Beavers dealt first home loss by No. 1 Mavericks, 47-20

October 20, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
Minnesota State31721647
Bemidji State337720
1st Quarter
BSUFG10:09Aanerud 26 Yd
MSUFG05:03Bednarski 31 Yd
2nd Quarter
MSUFG14:10Bednarski 25 Yd
MSUTD08:35Zylstra 18 Yd Pass From Schlichte (Bednarski kick)
BSUFG03:08Aanerud 39 Yd
MSUTD00:12Schmidt 5 Yd Pass From Schlichte (Bednarski kick)
3rd Quarter
MSUTD07:54Gunn 3 Yd Run (Bednarski kick)
BSUTD07:19Ogden 36 Yd Run (Aanerud kick)
MSUTD07:06Arnold 75 Yd Pass From Schlichte (Bednarski kick)
MSUTD06:27Gloudemans 19 Yd Pass From Ekowa (Bednarski kick)
4th Quarter
MSUFG14:08Bednarski 38 Yd
MSUFG03:56Bednarski 55 Yd
BSUTD02:56Anderson 6 Yd Pass From Ogden (Aanerud kick)
Stats at a GlanceMSUBSU
1st Downs2513
3rd Down Conversions16-233-12
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Passing (Comp-Att)263 (15-29) 159 (11-19)
Rushing (Att)248 (61) 178 (33)
Total Yards511337
Fumbles Lost01
Beavers dealt first home loss by No. 1 Mavericks, 47-20
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Beavers dealt first home loss by No. 1 Mavericks, 47-20

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) -- The Bemidji State University football program suffered its first home loss of the season Saturday at Chet Anderson Stadium to the hands of No. 1 Minnesota State University, Mankato, 47-20. Senior running back Andrew Lackowski topped the century mark on the ground for the third straight game, finishing with 141 yards on 22 carries.

Bemidji State opened the game with possession and drove 66 yards on 14 plays to convert a 26-yard field goal by senior kicker Isaac Aanerud. The “Gang Green” defense held the Mavericks to two field goals on two red zone drives following the Beavers’ go-ahead field goal. Minnesota State added an 18-yard touchdown pass midway through the second quarter to take a 13-3 lead.

Aanerud added another field goal before halftime, from 39 yards, although a five-yard touchdown pass by Minnesota State with 12 seconds left in the second quarter gave Bemidji State a 20-6 deficit at the half. The Mavericks opened the second half with a 15-play, 75-yard drive that spanned 7:06, which culminated in a three-yard touchdown run to go ahead, 27-6.

Freshman quarterback Alec Ogden took an option to himself and ran 36 yards to give BSU momentum with a touchdown score. The Mavericks added two additional touchdowns within a span of 52 seconds to pull away.

Lackowski averaged 6.4 yards per carry with a long rush of 65 yards while totaling his fourth game of the season with at least 100 rushing yards. Junior wide receiver Jacob Anderson led the Beavers with four catches for 51 yards and one touchdown while sophomore wide receiver Mannie Kugmeh led with 78 receiving yards on three catches. Junior linebacker Grant Bushinski and sophomore linebacker Gabe Ames led BSU with 15 tackles each.

Bemidji State returns to its NSIC North Division schedule Saturday, Oct. 27 with a trip to St. Cloud, Minn., to take on St. Cloud State University. The Beavers are riding a three-game winning streak against the Huskies, the longest such streak against SCSU since taking four straight games between 1963-1966.

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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).