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Bemidji State quarterback Ryan Shields runs with the ball during the BSU spring game in April. PIONEER FILE PHOTO

FOOTBALL: Shields to start home opener for Bemidji State

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BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State football team was down by three touchdowns with under a quarter -- 11 minutes, exactly -- left to play.

Game over, right?


Not so fast.

The Beavers forced two turnovers for touchdowns -- an interception and a fumble recovery -- then scored with 31 seconds left in regulation to tie the game before eventually winning in overtime, 34-27.

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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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