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BEMIDJI, Minn. – Coming off a second straight Northern Solar Intercollegiate Convention North Division title and NSIC Championship, the Bemidji State College Soccer group launched their 2023 schedule as introduced by Head Coach Brent Bolte.

The Beavers received 10 video games final yr for the second straight season that additionally featured one other prolonged successful streak. Bemidji State capped the common season in 2022 successful nine-straight video games and stretched it to 10 following the NCAA Playoff win over Winona State. The win over Winona State was a primary for the 96-year historical past of this system that the Beavers received a house playoff recreation. It was a seven-game successful streak for BSU throughout the 2021 marketing campaign to finish the common season and reached eight-straight with the playoff win at Augustana. That playoff win was the primary in program historical past.

Bemidji State begins the 2023 yr in opposition to Northern State at house on Aug. 31 with a 6 p.m. kickoff on Thursday which may even be Veterans/First Responders Day. The Beavers claimed the 24-14 victory final yr in Bemidji and have received seven-straight within the collection. The final win for Northern State was in 2014 in Bemidji by a rating of 48-41. BSU has gone 12-1 over the past 13 conferences within the collection performed in Bemidji. In final yr’s recreation, the Beavers shut down the Wolves via three quarters and had been forward 24-0 getting into the fourth. Brandon Alt and Brendan Beaulieu linked for a pair of touchdowns within the win.

The beginning of September will see the primary street recreation of the season when BSU will play at Southwest Minnesota State on Sep. 9 with a 5 p.m. kickoff in Marshall. Bemidji State rolled to the 34-15 street victory final yr and have received the previous 4 conferences within the collection. BSU has dominated the collection since 1998 going 17-1 throughout that point and have gone 8-1 in Marshall over that point. The Beavers had been forward 10-0 on the half in final yr’s assembly and took a 34-7 lead halfway via the fourth quarter. Alt threw for 4 touchdowns with Dhel Duncan-Busby and Joey Baron catching two receiving scores every. The protection held the Mustangs to 239 yards, whereas including a pair of sacks and an interception.

Week three of the season arrives on Sep. 16 when the Beavers host Winona State for a 2 p.m. kickoff that may even be the Shrine Sport. These two groups noticed one another twice final yr with BSU successful the primary assembly in Bemidji by a rating of 34-24 after which rolling to the 31-7 second assembly in Bemidji within the first spherical of the NCAA Playoffs. Winona State managed the collection from 1995 till 2005 successful nine-straight. Because the Beavers’ win in 2006, the groups have cut up the previous 10 conferences. Throughout the latest assembly within the first spherical of the NCAA Playoffs, it was a defensive battle as the sport was scoreless at halftime. BSU then exploded for twenty-four factors within the third quarter to drag away. The protection collected 5 sacks and compelled two turnovers, with Zollie Kaplan coming away with three tackles for loss and a couple of.5 sacks. Alt threw for 4 touchdowns, with Beaulieu catching all 4.

Week 4 will function a street journey to face the College of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., on Sep. 23 beginning at 2 p.m. The Beavers rolled to the 51-14 street win final yr and have received eight-straight within the collection. BSU has received the final 5 conferences in Bismarck. Bemidji State held a 34-14 lead at halftime after which scored all 17 factors within the second half. The protection held the Marauders to 240 yards, tallied six sacks, an interception and a pressured fumble. Kaplan had one other large recreation with 4 tackles for loss and three sacks, together with a pressured fumble. Colton Herman led the group with six tackles and an interception. Alt tossed 4 touchdowns with out an interception with Beaulieu catching three. Sage Booker rushed for 114 yards and a rating.

Homecoming arrives on Sep. 30 when the Beavers will host Minnesota State for a 2 p.m. kickoff. The 2 groups battled within the season opener final yr in Bemidji with the Mavericks coming away with the 37-34 victory. Minnesota State has received seven of the previous eight conferences, together with four-straight in Bemidji. BSU held the early 13-7 lead and after Minnesota State went forward 30-13, the Beavers got here again to take the 34-30 lead within the fourth quarter earlier than the Mavericks scored late to assert the three-point street victory. The protection got here away with two interceptions, two sacks and a pressured fumble. Spencer Wehr collected 10 tackles, whereas Stephen Hoffman posted 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack. Alt threw for 4 touchdowns, with Booker catching two. Booker additionally rushed for a rating on 10 carries.

A bye week arrives on week six of the season that usually would have been Higher Iowa, however the Peacocks are leaving the NSIC to compete within the Nice Lakes Valley Convention.

Bemidji State will begin the second half of the schedule on Oct. 14 touring to Nebraska to face Wayne State for a 12 p.m. kickoff. The groups did not play final yr after matching up in 2021 with BSU taking the 38-28 win in Bemidji. The Beavers have received three-straight within the collection. The protection collected three sacks and two pressured fumbles. Colton Herman got here away with eight tackles, a sort out for loss and a pressured fumble. Alt tossed 5 touchdowns, with Brice Peters catching three and Bryce Duffy with the opposite two. Booker rushed for 76 yards.

Bemidji State returns house for week eight when Concordia-St. Paul involves city for a 1 p.m. kickoff that may even be Youth Soccer Day. The Beavers dominated final yr’s assembly in Bemidji cruising to the 44-0 victory and have received 4 of the final 5 conferences. The protection held the Bears to only 236 whole yards and compelled two turnovers. Jarrett Klein and Caleb Younger led the best way with seven tackles apiece. Alt threw two touchdowns, with Beaulieu catching one, together with 140 receiving yards. Jalen Frye rushed for 103 yards and a rating.

October will come to a detailed on the street at Minnesota-Duluth for a 12 p.m. kickoff on Oct. 28. The Beavers picked up the 41-16 win final yr in Bemidji and have received the previous two conferences. Previous to the two-game successful streak for BSU, the Bulldogs had received 18-straight within the collection. After falling behind by three within the first quarter, Bemidji State scored 27 unanswered on their technique to working away with the 25-point win in final yr’s assembly. The protection brought about havoc all recreation with 5 sacks and three interceptions. Colton Herman tallied 13 tackles, whereas each Colbey Wadsworth and Max Buduris got here away with 2.5 tackles for loss and mixed for 4 sacks, 2.5 by Buduris. Alt threw for 2 touchdowns, as Duncan-Busby caught one TD and added 140 yards. Jarrett Gronski rushed for 90 yards and a pair of scores.

The ultimate house recreation of the common season will happen on Nov. 4 in opposition to Minnesota Moorhead at 1 p.m. which may even be Lions Day. The Beavers received final yr’s recreation in Moorhead by a dominating rating of 46-7 and have received the previous three conferences within the collection. BSU moved out to a 29-0 lead on their technique to the 39-point victory. The protection had a sack celebration tallying 10 on the day, whereas including an interception and holding the Dragons to only 162 whole yards. Alt handed for 311 yards and a landing. Jake Hill caught the TD go, to go together with 122 receiving yards. Frye rushed for 92 yards and a trio of touchdowns.

BSU will shut the common season on Nov. 11 at Augustana beginning at 1 p.m. The 2 groups have performed some shut matchups over the previous few years and within the postseason. Final yr, Augustana received at house, 30-29. That was a yr faraway from the Beavers taking the 28-24 win in Sioux Falls throughout the 2021 season within the first spherical of the NCAA Playoffs, which was the primary NCAA Playoff win on the time for BSU. Throughout final yr’s assembly, the Beaver protection had a sack and a pressured fumble, with Hoffman tallying seven tackles and a fumble restoration. Buduris had two tackles for loss and a sack. Alt threw for 384 yards and two touchdowns, with Beaulieu catching a landing, together with 167 receiving yards.

Head Coach Brent Bolte enters his eighth yr guiding the Beavers in 2023 having posted 52 wins in six seasons (2020 season canceled resulting from COVID). The Beavers have received at the least seven video games each season, reaching program excessive marks every of the previous two seasons of 10 victories.

2023 Bemidji State Schedule

Aug. 31 vs. Northern State (Veterans/First Responders) 6 p.m.

Sep. 9 @ Southwest Minnesota State 5 p.m.

Sep. 16 vs. Winona State (Shrine Sport) 2 p.m.

Sep. 23 @ UMary 2 p.m.

Sep. 30 vs. Minnesota State (Homecoming) 2 p.m.

Oct. 7 Bye

Oct. 14 @ Wayne State 12 p.m.

Oct. 21 vs. Concordia-St. Paul (Youth Soccer Day) 1 p.m.

Oct. 28 @ Minnesota-Duluth 12 p.m.

Nov. 4 vs. Minnesota Moorhead (Lions Day) 1 p.m.

Nov. 11 @ Augustana 1 p.m.

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