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Football Gameday Central
SEPTEMBER 25, 2004 vs. Carleton College - 1:00PM
2003 Game Recap - 2003 Box Score
3: Carleton College Knights (0-1, 0-2) at Concordia College Cobbers
The Starting Lineups:
Cobbers vs. Carleton Preview
Concordia head coach Terry Horan (Concordia ’89) is in his fourth year as head football coach at Concordia College. Last season he helped the Cobbers to a 7-3 overall mark and a 6-2 MIAC record. In 2002 he was named the MIAC Coach of the Year as he guided the Cobbers to a second place finish. In his first three seasons at the helm, he has compiled a 17-8 conference record and a 19-11 overall mark. ]
Chris Brann enters his fourth season as Carleton's head football coach in 2004. Brann, who took over the Knights' program prior to the 2001 season, led the Knights to their best record in seven years in 2003 as the Knights won their final three games of the season. His recruiting classes have been among the largest in program history and the Knights have produced two All-Americans during Brann's short tenure.
The Marquee Matchup - Cobber Defense vs. Wade Thompson
Today's marquee matchup pits the Cobber defense against Carleton running back Wade Thompson.
The Cobbers enter the game as the league's top team against the run. The Cobbers, after limiting St. Thomas to only 14 rushing yards, hav only allowed 103 rushing yards in their first two games.
Carleton’s Wade Thompson, a sophomore from Peterson, Minn., is the team’s premiere running back. He ranks third in the MIAC overall statistics with 92.5 yards rushing per game. In Carleton’s first game against Lake Forest he rolled up 152 yards rushing on 25 carries and one touchdown and was named the MIAC Player of the Week.
Several Concordia players have popped up among the early leaders in national statistical categories. Brian Halverson is tied for first in field goals per game (2.5). Elsewhere on offense, Andrew Passanante ranks 26th in receiving yards per game (100.5) and 13th in total punt returns (16). On the defensive side of the ball, Josh Dietz is tied for seventh in solo tackles (8.5) and tied for ninth in total tackles (13.5). Tanner Radermacher is currently tied for 12th in interceptions per game (1.0).
As a team, the Cobbers are tied for seventh in scoring defense (5.0 pts. allowed per game), 11th in total defense (181.5 yds/game), 16th in rushing defense (51.5), 19th in pass efficiency defense (75.7) and tied for 20th in turnover margin (2.0).
Carleton also has several individual players among the national statistical leaders. Offensively, running back Wade Thompson is tied for 24th in average yards per kick return (27.7). The Knights have more players in the national scene on the defensive side. Dan Karlgaard and Luke Muellerleile are tied for 11th in passes defended (2.5) and Karlgaard is tied for 12th in interceptions (1.0). Randy Foss and Nick Brokke are tied for 32nd in forced fumbles (0.5), Adam Witt is tied for 34th in sacks (1.3). Finally, Muellerleile, Carleton's punter, ranks 17th in punting average (40.4)
About Last Year (From the Carleton SID)
Quarterback Ryan Hebrink and tailback Robert Clark rushed for 127 and 113 yards, respectively, keying a Concordia ground game that racked up 375 yards rushing as the Cobbers beat host Carleton College 45-7 at Laird Stadium.
The Cobbers (3-1, 2-1 MIAC) scored on their final five possessions of the first half. Hebrink tallied 120 yards rushing in the first half alone, while Clark posted 113 rushing yards over the first 30 minutes as the Cobbers posted 335 yards of total offense in leading 35-0 at the break.
Carleton (0-3, 0-3 MIAC) forced a three-and-out on Concordia's first drive and got the ball back on downs on the Cobbers' second drive. Facing a fourth-and-three from its own 40-yard line midway through the first quarter, Carleton attempted a fake punt, but Concordia' Travis Almquist sniffed out the play, bringing Carleton's Wade Thompson down two yards shy of the first down.
The Cobbers needed only five plays to score the first touchdown of the game, as Hebrink rushed four times for 35 yards, including the final 12 yards for a score. The Cobber defense forced a three-and-out on Carleton's next drive, and the Cobber offense converted the short field into a Hebrink to Andrew Passanante four-yard scoring toss. Hebrink's 25-yard scamper put the Cobbers on the doorstep.
Concordia's most sustained drive of the day game early in the second, as the Cobbers embarked on a 12-play, 86-yard drive, capped by Jeremy Hinderks three-yard plunge. From there, two Cobbers interceptions led to touchdowns. Josh Dietz stepped in front of a Ben Cooprider pass at the Concordia 35-yard line, and seven plays later Hebrink and Passanante hooked up from 10 yards out. Eric Preszler picked off Cooprider on Carleton's ensuing drive, giving the Cobbers the ball at the Carleton 30 with 1:14 remaining in the half. Clark rushed for 14 yards and a face mask on Carleton left the Cobbers with first-and-goal from the 11. Clark rushed two more times, the final one from seven yards out to give the Cobbers a comfortable 35-0 halftime lead.
The Cobbers tacked on a Brian Halverson 40-yard field goal early in the third quarter and a Travis Christensen one-yard run late in the fourth. Wade Thompson's 17-yard burst for Carleton midway through the fourth accounted for the hosts only score.
The Cobbers outgained Carleton 468-262, converted 7-of-13 third downs and notched three sacks to go with the two interceptions. They held Carleton's Erik Fisher, the sixth-ranked rusher in the nation at more than 170 yards per game, to a meager 26 yards on 16 carries.
Tanner Radermacher led the Cobbers' defense with eight tackles, seven solo. Matt Martinson tallied two sacks and five total tackles. Dan Karlgaard led the Knight's defensive effort with 13 tackles and Matt Bond and Andrew Wild added 11 tackles each.
Concordia leads the overall series between the two teams 17-5-0.
Concordia has won the last 11 games in the series. The last time the Knights won was in 1991...There have only been two shutouts in the series. In 2001 when the Cobbers won 35-0 and in the series opener in 1921 when Concordia beat the Knights 74-0…After the 1921 game, the two teams did not play again until 1983. They have played every year since then…The 74 points scored by the Cobbers in 1921 is the record for the most points scored by a single team in the series…The record for most points scored by both teams in a single game is 76. That occurred in 1994 when Concordia won 55-21.
89th Season of Cobber Football
The 2004 season marks Concordia’s 89th year of intercollegiate football, and the Cobbers hold an all-time record of 433-246-39 …Football was started at Concordia in 1916 by Mr. A. M. Sattre. The first game for the Cobbers was against Valley City Normal. Valley City won that game 12-0…Concordia has won three national championships and won the MIAC on 17 different occasions.
The Last Time:
By Cobbers: 1999 vs. Macalester, 40-0
By Opponent: 1998 vs. St. John’s 21-0
300 Yards Rushing
By Cobbers: 2003 vs. Augsburg College, 517 yards
By Opponent: 2000, St. Thomas, 358 yards
500 Total Yards
By Cobbers: 2003 vs. St. Olaf College, 531 yards
By Opponent: 2001, St. Olaf College, 500 yards
By Cobbers: 2003 vs. Hamline 57-14
By Opponent: 2000, Bethel College, 60-21
By Cobbers: 2003 vs. Menlo College, 41-44
By Opponent: 2003, Menlo College, 44-41
Cobber Individual Offense
Cobber Individual/Special Teams:
News and Notes
Life’s Just a Kick in
Gimme That and That and
Even Better Beginnings
The longest winning streak to open a season in the past 20 years is eight games. The 1988 Concordia team went 8-0 at the beginning of the year and finished the season by winning the MIAC title. The best start for a Cobber team under current head coach Terry Horan was last year when they went 2-0.
And If All Else Fails,
Bring In the Calvary
Holm was a standout defensive lineman for Concordia from 1998-2001. In his senior season he was named to the MIAC All-Conference First Team and was named the team's Most Valuable Defensive Lineman. After graduating in the spring of 2002, he joined the staff as a student assistant in the fall of 2002.
Holm is the defensive line coach for the Cobbers this season.
News and Notes
Pressure, What Pressure
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