The North Dakota State University and St. John’s University football teams celebrated big victories ahead of their homecomings, the Granite City Lumberjacks ended a weekend sweep, and the University of Minnesota and St. Cloud State University men’s hockey teams started their seasons A hot start to Saturday. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Twins lost in Detroit, the St. Cloud Norsemen were swept by Aberdeen, and the Gopher football team suffered their first loss of the year. The Minnesota Vikings meet the New Orleans Saints in London on Sunday, and the Wild travel to Chicago for their third preseason game.
– The Twins lost 3-2 to the Tigers in Detroit on Saturday. Luis Arráez and Mark Contreras each earned a run for Minnesota. Dylan Bundy and Ronny Henriquez combined for six strikeouts, six hits and three runs. The Twins fall to 77-81 and will end the series on Sunday against the Tigers (64-93). Pre-game coverage begins at 11:00 am on AM 1390 and 93.9 FM Granite City Sports.
– The Gopher football team suffered their first loss on Saturday with a disappointing 20-10 homecoming loss to Purdue. The Boilermakers had Minnesota’s number with Tanner Morgan completing just 18 of 33 for 257 yards and three interceptions. Bryce Williams had 11 carries for 35 yards and notched the only touchdown for the home team. The Gophers fall to 4-1 and have a weekend off before heading to Illinois (4-1) on Oct. 15.
– The Bison never fell behind in a 27-14 homecoming win over Youngstown State. Cam Miller completed 13 of 18 for 145 yards and finished with no touchdowns or interceptions. Hunter Luepke had 13 carries for 72 yards and two touchdowns, and Kobe Johnson added six carries for 61 yards and a touchdown. The Bison improve to 4-1 and take on Indiana State on Saturday afternoon. Pre-game coverage begins at 11:30 am on AM 1390 and 93.9 FM Granite City Sports.
– The Johnnies celebrated a 35-28 homecoming win over Concordia College on Saturday. After falling early, SJU rallied and held off a late run by the Cobbers. Aaron Syverson completed 18 of 28 for five touchdowns and two interceptions. Zach Jungels had three receptions for 31 yards and two touchdowns. Jimmy Buck, Darian Washington and Dylan Wheeler each added one and received a touchdown for St. John’s. The Johnnies improve to 3-1 and travel to Minneapolis on Saturday, where they play Augsburg (3-1). Kick-off is at 1pm at Edor Nelson Field.
– The Northmen were defeated by the Wings 6-3 on Saturday. St. Cloud took an early 2-0 lead thanks to Kade Peterson and Jeremiah Konkel. The Northmen passed three to Aberdeen and then responded with Hunter Hanson’s decisive goal. In the final third, the Wings hit three more to secure the win. The Northmen fall to 4-3-0-1. The team will try to rally next week when they travel to Bismarck for Friday night’s battle against the Bobcats (3-4-1-0). Puck drop is scheduled for 7:15 p.m
– The Lumberjacks earned the Gillette Wild weekend win with a 4-3 shootout win on Saturday’s road. Carson Van Zuilen, Brett Robinson and Ashton Ericksen each scored one for Granite City. The Lumberjacks improve to 5-0 and fall by the wayside next week when they take on the Peoria Mustangs. Puck drop is scheduled for Friday at 6:00 p.m.
– The Huskies dominated early on with a 3-1 win over St Thomas to open the 2022-2023 season at St Paul on Saturday. Dylan Anhorn, Zach Okabe and Adam Ingram each scored in the opening stages for SCSU. Carson Peters scored in the second frame for the Tommies to avoid the shutout. The Huskies improve to 1-0 and return home on Sunday to host St. Thomas in the second game of the weekend series. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m. at Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.
– The Gopher men’s hockey team defeated Lindenwood 4-0 in their home and season opener on Saturday. Logan Cooley led Minnesota with two goals while Matthew Knies and Jaxson Nelson each added one. The Gophers improve to 1-0 and host the Lions in game two on Sunday at 7 p.m
– The Vikings start early on Sunday when they meet the New Orleans Saints in London. Minnesota will look to maintain their momentum against a Saints team that has suffered some key injuries on their offense, with RB Alvin Kamara and WR Michael Thomas both ruled out. Pre-game coverage began at 7:30am on AM 1240 and 95.3 FM WJON with kick-off at 8:30am
– The Wild will look to continue playing (3-0 preseason) when they take on the Blackhawks on Sunday night. The matchup is the fourth of seven for Minnesota before the regular season begins in mid-October. Pre-game coverage begins at 6:15 p.m. on AM 1390 and 93.9 FM Granite City Sports.
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