchdowns.
Defensively, the Beavers had another four-sack effort for the second straight game. BSU added six tackles for loss. Marcus Hansen had three tackles for loss and two sacks, along with a forced fumble that was recovered by the Beavers. Hansen added five tackles. Max Buduris collected 1.5 sacks and five tackles. The defense forced multiple fumbles with Jarrett Klein and Jamel Stone adding a forced fumble as well.
Special teams have posted a strong couple of weeks to start the season. Marko Jovisic has made 4-5 field goals and 9-9 on extra point attempts. Elliott Lowney has punted seven times for an average of over 38 yards. He has a long of 62 and four landing inside the 20.
It was a big jump in the national polls this week with Bemidji State moving to new program highs in both the AFCA Poll at No. 10 and D2Football.com Poll at No. 7.
Winona State leads the all-time series with a 47-31-1 record. Bemidji State has won the last two meetings that both came last year. Following the 10-point win during the regular season, the Beavers pulled away in the second half to down the Warriors 31-7 in the first round of the NCAA Playoffs.
The game will be broadcast on the NSIC Network and on Beaver Radio Network. BSU will be moving to cashless tickets for the season, so please make sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time on HomeTown Tickets.