Jordan Hein threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score and Tahi Nomane rushed for three touchdowns to pace Bemidji State to a 45-17 victory over Minnesota State Mankato, ranked No. 4 in Division II, on Saturday in Mankato.
The loss ended a streak of 18 consecutive victories against NSIC North Division teams for the Mavericks.
Hein completed 25 of 36 passes for 306 yards as the Beavers (2-0) built a 24-0 lead midway through the second quarter.
The Beavers outgained the Mavericks 563-352 and had 30 first downs.
Minnesota Duluth 34, Winona State 31: Drew Bauer’s 10-yard TD pass to Darren Walker with 4:33 left lifted the host Bulldogs past the Warriors. Winona State had trailed 27-19 at halftime but took a 31-27 lead into the fourth quarter.
Northern State 51, SW Minnesota State 35: The host Wolves scored three defensive touchdowns and blocked a punt for a touchdown to defeat the Mustangs in Aberdeen, S.D.
Concordia (St. Paul) 41, Minnesota-Crookston 18: Ron Johnson completed 14 of his first 15 passes to lead the Golden Bears over host Minnesota-Crookston in an NSIC interdivision game. He finished 18-for-27 for 239 yards and three touchdowns.
St. Cloud State 27, Upper Iowa 20: Nate Meyer passed for 303 yards and three touchdowns — two to Jameson Parsons — to lead the Huskies to victory in Fayette, Iowa. The Peacocks tied the score at 13 early in the third quarter, but Collin Radowicz’s 4-yard TD run and Meyer’s 40-yard TD pass to John Pass gave the Huskies a 27-13 lead.
Augustana 63, Mary 0: The Vikings, ranked No. 19 in Division II, limited the host Marauders to 85 yards in offense en route to an interdivision victory in Bismarck, N.D. Trey Heid, a senior from Lakeville North, passed for 339 yards and four TDs for the Vikings (2-0).
St. Scholastica 37, MacMurray 28: Kyle Stepka passed for 221 yards and three TDs and ran for a score in helping the Saints hold on in Jacksonville, Ill.
Minnesota-Morris 33, Greenville 28: Donnie Mavencamp passed for 196 yards and two TDs to lead the host Cougars past Greenville (Ill.).
Northwestern 21, Crown 0: B.J. Foster rushed for 99 yards and a TD as the Eagles shut out the host Storm.