Minnesota Duluth was without the services of injured All-America senior running back Logan Lauters on Saturday, but it didn’t affect its ground attack.
The 15th-rated Bulldogs (3-2) rolled up 555 yards of offense, 335 of which came on the ground, in running over Minnesota State Moorhead 47-14 in an NSIC matchup in Moorhead. Lauters is sidelined because of a lower-body injury.
Drew Bauer rushed for a career-best 177 yards on 26 carries and a touchdown. He also completed 14 of 23 passes for 220 yards and three TDs, two to Beau Bofferding.
Bofferding also sprinted 61 yards on an end-around for another score.
The Dragons (3-2) lost to the Bulldogs for the 14th consecutive time.
Other NSIC games
Minnesota State Mankato 38, Upper Iowa 10: Connor Thomas ran for two TDs and Nick Pieruccini threw for two as the No. 1-ranked Mavericks (5-0) defeated the Peacocks (3-2). The Mavericks have won all 10 meetings between the schools, and extended their conference winning streak to 38 games.
Augustana 48, Southwest Minnesota State 23: The Vikings (4-1) scored the final 28 points, rallying past the Mustangs (4-1). Trey Heid completed 15 of 20 passes for 290 yards and three TDs and also ran for a score. Augustana scored 21 points following three Mustangs turnovers. Both teams had over 500 yards of offense. The Vikings have won 18 of the past 19 meetings between the teams.
Winona State 51, Concordia (St. Paul) 7: Jack Nelson threw for 333 yards and three TDs in an easy win for the Warriors (3-2) over the Golden Bears (1-4). Josh Mikes caught two TD passes while Eric Birth ran for two. Jordan Halverson had 12 tackles, giving him 343 for his Concordia career and breaking Brian Doyle’s 11-year-old record of 342.
Sioux Falls (S.D.) 59, Wayne State (Neb.) 10: The No. 4-rated Cougars (5-0) continue to be the surprise team of the year in Division II. They won their third road game of the season in downing the Wildcats (3-2). Luke Papilion completed 20 of 30 passes for 311 yards and three TDs, and also ran for two scores. Kyle Groeneweg returned a kickoff a school-record 99 yards for a touchdown for the Cougars.
St. Cloud State 62, Minnesota-Crookston 14: The Huskies (3-2) scored 41 first-half points and went on to crush the Golden Eagles (0-5). Nate Meyer completed 11 of 19 passes for 280 yards and three TDs. He also ran for 79 yards and a score.
Bemidji State 39, Mary (N.D.) 7: The Beavers (3-2) scored on their first three possessions in beating the Marauders (0-5). Jordan Hein threw two TD passes, both in the first quarter, while Tahi Nomane ran for one of his two scores in the quarter.
Northern State (S.D.) 45, Minot State (N.D.) 14: The Wolves (1-4) scored 31 unanswered points in earning their first victory against the Beavers (0-5). Kyle Lavand threw two TD passes during that run.
Northwestern (Minn.) 57, Iowa Wesleyan 7: The Eagles scored more than 50 points for the second consecutive week, beating the winless Tigers. Zac Cash rushed for three first-half TDs for Northwestern (4-1).