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Bemidji St. football: Tesch puts out fan call for "12th man," playoff atmosphere for game against Duluth

I talked a bit with Bemidji State head football coach Jeff Tesch over the phone Tuesday night.

We had a good conversation and talked about how big Saturday's 1 p.m. game at Chet Anderson Stadium against No. 7 Minnesota-Duluth (7-1 overall, 7-0 NSIC) is for the program.

He is hopeful for a large turnout and feels an energetic, playoff-style crowd could help give the Beavers a boost against the Bulldogs.

"We really need the 12th man this weekend," Tesch said.

There's a lot that can happen in three weeks. But serious talk about the playoffs for the Beavers (6-2 overall, 5-2 NSIC) start and end with Saturday's game against Minnesota-Duluth.

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