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SEPTEMBER 13, 2003 at GUSTAVUS - 1:00PM

 2003 Concordia Football Line Score
Teams 1st 2nd
Concordia 0 10
Gustavus 2 0
 Cobbers defense holds Gusties to 32 yards of rushing.
Cobbers scoring:
Halverson FG, Oehlers 4-yd yun, Reile 19-yd catch, Oehlers 1-yd run

Game 2: Concordia College Cobbers (1-0) at Gustavus Adolphus College (0-1)
Location: Hollingsworth Field (1,500) - St. Peter, MN
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m.
Radio: Live on KVOX 1280-AM 
TV: None
Internet: www.gocobbers.com
Tickets: 507-933-7617 
Series: Gustavus leads series, 40-30-2

Series Background:
In 2002, the Cobber defense held the Gusties to under 300 yards of total offense, 84 yards of rushing offense and only 14 points. 

Gustvaus leads the overall series 40-30-2. They are one of only two teams in the MIAC that holds an edge over the Cobbers. St. John's is the other conference team that has won more games in their series with the Cobbers. 

Despite trailing in the overall series, Concordia has dominated in the past 11 years. The Cobbers have won 8 times in the past 11 meetings. Last year, Concordia bolted to a 14-0 lead late in the second quarter and then held on to win 20-14 at Jake Christiansen Stadium. Bobby Clark scored two touchdowns and ran for 63 yards. Jeremy Hinderks was the team's workhorse on the ground. He ran the ball 13 times and picked up 88 yards. Quarterback Ryan Hebrink scored Concordia's third touchdown and combined to pick up 170 yards of total offense. 

In 2001, the Gustavus offense  amassed 500 yards of total offense en route to a 42-28 victory over Concordia. Running back Andy Traetow led the way for the Gusties, picking up 209 rushing yards on 27 carries and one touchdown, as well as catching 5 passes for 74  yards. Quarterback Joe Thorvig completed 19 of 41 passes, including four  touchdown tosses, two to Chris Greavu, and one each to Ryan Hoag and Jeff Pelant. Pelant also scored a rushing touchdown for the Gusties.

The last time Concordia won at Gustavus was in 1996 when Concordia jumped out to a 24-0 lead at the half and cruised to a 31-6 win over Gustavus in St. Peter.  The game was the MIAC opener for both teams. Tory Langemo got the scoring off to an early start with a 69 yard TD on a pass from Ethan Pole with 10:47 left in the first quarter. 

The Cobbers' 305 yard ground attack was led by Eli Schuff's 141 rushing yards on 29 carries, including a 46 yard run to set up the Cobbers' second touchdown early in the second quarter. Senior fullback Mike Flinn came off the bench to wrack up 85 yards on 11 carries and Mike Halvorson gained 60 on 13 carries, including that second quarter TD on a 5 yards run. 

Rookie Clayton Horgen hit a 42 yard field goal, the first of his career, to make it 17-0with 3:53 left in the second quarter. Then Flinn banged one in from 3 yards to make it 24-0 at the half. 

Craig Gilbert  led the Cobber defense with 12 tackles. The Cobbers held the Gusties to just 60 yards rushing on 22 carries and 233 yards total. 

The Starting Lineups:
Gustavus Gusties (0-1)
Pos # Name               Yr Ht   Wt
QB 07 Sean Smith         Sr 6-0  182 
RB 05 Drew Stifter       So 5-10 200 
RB 45 Adam Nelson        Sr 5-11 195 
WR 08 Sean M.Smith       Jr 6-3  180 
WR 80 Kurt Bauerly       Sr 6-1  185 
TE 89 Nick Teigland      Sr 6-6  250 
LT 72 Joe Atkinson       So 6-5  290
LG 67 Chris Holsworth    Sr 6-3  270 
C  61 Adam Stubbendick   Sr 6-0  245 
RG 64 Chris Pelzel       Sr 6-0  240
RT 70 Anders Haugen      Jr 6-5  295 
Pos  # Name              Yr Ht   Wt 
OLB 04 Sean Gremmels     Fr 5-10 170 
OLB 98 Spencer Cone      Sr 6-0  210
MLB 99 Isaac Sieling     Jr 6-2  220 
CB  32 Matt Diercks      Sr 5-10 185 
FS  30 Greg Baldus       Sr 5-11 195 
ROV 49 Tyler Vrieze      Sr 5-10 192 
CB  29 Loren Havemeier   So 5-10 200 
DE  75 Dan Myers         Sr 6-3  220
DT  91 Chris Cornwell    So 6-3  258
DT  94 Karl Spilseth     Jr 6-4  255
DE  90 Kris Storvick     Jr 6-3  235 
Special Teams 
Pos    # Name             Yr Ht   Wt 
S     61 Adam Stubbendick Sr 6-0  245 
H     11 Tim Nesvig       Fr 6-3  183 
P     30 Greg Baldus      Sr 5-11 195
PK    01 Kase Niles       Fr 6-1  160
PR    21 Brian Evans      Fr 5-10 165
KR    29 Loren Havemeier  So 5-10 200
Concordia Cobbers (1-0)
Pos # Name               Yr Ht   Wt 
QB 10 Ryan Hebrink       Sr 6-3  210 
RB 06 Bobby Clark        Sr 5-9  195 
RB 34 Ed Oehlers         Jr 5-11 215 
RB 27 Travis Christensen Jr 6-0  210 
WR 07 Andrew Passanante  Jr 6-3  195 
WR 80 Shawn Reile        Jr 6-1  175 
LT 74 Nick Didier        Jr 6-3  255 
LG 71 Lance Mumm         Sr 6-0  260 
C  50 Jason Kelly        Jr 5-10 260 
RG 52 Mitch Maxwell      Sr 6-0  265 
RT 63 Ryan Johnson       So 6-3  255 
Pos  # Name              Yr Ht   W 
SLB 31 Kade Birkeland    Sr 6-0  225 
MLB 16 Doug Runke        Jr 6-2  220 
WLB 43 Josh Dietz        Jr 6-1  215 
SCB 04 Josh Vickerman    Sr 6-0  180 
ROV 47 Eric Preszler     Jr 6-2  200 
FS  19 Tanner RadermacherSo 6-2  185 
WCB 09 Jordan Talge      Jr 5-11 180 
DE  99 Adam Campbell     Jr 6-3  245 
DT  97 Andrew Campbell   Sr 6-4  260 
NG  94 Evan Emmerich     Jr 6-2  255 
DE  40 Todd Hann         Sr 6-0  220 
Special Teams
Pos   #  Name             Yr Ht   Wt 
S     86 Daylon Faber     Sr 6-2  195
H     09 Jordan Talge     Jr 5-11 180 
P/KO  25 Lucas Draxten    Jr 6-5  185 
PK    38 Brian Halverson  So 6-1  170 
PK    25 Lucas Draxten    Jr 6-5  185
PR/KR 06 Bobby Clark      Sr 5-9  195

Gustavus Gameday Preview: (courtesy Gustavus SID)
The Gustavus football team welcomes Concordia College to Lloyd Hollingsworth Field on Saturday, September 13 for the 2003 MIAC opener for both squads. The Gusties will be attempting to rebound from last week's 37-34 heartbreaking double overtime setback at Buena Vista. The Cobbers defeated MSU-Moorhead 42-28 Saturday and are riding a three-game winning streak that dates back to last season.

When these two teams met a year ago in Moorhead, Concordia edged the Gusties 20-14. With the scoreboard knotted up at 13 points apiece midway through the fourth quarter, Cobber quarterback Ryan Hebrink ran for a six-yard touchdown to reclaim the lead for the maroon and gold after Gustavus had rallied from a 14-0 deficit to tie the score. Concordia controlled the line of scrimmage that day, out-rushing Gustavus 237-84. The Cobbers also had nearly an eight-minute edge in time of possession.

A Glimpse of the Gusties: Gustavus was edged 37-34 in double overtime by Buena Vista last weekend to begin the 2003 season. The Gusties and Beavers entered overtime tied at 24-24. After the two squads traded touchdowns in the first overtime period, Gustavus was forced to settle for a 32-yard Kase Niles field goal to take a 34-31 lead in the second overtime. The Gustie defense was unable to keep Buena Vista from scoring as the Beavers hooked up for a 14-yard touchdown pass in the back corner of the end zone to claim the three-point non-conference victory. Quarterback Sean Smith ended the afternoon 25-of-43 through the air for 232 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. Drew Stifter led the Gustavus ground attack with a career-high 98 yards on 24 carriers. Invert Tyler Vrieze had an impressive outing, recording a team-best 11 tackles. He also returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter to give the Gusties a 14-0 lead. 

Gustavus, which has posted a winning season each of the past six years, enters the conference portion of its schedule with 28 letterwinners and nine starters returning from last year's squad. With last year's leading receiver, rusher, and tackler and five all-conference players total lost to graduation, the Gusties will be relying upon fresh talent to fill numerous holes on the field. 

Offensively, the Gusties will rely on the right arm of senior quarterback Sean Smith who set the single season school record for highest completion percentage last year, and the experience of an offensive line that returns three starters from last year. Coach Jud Keim's defense brings back four starters and numerous letterwinners from a unit that gave up the third fewest points in the conference a year ago.

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