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1936 through 2003
1936 W 33 0
1937 W 16 6
1938 L 7 27
1939 Did Not Play
1940 L 0 19
1941 L 0 7
1942 W 26 13
1943 Did Not Play
1944 Did Not Play
1945 Did Not Play
1946 Did Not Play
1947 Did Not Play
1949 L 12 20
1950 L 7 20
1951 Did Not Play
1952 W 21 7
1953 W 7 6
1954 Did Not Play
1955 W 64 14
1956 W 38 0
1957 W 49 6
1958 W 14 8
1959 W 58 0
1960 W 54 16
1961 W 44 0
1962 W 34 0
1963 W 8 0
1964 W 30 0
1965 L 15 28
1966 L 7 20
1967 W 24 14
1968 L 7 32
1969 W 34 6
1970 W 23 21
1971 W 16 6
1972 W 35 14
1973 W 23 20
1974 W 23 6
1975 L 2 3
1976 W 24 2
1977 W 35 6
1978 W 31 13
1979 W 45 20
1980 W 34 8
1981 W 24 6
1982 W 2 0
1983 L 3 14
1984 L 15 26
1985 W 23 21
1986 W 19 3
1987 W 28 24
1988 W 41 38
1989 L 19 20
1990 W 17 14
1991 L 20 30
1992 W 10 0
1993 W 36 33
1994 W 6 0
1995 W 27 3
1996 W 27 26
1997 W 45 19
1998 W 38 0
1999 W 14 6
2000 W 26 9
2001 W 25 7
2002 W 40 7
2003 W 57 14
Total CC 46-13
Football Gameday Central
OCTOBER 9, 2004 vs. Hamline University - 1:00PM
2003 Game Recap - 2003 Box Score
5: Hamline Pipers (1-2 MIAC, 2-2) at #13 Concordia College Cobbers
(3-0 MIAC, 4-0)
The Starting Lineups:
Cobbers vs. Pipers Stat Breakdown (Overall Games)
Cobbers vs. Pipers 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.
Donavon Larson enters
his fourth season as the Pipers head coach. Larson brings 37 years of coaching
experience that will lead the Pipers to MIAC title contention. In his three
previous seasons, Larson has compiled a 7-23 record.
About Last Year
MOORHEAD-- The Cobbers scored three times in the opening four minutes of the game to take a 19-0 lead, and never looked back, racking up 598 yards in total offense and beating Hamline 57-14.
Concordia took the opening kickoff and marched 73 yards in just five plays to take a 6-0 lead. Jeremy Hinderks scored the touchdown on a two-yard run. On the next Hamline possession, the snap on the punt was low and Josh Vickerman scooped up the loose ball and ran 15 yards for the score, putting the Cobbers up 12-0. On the next Hamline possession, Vickerman went to work again, this time intercepting a pass and returning it 42 yards for his second touchdown in less than a minute, giving the Cobbers a 19-0 lead. When the Cobber offense finally got to touch the ball again, they scored again, on another two-yard run by Hinderks, putting the Cobbers in front 26-0 after the first quarter.
The Cobbers scored twice more in the second quarter, first on a nine-yard run by quarterback Ryan Hebrink, and then on a 21-yard field goal by Brian Halverson with time running out in the half. The field goal gave the Cobbers a 36-0 halftime lead. Hamline got on the scoreboard early in the second half, on a 16-yard pass from Andy Gagnon to Dan Ryks to pull to within 36-7, but the Cobbers struck back on a 65-yard strike from Hebrink to Shawn Reile to lead 43-7. The Pipers pulled out a big play of their own to make the score 43-14 after three quarters, on a 50-yard pass from Gagnon to Jeff Hanger. The Cobber reserves scored twice in the final quarter, on a 60-yard pass from Jacob Odermann to Chad Worthington and on a four-yard run by Kevin Williamson to finish the scoring at 57-14.
The Cobber offense fired
on all cylinders, amassing almost 600 yards of total offense, including
402 on the ground. 15 different Cobbers carried the ball, and eight had
runs of 10 yards or more. Quarterback Ryan Hebrink led the way,
gaining 122 yards on 10 carries. He also completed 3 of 10 passes for 126
yards and a touchdown.
Shawn Reile led the receivers with 102 yards
on two catches and a touchdown. For the Pipers, quarterback Andy Gagnon
paced the team, completing 18 of 33 passes for 202 yards and two
touchdowns. Receiver Dan Ryks caught 7 passes for 71 yards and a touchdown.
Concordia leads the overall series between the two teams 46-13-0
Concordia has won the last
12 meetings between the two teams. The last time the Pipers prevailed was
in 1991. The last time they won at “The Jake” was back in 1984…last year’s
57 points by the Cobbers was the third highest single game point total.
The most points ever scored by a team in a single game is 64. That occurred
in Concordia’s 64-14 win in 1955…the most points scored by both teams in
a single game is 79. Concordia beat Hamline 41-38 in 1988…there have been
13 shutouts in the series - the Cobbers have shutout the Pipers 11 times
in the series and Hamline has posted two blankings. The last time there
was a shutout in the series was in 1998 when Concordia won 38-0...the last
time the Cobbers were shutout in the series was in 1941 when the Pipers
prevailed 7-0...the lowest scoring contest in the series was a 2-0 forfeit
win for the Cobbers in 1982.
The Marquee Match-Up - Cobber "Hands" Players vs. Hamline Defense
Today's match-up pits the Cobber "skill" players against the Hamline defense. The Pipers are currently leading the league in takeaways, as they have forced nine turnovers in their first three MIAC games. Last week against St. John's, Hamline forced four turnovers. Overall this season, the Pipers have caused opponents to cough up the ball 13 times.
One of the keys for the Cobbers this year has been their ability to take care of the ball and not let the other team gain momentum by getting a "short" field. Concordia has only turned over the ball four times in their first three MIAC games - all of which have been fumbles. Of those four fumbles, two have resulted in touchdowns for the opposing team. Last week the Gusties returned the fumble recovery for a TD and against Carleton, the Knights' possession after the fumble led directly to a TD. Also, all four of the Cobber fumbles have occurred in Concordia's own half of the field.
If Hamline is able to continue
their thieving ways, and the Cobbers cough the ball up close to their own
goalline, then Concordia could be in for a long afternoon.
Concordia has won their last two Homecoming games, and eight of their last 10. The Cobbers are also 13-2 in their last 15 Homecoming tilts and 18-2 in their last 20. The only two losses have come at the hands of Bethel in 2001 and St. Thomas in 1993…the Cobbers are 3-0 against Hamline in the past 20 years on Homecoming. The Pipers have been the Cobbers‘ Homecoming opponent in two of the last four seasons…this year in the MIAC, only Carleton will be a Homecoming opponent more than once. The Knights play at St. Olaf’s Homecoming today and then at St. Thomas’ festivities on October 23…only St. John’s and Bethel will not play at an opponent’s Homecoming in 2004.
And Then There Were 27!
Concordia is one of only 27 teams in NCAA Division III football that remain unbeaten. 229 teams started the year with dreams of an undefeated season and only a handful remain. The Cobbers are joined by the likes of UW-Platteville, UW-Stout, Linfield and Whitworth.
Concordia has a chance to score 40 points for the third consecutive game against the Pipers. The Cobbers beat Carleton 40-15 and then outlasted Gustavus 42-27. The last time that Cobber team put up three straight 40-point games was back in 1995 when they scored over 40 points in four straight games. In that stretch, Concordia beat Gustavus 48-6, downed Carleton 41-9, bettered St. Olaf 48-16 and pounded Macalester 49-6. The streak was stopped by St. John's when the Cobbers and Johnnies hooked up for a 14-14 tie. In the '95 season, Concordia and tied St. John's for the MIAC championship.
Spurred by the offensive showcase against Gustavus, several Concordia players made huge leaps in the national statistical charts. Quarterback Brian Schumacher made the biggest jump of the week. From not being among the top 35 in passing efficiency, he leapfrogged all the way to 5th (176.8). Andrew Passanante is now 19th in receiving yards per game (103.3) and tied for 22nd in receptions per game (6.8). He is also 15th in punt return average (14.4). Kicker Brian Halverson slid from first to fourth in field goals per game (1.8). Defensively, Josh Dietz is tied for 6th in solo tackles (8.3) and his linebacking partner, Doug Runke, is tied for 20th in forced fumbles (0.5).
As a team, Concordia ranks seventh in total defense (206.5) and ninth in rushing defense (61.8). The Cobbers are also 22nd in average points allowed (13.0) and 28th in turnover margin (+1.5).
Hamline has four individuals among the national leaders. Punter Ryan Laube is 20th in punt average (39.3). The other three all come from the defensive side of the ball. Tyler Schultz is tied for 28th in interceptions per game (0.8) and tied for 29th in total tackles (12.0). Darryl Sledge and Jordan Below are tied for 20th in forced fumbles (0.5).
The only category that the
Pipers show up in as a team is pass efficiency defense. Hamline is 28th,
limiting opponent QB's to an 86.9 per game rating.
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: 2004 vs. Gustavus, 511 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: 2004 vs. Gustavus, 42-27
By Opponent: 2003, Menlo College, 44-41
Cobber Individual Offense
200 Yards Rushing
By Cobbers: 1995 vs. St. Olaf College, Kyle Odermann, 214 yards
By Opponent: 2001, Gustavus, Andy Traetow, 209 yards
100 Yard Receiving Game
By Cobbers: 2004 vs. Gustavus, Andrew Passanante, 141 yards
By Opponent: 2003, St. John’s, Blake Elliot, 132 yards
300 Yard Passing Game
By Cobbers: 2003 vs. St. Olaf College, Ryan Hebrink, 304 yards
By Opponent: 2003, Menlo College, Frank Borba, 333 yards
4 Touchdowns Rushing
By Cobbers: 1995 vs. St. Olaf College, Kyle Odermann
By Opponent: 1998, MSU-Moorhead, Tony Duerr (5)
5 Touchdowns Passing
By Cobbers: 2004 vs. Gustavus, Brian Schumacher
By Opponent: 1998, Gustavus, Bob Southworth
4 Touchdowns Receiving
By Cobbers: 1987 vs. Hamline, Terry Horan
By Opponent: ?
Cobber Individual Defense
20 or More Tackles
By Cobbers: 2003 vs. St. John’s, Josh Dietz, 20
By Opponent: 2003, Bethel, Sam Lacy, 20
5 or More Sacks
By Cobbers: 1999 vs. Hamline, Mark Hankel, 5
By Opponent: 2000, St. John’s, Brian Zirbes, 6
3 or More Interceptions
By Cobbers: 1994 vs. Hamline, Stu Lang, 3
By Opponent: 2002, St. John’s, Jeremy Goltz, 3
Cobber Individual/Special Teams:
Kickoff Returned for a Touchdown
By Cobbers: 2003, vs. St. Olaf College, Bobby Clark, 85 yards
By Opponent 2002, Bethel College, John Kilde, 91 yards
Punt Returned for a Touchdown
By Cobbers: 2002, vs. Hamline, Bobby Clark, 70 yards
By Opponent 1997, Bethel College, Kirk Midthun, 70 yards
Extra Point Blocked
By Cobbers: 2003 vs. Augsburg, Josh Vickerman
By Opponent: 2003, Hamline University
Field Goal Over 40 Yards
By Cobbers: 2003 vs. Carleton College, 40 yards, Brian Halverson
By Opponent: 2003, Bethel College, Paul Tschetter, 52 yards
3 Field Goals
By Cobbers: 2004, vs. MSU-Moorhead, Brian Halverson
By Opponents: 1998, Augsburg College, Martin Hlinka (4)
News and Notes
He was part of the offense that racked up 511 total yards. That is the most yards given up by a Gustavus team in an MIAC game since October 19, 2002.
Schumacher has not thrown a single interception all season long.
Passanante totaled 13 catches, 141 yards and two touchdowns. For his efforts he was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week. He currently leads the MIAC in receptions per game (6.67), total receptions (20) and receiving yards per game (81.7).
Reile ended up hauling in nine balls for 105 yards and two TD’s. He is currently tied for second in the league in receptions per game (5.00), tied for second in total receptions (15) and third in receiving yards per game (67.7).
And It Keeps Getting Better!
Concordia is the only unbeaten team left in the MIAC and their 4-0 start marks the best beginning to a season since the 1997 campaign when they went 6-0 to start the year.
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. This is the best start for a Cobber team under current head coach Terry Horan.
Top Cobber Starts in the
Past 40 Years:
Welcome New Hall of Fame
Hashley won three straight MIAC heavyweight wrestling championships from ’71-73’ and was a three time All- Lutheran heavyweight champion. Gulsvig was All-MIAC and NAIA All District 13 in basketball and baseball. Stephan Storey was the point guard for the 1982 national championship women’s basketball team. Lindahl was named the MIAC Co-Most Valuable Player and was an All-America NAIA Division II honoree as an inside linebacker on the Cobber football team. Kuehl is the most prominent member of the quintet. She was a member of the U.S. Olympic Team that competed in Sydney and won the discus at the 2002 USA Track and Field Championships. She won the NCAA Division III national championship, and set a Division III championship meet record in the discus in her senior year.
News and Notes
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