Offense explodes as Frye nears rushing record in 66-30 win over Minot State

November 16, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
Bemidji State1414172166
Minot State2070330
Scoring
1st Quarter
MINOTTD12:00Lane Torgerson 1 Yd Pass From Ben Bolinske (JoseLuis Moreno kick)
MINOTTD10:22Cory Carignan (JoseLuis Moreno missed kick)
BSUTD07:34Williams 28 Yd Pass From Enright (Hoffer kick)
BSUTD05:32Frye 68 Yd Run (Hoffer kick)
MINOTTD01:58Ben Bolinske 8 Yd Run (JoseLuis Moreno kick)
2nd Quarter
BSUTD08:01Steffan 6 Yd Pass From Enright (Hoffer kick)
MINOTTD01:14Ali Mohamed 3 Yd Run (JoseLuis Moreno kick)
BSUTD00:23Anderson 11 Yd Pass From Enright (Hoffer kick)
3rd Quarter
BSUTD12:06Frye 47 Yd Run (Hoffer kick)
BSUFG08:01Hoffer 19 Yd
BSUTD05:21Anderson 15 Yd Pass From Enright (Hoffer kick)
4th Quarter
MINOTFG11:27JoseLuis Moreno 46 Yd
BSUTD11:10Beaulieu 74 Yd Pass From Enright (Hoffer kick)
BSUTD04:31Junker (Hoffer kick)
BSUTD03:12Gross 5 Yd Run (Hoffer kick)
Stats at a GlanceBSUMINOT
1st Downs2817
3rd Down Conversions6-156-16
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Passing (Comp-Att)325 (14-29) 34 (4-20)
Rushing (Att)433 (52) 273 (52)
Total Yards758307
Penalties6-802-30
Turnovers03
Fumbles Lost01
Interceptions02
Possession29:4030:17
Offense explodes as Frye nears rushing record in 66-30 win over Minot State
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Offense explodes as Frye nears rushing record in 66-30 win over Minot State

MINOT, N.D. (Herb Parker Stadium) -- Sophomore running back Jalen Frye helped Bemidji State University explode to a 66-30 win Saturday afternoon in the Beaver Bash against Minot State University. Frye ran for 316 yards, three shy of tying the program single-game record, while the "Gang Green" defense allowed just three points in the second half at Minot, N.D.

Minot State gave Bemidji State an early hole to dig out of while scoring touchdowns through the air and on a blocked punt to go ahead, 13-0, early in the first quarter. BSU bounced back with back-to-back touchdowns of its own, a 28-yard reception by junior wide receiver Malik Williams and the longest run of the day by Frye with a 68-yard touchdown, to take its first lead of the game.

BSU held on to a one-point lead at halftime, 28-27, before it scored 38 points in the second half. On nine second-half possessions Bemidji State scored touchdowns on five with a field goal to add. On the other side of the field, the “Gang Green” defense held Minot State to three second-half points and forced three turnovers and five punts over the final 30 minutes of play.

Frye scored another long touchdown to begin the scoring explosion with a 47-yard scamper early in the third quarter. Junior quarterback Emmett Enright threw for two of his five passing touchdowns in the second half, finding senior wide receiver Jacob Anderson, Anderson’s second touchdown grab of the game, before a 74-yard bomb to sophomore wide receiver Brendan Beaulieu in the fourth quarter.

Senior defensive back Michael Junker took one of his two interceptions back 59 yards for a touchdown late in the game while senior full back Matt Gross punched in a five-yard score to wrap up scoring on the 66-30 route of Minot State.

Frye ran for 208 yards in the first half alone, tying his career high set last week at Minnesota State University Moorhead, and finished the game averaging 11.3 yards per carry. Enright threw for 325 yards and five touchdowns on 14 completions, finding Anderson for 66 yards on four throws and Beaulieu for 123 yards on three.

Senior defensive lineman Alex Hoffman led the defense with 11 tackles while Junker recorded two interceptions to finish his career with 17. His eight interceptions this season ties BSU great Rich Schwartz for the most ever in a season by a Beaver. Junker finishes the season as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference’s leader in interceptions, with second place trailing by three picks.

The Beavers finish the season 8-3 overall and 6-1 in the NSIC North Division, which helped the senior class reach the most wins for the program over a four-season span with 32.

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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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