October 19, 20131st2nd3rd4thFinal
Bemidji State00000
Northern State6108327
1st Quarter
NSUTD01:07White 26 Yd Pass From Jacobson (Shaw missed kick)
2nd Quarter
NSUTD11:42Doherty 7 Yd Pass From Jacobson (Shaw kick)
NSUFG04:02Shaw 23 Yd
3rd Quarter
NSUTD04:13Schweichler 32 Yd Pass From Jacobson
4th Quarter
NSUFG08:23Shaw 41 Yd
Stats at a GlanceBSUNSU
1st Downs1120
3rd Down Conversions1-1012-22
4th Down Conversions0-21-2
Passing (Comp-Att)160 (16-35) 295 (24-36)
Rushing (Att)74 (23) 86 (44)
Total Yards234381
Fumbles Lost01
Northern State handles Bemidji State, 27-0
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Northern State handles Bemidji State, 27-0

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Swisher Field) – The Bemidji State University football team was blanked at Swisher Field in Aberdeen, S.D. for the second consecutive time Saturday, as the Beavers fell to Northern State University 27-0 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North contest. BSU lost 14-0, Oct. 29, 2011.

The loss was the third straight for the Beavers in 2013 and dropped their record to 2-5 overall and 0-3 in NSIC North play. The 2-5 record through seven games is the worst since the 2008 team posted a 2-5 mark before finishing the season 5-6.

The Beavers trailed 16-0 at the half and were clearly out-played by the Wolves (3-4; 3-4, 2-1 NSIC North) in all facets of the game. NSU led 11-3 in first downs, ran twice as many plays (44-22) and out-gained BSU 223-57.

The second half evened out in those categories except on the scoreboard. NSU won the half 11-0, but only posted one more first down (9-8), plays were even at 36-36 and BSU out-gained the Wolves 177-158.

Freshman redshirt Ryan Shields (Roseville, Calif.) entered the game at quarterback to start the second half and went 13-for-28 for 130 yards. On BSU's final possession, he drove the team 74 yards on nine plays down to the NSU one-yard line, but time expired before the Beavers could find the end zone.

The league's fourth-leading rusher, senior Avery Walker (RB, Milwaukee, Wis.) was held to just 10 carries for 36 yards. True freshman Brady Schmidt (RB/WR, Bemidji, Minn.) hauled in four receptions for 54 yards.

True freshman Juwaan Richard (WR, Schaumburg, Ill.) received four kickoffs and returned them 80 yards, as the squad totaled 112 kickoff yards.

Momentum Shift

The momentum needle never had a chance to favor Bemidji State, but leaned hard towards Northern State after a senior quarterback Alex Hass (Milaca, Minn.) pass was intercepted and returned to the BSU33. The Beaver defense held NSU to nine yards on the first three plays after the turnover, but the Wolves converted on the fourth-and-one and would eventually find the end zone for a two possession lead at 13-0.

Stat of the Game

First Half Numbers (BSU / NSU)

Points - 0 / 16
First Downs - 3 / 11
Plays-Yards - 22-57 / 44-223
Turnovers - 1 / 0
Possession Time - 11:09 / 18:51
Third Down Conversions - 0-for-4 / 8-for-13


• BSU has been shut out twice this season. The last time the Beavers failed to score a point in two or more games in a season was 1997 (three times).

• BSU and NSU's all-time series becomes tied, 18-18-1.

• Head coach Jeff Tesch falls to 5-6 at Northern State.

• Walker's 36 yards ends a three-game streak of 100 or more yards rushing.

Next Up

The Beavers begin a two-game homestand against two nationally ranked opponents Oct. 26 when current No. 9 University of Minnesota Duluth visits Bemidji, Minn. for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff. BSU will host current No. 25 St. Cloud State University Nov. 2.  

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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).