BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University football team travels to St. Cloud State University for a 1 p.m. kickoff from Husky Stadium Nov. 1 before ending the season with two games at home.
BSU comes into this weekend holding a 3-5 overall record and a 3-1 record in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) North Division play, while the Huskies are 3-5 and 2-2 in divisional play.
- St. Cloud State leads the all-time series with a 36-18-3 record dating back to Oct. 7, 1927.
- In the last five meetings, the Beavers are 2-3 against the Huskies.
- BSU is 2-1 in the last three meetings against St. Cloud and of which SCSU was nationally ranked two out of the three times.
- Last season, BSU lost to St. Cloud at home 45-6 but were victorious the year prior with a 37-20 win in St. Cloud and in 2011 with a 19-14 win at home.
- In St. Cloud, the Beavers are 6-18-3 against the Huskies.
- BSU took its first loss in divisional play last weekend as they fell to No. 2 University of Minnesota Duluth on the road, 38-10.
- The Beavers compiled 237 yards of total offense, including 142 yards rushing last weekend versus Minnesota Duluth. BSU struggled to get its offense going but when in the red zone it was successful going 2-for-2 on the day.
- Jordan Hein led the BSU offense, completing 7-of-14 for 54 yards and one touchdown along with recording 10 carries for 66 yards. Hein averaged 6.6 yards per carry with his longest of 14 yards.
- Hein leads the Beavers’ offense in rushing with 70 carries for 253 yards and three touchdowns. He is averaging 31.6 yards rushing per game.
- Bemidji State’s passing game has been led by Ryan Shields with a passing completion percentage of 49.8 (118-for-237). Shields has tallied 1,662 yards for 11 touchdowns.
- Blake Holder is the leading receiver for the Beavers as he has 34 catches for 641 yards and four touchdowns. Holder’s longest reception of the season was an 81-yard catch against Sioux Falls Sept. 13.
- BSU is tied for seventh in the league for passing offense with 2,068 yards, averaging 258.5 yards per game.
- Leading the “Gang Green” defense is Colton Blascyk as he has charted 70 tackles, including 28 solo occurrences. Blascyk also has 10 tackles for a loss (-39 yds) and three sacks (-23 yds).
- Connor Quinn is second on the Beavers defensive chart as he 69 tackles, including 38 solo tackles. He is also ranked in a few NSIC categories. Quinn is 12th in the NSIC for tackles (69), fifth in the NSIC for sacks (6.0) and second in tackles for a loss (14.5).
- The Beavers’ defense has been strong all year and ranked fifth in passing defense as they hold their opponents to 7.1 yards per catch. The defense is also ranked sixth for sacks totaling 17 for a loss of 117 yards.
St. Cloud State:
- The Huskies come into the weekend after losing to Northern State University last Saturday, 45-23.
- For the second straight game and third time in the last four outings, St. Cloud State collected over 500 yards of total offense last weekend in their loss against Northern State. The Huskies came away with 545 yards, including 178 on the ground and 367 in the air.
- Sophomore quarterback Nate Meyer completed 27 of 49 pass attempts for 367 yards, all season and career highs against NSU. He also added 66 rushing yards and a touchdown. On the season he has gone 100-for-197 for 1,355 yards and 11 touchdowns.
- Junior Ledell White rushed for his fourth 100-yard game of the season and sixth of his career against NSU. He finished the day with 24 carries for 112 yards. White has 1,666 career rushing yards on 307 carries and 15 touchdowns and ranks 16th on the all-time rushing chart at SCSU. He leads the team on the ground this season with 757 yards rushing and six touchdowns.
- SCSU’s top receiver is Matt Hentges with 364 yards on 28 catches to average 13 yards per rush. Hentges has also tallied two touchdowns on the season.
- Leading the Huskies’ defense is Adam Josephson with a total 60 tackles, including 33 solo. Josephson has also charted 3.0 tackles for a loss (-6 yds) and one pass breakup.
- The Huskies are ranked high in a few categories amongst the league as they are fifth in rushing offense (207.1 yds/game) and eighth in red zone offense (22-for-27, 81.5%).
- SCSU has a strong offensive line as it is also the second least sacked team in the NSIC only allowing nine sacks on their quarterback for 44 yards.