|October 11, 2014||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|UMC||FG||04:29||Maw 23 Yd|
|BSU||TD||12:26||Schmidt 5 Yd Run (Fodness kick)|
|BSU||TD||07:49||Schmidt 8 Yd Pass From Shields (Fodness kick)|
|BSU||FG||01:37||Fodness 26 Yd|
|BSU||TD||07:00||Nomane 2 Yd Run (Fodness kick)|
|BSU||TD||03:20||Holder 69 Yd Pass From Shields (Fodness kick)|
|BSU||TD||09:37||Nomane 5 Yd Run (Fodness kick)|
|Stats at a Glance||UMC||BSU|
|3rd Down Conversions||1-15||7-18|
|4th Down Conversions||2-2||4-7|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||134 (13-35)||255 (19-32)|
|Rushing (Att)||50 (25)||249 (57)|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) - The Bemidji State University football team (2-4, 2-0 NSIC North) piled up 504 yards of offense and five touchdowns en route to a 38-3 victory over University of Minnesota Crookston (0-6, 0-2 NSIC North), Saturday at Chet Anderson Stadium.
The Beavers found themselves down after the first quarter as Minnesota Crookston led 3-0 off a 23-yard field goal with 4:29 left in the first. Bemidji State fought back in the second taking its first lead of the game off a five yard run by Brady Schmidt (WR, 5-9, 182, So., Bemidji, Minn.).
Schmidt would answer on the Beavers next possession scoring on an eight yard pass from Ryan Shields (QB, 6-1, 181, So., Roseville, Calif.) to take a 14-3 lead over the Golden Eagles. Juwaan Richard (WR, 5-10, 175, So., Schaumburg, Ill.) recorded a 29 yard reception from Shields bringing the ball down to the UMC 36 yard line fueling the Beavers’ drive. A 26 yard field goal by Kyle Fodness (K, 5-10, 180, So., Bemidji, Minn.) moved the Beavers lead to 17-3 to end the first half.
Tahi Nomane (RB, 5-10, 200, Fr., Maple Grove, Minn.) made a stellar mark on his career as a Beaver, earning his first collegiate touchdown putting BSU up 24-3 over the Golden Eagles in the third quarter. Nomane marched BSU down the field posting seven of the nine carries on the drive to average 3.7 yards a carry. Bemidji State capped off the third quarter with a 69-yard pass completion from Shields to Blake Holder (WR, 6-2, 198, Fr., Steamwood, Ill.) followed by a Fodness extra point to earn a 31-3 lead in the game.
Bemidji State sealed a 38-3 victory over Minnesota Crookston on their first drive of the fourth quarter as Nomane showed up big again breaking through for a five yard touchdown run with 9:37 left in the game. Nomane finished the day with 14 carries for 76 yards and two touchdowns, while leading rusher Jonathan Albercrombie (RB, 5-9, 180, Fr., Cedar Hill, Texas) ended the day with 13 carries for 85 yards.
Shields led the BSU offense by completing 17-of-29 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns. This marks the fifth consecutive game he has posted over 240 yards passing. Schmidt broke out with five catches for 35 yards and one touchdown along with his seven carries for 25 yards and a touchdown.
With the 38-3 victory over Minnesota Crookston, the Beavers regain possession of the traveling trophy the “Hubcap.”
The Beavers, now 2-4 on the season will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 18 as they welcome Minot State University to scenic Chet Anderson Stadium for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff. The game has been designated as Bemidji State’s homecoming.
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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).