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2004 Concordia Cobbers
Football Gameday Recap

November 27, 2004 vs. Occidental College - Noon
at the Fargodome - Fargo, N.D.
2nd Round NCAA Playoffs
 2004 Concordia Football Line Score
Cobbers vs. Tigers
Teams 1st 2nd
Occidental 14 14
Concordia 7 7
 Two teams combine for 766 yards in total offense. 

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Cobbers vs. Tigers Game Recap

FARGO, N.D.-- Concordia and Occidental scorched the Fargodome turf for over 750 yards in total offense and 82 points in their second round playoff game held in Fargo, N.D. Despite all that offense, the game hinged on a two-point conversion, as the Tigers stopped the Cobbers with under three minutes to go in the game and held on for the 42-40 upset win. 

Occidental, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) champions, won back-to-back Division III playoff games for the first time in school history. The Tigers have now won 10 straight game, are 10-1 on the season and will play the winner of the Linfield (Ore.)/UW-La Crosse game for the West Region Championship.  Concordia narrowly misses the chance to win 12 games for the first time in school history, and ends the season at 11-1.

The game ended up being determined by offensive swings. After Concordia scored the first touchdown of the game on the opening drive, Occidental proceeded to rip off four straight scores to take a 28-7 lead just before halftime. The Cobbers then scored in the waning moments of the half and then twice more to start the third quarter to tie the game at 28-28. The Tigers countered with two strikes of their own before the Cobbers finished the game with the final two touchdowns. 

The three biggest plays of the game turned out to be the final two extra points for Concordia. The Cobbers had a miscue on the snap on their second-to-last touchdown that would have put Concordia down by only seven. Instead, the Cobbers had to go for a two-point conversion on their final score and were denied the end zone when Concordia quarterback Brian Schumacher fumbled the ball as he tried to stretch for the goal line. 

The bulk of the scoring was handled by the two premiere scoring backs in the game. Occidental's Ryan Gonzalez scored four touchdowns and finished the game with 52 rushing yards on 15 carries. Concordia's Ed Oehlers rushed for three touchdowns and rambled for a game-high 94 yards on 18 carries. The three rushing TD's brings his season total to 15 and ties a school record for rushing scores in a single season. 

The Tigers accumulated 366 yards in total offense, much of it behind the throwing arm of quarterback Andy Collins. The freshman transfer from Oregon threw for 281 yards on the day. He was a solid 25-for-34 and finished with two touchdown passes. Caleb Small, had a career game for the Tiger receiving corps. The little-used receiver entered the game with 10 total catches on the season and ended up with a game-high 10 receptions for 124 yards.

Concordia had their best offensive output in three games, as they put up 400 yards in total offense. Besides Oehlers' three touchdowns, senior wide receiver Shawn Reile scored two touchdowns and had a season-high 131 receiving yards. Schumacher finished the game 10-for-20 for 160 yards. Wide receiver Andrew Passanante threw two passes, completed them both and finished the day with 79 passing yards.

Defensively, Concordia was led for the second straight game by Tanner Radermacher. Radermacher made seven solo tackles, a game-high 14 tackles and finished with the lone Cobber interception. Defensive end Adam Campbell finished his career with a three-sack performance, and linebacker Josh Dietz came up one tackle shy of tying  the Cobber record for total tackles in a season. Dietz finished with 11 total tackles and ended the year with 125. 

Occidental's Anthony Ostland had two sacks and ups his season total to 13. Kyle Stowers led the Tigers in tackles with five solo and eight total. 

Cobbers vs. Tigers Box Score
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Box Score (Final)
Occidental College vs Concordia-Moorhead (Nov 27, 2004 at Fargo, ND)

Score by Quarters     1  2  3  4   Score
-----------------    -- -- -- --   -----
Occidental College.. 14 14  7  7  - 42       Record: (10-1)
Concordia-Moorhead..  7  7 14 12  - 40       Record: (11-1)

Scoring Summary:
1st 08:43 CC - Ed Oehlers 2 yd run (Brian Halverson kick), 13-80 6:17, OXY 0 - CC 7
    06:09 OXY - Ryan Gonzales 1 yd run (Tom Joraanstad kick), 10-65 2:33, OXY 7 - CC 7
    00:59 OXY - Josh Jones 8 yd pass from Andy Collins (Tom Joraanstad kick), 7-48 2:50, OXY 14 - CC 7
2nd 13:01 OXY - Ryan Gonzales 2 yd run (Tom Joraanstad kick), 5-50 1:52, OXY 21 - CC 7
    02:49 OXY - Matt Anderson 5 yd run (Tom Joraanstad kick), 3-20 0:39, OXY 28 - CC 7
    00:41 CC - Andy Passanante 31 yd pass from BrianSchumacher (Brian Halverson kick), 2-42 0:25, OXY 28 - CC 14
3rd 13:28 CC - Ed Oehlers 18 yd run (Brian Halverson kick blockd), 1-18 0:05, OXY 28 - CC 20
    06:55 CC - Shawn Reile 24 yd pass from BrianSchumacher (BrianSchumacher rush), 10-87 5:23, OXY 28 - CC 28
    03:39 OXY - Ryan Gonzales 2 yd run (Tom Joraanstad kick), 8-65 3:16, OXY 35 - CC 28
4th 08:54 OXY - Ryan Gonzales 19 yd pass from Andy Collins (Tom Joraanstad kick), 1-19 0:08, OXY 42 - CC 28
    06:57 CC - Ed Oehlers 1 yd run (Brian Halverson kick blockd), 5-69 1:57, OXY 42 - CC 34
    02:54 CC - Shawn Reile 15 yd pass from BrianSchumacher (BrianSchumacher rush fumbld), 4-67 0:40, OXY 42 - CC 40

                                   OXY       CC
FIRST DOWNS...................       22       23
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............    41-85   43-161
PASSING YDS (NET).............      281      239
Passes Att-Comp-Int...........  34-25-1  22-12-0
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.....   75-366   65-400
Fumble Returns-Yards..........      0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards............     2-11      2-3
Kickoff Returns-Yards.........     5-57     6-98
Interception Returns-Yards....      0-0      1-0
Punts (Number-Avg)............   5-43.0   5-35.4
Fumbles-Lost..................      2-0      3-2
Penalties-Yards...............     7-48     4-27
Possession Time...............    32:20    27:40
Third-Down Conversions........  6 of 14  4 of 10
Fourth-Down Conversions.......   0 of 1   0 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.......      6-7      5-6
Sacks By: Number-Yards........     4-42     3-26

RUSHING: Occidental College-Ryan Gonzales 15-52; Kevin Lawson 4-23; Matt Anderson 5-13; Andy
Collins 15-7; Caleb Small 1-2; Cory Ohnesorge 1-minus 12. Concordia-Moorhead-Ed Oehlers 18-94;
BrianSchumacher 17-39; Tyler Anderson 3-13; T. Christensen 4-11; Mark Eaton 1-4.

PASSING: Occidental College-Andy Collins 25-34-1-281. Concordia-Moorhead-BrianSchumacher
10-20-0-160; Andy Passanante 2-2-0-79.

RECEIVING: Occidental College-Caleb Small 10-124; Zac Sakowski 5-61; Ryan Gonzales 3-36; Josh
Jones 3-35; Mike Winchell 2-14; Matt Anderson 1-8; Kevin Lawson 1-3. Concordia-Moorhead-Shawn Reile
6-131; Andy Passanante 5-82; Eric Rodel 1-26.

INTERCEPTIONS: Occidental College-None. Concordia-Moorhead-T. Radermacher 1-0.

FUMBLES: Occidental College-Andy Collins 2-0. Concordia-Moorhead-BrianSchumacher 2-2; Andy
Passanante 1-0.

Stadium: Fargodome             Attendance: 2500
Kickoff time: Noon      End of Game: 3:00      Total elapsed time: 3:00
Officials: Referee: Tom Pumroy; Umpire: Patrick Casey; Linesman: Darrell Hobbs;
Line judge: Dan Hilby; Field judge: Don Holladay; Side judge: LarryWalderbach;
Temperature:           Wind:           Weather: Inside

      Occidental College vs Concordia-Moorhead (Nov 27, 2004 at Fargo, ND)

SACKS (UA-A): Occidental College-Anthony Ostland 2-0; Kyle Stowers 1-0; Mike Bryant 1-0.
Concordia-Moorhead-Adam Campbell 2-1; Travis Almquist 0-1.

TACKLES (UA-A): Occidental College-Kyle Stowers 5-3; Colin MacNeil 1-7; Norman Williams 4-3;
Mike Bryant 2-5; Roy Nichols 3-3; Anthony Ostland 3-3; Mike Libby 2-4; James Leonard 3-2; Jeremy
Gruber 4-0; Joe Zackary 2-2; Scott Ferguson 1-3; Derek Turbin 2-0; Mike Tromello 1-1; Cesar Serrano
0-2; David Marsh 1-0; TM 1-0. Concordia-Moorhead-T. Radermacher 7-7; Josh Dietz 6-5; Doug Runke 6-5;
Matt Kleber 6-2; Eric Preszler 4-3; Adam Campbell 3-2; Jordan Talge 2-2; Travis Almquist 2-2; Eric
Svobodny 1-2; Chris Klabo 1-2; Dave Moll 2-0; Ross Hebrink 1-0; Brody Clarke 1-0; Jeff Stromswold
1-0; John Odermann 0-1; Ben Aakre 0-1.



Ed Oehlers scored a career-high three touchdowns and tied the school record for most rushing touchdowns in a season (15). 
As in the total number of sacks that Adam Campbell finished with for the season. That is a career-high.
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