BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The Bemidji State University football program earned its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week honor as kicker Isaac Aanerud put up a career day in a 47-7 win at Concordia University-St. Paul, Saturday.
Aanerud, a redshirt-freshman from Otsego, Minn., booted four field goals against the Golden Bears, including a 50-yard attempt to cap scoring for the Beavers in the fourth quarter. In addition, Aanerud converted all five extra point attempts without a miss. Aanerud set career marks in field goals made, field goals attempted, longest field goal, extra point conversions and extra point attempts.
Aanerud attempted five field goals on the day, making four (20, 28, 28, 50). The 50-yard field goal was the longest for the Beavers since a 53-yard attempt converted in a 38-3 win against Winona State University on Oct. 15, 1977. Aanerud was responsible for 17 of the Beavers’ 47 points in the NSIC win Saturday.
Bemidji State returns home next week for Homecoming while welcoming in University of Mary (N.D.) for a 2 p.m. kickoff in Chet Anderson Stadium. The game will mark the opening of NSIC North Division play.
Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).