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FOOTBALL: Beavers ranked No. 17 in College Football America Yearbook preseason poll

The momentum of Bemidji State football’s historic 2021 season has carried over to 2022.

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The Bemidji State offense celebrates after winnng a drill during BSU's Green and White Spring Game on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Chet Anderson Stadium.
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BEMIDJI – The momentum of Bemidji State football’s historic 2021 season has carried over to 2022.

The Beavers are ranked No. 17 in the College Football America Yearbook Division II Preseason Top 30 Poll that was released on Thursday night. BSU is joined by NSIC foes No. 23 Minnesota Duluth and No. 26 Augustana on the list.

Ferris State was named the No. 1 team in the poll after winning the NCAA Division II national championship in 2021.

Bemidji State won 10 games in 2021, a school record, in addition to making the program’s first appearance in the NCAA Division II Football Tournament . The Beavers marked the occasion with their first-ever tournament win, a 28-24 defeat of No. 25 Augustana in Sioux Falls, S.D., that avenged a homecoming loss to the Vikings at Chet Anderson Stadium earlier in the season.

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