Southwest Minnesota State 28
CROOKSTON, Minn. — The Minnesota-Crookston football team had endured a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference losing streak that spanned 39 games and were depleted by injuries going into Saturday’s NSIC game with Southwest Minnesota State University.
However, the Golden Eagles were not to be denied on their homecoming game as Richard Haley rushed for a career-high 238 yards on 34 carries while adding three touchdowns to lead Crookston to a victory over the Mustangs. It was the first NSIC victory for the Golden Eagles since a 20-16 homecoming victory over Minnesota State-Moorhead on September 27, 2008.
Gannon Moore’s eight-yard run at 4:48 left made the score 33-28. The Golden Eagles proceeded to gain two first downs and run out the clock to secure the victory.
Augustana College 34
DULUTH, Minn. — No. 2 Minnesota Duluth scored 28 points in the second quarter helping the Bulldogs to a win over Augustana.
Minnesota Duluth has now won six consecutive games over Augustana, improving to 7-2 against the Vikings. Augustana outgained Minnesota Duluth in total offense with 409 yards in the game, including 301 through the air. The Vikings scored 28 points in the second half, but it was too little too late as Augustana came up short.
The Vikings had a big opportunity to take a lead early in the game, but after an interception by the Viking defense, Minnesota Duluth’s Colby Ring stepped in front of a Josh Hanson pass and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown to put the Bulldogs up 14-3.
Duluth’s Chase Vogler finished the game 17 of 29 passing for 227 yards and two touchdowns. Austin Sikorski rushed 18 times for 85 yards and two scores for the Bulldogs. Joe Reichert caught six passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns.
Sioux Falls 21
Bemidji State 5
SIOUX FALLS — After taking a 5-0 lead into halftime, University of Sioux Falls scored 21 unanswered points to defeat Bemidji State.
The Beavers were without top quarterback senior quarterback Lance Rongstad, senior center Brett DeLange, left guard Jordan Oien, senior wide receiver Jody Henningson and senior wide receiver/return man Beau Wakefield.
USF found an offensive flow and scored 15 points in the third quarter, then added six more in the fourth on four consecutive possessions to take the 21-5 victory. Bemidji — which had 11 giveaways heading into the contest — turned the ball over four times, including three interceptions, one of which went for a Cougar score.
St. Cloud State 24