BSU football rushes for school record 480 yards en route to 52-3 win over U-Mary

October 01, 20161st2nd3rd4thFinal
Bemidji State61228652
University of Mary00033
1st Quarter
BSUTD07:21Adams 86 Yd Run
2nd Quarter
BSUTD12:16Dinkel 35 Yd Pass From Hein
BSUTD00:11Richard 32 Yd Pass From Hein
3rd Quarter
BSUTD10:24Adams 4 Yd Run
BSUTD04:55Hein 10 Yd Run
BSUTD04:36Washington 21 Yd Run
BSUTD01:49Washington 7 Yd Run
4th Quarter
BSUTD12:48Washington 1 Yd Run (Junker missed kick)
MARYFG05:47Goetz 33 Yd
Stats at a GlanceBSUMARY
1st Downs328
3rd Down Conversions6-104-19
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Passing (Comp-Att)174 (7-15) 36 (2-8)
Rushing (Att)480 (53) 102 (54)
Total Yards654138
Fumbles Lost21
BSU football rushes for school record 480 yards en route to 52-3 win over U-Mary
Saturday, October 1, 2016
BSU football rushes for school record 480 yards en route to 52-3 win over U-Mary
Courtesy of Emma Larson/U-Mary Athletics

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Bemidji State University football team rushed for a school record 480 yards and totaled over 650 team yards en route to a 52-3 win over University of Mary. With the win, the Beavers (4-1) begin Northern Sun Intercollegiate North Division play 1-0 while the Marauders fall to 0-4 (0-1 NSIC North).

Senior Gena Adams led the Beavers rushing attack with a career-high 179 yards and two touchdowns while junior Michael Washington compiled 82 yards and three touchdowns. Senior quarterback Jordan Hein added 101 yards on the ground with a TD, while also passing for 174 yards and two touchdowns.

Adams began the scoring in the first quarter with an 86-yard touchdown run, the longest of his career, just seven minutes into the quarter. The Beavers wouldn’t score again until the second quarter when Hein completed a 35-yard pass to Vince Dinkel to push the Beavers’ lead to 12-0. BSU scored again in right before the half off of a 32-yard pass from Hein to Juwaan Richard with just 11 second remaining.

The Beavers came out of the break looking to extend their lead and scored 24 points in just the third quarter to extend the lead to 46-0. After another Beaver touchdown to begin the fourth quarter, BSU’s eighth of the day, the Marauders finally got on the scoreboard after a field goal with 5:47 left to play.

The Beavers’ ‘Gang Green’ defense held the Marauders offense to just 138 total yards and two turnovers. U-Mary hadn’t produced an offensive drive of more than 25 yards until their only scoring drive of the game

Bemdiji State ends its two-game road trip and returns home to face Northern State University, Oct. 8. The Beavers and Wolves will kick-off at 1 p.m. from Chet Anderson Stadium.

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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU 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).