Beaver Football’s overtime risk comes up short in 24-23 loss to Golden Bears

October 26, 20191st2nd3rd4th1OT Final
Bemidji State70010623
Concordia-St. Paul10700724
Scoring
1st Quarter
CSPFG11:35Laudet 47 Yd
CSPTD04:29Clewis 17 Yd Pass From Hutton (Laudet kick)
BSUTD02:35Williams 5 Yd Pass From Enright (Brennan kick)
2nd Quarter
CSPTD04:14Crawley-Reid 37 Yd Run (Laudet kick)
4th Quarter
BSUFG09:30Hoffer 35 Yd
BSUTD01:51Williams 13 Yd Pass From Enright (Hoffer kick)
1OT
CSPTD15:00Crawley-Reid 1 Yd Run (Laudet kick)
BSUTD15:00Anderson 24 Yd Pass From Enright
Stats at a GlanceBSUCSP
1st Downs1725
3rd Down Conversions5-197-19
4th Down Conversions4-40-0
Passing (Comp-Att)169 (14-25) 156 (18-36)
Rushing (Att)196 (52) 197 (49)
Total Yards365353
Penalties6-806-55
Turnovers52
Fumbles Lost31
Interceptions21
Possession25:3534:25
Beaver Football’s overtime risk comes up short in 24-23 loss to Golden Bears
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Beaver Football’s overtime risk comes up short in 24-23 loss to Golden Bears

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Sea Foam Stadium) -- Sophomore running back Jalen Frye ran for his second straight 150-yard game despite a 24-23 loss in overtime by the Bemidji State University football program at Concordia University-St. Paul. Frye ran 46 times on the day while the Beavers failed on a two-point conversion after a fourth-down touchdown pass in the first overtime period.

After entering the season with just 16 points allowed in the first quarter, Bemidji State found itself in a 10-0 deficit after Concordia-St. Paul scored on its first two drives of the game. The Beavers answered on the ensuing drive with a six-play, 70-yard drive that ended with a five-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Emmett Enright to junior wide receiver Malik Williams. Williams set up BSU on the drive with a 51-yard rush.

The Golden Bears scored another touchdown before halftime but the “Gang Green” defense limited them in the second half with a shutout. On seven second-half possessions, CSP was held to three punts, two missed field goals, one interception by sophomore defensive back Gunnar Feldhege and one fumble recovered by senior defensive lineman Alex Hoffman.

The stellar second-half performance of the BSU defense allowed the offense to rally back with a 35-yard field goal by junior kicker Mason Hoffer and a game-tying 13-yard touchdown reception by Williams, his second multi-touchdown game of the season, with under two minutes to play in regulation.

In overtime, BSU won the coin toss and chose to take defense first. The Golden Bears drove 25 yards in five plays to score a touchdown on the opening drive of overtime. BSU was down to a fourth-and-nine on CSP’s 24 yard line when Enright found senior wide receiver Jake Anderson in the end zone. BSU went for a two-point conversion and the win but fell short as the pass was intercepted.

Frye ran for 94 yards in the second half and recorded the most carries for a Beaver in a single-game since Avery Walker ran 46 times in 2013. Enright finished his day 14-of-25 passing for 169 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore wide receiver Brendan Beaulieu led the receiving corps with four catches for 61 yards.

Junior linebacker Matt Brennan led the defense with a career-high 11 tackles, followed by junior linebacker Jaylen Jenkins and Feldhege with 10 tackles each. The “Gang Green” totaled 3.0 sacks and 7.0 tackles for a loss as a unit.

Bemidji State will host St. Cloud State University on Saturday, Nov. 2 for its final home game of the season. The Beavers will honor their seniors during the game as part of senior day.

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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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