By Chris Palmquist
VERMILLION, S.D.—Coming off a bye week, Northwestern survived a scare from Briar Cliff Saturday night at the DakotaDome, 24-17.
Davis Bloemendaal threw two first half touchdown passes as the Red Raiders went into the locker room with a 14-7 lead.
Northwestern has never lost to Briar Cliff, improving to 11-0 all-time against their GPAC foes.
Briar Cliff drove from their own one-yard-line with under a minute remaining, but could not get into Red Raider territory.
Northwestern improves to 3-2 (2-2) and welcomes Concordia to Orange City next Saturday with a 1 PM kick off.
Briar Cliff (2-4, 2-3) travels to Dakota State University next Saturday with a 1 PM kick off.