Duluth, (NNCNOW.com) The seventh-ranked Bulldogs had a chance to take the lead with the fourth quarter winding down but penalties cost the University of Minnesota-Duluth against the second-ranked Minnesota State University-Mankato 21-17 on Saturday night.
For the first time since 2000, UMD lost a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game at home, snapping a 41-game win streak. It was the Bulldogs first regular season loss at home since 2007.
The Bulldogs had a go-ahead touchdown called back in the waining moments because of a holding penalty. Then on fourth and goal from the 27-yard line, redshirt freshman quaterback Drew Bauer's pass was deflected out of the endzone by the Mavericks.
Bauer finished the game with 252 yards of total offense including 17 0f 23 passes for 173 yards and 79 yards rushing on 18 attempts. Bauer also threw for touchdowns.
Zach Zweifel led all receivers with 57 yards on six catches and a touchdown. Aaron Roth also had a TD grab for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs (2-1) hit the road next Saturday, Sept. 28 to take on Wayne State College.