|Mike Dunham throws the ball for one of his two TD's in the game. He was 19-for-35 for 244 yards all in the 4th quarter.|
|Fourth Quarter Rally Falls Short In OT|
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: October 17, 2009
Concordia vs. Augsburg Box Score - Now Online!
1st - 2:24 - AUG - Marcus Brumm 1 yd run (kick failed)
Key Play of the Game: There was no one single play of the game, more like key quarter of the game. The Cobbers entered the fourth quarter and had 214 total offensive yards, had run 50 offensive plays, had 11 first downs and no touchdowns. In the final quarter of play Concordia put up 298 yards of total offense, ran 40 plays, recorded 17 first downs and scored two touchdowns.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (10/17/09)-- If Saturday's Homecoming football game were a 100-meter dash, Concordia would have spotted Augsburg a 70-meter head start, blasted out of the gates, caught the Auggies in the final five meters only to be nosed at the wire. In the actual game,
The Concordia offense never got on track in the first three quarters and entered the fourth with 214 total offensive yards, 11 first downs and no touchdowns. In the explosive fourth quarter, the Cobbers recorded 298 yards of offense, 17 first downs and two TD's. Concordia went from a 20-3 deficit, scored on three of their five possessions and then had a chance to win it with a field goal in the final seconds of the game. Unfortunately, the game-winning field goal was blocked at the line and the game went into overtime.
In the extra period, Augsburg scored on their possession to start the overtime. They ran four plays, completed three passes and added the extra point to make the score 27-20.
Concordia then took their turn and struggled for the entire possession. CC had a third-and-12 after their first two plays lost two yards. On the subsequent play, Augsburg was called for a holding penalty which set up a third-and-two situation. Quarterback Mike Dunham rushed for a yard which set up fourth-and-one. Justin Brantner broke off tackle and picked up five yards for a first down at the Auggie 11-yard line. That's where Concordia's victory hopes would end as a rush for no yards was followed by a pair of incomplete passes and then on fourth down, Dunham was sacked for a 16-yard loss.
In the end, Concordia threw the ball 58 times in the game which sets a school record for most passes in a single game. The Cobbers completed 29 passes which is the second most in program history. CC also ran 98 total plays in the game which is also the second best in school history. Concordia had 500 yards of total offense. The Cobbers gained 118 yards on the ground and threw for 382. The 382 passing yards is also second most in the history of the program.
Dunham was the offensive spark plug for the Cobbers. He entered the game in the fourth quarter and went 19-for-35 for 244 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 34 yards. His 35 attempts in one quarter is a Cobber record.
Concordia had three different receivers with six catches on the day. Jake Krause had six catches for a game-high 97 yards and caught one TD. Bronson Shepherd had six receptions for 88 yards and Chris Gilson made six catches for 67 yards. Zach Weller caught the other TD for the Cobbers and finished with four receptions for 77 yards.
Cobber defensive back Xavier Carroll led the team with 7.0 tackles. Linebacker Jed LaPlante and lineman Travis Aufderheide had two tackles for a loss each. LaPlante, Perry Patterson, Troy Henne and Zach Debeltz all finished with 6.0 tackles each.
Concordia will try to put an end to their four-game losing skid when they host Hamline on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m.