|Quarterback Mike Dunham scores one of the two Cobber touchdowns in Concordia's 31-17 loss at #15 UST .|
|Cobbers Fall at No.15 St. Thomas!|
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: October 10, 2009
Concordia vs. St. Thomas Box Score - Now Online!
1st - 13:34 - CC - Andrew Larson 1 yd run (C.Hauser kick)
Key Plays of the Game: It was the sequence right at the end of the third quarter that ultimately swung the game in favor of St. Thomas. Trailing 21-10 with 3:02 left in the period, the Cobbers had a punt blocked. The Tommies got a field goal on the subsequent series. On the final possession of the quarter, UST picked off a pass in their own half and returned the pick 53 yards for the back breaking score.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (10/10/09)-- It doesn't bode well for any team when the most exciting play of the game happens on the very first play. That's what happened for Concordia against No.15-ranked St. Thomas when they returned the opening kickoff 82 yards and then scored three plays later. Unfortunately that would be the majority of the scoring for the Cobbers as they fell 31-17 in St. Paul.
Jake Uphus started the game on a huge high for the Cobbers as he took the opening kickoff and raced through a huge hole and was finally brought down on the UST 3-yard line after running out of gas. Andrew Larson would punch it in from one yard out three plays later to give Concordia an early 7-0.
St. Thomas came up with one of the biggest drives of the game when they took their first possession and went 74 yards in 11 plays and capped it off with a 1-yard TD run of their own from Ben Wartman.
In between the two CC scores, St. Thomas ran off 24 straight points and put the game out of reach with a 10-point scoring sequence in the final 1:10 of the third quarter. The Tommies took a 14-10 lead at the break on the first of Colin Tobin's TD runs. Tobin would score on the first possession of the third quarter to give UST a 21-10 lead.
The score would stay that way until the pivotal plays of the game at the end of the period. Forcing the Cobbers to punt at the St. Thomas 41-yard line, David Williamson's punt was blocked by the UST end who stuck out his hand to deflect the ball. The Tommies then took the ball and went 22 yards in five plays and capped it with a 31-yard field goal. Concordia returned the kick to their own 41-yard line but then on the third play of the drive, St. Thomas picked off a pass and returned it 53 yards for the "nail-in-the-coffin" score with just :22 left to go in the quarter.
For the game, St. Thomas had 388 yards of total offense as opposed to 219 for the Cobbers. Both teams were bit by the turnover bug. Concordia threw three interceptions and had one fumble while the CC defense picked off three passes.
Concordia will return home to host Augsburg in the annual Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m.