The Minnesota State football team took on Tarleton State at home on Saturday in a NCAA Division II quarterfinal game. The game began in normal weather conditions and with Tarleton playing the role of underdogs, going up 10-0. Then, before the end of the first half, a snowstorm began that changed the tone of the game. A standard pitch and catch became more difficult and even moving on the field became a slippery affair. MSU slowly and methodically drove down the field, into the wind, in a 97-yard, 27-play drive that ate up 12 minutes plus on the clock. The drive was capped off by a circus catch by a falling Shane Zylstra on fourth down. The defense froze the Tarleton offense and MSU countered with a go-ahead score with 1:47 left. After a few nail-biting plays and a first down, the Maverick defense stopped Tarleton on fourth down for a thrilling come from behind victory.