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Series History
2003 through 2003
Year   CC Oaks
2003 L 41  44
Total CC 0-1-0


2004 Concordia Cobbers
Football Gameday Central

November 12, 2004 vs. Menlo College (Calif.) - 7:30PM
at the Fargodome
Gameday Recap
 2004 Concordia Football Line Score
Cobbers vs. Oaks
Teams 1st 2nd
Menlo 0 0
Concordia 7 7
 Cobbers finish regular season a perfect 10-0!
2004 Game Starters - Stat BreakdownGame Preview - Game News and Notes
2003 Game Recap - 2003 Box Score

Game 10: Menlo College Oaks (2-6) at Concordia College Cobbers (9-0) 
Location: Fargodome - Fargo, N.D.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.
Radio: Live on "The Fan" 1280AM in the F-M area. Larry Knutson doing the play-by-play.
Tickets: Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. All tickets are general admission. You can contact the Concordia athletic office at 218-299-4434 for advance ticket sales. Football tickets go on sale and the gates open at 6:30pm for the 7:30pm kickoff. The Fargodome has a seating capacity for 18,700 fans and several suites on both sidelines. Scoreboards hang behind both end zones.
Last Week: Concordia beat St. Olaf 50-7 (Recap). Menlo lost to Pacific Lutheran 42-21 (Recap). 
Rankings: Concordia continues to hang in the top five in the country. The Cobbers are currently ranked 4th in the latest Don Hansen Football Gazette poll. They are also ranked 4th in the poll and 7th in the AFCA poll; Menlo is not ranked. 
Don Hansen Football Gazette - - AFCA

The Starting Lineups:
Menlo Oaks (2-6)
Pos #  Name              Ht   Wt Yr  Hometown 
0T 65 Juan Alvarez       6-3 300 Sr  Campo, Ca. 
0G 54 Mike Serrano       6-4 280 Sr  La Grand, Ca. 
C  61 Jake Oliver        6-2 280 Sr  Ceres, Ca. 
OG 70 Adrian Mejia       6-2 270 Jr  Santa Ana, Ca.
OT 57 Brian Vasconcellos 6-0 250 Sr Fremont, Ca.
TE 87 Keith Marin        6-3 230 Fr  Auburn, Ca. 
WR 03 Russ Fukushima     5-9 175 Sr  Honolulu, Hi. 
WR 07 Marvin Stickel     6-3 195 Sr  Fremont, Ca. 
QB 10 Dustin Guglielmelli 6-1 195 Fr Palo Alto, Ca.
FB 35 Kevin Jones       5-11 230 Sr Hollister,Ca 
RB 02 Eddie Conner       5-11 200 So Heber, Ca.
Pos # Name              Ht   Wt  Yr Hometown 
DE 96 David French      6-3  250 Jr Suisan City, Ca
DT 91 Bryan Lohman      5-11 190 Sr Oakley, Ca.
DT 92 Kalani Siliga     5-10 250 Jr Papaikou, Hi.
DE 55 Alex Ogle         6-1  240 Fr Honolulu, Hi.
LB 31 Matt Price        6-0  225 So Newark, Ca.
LB 42 Kenny Wolfe       6-1  225 Sr Hayward, Ca.
LB 04 Scott Mueller     6-0  220 Jr Santa Clara, Ca
CB 24 Michael Johnson   5-9  180 Fr Oakland, Ca.
S  06 John North        5-11 200 Sr San Jose, Ca.
S  33 Richard Vedder    6-1  175 Fr Eugene, Or.
CB 09 Galen Perry       5-10 180 So Salinas, Ca.
Special Teams
Pos # Name              Ht   Wt  Yr  Hometown 
P  18 Ray DeSenna       5-9  160 Sr  Vallejo, Ca. 
K  18 Ray DeSenna       5-9  160 Sr  Vallejo, Ca.
LS 92 Kalani Siliga     5-10 250 Jr  Papaikou, Hi. KR 09 Galen Perry       5-10 180 So  Salinas, Ca.
PR 09 Galen Perry       5-10 180 So  Salinas, Ca.
H  03 Russ Fukushima    5-9  175 Sr  Honolulu, Hi.
Concordia Cobbers (9-0)
Pos #  Name             Yr  Ht   Wt 
QB  18 Brian Schumacher Jr  6-3  210 
RB  27 Travis Christensen Sr 6-0 215 
RB  46 Ed Oehlers       Sr  5-11 220 
RB  01 Tyler Anderson   Jr  5-10 185 
WR  07 Andrew Passanante Sr 6-3  200 
WR  80 Shawn Reile      Sr  6-1  180
LT  74 Nicholas Didier  Sr  6-3  275
LG  72 Matt McCallum    So  6-4  275 
C   54 David Uselman    Jr  6-2  335 
RG  50 Jason Kelly      Sr  5-11 260 
RT  63 Ryan Johnson     Jr  6-3  275 
Pos #  Name             Yr  Ht   Wt 
DE  99 Adam Campbell    Sr  6-3  255 
DT  90 Travis Almquist  Jr  6-2  240 
NG  94 Evan Emmerich    Sr  6-2  265 
DE  55 Greg Mantz       Jr  6-2  240 
SLB 24 Ross Hebrink     Jr  6-1  210 
MLB 16 Doug Runke       Sr  6-2  225 
WLB 43 Josh Dietz       Sr  6-1  220 
WCB 09 Jordan Talge     Sr  5-11 185 
ROV 19 Tanner Radermacher Jr 6-2 190 
FS  47 Eric Preszler    Sr  6-2  190 
SCB 29 Eric Svobodny    Jr  6-0  180 
Special Teams
Pos   #  Name             Yr  Ht   Wt 
LS    80 Shawn Reile      Sr  6-1  180 
S     14 Jeff Aasgaard    Fr  6-3  195 
H     09 Jordan Talge     Sr  5-11 185
P/KO  25 Lucas Draxten    Sr  6-5  185 
PK    38 Brian Halverson  Jr  6-1  175 
KR    01 Tyler Anderson   Jr  5-10 185 
PR    07 Andrew Passanante Sr 6-3  200 
PR/KR 10 Chris Klabo      So  6-0  200

Cobbers vs. Oaks Stat Breakdown (Overall Games)


21.0       Points Per Game                 34.4 
37.6       Opponents points per game       12.0
144        FIRST DOWNS                      197 
138        OPP. FIRST DOWNS                 110
731        RUSHING YARDAGE                 2078 
1358       OPP. RUSHING YARDAGE             723
104.4      RUSHING YDS PER GAME           230.9
194.0      OPP. RUSHING YDS PER GAME       80.3 
3          TDs Rushing                       23
17         OPP. TDs Rushing                   6 
1944       PASSING YARDAGE                 1575 
1541       OPP PASSING YARDAGE             1308
277.7      PASSING YDS PER GAME           175.0 
220.1      OPP. PASSING YDS PER GAME      145.3 
15         TDs Passing                       16
17         OPP. TDs Passing                   7
2675       TOTAL OFFENSE                   3653 
2899       OPP TOTAL OFFENSE               2031
382.1      Average Per Game               405.9 
414.1      Opp. Average Per Game          225.7
11-8       FUMBLES-LOST                   18-10 
9-1        OPP. FUMBLES-LOST               11-7
53-451     PENALTIES-YARDS               42-351 
59-486     OPP. PENALTIES-YARDS          39-346
30:58      TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME        33:37 
33:17      OPP.TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME    25:15
43/114     3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS          59/127 
30/91      OPP. 3RD-DOWN CONVERSION      38/130
8/23       4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS            8/13 
4/10       OPP. 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS      10/28

Cobbers vs. Oaks Preview
The Coaches
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.

Menlo head coach Mark Kaanapu begins his fourth season at the helm of the Oak football program. Known to all around campus as “Coach K,” Kaanapu served as an assistant coach on two different occasions with Menlo College. Kaanapu's only other head coaching experience came at Live Oaks High School where he guided the Acorns to two consecutive playoff appearances. In 2000, Coach K was also a member of the San Jose Saber coaching staff as the coach of both the offensive and defensive lines.

About Last Year: 
(Atherton, Calif.)-- Concordia conceded a 61-yard touchdown pass with 1:43 left to go in the game and lost to Menlo College in the Cobbers' first-ever game played in California.

Ryan Hebrink (Sacred Heart, Minn./R-C-W HS) scored his second touchdown of the game to give Concordia a 41-37 with 4:00 to go in the fourth quarter. After both teams traded possessions, the Oaks scored on the third play of their final drive of the game. Andre O'Neil caught a slant pass and rambled 61 yards for the score to give Menlo the three-point lead.

After the Cobbers got the ball back, with 1:35 left, they were able to drive the ball down to the Menlo 41-yard line before time ran out. 

Hebrink racked up another 300+ yards in total offense, ran for two touchdowns and threw for three more TD's. The senior quarterback had 250 yards of passing and 58 rushing yards. The 308 total yards pushes his season total to 2,256 - the highest single season total of his career. he finishes his four years with 6,420 yards of total offense which is a school record.

Andrew Passanante (Jr., Hawley, Minn./Hawley HS) caught two touchdown passes and finished the game with a career-high 167 receiving yards. It is the second consecutive week that he had more than 150 receiving yards. His 11 catches in the game brings his single season total to 44. He also finished the season with 741 receiving yards - the sixth highest total in school history. 

Jeremy Hinderks (Sr., Renville, Minn./R-C-W HS) and Chad Worthington (Sr., Bozeman, Mont./Belgrade HS) had the other two touchdowns for the Cobbers. Hinderks scored on a 2-yard run in the second quarter, and Worthington scored on a 13-yard reception in the third quarter. It was Hinderks' team-leading 13th touchdown of the season. Worthington caught a career-high three passes for 62 yards.

Duane Miller had three TD's for Menlo and racked up a team-high 47 rushing yards. O'Neil led the Oaks in receiving with 5 catches for 84 yards and the game-winning TD. Quarterback Frank Borba threw four touchdown passes and 333 total passing yards 

The Cobbers racked up 439 yards in total offense, but gave up 426 total yards to the Oaks. Concordia had 189 yards on the ground and 250 through the air. Menlo finished the game with 93 rushing yards and 333 passing yards. The Cobbers had the only turnover in the game. 

Series Background
Menlo leads the series 1-0 (see: about last year) 

The Marquee Match-Up - The Concordia Defensive Secondary vs. the Menlo Passing Attack.

There will be no side-stepping this showdown, no trying to hide what the other team is trying to do. The Oaks will come out and throw the ball and the Cobber defensive secondary will need to be sharp in order to stop a repeat of last year when Menlo threw for over 300 passing yards and 44 points. 

This year, Menlo is averaging almost 40 passing attempts per game. They have passed their way to over 275 yards per game. Dustin Gulielmelli, their freshman quarterback, has completed 54% of his passes and has a quarterback efficiency rating of 123.37.

The biggest factor in the game will be the turf of the Fargodome. The fast track should give the Menlo receivers an advantage. The Cobber back four of Jordan Talge, Tanner Radermacher, Eric Preszler and Eric Svobodny will be put to the test early and often. Don't look for the ball to stay on the ground for too many plays in this one! 

Scouting the Oaks
Menlo enters tonight’s game having lost their last four games. Last week against Pacific Lutheran, the Oaks gave up 35 straight points starting in the second quarter and lost 42-21. The one Menlo game that is of interest to Cobber fans is the Oaks loss at Linfield. Linfield is a possible playoff opponent of Concordia and is currently ranked #2 in the nation and #1 in the region. The Wildcats beat Menlo 69-13 (let the comparisons begin). Menlo in a nutshell has a very potent offense, averaging 382 yards per game. Their Achilles heal has been on defense where they are conceding 414 yards and 37 points per game. 

National Leaders
Entering the fianl game of the regular season, Concordia players continue to hold their own among the national leaders. Quarterback Brian Schumacher is seventh in passing efficiency (165.5). His top receiver, Andrew Passanante is 11th in receiving yards per game (109.8) and 29th in receptions per game (6.3). Jordan Talge made the biggest leap of any Cobber this past week. With his two interceptions against St. OLaf, he moves up to fourth in interceptions per game (0.9) and tied for seventh in passes defended (1.9). Josh Dietz is now tied for 22nd in solo tackles per game (6.6). The final individual on the Cobbers in the national spotlight is kicker Brian Halverson. Halverson is ranked slid to a tie for 14th in field goals per game (1.1).

As a team Concordia is now among the leaders in seven different categories. On offense, Concordia is 31st in scoring offense (34.4) and 34th in rushing offense (230.9). The defense checks in on five different lists. Concordia is sixth in total defense (225.7), eighth in scoring defense (12.0), 11th in rushing defense (80.3) and 17th in pass efficiency defense (85.3). Together, the offense and defense has tagteamed to be placed 29th in turnover margin (+1.0).

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:
Cobber Team
Shutout Recorded
By Cobbers: 2004 vs. Hamline, 42-0 
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
300 Yards Passing
By Cobbers: 2004 vs. Hamline, 362 yards
By Opponent: 2003, Menlo College, 333 yards
500 Total Yards
By Cobbers: 2004 vs. Hamline, 591 yards
By Opponent: 2001, St. Olaf College, 500 yards
50 Points
By Cobbers: 2004 vs. St. Olaf, 50-7
By Opponent: 2000, Bethel College, 60-21
40 Points
By Cobbers: 2004 vs. Hamline, 42-0
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. St. Olaf, Andrew Passanante, 154 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. Hamline, 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 2004, St. John's, Lee Clintsman, 94 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) 

Cobbers vs. Oaks News and Notes

Cobber News and Notes
The Year of the Cobber!
Concordia clinched their first outright MIAC championship since 1986. It marks the first MIAC championship for the Cobbers since the 1995 season when they shared the crown with St. John’s. Concordia has now won the MIAC championship on 18 different occasions. The Cobbers finished the 2004 MIAC with a perfect 8-0 record. It is the sixth time in program history that Concordia has gone through the MIAC season with an unblemished record. Their overall mark of 9-0  is the third best start to a season in program history and best since the 1969 team that finished at 10-1-0.

Tourney Time
Concordia earned the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA playoffs. The Cobbers will be making their first postseason appearance since 1997 when they lost to Augsburg in the first round. It will be the fourth time that Concordia will play in the NCAA playoffs and eighth overall playoff appearance. The Cobbers won the NAIA national championship in 1964, 1978 and 1981. The farthest they have ventured in the NCAA playoffs is the semifinal round. In 1986 Concordia lost to Augustana (Ill.) in the Division III semifinals.

The Few, The Proud, The Cobbers
Concordia remains the only undefeated team in the MIAC and one of only 10 schools in all of NCAA Division III to still have a perfect record. The Cobbers are also one of only 19 teams in all three divisions of NCAA football to remain unbeaten.

Record Watch!
Several Cobbers are close to leaving their names in the Concordia football record book. Here is a capsule summary:
- Concordia senior wide receiver Andrew Passanante (Hawley, Minn.) has totaled over 100 yards in receiving in five of Concordia’s nine games this season. On Saturday, he had five catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns. It was the third multiple touchdown game of the year for Passanante.

He currently leads the MIAC in receptions and receiving yards per game. He has 57 catches on the year for 988 yards. He needs only 12 more receiving yards to become only the second player in Concordia history to break the 1,000-yard mark for a season. Head coach Terry Horan was the only other Cobber receiver to catch for 1,000 yards. In 1987, Horan had 72 catches for 1,132 yards. Passanante needs 145 yards to break Horan’s record. 

- Cobber quarterback Brian Schumacher (Jr., Thompson, N.D.) leads the MIAC with 2,022 total offensive yards this season. He needs 275 yards to break Ryan Hebrink’s (’04) school record for total offensive yards in a single season.  Hebrink, who was a three-time, All-MIAC quarterback and owns the school mark for total offensive yards in a career, set the record last season. Schumacher also leads the MIAC in pass efficiency and is among the top six in rushing. 

- Jordan Talge (Sr., Moorhead, Minn.) tied a Concordia school record for interceptions in a single season on Saturday. Against the Oles, Talge had two interceptions to bring his season total to eight. He is tied with Todd Twete (’90). Twete had eight interceptions in 1989. Talge has 16 career interceptions and needs one more “pick” to tie Terry Storm’s (’87) record of 17.  Talge currently leads the MIAC in overall interceptions and passes defended. 

- Junior kicker Brian Halverson (Fargo, N.D./Fargo North HS) has made 10 field goals on the year and is 35-of-36 in extra point attempts. He leads the MIAC in both categories,as well as scoring by a kicker. He needs only one more field goal to tie the school record for 3-pointers in a season. The Concordia record for field goals in a season of 11 is held by Chris Reimertz (’91). 
Oaks News and Notes
(Courtesy of the Menlo SID)

- The Menlo College offense has converted 38 % (43/114) of their 3rd down conversions this season. 

- Menlo has thrown for 1,944 yards this season, over 400 yards more than the opposition. The Menlo pass defense is holding opponents to 220 yards in the air per game. 

- In a contrast from last season, the Oaks are -15 in turnover margin this season, throwing 10 interceptions and fumbling eight times, while the opposition has thrown just three interceptions and fumbled just once. 

- Freshman Eddie Conner is just the seventh Menlo running back to eclipse the 500-yard mark in a season. The record for most yards in a season was set in 2002, when Duane Miller rushed for 1134 yards on the season.

A PEAK BACK AT LAST WEEK Menlo jumped out to an early 14-7 lead, but Pacific Lutheran scored five unanswered touchdowns to capture the 42-21 victory Saturday afternoon in Atherton.The Lutes gained 352 yards on the ground against the Oaks, who did most of their damage through the air, throwing for 325 yards and three scores. The two teams combined for 982 yards of offense on the day. 

SPECIAL TEAMS EXCELLING FOR OAKS A positive force on the 2004 squad this season has been the play of the Oaks special teams. Not only do they have a block in game one, for a touchdown, but also kicker Ray DeSenna has a net punting average of 31.0 so far, with a long of 56 yards. De Senna is also perfect on PAT’s this season, going 19-19, while hitting on 4-8 field goals with a long of 37 yards. On the flip side of that, the Oaks average return on a punt is 12.5 yards. Galen Perry is averaging 24 yards per return this season, with a long of 48 yards. 

GUGLIELMELLI HITTING HIS STRIDE Since becoming the starter at quarterback for the Oaks prior to the game against Whitworth, Dustin Gulielmelli has increased his productivity with his arm and his legs, running for 95 yards against Whitworth

MARVIN STICKEL FINISHING STRONG Senior Marvin Stickel has put on a show the last three games, catching 23 passes for 378 yards and four scores. On the season, the Fremont Native has 46 catches for 632 yards, good for over 13 yards a catch, and six touchdowns. 

PLAYING THE BIG BOYS No one can ever accuse the Menlo College football team of shying away from the good programs. This season the Oaks opponents have a combined record of54-23 through the weekend of November 6th. At least four teams on the oaks schedule have been ranked in a top-25 at one point in the 2004 season. 

PRO ACTIVE Former Menlo wide receiver Nate Jackson has become a fan favorite in Denver, playing special teams and wide receiver for the Broncos. His best game as a pro came on the biggest stage of them all, Monday Night Football, as he hauled in four consecutive passes for 33 yards in a loss to Cincinnati on October 25th. Nate publishes an on-line journal that can be found at


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