BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University football team will wrap-up its spring practices Thursday, April 19 as it hosts its annual Green/White Game at 7 p.m. The scrimmage will be held at Chet Anderson Stadium and is free and open to the public. Tailgating will begin at 5 p.m. in Diamond Point Park.
The Beavers will also host a youth football clinic Thursday at The Chet prior to the spring game. Registration will run from 4-5 p.m. and the clinic will be conducted from 5-6 p.m. The clinic is $15 per participant.
Last season, quarterback Lance Rongstad (Sr., Eleva, Wis.) threw for 113 yards and two touchdowns and running back Dustin Kroeplin (Sr., Withee, Wis.) recorded a touchdown through the air and on the ground as Wicked White defeated the Gang Green defense 35-24 in the 2011 spring game.
BSU uses a unique scoring system for its annual spring scrimmage. The game is divided into four 15-play quarters, with play allowed to continue beyond 15 plays if the offense is driving. The offense is awarded one point for a first down, six points for a touchdown, one point for an extra point, three points for a field goal and two points for a penalty against the defense. The defense can score two points for preventing the offense from gaining a first down or a missed field goal, six points for a turnover and two points for a penalty against the offense.
Fans in Bemidji that can't make it to the game, can listen live on the campus radio station FM 90.
The Beavers were ranked in the national poll on three different occasions in 2011 and finished the campaign with an 8-3 overall record and a 7-3 mark in the NSIC to finish in a three-way tie for fourth in the league standings. The eight-win season marked the eighth time in program history the team had reached eight wins in a season and the sixth time under head coach Jeff Tesch. The Beaver offense finished the season averaging 26.8 points per game, while the ‘Gang Green’ defense was one of the best in the conference allowing just 16.0 points per contest to rank No. 7 in the nation at the end of the regular season.
Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).