Minnesota State Mankato, ranked No. 6 in Division II, remained unbeaten with a 47-10 victory over host Concordia (St. Paul) on Saturday.
The Mavericks rushed for 479 yards and had 625 yards in total offense as they improved to 5-0 overall, 1-0 in the NSIC South.
The Mavericks, who led 16-3 at halftime, outscored the Golden Bears 31-7 in the second half.
Sophomore Nate Gunn rushed for 173 yards and freshman Justin Taormina for 103 yards — and each scored two touchdowns — to pace the Mavericks.
Gunn has rushed for at least 100 yards in each of the Mavericks' five games this season.
The Mavericks defense held the Golden Bears (1-4, 0-1) to 34 rushing yards and 244 yards in total offense. Sophomore linebacker Alex Goettl had a team-high six tackles, including a sack.
Bemidji State 56, Minn.-Crookston 0: Jordan Hein passed for 255 yards and three TDs to lead the Beavers past the host Golden Eagles. The Beavers defense forced four turnovers and limited the Golden Eagles to 104 yards in offense and seven first downs.
Northern State 28, MSU Moorhead 20: Nicholas Truen, a senior from White Bear Lake, scored on a 72-yard TD run with 49 seconds remaining in the game to seal the Wolves' victory over the visiting Dragons in Aberdeen, S.D. Truen's run — his third TD of the game — gave the Wolves a 27-20 lead. Truen, who ran for two TDs in the first half as the Wolves took a 14-10 lead at halftime, finished with 119 yards. Austin Stone rushed for 131 yards and a TD for the Dragons.
Sioux Falls 24, SW Minnesota State 10: Max Mickey rushed for 212 yards and scored two touchdowns as the unbeaten Cougars pulled away for the victory in Marshall, Minn. The score was tied 10-10 at halftime before Mickey scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter and a 23-yard run in the fourth quarter. Connor Wilkie passed for 214 yards and a TD for the Mustangs.
Wayne State 17, Augustana 13: The Wildcats intercepted seven passes to outlast the host Vikings in Sioux Falls, S.D. Randy Bryan's 44-yard interception return in the third quarter — the Wildcats' only touchdown — gave the Wildcats a 13-0 lead.
Winona State 37, Upper Iowa 7: Andrew Spencer returned two interceptions for touchdowns in a four-minute span late in the first half to spark the unbeaten Warriors past the visiting Peacocks. With the Warriors leading 3-0 with 4:05 remaining in the second quarter, Spencer returned an interception 27 yards. In the final minute of the first half, the Peacocks drove to the Warriors 35-yard line and tried to convert a fourth down-and-2. Spencer intercepted the pass and returned it 65 yards for a 16-0 lead with 17 seconds remaining.