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Down to the wire: Bemidji State escapes after Upper Iowa botches last second field goal

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BEMIDJI – It wasn’t until the Bemidji State football team saw Upper Iowa botch the snap on a field goal with five seconds left that the Beavers could exhale.


After allowing the Peacocks to score 16 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, the Beavers (1-0) had just engineered a 13-play, 75-yard scoring drive to take the 25-23 lead with 40 seconds to go.

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Jack Hittinger
Jack Hittinger is the sports editor of the Bemidji Pioneer. He is also the Bemidji State beat writer. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.
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