Cobber linebacker Jed LaPlante tries to return an interception on an extra point try in Concordia's 29-10 loss at Bethel.
Another Batch of Turnovers!





(2-2/0-2 MIAC)





(3-1/2-0 MIAC)

Game 4:

Sept. 26, 2009

1 p.m.

Royal Stadium

Arden Hills, MN.




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Courtesy of, Release: September 26, 2009

Concordia vs. Bethel Box Score - Now Online!


1st - 07:58 - BU - Matt Wetherell 30 yd field goal
1st - 05:58 - BU - Quick 53 yd pass from Flannery (k blckd)
1st - 03:59 - CC - Andrew Larson 12 yd run (Hauser kick)
2nd - 10:31 - BU - Quick 34 yd pass from Aakre (pass int)
2nd - 00:40 - BU - Quick 10 pass from Aakre (Wetherell k)
3rd - 08:48 - CC - Carl Hauser 26 yd field goal
3rd - 01:41 - BU - Quick 35 yd pass from Velo (Wetherell k)


Key Plays of the Game: Bethel tossed a pair of unconventional TD passes in the game. The Royals scored on a halfback pass and then on a double pass. The first non-QB pass came from running back Logan Flannery when he hit Joel Quick for a 53-yard score in the first quarter. Wide receiver Reid Velo finished off the scoring in the game when he took a backwards pass and then fired a 36-yard strike to Quick with 1:41 left in the third quarter.

The Leader: Bethel wide receiver Joel Quick caught four touchdown passes on the day and accounted for all four BU scores. He finished with six catches for 149 yards and four TD's.


ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (09/26/09)-- Despite the discrepancy in yards gained, time of possession and long touchdown passes, Concordia still had a chance to gain a positive outcome over Bethel in Arden Hills on Saturday if not for one key reoccurring theme - turnovers. For the second straight week, the Cobbers committed costly turnovers close to the Royal goal line and lost 29-10. Concordia coughed the ball up five times on Saturday and could never recover as they fell for the second straight week. CC is now 2-2 overall and 0-2 in conference play. Bethel wins for the second straight week and is now 2-0 in the MIAC and 3-1 in all games.

The game turned on several plays as Bethel used a big-play offense to come away with the win. The Cobbers allowed three touchdown passes of at least 30 yards. Two of the long TD strikes were unconventional. Bethel running back Logan Flannery threw a halfback pass for 53 yards in the first quarter that gave BU a 9-0 lead and then wide receiver Reid Velo took a backwards pass and then threw a 35-yard touchdown strike for the final score of the game in the third quarter.

Between those two scores, Concordia had a trio of chances to stay in the game but turned the ball over twice and missed a short field goal on another occasion. For the game the Cobbers committed five turnovers, with two coming inside the Bethel 25-yard line. The first missed scoring chance came in the second quarter with CC trailing 15-7. The Cobbers failed to convert on third-and-two at the Bethel 6-yard line and then had a 26-yard field goal blocked.

After the Royals scored another TD, the Cobbers had a chance to get to within one touchdown late in the second quarter but a BU interception at their own 25-yard line ended a CC threat at the end of the first half.

In the third quarter, Concordia forced a fumble and had the ball at the Bethel 24-yard line. A second interception on the very next play stopped any momentum that the Cobbers had from the turnover. CC then had two more turnovers to stop drives before the Royals tacked on the final score of the game to make it 29-10.

For the game Bethel outgained Concordia 451-193 in total offense and held a 36:51 to 23:09 in time of possession. The Royals were 16-for-26 for 245 passing yards marking the first time in 2009 that an opponent has thrown for over 200 yards against the Cobbers.

Andrew Larson led the Concordia offense. He rushed the ball 19 times and gained 73 yards. He was also 9-for-18 for 68 passing yards. Jake Krause caught three passes for 35 yards.

Joel Quick scored all four of the Bethel touchdowns. He caught two TD passes from Royal QB Josh Aakre and one from Flannery and Velo. Quick finished the game with six catches for 149 yards. Flannery ran the ball 21 times and gained a game-high 123 yards. Aakre was 14-for-24 for 157 yards.

Linebacker Guy Rudolph led the CC defense with a game-high 10 tackles. He had nine solo tackles in the game. Troy Henne had six tackles and the lone CC fumble recovery. Justin Hensch and Jake Uphus each had a team-high two tackles for a loss.

Concordia will have a week off before returning to action when they play at St. Thomas on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m.