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Cobber Football Opponent - Bethel

At Bethel, Sept. 19, 1998 1:00 
9/25 See  Concordian Story

Cobbers lose 34-20 at Bethel. 
Concordia suffered six interceptions and 2 fumbles in losing their MIAC opener today at Bethel 34-20. The Cobbers fell to 0-2 on the year, 0-1 in the MIAC. Bethel moved to 2-0 on the year, 1-0 in the MIAC. 
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 | Last year's Game
 | 1998 Bethel Pre-Season Preview Information
 | Bethel's Stars in 9/12 27-14 Win at Trinity
 | Bethel Wins 27-14 at Trinity
 | Saturday, Sept. 12 MIAC Action
 | 9/18 See Forum Story on Cobber Defense

Media previews on MIAC 

 | St. Paul Pioneer Press - "MIAC should benefit from new football playoff plan" - 8/30/98
 | St. Paul Pioneer Press MIAC Preview - 8/30/98
 | Minneapolis Star Tribune MIAC Preview - 8/27/98
 | Football  Pre-Season Polls:  | Sports Illustrated |  -  | Columbus Multimedia |  -  | Bob Griese's |  -  | Street and Smith's



9/12/98 | Bethel game 1 Stats | Depth Chart |
Bethel defeated Trinity 27-14 on Saturday behind 127 yards rushing by sophomore tailback, Josh Savageau (Blaine, MN). Included in his 14 carries was a 37 yard run for the first score of the game. Sophomore Joe Persuitti (Mounds View, MN) had a successful start to his career, completing  17 of 28 passes for 146 yards and one touchdown. Sophomore fullback Ryan Ruisch (Johnston, IA) had 72 yards on 5 carries, including a 30 yard touchdown. Junior tailback Dave Dickman (Black River Falls, WI) had 57 yards on 5 carries. 

Kirk Midthun led the Bethel defense with 13 total tackles, 2 for loss, and a pass break up. He also returned five punts for 55 yards, including a 46 yarder. 


Bethel's Top Players in Opening win over Trinity 

Josh Savageau, Soph. Tailback, Blaine, MN 

Savageau led Bethel in their 27-20 win over Trinity International (IL) on Saturday. Savageau scored Bethel's first touchdown on a 37 yard run and finished with 127 yards on 14 carries. He also returned two kicks for 32 yards. In the second half he had numerous carries for first downs that kept drives going. 

(MIAC Special Teams Player of the Week) 
Kirk Midthun, Junior Safety, Dodge Center, MN (Triton HS) 

Midthun led Bethel's defense and special teams in the win on Saturday. Defensively, he had 13 total tackles (3 solos, 10 assists), two tackles for loss for 2 yards, and a pass break up in holding the Trojans to 217 total yards. Returning punts, Midthun had five returns for 55 yards, including a 46 yard return to get Bethel into scoring position. 
 
 

 

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