BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Zach Pulkinen booted a 37-yard field goal with 48 seconds left in regulation to lift Bemidji State to a come-from-behind 41-40 victory over Southwest Minnesota State.
Bemidji State rallied from a 37-26 fourth quarter deficit to earn its 13th straight victory over Southwest dating back to the 1997 season.
The Beavers took advantage of a Southwest personal foul and converted a third-and-11 from its own 43-yard line with a 29-yard completion to set-up the game-winning field goal.
Kicker Lance Schuveiller gave Southwest a 40-38 lead with three minutes and 26 seconds left in the game before Bemidji rallied with the game-winning drive.
Tyler Tonderum -- who entered the game ranked third in the country in rushing -- led Southwest with 224 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries. Southwest quarterback Charlie Kern completed 17-of-42 pass attempts for 241 yards and two touchdowns.
Southwest racked up 506 yards of total offense and finished the game rushing for 265 yards. Bemidji’s defense entered the game allowing just 317 total yards, including 121 rushing yards through three games. The Beavers ended the game with 384 yards of offense with 213 on the ground.
Upper Iowa 36
University of Mary 7
FAYETTE, Iowa -- Upper Iowa scored 36 unanswered points en route to a 36-7 win over the University of Mary on Saturday.
Mary led 7-0 in the second quarter, but the Marauders did not score again as the Peacocks improved to 3-1 on the season. Upper Iowa scored 22 of its 36 points in the third quarter.
Quarterback Cole Jaeschke broke the all-time Upper Iowa passing record and the all-time TD passes record in school history. Jaeschke now has a total of 50 career touchdown passes as a Peacock. Upper Iowa running back Chris Smith surpassed the 2,000 career rushing yard mark.
The Peacocks amassed 573 total yards.
Wayne State College 21
WAYNE, Neb. -- No. 13 Minnesota-Duluth ran for 316 yards and converted three Wayne State turnovers into 21 points as the Bulldogs rolled to a 64-21 Northern Sun Conference football win Saturday afternoon.
Minnesota-Duluth finished the game with 483 yards of total offense compared to 258 for the Wildcats. Duluth had 316 yards on the ground and 167 passing while Wayne was held to just 52 yards rushing and 206 passing. Wayne State had three turnovers in the contest while Duluth had one. The Wildcats were flagged six times for 67 yards while Duluth had five penalties for 49 yards.
Wayne State’s top rusher was freshman Rashad Trimble with 34 yards on 20 carries while senior Charlie Davidson, the NSIC’s second leading rusher at 168 yards per game, was held to just 23 yards on seven carries.