October 18, 20141st2nd3rd4thFinal
Minot State037717
Bemidji State0177731
2nd Quarter
BSUTD14:03Forsgren 4 Yd Pass From Shields (Fodness kick)
BSUTD10:11Schmidt 24 Yd Pass From Shields (Fodness kick)
MINOTFG01:00Gutierrez 32 Yd
BSUFG00:09Fodness 38 Yd
3rd Quarter
BSUTD10:13Schmidt 43 Yd Pass From Shields (Fodness kick)
MINOTTD02:43Jenkins (Gutierrez kick)
4th Quarter
BSUTD01:44Albercrombie 9 Yd Run (Fodness kick)
MINOTTD01:07Borel 20 Yd Pass From Cunha (Gutierrez kick)
Stats at a GlanceMINOTBSU
1st Downs1122
3rd Down Conversions0-137-21
4th Down Conversions0-22-3
Passing (Comp-Att)164 (12-33) 317 (21-42)
Rushing (Att)21 (26) 99 (48)
Total Yards185416
Fumbles Lost11
Beavers roll past Minot State to earn a homecoming victory, 31-17
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Beavers roll past Minot State to earn a homecoming victory, 31-17

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) -- The Bemidji State University football team rolled past Minot State University to earn a 31-17 win, earning its 15th lake jump into Lake Bemidji since the inception of the homecoming tradition in 1995.

Bemidji State improves to 3-4 overall and 3-0 in the NSIC North. Minot State is 0-7 overall and 0-3 in divisional play.

The Beavers will be back in action Oct. 25 as they start a two-game road stint traveling to University of Minnesota Duluth for a 1 p.m. kickoff from James S. Malosky Stadium.

Bemidji State

  • The Beavers compiled 416 yards of total offense, including 317 yards of passing.
  • Ryan Shields finished the game going 21-for-42 for a total of 317 yards and three touchdowns. This marks the first game this season he has thrown for over 300 yards and first with three touchdown passes.
  • Tucker Forsgren put the Beavers on the board in the second quarter off a four-yard pass to post his first collegiate touchdown.
  • Kyle Fodness went 4-for-4 on extra points and was 1-for-2 on field goals attempts. Fodness nailed a 38-yard field goal at the end of the second quarter to put BSU up 17-3 over Minot State. His field goal marked his longest of the season beating a 32-yard field goal against Minnesota Crookston.
  • BSU’s scoring in the third quarter was fueled by a 43-yard pass completion from Shields to Brady Schmidt and with an extra point kick good the Beavers went up 24-3.
  • Making a huge stop on 4th and 11 in the Minot State end zone was Kameel Al-Khouri as he intercepted the ball and returned it 29 yards, setting the Beavers up for yet another scoring drive.
  • Leading the “Gang Green” defense against Minot State was Colton Blascyk with seven tackles, including three solo tackles. Blascyk also tallied one sack for a loss of eight yards and two tackles for a loss of 10 yards.
  • Connor Quinn and Troy Beckett posted six tackles each including two tackles for a loss of 11 yards and one tackle for a loss of eight, respectively. Beckett charted a breakup as well.
  • BSU had its second best game of the season for time of possession as they held the ball for 35:45 minutes.

Minot State

  • Minot State compiled 185 yards of total offense, including 164 yards passing.
  • Quaterback Zac Cunha went 12-for-33 for 164 yards and one touchdown. Cunha also threw one interception.
  • Leading the run game for Minot State was Jarvis Mustipher with 17 yards on eight carries for a longest run of eight yards.
  • Leon La Deaux posted five catches for 74 yards while teammate Glyn Borel tallied 61 yards on three catches and one touchdown.
  • Borel also returned four punt returns for 54 yards, including his longest return of 29 yards.
  • Defensive back, Michael Jenkins led the defense recording 13 tackles, including seven solo tackles.

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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).