The MSU football team has only started 7-0 once in the programs 86 year history.
That was just three years ago in 2009.
Saturday afternoon the Mavericks were looking to match that mark when they hosted Southwest Minnesota State...a Mustang squad that has never beat the Mavs.
MSU ran into problems early with a missed field goal and an interception that led to Southwest Minnesota State getting on the board first when Tyler Peschong finds Anthony Dean and Dean will not only make the catch, but is off to the races...75 yards for the touchdown, 7-0 Mustangs.
Both teams would add a field goals in the 2nd quarter and the Mavericks would tie it just before halftime when Jon Wolf pitches to Andy Pfeiffer who is in for the score 10-10 at the break.
2nd half looked like the Mustangs would finally get that first win against the Mavs as Peschong tries for Dean once again in the 3rd quarter, it is deflected, but Dean grabs it for the T-D.
4th quarter Southwest looking to pad its lead and that is what they would do as Gannon Moore rushes 24 yards to paydirt 24-10 Mustangs with just over 7 ½ minutes left.
MSU would have its back to the wall, but gets a spark when they drive down the field in a minute-16 capped by Wolf calling his own number for the 6-yard touchdown run...not bad for a guy just coming back from a high ankle sprain...and it is a one score game.
The Mavericks top ranked defense would force SMSU to punt to get it back and this time MSU goes 70 yards on six plays in 39 seconds with Wolf finding Adam Thielen for the score in the back of the endzone and it is a tie ball game after the extra point, 24-all.
It would go to overtime with the Mustangs winning the toss and electing to defend first, but instead on the first play Pfeiffer takes it 25 yards to the house...31-24 Mavericks.
Southwest would look to answer and they do on an eight play drive with Peschong hitting Cody Condon for the 8-yard touchdown to send it to a 2nd overtime.
Mustangs would start with it and on 4th down decide not to kick the field goal, instead Peschong's pass is dropped by Moore, giving the ball back to MSU.
The Mavericks would face 4th down too, but they turn to Sam Brockshus who had become the 4th MSU player to score over 200 points in his career earlier in the game, and he splits the uprights on the 20 yarder, as MSU dodges a bullet to win 34-31 and improve to 7-0 on the year.