Aerial attack leads Bemidji State to historic 48-7 win at St. Cloud State

October 29, 20161st2nd3rd4thFinal
Bemidji State72171348
St. Cloud State70007
Scoring
1st Quarter
SCSUTD04:36Huff 8 Yd Run (Witte kick)
BSUTD02:51Richard 41 Yd Pass From Hein (Hoffer kick)
2nd Quarter
BSUTD11:22Nomane 1 Yd Run (Hoffer kick)
BSUTD06:33Adams 25 Yd Pass From Hein (Hoffer kick)
BSUTD00:58Richard 35 Yd Pass From Hein (Hoffer kick)
3rd Quarter
BSUTD08:23Hein 8 Yd Run (Hoffer kick)
4th Quarter
BSUTD13:12Holder 47 Yd Pass From Hein (Hoffer missed kick)
BSUTD02:50Van Ess 13 Yd Pass From Mehlum (Hoffer kick)
Stats at a GlanceBSUSCSU
1st Downs2217
3rd Down Conversions8-132-12
4th Down Conversions1-11-3
Passing (Comp-Att)441 (21-29) 219 (19-36)
Rushing (Att)96 (35) 85 (29)
Total Yards537304
Penalties3-354-32
Turnovers00
Fumbles Lost00
Interceptions00
Possession28:5031:10
Aerial attack leads Bemidji State to historic 48-7 win at St. Cloud State
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Aerial attack leads Bemidji State to historic 48-7 win at St. Cloud State

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (Husky Stadium) -- Junior quarterback Jordan Hein carried over his offensive performance from a week ago to lead the Bemidji State University football program to a 48-7 win over St. Cloud State University Saturday at Husky Stadium in St. Cloud, Minn. The 41-point win marked the largest margin of victory by the Beavers (7-2, 4-1 NSIC North) over the Huskies (4-5, 3-2 NSIC North) in program history.

Hein finished the day with 381 passing yards, his fourth career passing performance of at least 300 yards and third of this season. He also moved into second place on BSU’s all-time passing touchdown list and moved into a tie for second on BSU’s all-time touchdowns responsible for list following four passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown against the Huskies.

The Huskies came out of the gate with promise, stopping the Beavers on their first offensive drive and scoring a touchdown for a 7-0 lead on their second offensive drive. Following SCSU’s 14-play, 76-yard drive, the “Gang Green” defense allowed just two drives of more than 33 yards. The BSU defensive unit allowed plays to SCSU’s top receiving and rushing options, but held Huskies quarterback Nate Meyer below his passing average (275 ypg) at 219 yards.

Bemidji State began its 48 unanswered point run to finish the game right off the heels of St. Cloud State’s 76-yard touchdown drive. Hein led BSU on a 75-yard drive of its own, capping it with the first of two touchdown connections to senior wide receiver Juwaan Richard from 41 yards out. The drive was the first of four consecutive of at least 75 yards that ended with touchdowns.

The “Thunder and Lightning” duo of senior running back Gena Adams and junior running back Tahi Nomane combined for 55 yards rushing and two touchdowns, Adams scoring his on a 25-yard reception to put the Beavers up 21-7 mid-way through the second quarter. Junior running back Mike Washington entered the game late to pound out 32 yards on the ground.

Hein moved into second place on BSU’s all-time passing touchdowns list and into a tie for second on BSU’s total touchdowns responsible list with a 47-yard connection to junior wide receiver Blake Holder early in the fourth quarter. Holder was active throughout the day, finishing the first half with 95 receiving yards. He finished the day with his fifth career 100+-yard receiving day and second in a row.

Hein surpassed Nathan Sannes and Geoff Martinson on BSU’s all-time passing touchdowns list, as Hein finished the day with 52 career passing touchdowns. He also moved his way up the total touchdowns responsible list with 69 touchdowns, tied with Derek Edholm for second. Hein is six total touchdowns away from setting the BSU career touchdown passes and total touchdowns responsible for records.

Bemidji State closes the 2016 regular season schedule with two home games, starting with the longest rivalry in BSU history against Minnesota State University Moorhead. The Beavers and Dragons game time is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 from Chet Anderson Stadium.

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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).

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