Bison, Gophers, Johnnies remain undefeated, Vikings host GB on Sunday

North Dakota State University, University of Minnesota and St. John’s University football teams kept the momentum going, scoring wins in the second week of the season. The Minnesota Twins, however, are moving in the opposite direction with their second straight loss to the Cleveland Guardians on Saturday. On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings kick off the season at US Bank Stadium when they host the Green Bay Packers.

SUMMARY:

– The no. 1 Bison dominated in a 43-3 victory over North Carolina A&T at the Fargodome on Saturday. Cam Miller completed seven of twelve for 102 yards and two touchdowns. LB James Kaczor of St. Cloud made his first career interception and had a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. The NDSU moves to 2-0 and travel to Arizona for its first road game of the season on Saturday. Pregame coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. on AM 1390 and 93.9 FM Granite City Sports.

– The no. 4 Johnnies earned a narrow 37-34 win over UW-River Falls after withstanding a Falcons rally. Aaron Syverson completed 22 of 40 for 329 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Troy Feddema led SJU’s rushing game with 16 carries for 38 yards and two touchdowns. The Johnnies improve to 2-0 and will start conference play when they visit Bethel University on Saturday. Kick-off is set for 1:00 p.m. in Arden Hills.

– The Gophers also went undefeated in the young season with a 62-10 win over Western Illinois. Tanner Morgan completed 14 of 18 for 287 yards and a touchdown. Mohamed Ibrahim and Trey Potts each had two touchdowns for Minnesota. The Gophers improve to 2-0 and will stay at home next week when they host Colorado on Saturday. Pregame coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. on AM 1390 and 93.9 FM Granite City Sports.

– The Twins were nearly shut out by the Guardians on Saturday night, but a four-point rally late in the ninth made the final score 6-4. Steven Kwan and José Ramírez led Cleveland with two points apiece. The Twins fall to 69-69 and are now behind Chicago (72-68) by two games and Cleveland (72-65) by three and a half games. Minnesota and Cleveland will close the series with Game 3 at Target Field on Sunday. Pregame coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. on AM 1390 and 93.9 FM Granite City Sports.

PREVIEWS:

– The Vikings will start their season with a game against division rival Green Bay in Minneapolis on Sunday. The first of two games between the teams this season, the contest will feature the debut of Minnesota’s new plans under freshman head coach Kevin O’Connell as well as several rookie wide receivers for the Packers. Several minor injuries are already plaguing both teams. Allen Lazard is listed as questionable for Green Bay, while David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins are listed as questionable. For Vikings, Jonathan Bullard and Lewis Cine are listed as questionable. Pregame coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. on AM 1240 and 95.3 FM WJON.

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