Bemidji St. 12, Minn.-Mankato 10

Updated: August 29, 2003, 12:01 AM ET

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Eddie Acosta opened the season by rushing for 151 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown with 4:15 left as Bemidji State beat Minnesota State, Mankato, 12-10 on Thursday.

Jason Smith completed 19 of 34 passes for 237 yards and two interceptions for Bemidji State.

A 30-yard Ryan Caperoon field goal put Mankato up 10-0 at the half.

The Beavers intercepted four Mavericks' passes to thwart any further scoring and started their comeback with a 41-yard, third-quarter touchdown run by Anthony Acosta -- his only carry of the game.

Evin Baylis had eight catches for 106 yards for the Mavericks.

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