MOORHEAD, Minn. (9/13/10)-- Concordia junior quarterback Michael Dunham (Willmar, Minn.) and senior defensive end Perry Patterson (Blaine, Minn.) were named the MIAC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week it was announced by the league office on Monday. Both players helped the Cobbers post an impressive 42-0 win over Valley City State on Saturday.
Dunham went 12-for-16 and threw for 191 yards and three touchdowns in helping Concordia post their first win of the season. In a little over two quarters of play he tossed for scoring strikes of five yards, seven yards and 60 yards. The 60-yard TD pass to Bronson Shepherd in the first quarter was the longest touchdown from scrimmage for Concordia since the 2008 season. Dunham finished the game with a pass efficiency rating of 237.15 which is the fourth highest single game mark in program history.
In the Cobbers' first five drives of the game, that all resulted in touchdowns, Dunham was 7-for-9 and finished the second quarter by completing five straight passes.
Patterson was the leader of the Concordia defense that posted its first shutout since the 2005 season. The Cobbers held the Vikings to -17 rushing yards for the game and 133 yards in total offense for the four quarters. Patterson had a team-high eight tackles against Valley City. He also came up with 5.5 tackles for a loss and 2.0 sacks. To top his game off, he came up with one of the three forced fumbles in the game.