|October 31, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|BSU||FG||13:14||Aanerud 37 Yd|
|BSU||FG||08:46||Aanerud 46 Yd|
|BSU||TD||05:54||Hein 6 Yd Run (Aanerud kick)|
|MINOT||TD||06:43||Alaniz 6 Yd Pass From Escobar (La Deaux kick)|
|BSU||FG||10:12||Aanerud 27 Yd|
|BSU||TD||00:48||Peterson 1 Yd Run (Aanerud kick)|
|BSU||TD||06:30||Adams 28 Yd Run (Aanerud kick)|
|Stats at a Glance||BSU||MINOT|
|3rd Down Conversions||5-14||5-14|
|4th Down Conversions||3-3||1-3|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||90 (11-21)||134 (15-23)|
|Rushing (Att)||240 (48)||35 (30)|
MINOT, N.D. (Herb Parker Stadium) -- The Bemidji State University football team celebrated the Halloween holiday on the field with a unique start in its 32-7 win Saturday at Minot State University. BSU won its sixth consecutive game, tying the longest streak in program history since winning six in a row in 1941.
Special teams set the pace for the Beavers of Bemidji State (6-3, 5-0 NSIC North) with three field goals, a safety and a blocked punt. The "Gang Green" defense also held Minot State to 169 yards of offense including 35 yards rushing.
The early, big plays for Bemidji State continued Saturday in the "Beaver Bash" as freshman defensive back Gunner Olszewski recorded an interception on the first offensive play of the game by Minot State. Aanerud converted the turnover into three points with a 37-yard field goal. On the fourth play of the next MSU offensive drive, BSU recorded its second score of the day. An errant punt snap went over the head of MSU's punter deep in its own territory, who then attempted to throw the ball away in the end zone resulting in an intentional grounding and a safety for BSU.
Aanerud again converted the next Bemidji State points on the ensuing drive, hitting a 46-yard field goal to give BSU an 8-0 lead early in the first quarter. BSU special teams continued its hot start while blocking MSU's second punt of the day, setting the offense up with a short field on the six-yard-line. Quarterback Jordan Hein rushed in for BSU's first touchdown of the day, giving the Beavers a 15-0 lead.
Minot State put up the only score of the second quarter, driving 80 yards and capping it off with a six-yard touchdown pass.
Like the first BSU drive of the day, Aanerud capped off a 38-yard drive with a 27-yard field goal, his third of the day and eighth of the season to push the lead to 18-7. Running back Tony Peterson made the most of his first carry of the day, pushing up the middle for a one-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
Olszewski all but sealed the victory with his third interception of the day in the fourth quarter. The turnover led to a 28-yard touchdown run from Adams to put BSU up for good 32-7.
Bemidji State finished the day with 330 offensive yards while allowing 169 to Minot State, including just 35 rush yards. BSU rushed for 240 yards with three touchdowns on the ground.
Peterson led the way for the BSU offense with 106 rushing yards and one touchdown while Hein followed with 49 yards and one touchdown. Hein completed 11-of-21 passes for 90 yards, three catches and 23 yards going to Blake Pettrich to lead the team. Olszewski led the "Gang Green" defense with three interceptions and eight tackles, one for a loss. Ter'ra Potter and Colton Blascyk followed with seven each.
Bemidji State returns home with NSIC North championship implications on the line next Saturday while hosting University of Minnesota Duluth, after the Bulldogs fell 23-15 to Northern State University Saturday.
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).