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Cobber/Tommie Series History
1931 through 2003
Year CC   UST
1931 W  7   0
1932 L 12  18
1933-34 DNP
1935 L  3  15
1936 W 19   6
1937    DNP
1938 L 13  15
1939 L 16  51
1940    DNP
1941 L  0  32
1942-46 DNP
1947 L  0  15
1948 L  6  27
1949 L 14  58
1950    DNP
1951 L  7  19
1952 W 34  14
1953    DNP
1954 W 14  22
1955 W 20   7
1956 L 13  18
1957 W 27   0
1958 W 22   0
1959 W 21  20
1960 W 29   7
1961 L 12  26
1962 L  8  38
1963 W 34   6
1964 W  9   0
1965 W 25   7
1966 W 26  12
1967 W 12  10
1968 W 27  13
1969 W 24   6
1970 W 42   7
1971 W 42   0
1972 W 32  22
1973 L 24  34
1974 W 17   6
1975 W 15   7
1976 L  0   6
1977 W 24  21
1978 W 14   0
1979 L 17  21
1980 L 14  26
1981 W 17   3
1982 W 42  29
1983 L  7  12
1984 L 14  44
1985 W 24  22
1986 W 35  23
1987 W 35  10
1988 W 36  20
1989 W 45  22
1990 L  7  21
1991    DNP
1992 L  7  10
1993 L 43  44
1994 W 32  12
1995 L 28  34
1996 L 24  42
1997 W 28   7
1998 L 21  48
1999 L  7  22
2000 L 22  38 
2001 L 35  38
2002 W 63  21
2003 W 34  20
Tot CC 34-27-0


2004 Concordia Cobbers
Football Gameday Central

SEPTEMBER 18, 2004 at University of St. Thomas - 1:00PM
Game Day Recap

 2004 Concordia Football Line Score
Cobbers vs. Tommies
Teams 1st 2nd
Concordia 10 0
St. Thomas 0 3
 Cobbers lead the series 34-27-0
2004 Game Starters - Game Preview - Game News and Notes
2003 Game Recap - 2003 Box Score

Game 2: Concordia College Cobbers (0-0, 1-0) at University of St. Thomas (0-0, 1-0)
Location: O'Shaughnessy Stadium - St. Paul, MInn.
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m.
Radio: Live on "The Fan" 1280AM in the F-M area and on KSNB AM 950 in the Twin Cities.
Tickets: Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. There are no advance ticket sales for any regular-season games. Football tickets go on sale and the gates open at noon for 1 p.m. kickoffs. There is ample room for standing-room admission, and no fans are turned away for football. 
Series: Concordia leads series, 34-27-0
Rankings: Concordia is currently ranked 23rd in the latest Don Hansen Football Gazette poll; St. Thomas is unranked.

The Starting Lineups:
St. Thomas Tommies (0-0, 1-0)
Pos  #   Name               Yr 
QB: (11) Justin Lockrem     JR
RB: (6)  Walter Dosh        JR
FB: (26) Joe Lepsche        JR
FL: (84) P.J. Theisen       SO
TE: (83) Billy Schreiber    JR
LT: (65) Sam Friederichs    SO
LG: (69) Graham Gmach       FR
C:  (53) Brock Norman       SR
RG: (77) Joshua Nelson      JR
RT: (79) Ben Hanson         SO
WR: (4)  Joel Korte         JR
Pos   #   Name              Yr 
DE:  (49) Luke Rezac        JR
DT:  (66) Ben Kessler       JR
DT:  (93) Mike Rouse        SO
DE:  (44) John Kaiser       SR
ILB: (33) Joe Skaja         SR
OLB: (38) Dustin Peltier    SR
OLB: (10) Andrew Ubbelohde  JR
SS:  (37) Matt Meunier      SR
FS:  (24) Paul Sommerstad   SR
CB:  (32) Steve Groth       SR
CB:  (41) Jeremy Krentz     JR
Special Teams 
Pos  #   Name               Yr 
PK: (88) Adam Valenta       FR
P:  (31) Chris Husby        SR
H:  (18) J.J. Kirby         JR
DS: (69) Graham Gmach       FR
KR: (6)  Walter Dosh        JR 
    (21) Peter Ridley       SR
Concordia Cobbers (0-0, 1-0)
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 15 Chad Moldenhauer Sr  5-11 220 
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 
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. Tommies 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. ]

St. Thomas head coach Don Roney is starting his seventh season at the helm of the Tommies. He has complied a 35-17 record in conference play in his first six seasons. Roney led the Tommies to a 7-3 record in 2001 and third-place MIAC finish. That followed a 6-4 record in 2000 and 7-3 records in each of his first two seasons, including a second-place tie in the MIAC race at 7-2 in both 1998 and 1999. Roney was named UST’s 28th head coach in 1998, replacing five-year head coach Mal Scanlan. 

The Marquee Matchup
Today's marquee matchup pits the top two linebackers in the league. Concordia's Josh Dietz and St. Thomas' Andrew Ubbelohde

Dietz is a two-time All-MIAC performer who led the Cobbers in tackles in 2003 and was recently named the Most Electrifying Defensive Player of the Game in the team's opening win over NCAA DII MSU-Moorhead. Ubbelohde led the MIAC in tackles last season and reeked havoc on opposing offenses all year long. 

National Leaders
Several Concordia players have popped up among the early leaders in national statistical categories. Andrew Passanante is seventh in receiving yards per game, 31st in receptions per game and 23rd in all-purpose yards. Kicker Brian Halverson is tied for second in field goals per game and tied for 24th in scoring. Josh Dietz is tied for 5th in total tackles and 16th in solo tackles.

St. Thomas' Andrew Ubbelohde is 28th in solo tackles, Luke Rezac is 9th in sacks and John Kaiser is 29th in tackles for a loss. 

Team wise, Concordia is 16th in overall defense (182.0 yds/game) and 21st in scoring defense (7.0pts/game). St. Thomas is 13th in rushing defense (42.0 yds/game) and 15th (176.0 yds/game) in overall defense. 

About Last Year
Last year Concordia scored 28 points in the first half and cruised to a 34-20 win at St. Thomas. Jeremy Hinderks rushed 14 times for 106 yards with touchdown runs of 3, 5 and 42 yards as the Cobbers rolled up 473 yards of offense.

The Tommies scored first in the game when Nick Whitehead scampered 21 yards for the game's opening score. The St. Thomas "hands" team fumbled the exchange from center and the extra point attempt failed.

Concordia countered by scoring on their first four possessions of the game to take a 28-14 lead with just over five minutes left in the first half. The teams then traded fumbles before the half expired.

In the third quarter, St. Thomas scored first as Justin Kostner rumbled across from 3 yards out to make the score 28-20 with 7:41 left in the quarter. The Tommie kicking game once again failed to make the conversion and the Cobbers continued to hold an eight-point lead.

The final score of the game came right before the end of the third quarter. Paul Nelson scored the only non-Hinderks TD for the Cobbers with only 33 seconds left on the clock. The Cobber kicking game came down with the St. Thomas extra point flu and missed the point after to keep the final score at 34-20.

Defensively, Concordia was led by Tanner Radermacher who had 10 tackles. Eric Svobodny broke up three passes in the defensive backfield. 

Series Background
Concordia leads the overall series between the two teams 34-27-0.

The Cobbers have won the last two games in the series by a combined total of 97-41. The big chunk of points came in the 2002 game when Concordia rolled to a 63-21 win. That game marked the highwater mark for points scored by a single team in one game in the series. The 84 combined points also set the record for most points combined by both teams. Before the 2002 tilt, the Tommies had won four straight and 9 of the previous 11, dating all the way back to 1990...The longest winning streak in the series by either team is 10 games. The Cobbers rattled off a 10-game string from 1963 until 1976. The end of the streak came in the last game of the '76 season when St. Thomas won 6-0. The six points scored is the lowest total for both teams in a single game in the series...Concordia has shutout the Tommies on six different occasions in the series, while St. Thomas has blanked the Cobbers only three times. The last shutout in the series came back in 1978 when the Cobbers won 14-0...The first game in the series was played back in 1931. The Cobbers won that inaugural battle 7-0. The 1931 Cobber team was the first in school history to win the MIAC championship. 

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: 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: 2003 vs. St. Olaf College, 531 yards
By Opponent: 2001, St. Olaf College, 500 yards
50 Points
By Cobbers: 2003 vs. Hamline 57-14
By Opponent: 2000, Bethel College, 60-21
40 Points
By Cobbers: 2003 vs. Menlo College, 41-44
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. MSU-Moorhead, Andrew Passanante, 168 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)
4 Touchdowns Receiving
By Cobbers: 1987 vs. Hamline, Terry Horan 
By Opponent: ?

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) 

Cobbers vs. Tommies News and Notes

Cobber News and Notes
Charity Begins at Home
Thanks to three touchdowns in the Concordia's opening game victory over MSU-Moorhead, and an extra donation of $200 from the Cobber Athletic Department, the Concordia College football team was able to donate $500.00 to the Moorhead Healthy Community Initiative’s (MHCI’s) Richard Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

Moorhead Healthy Community Initiative scholarship program awarded over 500 scholarships to Moorhead students to participate in out-of-school activities such as football, hockey, track, arts programs, day and overnight camps, and dance classes last year. 

Oh Yes They Call Them the Streak
Two Concordia football players added to their successful streaks they carried over from last season. Senior wide receiver Andrew Passanante (Hawley, Minn./Hawley HS) and junior kicker Brian Halverson (Fargo, N.D./Fargo North HS) have picked up where they left off in 2003. 

Passanante has now surpassed the 150-yard receiving mark in his past three games. In the final two games of the 2003 season, he totaled 199 and 167 yards, and then in the opening game of the ’04 campaign he caught seven passes for 168 and grabbed a touchdown pass. 

Halverson has now connected on his past eight field goal attempts. He had a string of five straight at the end of last year and made three against the Dragons on opening day. The three field goals in one game tied a school record for most field goals in a single game. 

Good Beginnings
The Concordia College football team has started the season 1-0 for only the seventh time in the past 20 years. It is the second straight year Concordia has opened with a win. 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. The best start for a Cobber team under current head coach Terry Horan was last year when they went 2-0.

Tommies News and Notes (from the St. Thomas SID)
Amazing Grace
St. Thomas has seven players from Totino-Grace High School, and that group hails from six different hometowns. The T-G grads includes four starters and at least one second-teamer. Dustin Peltier (DB), Brock Norman (C), Sam Friederichs (LT) and freshman Graham Gmach (LG) are starters, while Mike Hara (DT) is a second-teamer who will play a lot. . Gmach is one of three members of T-G's 2003 state champion team on the UST roster, joining RB John Azman and LB Nick Engbloom . Azman scored four TDs in the 2003 championship game.

Father Figure
St. Thomas junior DT Ben Kessler (Janesville, Wis./Craig HS) has a 4.00 gpa and is considering entering the seminary after graduation. In 2003, he was first-team Academic All-District and had five sacks in his final three games; had nine tackles vs. St. Norbert and 10 vs. Augsburg. In two seasons he has 68 tackles, eight sacks, three fumble recoveries.

Last Hurrah
For the eighth consecutive year, a Kaiser brother from Mora, Minn., will open the season in the UST football starting lineup. Fifth-year senior DE John Kaiser was injured in the 2003 season-opening loss at St. Norbert as the streak of at least one Kaiser in the UST starting lineup peaked at 61 games. John sat out the season with a medical hardship, thus he will play again in 2004. His brother Greg was the Tommies' starting QB from 1997-1999; Andy was a four-year starting DL from 1998-2001. Both Andy and Greg were Co-SIDA Academic All-Americans, and John (3.72 gpa) was a 2002 first-team Academic All-District.

Look Back 
One good nugget from 2003 -- NCAA champion St. John's scored 72 touchdowns in its 14-0 roll to the national title. But the Johnnies managed only one TD (with three field goals) in their comeback 15-12 win over the Tommies Nov. 1. The Toms are the lone team to hold the Johnnies under 20 points since 2002, covering 28 games.

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