Williams named NSIC Offensive Player of the Week after three touchdown game

Williams named NSIC Offensive Player of the Week after three touchdown game
Monday, October 25, 2021
Williams named NSIC Offensive Player of the Week after three touchdown game

BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- Senior wide receiver Malik Williams’ recent hot streak for the Bemidji State University football program continued as he was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday morning.

Williams, a native of Lake Worth, Fla., helped BSU earn its first win over the No. 16 University of Minnesota Duluth since 1999 and first road win in the series since 1941 with 10 catches for a career-high 176 yards and three touchdowns. His touchdown catches came from 59, 33 and 29 yards as he averaged 17.6 yards per reception. Williams’ 33-yard catch and run up the sidelines was the game-winning score in the fourth quarter, also BSU’s first lead of the game.

Williams became the first Beaver ever with multiple touchdown receptions in four straight games and is the only receiver in program history with 21 touchdown receptions over a two-season span. The NSIC Offensive Player of the Week honor is the first for Williams during his career at BSU.

The Beavers improved to 6-2 on the season after a 42-35 road win at the No. 16 Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 23. Bemidji State now leads the NSIC North Division with a 4-0 record and is second in the overall conference standings. BSU returns home Saturday, Oct. 30 for a 1 p.m. kickoff against Southwest Minnesota State University for Military Appreciation Day.

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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).