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2008 Cobber Football - Game Recaps
 
The Concordia defense converges on Bethel running back Logan Flannery in the Cobbers' 24-7 win over the Royals on Saturday. CC held BU to only 179 yards in total offense.
Defense Does It Again!


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Gameday Game Recap:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (9/27/08)-- Concordia continued to ride the wave of their economical defense and enjoyed a 400-yard game from the offense as the Cobbers scored the first 17 points of the game against Bethel and cruised to a 24-7 win over the Royals in Moorhead on Saturday. The CC defense only allowed 179 total offensive yards as the Cobbers claimed their third straight win. Concordia remains unbeaten in MIAC play as they win for the second straight week over a top-flight conference opponent. CC is now 3-1 overall and 2-0 in league play. Bethel loses for the third straight time and falls to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the MIAC.

The Cobber defense did not concede a single point on Saturday as the Royals only score of the game came on a 78-yard kickoff return at the start of the fourth quarter. Concordia has only allowed 13 points in their first two conference games and only 26 in their three-game winning streak.

On the other side of the ball the Cobber offense found a rhythm early in the game and then again in the fourth quarter. CC scored on their opening drive of the game and then racked up 143 total yards in the fourth quarter and tacked on a pair of insurance scores in the final 15 minutes. For the game, senior quarterback Jesse Nelson led the Concordia offense to its most productive conference game of the season, gaining 402 total yards. Nelson rushed for one TD and threw for another as he ended the game with 146 offensive yards. Concordia was able to get around the Bethel ends early and then up the middle late, running for 292 total yards in the game. That total is a season high for CC. Senior running back Cory Johnson used his speed to come up with another 100-yard rushing game. He had 122 yards on 17 carries and averaged 7.2 yards per carry. For Johnson it was his second 100-yard game of the season and ninth of his career.

Defensively Concordia was led by junior defensive back Andrew Larson who came away with a team-high eight tackles and had the only interception of the day for the Cobbers. He was part of a Concordia secondary that did not allow Bethel quarterbacks to find any open receivers. BU had only 95 passing yards in the game. CC also had 3.0 sacks in the game. Linebacker Jay Thoreson was credited with 1.5 sacks and Clinton Strother added 1.0 sacks.

Bethel's offense was kept in check all game long by nullifying sophomore running back Logan Flannery. An MIAC All-Conference selection last year, Flannery was held to only 41 yards on 16 rushes. It marks the first time all season he has been held to under 120 yards in rushing and the second lowest total in his two-year career. The Royals rotated two quarterbacks and neither could come up with a sustained drive that led to any points. Caleb Graff started the game and went 2-for-10 for 12 yards. Josh Aakre replaced Graff and went 7-for-14 for 83 yards.

Bethel had two players with double-digit tackle totals. Trent Pearson led all players with 11.0 tackles and Darin Schwarze finished with 10.0 tackles.

Concordia will have a two-week break before hosting St. Thomas in the annual Homecoming game on Oct. 11 at 1 p.m.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 



 


 
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