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1921 through 2003
Year  CC Carl
1921  L 74   0
1922-83 DNP
1983  L  3  17
1984  L  3  14
1985  W 14   6
1986  W 21  14
1987  W 24  13
1988  W 31  18
1989  W 34  26
1990  W 24  21
1991  L 20  30
1992  L 24  26
1993  W 45  14
1994  W 55  21
1995  W 41   9
1996  W 36  26 
1997  W 39  10
1998  W 28  21 
1999  W 35   6
2000  W 38  14 
2001  W 35   0
2002  W 51   7
2003  W 45   7
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2004 Concordia Cobbers
Football Gameday Central

SEPTEMBER 25, 2004 vs. Carleton College - 1:00PM
Gameday Recap
 2004 Concordia Football Line Score
Cobbers vs. Knights
Teams 1st 2nd
Carleton 7 20
Concordia 0 0
 Cobbers lead the series 18-5-0
2004 Game Starters - Game Preview - Game News and Notes
2003 Game Recap - 2003 Box Score

Game 3: Carleton College Knights (0-1, 0-2) at Concordia College Cobbers (1-0, 2-0) 
Location: Jake Christiansen Stadium - Moorhead, Minn.
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m.
Radio: Live on "The Fan" 1280AM in the F-M area and on Power 96 -  95.9FM in the Northfield area. 
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 noon for 1 p.m. kickoffs. The stadium has a seating capacity of 7,000 and has ample room for standing. There has never been a sellout. 
Series: Concordia leads series, 17-5-0. The series started in 1921 
Rankings: Concordia is currently ranked 14th in the latest Don Hansen Football Gazette poll and in the "others receiving votes" category in the and AFCA polls; Carleton is unranked.
Complete Poll Details.

The Starting Lineups:
Carleton Knights (0-1, 2-0)
Pos #  Name             Yr  Ht   Wt 
LT  66 Paul Klick       So  6-5  255 
LG  60 David Derksen    Sr  6-1  263 
C   52 Bobby McMillan   Jr  6-0  245 
RG  55 Doug Lind        Jr  6-3  280 
RT  77 David Molzahn    Jr  6-3  255 
QB  12 Darren Caspers   So  6-2  185 
RB  20 Wade Thompson    So  5-11 185 
FB  48 Tom McHugh       So  6-0  215 
TE  84 Alex Marston     Jr  6-4  220 
SE  04 Mike Kootsikas   So  6-1  180 
WR  02 Matt Phillips    So  6-2  180 
Pos #  Name             Yr  Ht   Wt 
DE  07 Tim Blaha        Jr  6-2  235 
DT  98 Pat Frett        So  6-1  280 
DT  65 Ben Olson        Jr  6-4  255 
DE  91 Adam Witt        Jr  6-3  240 
OLB 45 Mike Gravelle    So  5-10 208 
MLB 58 Randy Foss       So  6-2  225 
OLB 26 Adam Rossow      So  6-1  220 
SS  15 Luke Muellerleile Jr 6-2  200 
FS  18 Dan Karlgaard    Sr  5-11 170 
CB  38 Nick Brokke      Jr  5-11 175 
CB  16 Ben Phillips     Sr  5-11 180 

Special Teams 
Pos  #  Name             Yr  Ht   Wt 
SS   54 Matt Sevcik      Jr  6-2  275
LS   86 Andrew Saalfield Fr  6-2  210
H    05 Ben Cooprider    Jr  6-2  190
P    15 Luke Muellerleile Jr 6-2  200
K    09 Pat Berry        Jr  6-1  165
Ret. 20 Wade Thompson    So  5-11 185
Ret. 25 R.J. Jackson     Fr  5-9  180

Concordia Cobbers (1-0, 2-0)
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. Carleton 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. ]

Chris Brann enters his fourth season as Carleton's head football coach in 2004. Brann, who took over the Knights' program prior to the 2001 season, led the Knights to their best record in seven years in 2003 as the Knights won their final three games of the season. His recruiting classes have been among the largest in program history and the Knights have produced two All-Americans during Brann's short tenure.

The Marquee Matchup - Cobber Defense vs. Wade Thompson
Today's marquee matchup pits the Cobber defense against Carleton running back Wade Thompson.

The Cobbers enter the game as the league's top team against the run. The Cobbers, after limiting St. Thomas to only 14 rushing yards, hav only allowed 103 rushing yards in their first two games.

Carleton’s Wade Thompson, a sophomore from Peterson, Minn., is the team’s premiere running back. He ranks third in the MIAC overall statistics with 92.5 yards rushing per game. In Carleton’s first game against Lake Forest he rolled up 152 yards rushing on 25 carries and one touchdown and was named the MIAC Player of the Week. 

National Leaders
Several Concordia players have popped up among the early leaders in national statistical categories. Brian Halverson is tied for first in field goals per game (2.5). Elsewhere on offense, Andrew Passanante ranks 26th in receiving yards per game (100.5) and 13th in total punt returns (16). On the defensive side of the ball, Josh Dietz is tied for seventh in solo tackles (8.5) and tied for ninth in total tackles (13.5). Tanner Radermacher is currently tied for 12th in interceptions per game (1.0). 

As a team, the Cobbers are tied for seventh in scoring defense (5.0 pts. allowed per game), 11th in total defense (181.5 yds/game), 16th in rushing defense (51.5), 19th in pass efficiency defense (75.7) and tied for 20th in turnover margin (2.0).

Carleton also has several individual players among the national statistical leaders. Offensively, running back Wade Thompson is tied for 24th in average yards per kick return (27.7). The Knights have more players in the national scene on the defensive side. Dan Karlgaard and Luke Muellerleile are tied for 11th in passes defended (2.5) and Karlgaard is tied for 12th in interceptions (1.0). Randy Foss and Nick Brokke are tied for 32nd in forced fumbles (0.5), Adam Witt is tied for 34th in sacks (1.3). Finally, Muellerleile, Carleton's punter, ranks 17th in punting average (40.4) 

About Last Year (From the Carleton SID)
Quarterback Ryan Hebrink and tailback Robert Clark rushed for 127 and 113 yards, respectively, keying a Concordia ground game that racked up 375 yards rushing as the Cobbers beat host Carleton College 45-7 at Laird Stadium. 

The Cobbers (3-1, 2-1 MIAC) scored on their final five possessions of the first half. Hebrink tallied 120 yards rushing in the first half alone, while Clark posted 113 rushing yards over the first 30 minutes as the Cobbers posted 335 yards of total offense in leading 35-0 at the break. 

Carleton (0-3, 0-3 MIAC) forced a three-and-out on Concordia's first drive and got the ball back on downs on the Cobbers' second drive. Facing a fourth-and-three from its own 40-yard line midway through the first quarter, Carleton attempted a fake punt, but Concordia' Travis Almquist sniffed out the play, bringing Carleton's Wade Thompson down two yards shy of the first down. 

The Cobbers needed only five plays to score the first touchdown of the game, as Hebrink rushed four times for 35 yards, including the final 12 yards for a score. The Cobber defense forced a three-and-out on Carleton's next drive, and the Cobber offense converted the short field into a Hebrink to Andrew Passanante four-yard scoring toss. Hebrink's 25-yard scamper put the Cobbers on the doorstep. 

Concordia's most sustained drive of the day game early in the second, as the Cobbers embarked on a 12-play, 86-yard drive, capped by Jeremy Hinderks three-yard plunge. From there, two Cobbers interceptions led to touchdowns. Josh Dietz stepped in front of a Ben Cooprider pass at the Concordia 35-yard line, and seven plays later Hebrink and Passanante hooked up from 10 yards out. Eric Preszler picked off Cooprider on Carleton's ensuing drive, giving the Cobbers the ball at the Carleton 30 with 1:14 remaining in the half. Clark rushed for 14 yards and a face mask on Carleton left the Cobbers with first-and-goal from the 11. Clark rushed two more times, the final one from seven yards out to give the Cobbers a comfortable 35-0 halftime lead. 

The Cobbers tacked on a Brian Halverson 40-yard field goal early in the third quarter and a Travis Christensen one-yard run late in the fourth. Wade Thompson's 17-yard burst for Carleton midway through the fourth accounted for the hosts only score. 

The Cobbers outgained Carleton 468-262, converted 7-of-13 third downs and notched three sacks to go with the two interceptions. They held Carleton's Erik Fisher, the sixth-ranked rusher in the nation at more than 170 yards per game, to a meager 26 yards on 16 carries. 

Tanner Radermacher led the Cobbers' defense with eight tackles, seven solo. Matt Martinson tallied two sacks and five total tackles. Dan Karlgaard led the Knight's defensive effort with 13 tackles and Matt Bond and Andrew Wild added 11 tackles each. 

Series Background
Concordia leads the overall series between the two teams 17-5-0.

Concordia has won the last 11 games in the series. The last time the Knights won was in 1991...There have only been two shutouts in the series. In 2001 when the Cobbers won 35-0 and in the series opener in 1921 when Concordia beat the Knights 74-0…After the 1921 game, the two teams did not play again until 1983. They have played every year since then…The 74 points scored by the Cobbers in 1921 is the record for the most points scored by a single team in the series…The record for most points scored by both teams in a single game is 76. That occurred in 1994 when Concordia won 55-21. 

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. Knights News and Notes

Cobber News and Notes
#14 With a Bullet
Concordia made a huge leap from last week in one of the national polls. Following the Cobbers’ 20-3 stymieing of St. Thomas, the team moved all the way from 23rd to 14th in the latest Don Hansen Football Gazette national poll. 

Life’s Just a Kick in the Grass
Concordia junior kicker Brian Halverson was named the MIAC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against St. Thomas. Halverson connected on field goals of 24 and 36 yards in helping Concordia beat St. Thomas 20-3. He also totaled eight points against the Tommies. In the game, Halverson set a new school record for consecutive field goals made with 10. On the year, Halverson has made five field goals in two games and has 20 of the team's 50 points.

Gimme That and That and That
Joining Halverson as MIAC Player of the Week was junior safety Tanner Radermacher. Radermacher was named the Co-MIAC Defensive Player of the Week. Radermacher had two interceptions and recovered a fumbled blocked punt in the Cobbers’ 20-3 win over St. Thomas on Saturday. He also made three tackles on the day. Radermacher was part of a defense that held St. Thomas to only 14 rushing yards and 181 total yards. The Cobber defense has only allowed 103 rushing yards in the team’s first two games.

Even Better Beginnings
The Cobbers are off to a 2-0 start for the second consecutive season. Last year the Cobbers beat MSU-Moorhead and Gustavus before falling to Bethel. The two-game streak at the start of the season matches the longest winning streak at the beginning of the year under current head coach Terry Horan.

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.

And If All Else Fails, Bring In the Calvary
Concordia assistant coach Ben Holm played the past two seasons for the Wyoming Calvary of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL).

Holm was a standout defensive lineman for Concordia from 1998-2001. In his senior season he was named to the MIAC All-Conference First Team and was named the team's Most Valuable Defensive Lineman. After graduating in the spring of 2002, he joined the staff as a student assistant in the fall of 2002.

Holm is the defensive line coach for the Cobbers this season. 

Knights News and Notes
No, Not That Wade Thompson
Today’s game features a matchup of Wade Thompsons. Concordia’s version of Wade Thompson, a senior from Pelican Rapids, Minn., is a back-up offensive lineman who is part of the Cobbers’ version of the “hogs”. Carleton’s Wade Thompson, a sophomore from Peterson, Minn., is the team’s marquee running back. He ranks third in the MIAC overall statistics with 92.5 yards rushing per game. In Carleton’s first game against Lake Forest he rolled up 152 yards rushing on 25 carries and one touchdown and was named the MIAC Player of the Week. 

Welcome Back
If one of the faces on the Carleton sideline looks familiar it’s because Cobber fans are used to seeing him in a maroon and gold uniform and standing under center. Former Cobber All-MIAC quarterback Ethan Pole returns as a first-year assistant coach for the Knights. Pole, who still holds Cobber school records in passing yards, touchdown tosses and completions, was the quarterbacks/running backs coach at William Jewell College (Mo.) last season. Before that he was offensive coordinator at Greenville College (Ill.).

Pressure, What Pressure
Carleton junior cornerback Nick Brokke was named a preseason All-American by the Don Hansen Football Gazette. Not bad for someone who played on a team that went 3-7 in 2003. Last year he led the MIAC in interceptions. 


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