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2007 Cobber Football - Game Recaps
 
Concordia senior fullback Adam Swingdorf goes in for one of his three TD's in the Cobbers' dominating 51-21 win over Augsburg. Swingdorf now has a team-leading nine touchdowns and needs seven more to tie the school record for rushing touchdowns in a season.

Cobbers Get back on Winning Track!


Gameday Scoreboard

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Game Stats: Concordia vs. Augsburg Box Score - Now Online!


Opponent's Website: Augsburg College Football


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Gameday Game Recap:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (9/29/07)-- If the Concordia and Augsburg football game on Saturday was a drag race, the cars would have sped out to record speeds in the first quarter mile only to have the Cobber car finish the game at a high speed while the Auggie vehicle would have slowed to a stop after its parachute broke open with three quarters to go.

That's the scenario that took place in Moorhead when the two teams traded scores on the first four possessions of the game and went into the second quarter tied at 14-14. That's when the CC defense pulled the rip cord on the Augsburg offense for the final three quarters enabling Concordia to run away with a 51-21 victory. The win snaps the Cobbers' two-game losing streak and pushes them one game above the .500 mark at 3-2. CC is now 1-2 in conference play. The loss keeps Augsburg winless in the MIAC at 0-3 and they are now 1-3 overall.

The Cobbers returned to a game plan that helped them forge a 2-0 record. They were able to successfully run the ball on the Auggies and then mix in a potent passing attack that relied on catching the defense off guard. The equation equaled 503 yards of total offense for Concordia, 404 of which came on the ground. It is the first time this season that CC has totaled over 500 offensive yards. The 404 rushing yards are also a season high. The last time Concordia rushed for over 400 yards in a game was against the Auggies last season. In the past two games against Augsburg, Concordia has rushed for 842 yards and has accumulated 1,012 yards of total offense. After allowing 160 offensive yards in the first quarter alone, the Cobber defense limited Augsburg to only 189 for the final three quarters. The Auggies finished with 349 total offensive yards and 225 yards through the air.

The Cobber ground game was spearheaded by the two-headed monster of fullback Adam Swingdorf and quarterback Jesse Nelson. Swingdorf finished the game with a career-high three rushing touchdowns and 101 yards on the ground. He now has nine touchdowns for the season and is only six behind the Cobber single season record of 15 held by Kevin Williamson set in 2005. Swingdorf has scored a touchdown in every single game this season and has posted at least two touchdowns in three of the team's five games. Nelson ran for a game-high 122 yards and had one rushing score. He also threw for one touchdown and was 7-of-15 for 47 yards. His lone TD toss came on a picture perfect over-the-top strike to wide receiver Nick Alton on a play that covered 31 yards. It was Alton's fourth touchdown catch of the season. He finished the game with a team-high three catches for 47 yards.

Augsburg's high-powered passing game was slowed through the final three quarters. The Auggies entered the game averaging 299 passing yards per game and were held 74 yards under that mark. Quarterback Jordan Berg was 23-of-37 for 196 yards and threw for two touchdowns. He also had a one pass picked off. It is only the second time this season he has been held under 200 yards in passing. His favorite target was sophomore wide receiver Mike Nourie. Nourie came away with game highs in receptions (10) and yards (89). It is the second straight game that he has finished with double-digit reception totals. The Augsburg rushing attack was the key to their first-quarter success. After entering the game with only a 67.3 rushing yards per game average, The Auggies rattled off 89 rushing yards in the first quarter alone. Jason Potts carried the bulk of the load. He had 90 yards of rushing in the first period, mostly on draw plays, and finished with 109 total rushing yards. It is the second time this season that he has surpassed the 100-yard mark.

Concordia kicker Carl Hauser continues his breakout season. After connecting on 4-of-7 field goal atempts in his freshman season, Hauser hit another field goal try against Augsburg and is now 5-of-6 for the year. He leads the MIAC in field goals made and field goal percentage. He finished the game with nine points and has 36 on the season - second only to Swingdorf's team-leading 54 points.

Defensively, Concordia was led by middle linebacker Isaac Berling. Berling had a team-high seven solo tackles including one tackle for a loss. Senior Dustin Carlson had two of the team's three sacks on the day. Jason Jude intercepted his second pass of the season and had five solo tackles. Xavier Carroll came up with the other Cobber interception. He picked off reserve quarterback Donald Blunt's pass and raced 44 yards before being brought down. It was his first collegiate interception.

Augsburg had a pair of players with double-digit tackle totals. Adam Ebert had a game-high 12 tackles including two tackles for a loss. He now has a team-high 41 tackles on the season and trails only Concordia's Brennen Lewis in total tackles by any player in the MIAC. Garrett Adamson recorded a season-high 11 solo tackles.

The Cobbers will stay at home and host Hamline for their annual Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. at Jake Christiansen Stadium. The game can be heard live on the internet and will also feature live statistics. Both features can be accessed on the Cobber athletics website. Augsburg will step outside conference play for the second time in the season when they travel to Iowa to take on Wartburg on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m.

 


 
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