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Odim leads Duluth to 44-7 victory

Associated Press

DULUTH, Minn. — Isaac Odim ran for two scores and caught one of Ted Schlafke’s two touchdown passes as Minnesota-Duluth defeated the University of Mary 44-7 Saturday in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Odim, a graduate of Rochester Century who played for Rochester Community and Technical College a year ago, ran for 99 yards for the Bulldogs (5-0, 4-0), who outgained the Marauders 535-178 in total yards. UMD rolled up 271 yards on the ground.

Schlafke was an efficient 17-for-23 for 257 yards. He tossed touchdown passes of 47 yards to D.J. Winfield and 15 yards to Odim. Winfield had 10 catches for 172 yards.

Concordia, Minn. 42, Augustana 21

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ST. PAUL — Concordia dropped its second straight game, falling 42-21 to Augustana, S.D. on Saturday.

Tyler Schulte carried six times for 108 yards and a touchdown while quarterback Luke Buter completed 19 of 30 attempts for 243 yards with three scores for Augustana.

Minn.-Crookston 20, Moorhead 16

CROOKSTON, Minn. — Brandon Holiday returned an MSU Moorhead interception 45 yards, setting up a two-yard touchdown pass from Jake Poehler to give Minn-Crookston a 20-16 victory over MSU Moorhead on Saturday.

Dragons quarterback Craig Kruz was 17-of-36 for 202 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions.

Bemidji 31, Northern St., S.D. 20

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Eurise Watson rushed for three touchdowns and the Bemidji St. defense forced three turnovers in a 31-20 victory over Northern State on Saturday afternoon.

Watson finished with 61 yards on 14 carries and Derek Edholm threw for 264 yards on 19-of-25 passing as the Beavers improved to 2-3 and 1-3 in the NSIC.

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St. Cloud St. 54, Upper Iowa 28

ST. CLOUD — Five different players scored as St. Cloud beat Upper Iowa, 54-28 Saturday in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest.

It was the third straight victory for the Huskies (3-2, 3-1 NSIC).

Minn.-Mankato 35, Winona St. 32

MANKATO —Mankato stopped a late drive at midfield to preserve a 35-32 victory over Winona State.

Ryan Fick threw for 296 yards on 17-of-26 passing and also carried the ball 12 times for 36 yards, including three touchdowns for the Mavericks (4-1, 4-0 NSIC).

Winona got 96 yards on 21 carries from Plainview-Elgin-Millville grad Randy Spring.

Wayne, Neb. 34, Southwest St. 28

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MARSHALL — Wayne State held off a late Southwest Minnesota State rally to earn a 34-28 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory and spoil SMSU’s homecoming game on Saturday in Marshall.

St. Thomas 24, Hamline 21

ST. PAUL, — Sophomore Ben Wartman had 112 of his 140 rushing yards in the second half to help St. Thomas post a 24-21 victory over Hamline in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.

St. Thomas, which outgained Hamline (1-2, 0-2) in total yards, 395 to 280, scored 17 unanswered points.

Concordia, Moorhead 24, Bethel 7

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Bethel (1-3, 0-2 MIAC) was only able to gain 179 of total offense, of which 84 yards came on the ground.

St. John’s 31, Gustavus 17

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. — Gustavus held a 10-7 lead over 18th-ranked St. John’s University in the second quarter, but the Johnnies scored 24 straight points to pull away for a 31-17 win Saturday.

Gustavus suffered its first loss of the season as its record fell to 2-1 overall.

Augsburg 49, St, Olaf 21

MINNEAPOLIS — Jordan Berg threw for 397 yards and three touchdowns to lead host Augsburg to a 49-21 win over St. Olaf.

Carleton 33, Macalester 13

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Carleton opened up a 21-6 halftime lead with a pair of third-quarter touchdowns and went on to beat Macalester.

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