BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- Sophomore Brandon Alt’s career day led the Bemidji State University football program to its second straight win and earned the quarterback his first ever Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor, as announced by the conference office on Monday morning.
Alt, a native of Cottage Grove, Minn., recorded a career-high 449 passing yards, including 434 through the first three quarters, to go along with five touchdown passes. He completed 28-of-44 pass attempts for a 63.6 completion percentage and averaged 16.0 yards per completion. The 449 passing yards is the most by a quarterback in the NSIC this season, while Alt also leads the conference with 759 passing yards through two weeks.
Alt’s passing yardage against WSC ranks second all-time at BSU, while his five touchdowns is one shy of tying the program single-game record. He connected with freshman wide receiver Bubba Peters for three touchdowns and found junior tight end Bryce Duffy for two touchdowns. Alt also totaled seven receptions to junior wide receiver Brendan Beaulieu, who finished with a team-high 172 receiving yards.
The Beavers moved to 2-0 on the season after a 38-28 win over the Wildcats on Saturday, Sept. 11. Bemidji State hits the road again for a tough matchup against Minnesota State University, Mankato. The Beavers and Mavericks are scheduled to kick-off at 4 p.m. from Blakeslee Stadium in Mankato, Minn.
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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).