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A Fine Nine Leads To Bounce-Back Win At Hamline

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (10/19/13)—A year ago Concordia bounced back after a loss by scoring on its first seven possessions against Hamline. The Cobbers did that two better on Saturday as they scored touchdowns on the first nine possessions against the Pipers and rolled to a 63-7 win.

The victory comes one week after a tough loss to Bethel and improves No.24-ranked Concordia's record to 5-1 on the season. The Cobbers are now 3-1 in MIAC play and currently tied for second place in the league standings. Hamline, who beat St. Olaf last week to gain their first conference win since 2009, moves to 2-4 overall and 1-4 in the MIAC.

Perhaps the biggest victory of the game came on the coin toss when Concordia won the flip and head coach Terry Horan elected to receive the ball to try and gain early momentum by posting early points. Horan's plan worked even better than imagined. The Cobbers took the opening kick, drove 48 yards in six plays and came away with a Domenic Fraboni touchdown plunge to go ahead 7-0 at the 11:43 mark of the opening quarter. The TD would be one of three on the day for the bruising fullback.

The move to receive the ball looked even more inspiring when Hamline fumbled the ensuing kickoff and CC went 25 yards in three plays and Alex McLean scored the first of his two touchdowns. The game wasn't even five minutes old and Concordia had a 14-0 lead. That formula mirrored CC's ability to get out of the blocks very quickly in their four previous wins.

The Cobbers defense allowed the Pipers to drive 44 yards and get to the 24-yard line but then came up with a huge sack on a fourth-and-four play and that set up a one-play touchdown drive when CC quarterback Griffin Neal hooked up with senior Matt Peterson on a 70-yard passing play.

Concordia allowed the lone Hamline touchdown of the day on the very next drive but then the Cobbers added three more scores in the second quarter to take a 42-7 lead into the break.

The Cobbers' defense forced a three-and-out on the first possession of the third quarter and then Fraboni went on a 60-yard scoring scamper to push the lead to 49-0.

Concordia would then add touchdowns on a blocked punt and a short run to finish off the scoring. Junior Dan Berdan blocked the Piper punt and then recovered it in the end zone and then sophomore Ben Schacht scored on a 3-yard TD run. It was the first collegiate touchdown for both players.

The Cobbers finished the day with 481 total offensive yards. Concordia's defense limited the Pipers to just 266 total yards including 87 passing yards.  The passing yardage is the lowest of the season by the Pipers.

Concordia's ground game racked up 342 yards. It is a season high for rushing yards and is the first time they have rushed for over 250 yards in a single game. The 300-plus rushing yards pushes the Cobbers to the top of the MIAC for total rushing yards and rushing yards per game.

The Cobbers had five players with at least five carries in the game and four players had at least 35 rushing yards. McLean came away with a team-high 88 rushing yards while Fraboni added 80 yards. Peterson put up 38 rushing yards to go along with 85 receiving yards on two catches. Back-up quarterback Alex Grove entered the game in the second half and ran for 38 yards on 10 carries. He was also 1-for-2 for 11 yards through the air.

Neal started the game, played the first two quarters, and was 7-for-9 for 128 yards and two scoring strikes.

Concordia senior kicker Ben Wagner continued his perfect extra point streak alive. Wagner connected on all nine PAT's and has now made 68 straight extra points. That total is a program record.

Levi Hintermeister and Tyler Berling led the Cobber "Blackshirt" defense. Hintermeister had a team-high 9.0 tackles including 0.5 tackles for a loss. Berling had 8.0 tackles. Junior defensive end Nate Adams had the team's only sack of the afternoon and now has a team-high 5.0 for the season. Tyler E. Hansen and Sam Lastovich had the two forced fumbles for CC while Mitch Tauer and Bryce Hentges came up with the two HU miscues.

Concordia will now host a showdown with Augsburg on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. at Jake Christiansen Stadium. The Auggies are currently 3-2 in conference play and just a single game behind Concordia in the league standings.                                    

Oct. 20: All times Eastern
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at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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4th - 05:31
14 Westfield State
29 Framingham State
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4th - 00:59
17 Moravian
17 Juniata
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7 Endicott
28 Salve Regina
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13 St. Vincent
63 Thomas More
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3 Hobart
7 Union
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24 Colby
20 Hamilton
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0 William Paterson
14 Christopher Newport
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10 St. John Fisher
7 Ithaca
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21 Kenyon
19 Allegheny
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7 SUNY-Maritime
13 Mount Ida
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27 Middlebury
7 Bates
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3rd - 14:51
7 Catholic
48 Springfield
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19 Wesleyan
9 Amherst
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7 Bowdoin
49 Trinity (Conn.)
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14 Husson
7 Gallaudet
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21 Wabash
14 Oberlin
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2nd 5:14
6 Buffalo State
13 Utica
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7 Ohio Northern
6 Muskingum
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0 Montclair State
24 Frostburg State
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3rd - 11:45
3 Rowan
20 Wesley
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10 Albright
5 Stevenson
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38 Wittenberg
3 DePauw
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14 Alma
14 Albion
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13 Shenandoah
24 Guilford
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20 Plymouth State
7 Massachusetts Maritime
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37 Wooster
18 Hiram
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28 Washington and Lee
0 Hampden-Sydney
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3rd - 14:50
7 Alfred State
16 Anna Maria
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25 Bridgewater
10 Emory and Henry
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7 Wilkes
28 FDU-Florham
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10 Lebanon Valley
0 Misericordia
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7 Rochester
27 St. Lawrence
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6 RPI
7 Alfred
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10 Nichols
18 Curry
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0 Southern Virginia
28 Salisbury
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10 Ferrum
14 Brevard
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0 Ursinus
14 Susquehanna
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3rd - 13:44
20 Cortland
13 Morrisville State
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14 Hope
36 Trine
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17 Trinity (Texas)
0 Sewanee
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7 Wartburg
7 Luther
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Dickinson at Franklin and Marshall
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13 Tufts
7 Williams
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42 Mount Union
0 Wilmington
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13 MIT
0 Coast Guard
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7 Maine Maritime
14 Norwich
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7 Heidelberg
21 Marietta
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14 Franklin
9 Rose-Hulman
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14 John Carroll
0 Capital
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14 Bluffton
14 Manchester
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0 UW-Whitewater
0 UW-River Falls
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0 Greensboro
16 LaGrange
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7 Mass-Dartmouth
7 Worcester State
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12 Muhlenberg
6 McDaniel
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14 Western New England
0 Becker
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6 Methodist
13 Maryville (Tenn.)
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7 Adrian
7 Kalamazoo
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Denison at Ohio Wesleyan
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14 Westminster (Pa.)
0 Washington and Jefferson
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Berry at Millsaps
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3 Olivet
7 Benedictine
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7 Birmingham-Southern
7 Austin
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0 Belhaven
10 Mary Hardin-Baylor
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7 UW-Stevens Point
10 UW-Stout
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7 Carthage
0 Illinois Wesleyan
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7 Nebraska Wesleyan
18 Buena Vista
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14 Lakeland
0 Wisconsin Lutheran
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0 Rockford
0 Aurora
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0 Concordia (Wis.)
14 Concordia-Chicago
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Carleton at St. Olaf
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0 Gustavus Adolphus
21 St. John's
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10 Augsburg
7 Concordia-Moorhead
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St. Thomas at Hamline
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6 Westminster (Mo.)
0 Greenville
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Coe at Loras
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Monmouth at Cornell
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Wheaton (Ill.) at North Park
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Northwestern (Minn.) at Martin Luther
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Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
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1 Grinnell
28 Lake Forest
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Carroll at Millikin
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Ripon at Macalester
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Lawrence at St. Norbert
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St. Scholastica at Crown
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Minnesota-Morris at Iowa Wesleyan
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7 UW-Platteville
0 UW-Eau Claire
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0 Merchant Marine
0 WPI
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Rhodes at Centre
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0 Hanover
0 Earlham
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0 Beloit
7 Chicago
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UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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Simpson at Dubuque
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Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
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Pacific at Lewis and Clark
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Pacific Lutheran at Willamette
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Puget Sound at Whitworth
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Redlands at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
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George Fox at Linfield
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Sul Ross State at Howard Payne
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Dean at Castleton
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N.C. Wesleyan at Averett
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Baldwin Wallace at Otterbein
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Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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Carnegie Mellon at Thiel
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Knox at Illinois College
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Whittier at Cal Lutheran
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Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer
Oct. 20: All times Eastern
Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
3rd - 11:45
3 Rowan
20 Wesley
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2nd - 15:00
0 Montclair State
24 Frostburg State
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38 Wittenberg
3 DePauw
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7 Catholic
48 Springfield
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7 Wartburg
7 Luther
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42 Mount Union
0 Wilmington
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7 Heidelberg
21 Marietta
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14 Westminster (Pa.)
0 Washington and Jefferson
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Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
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Belhaven at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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St. Thomas at Hamline
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15:00 2nd
0 Gustavus Adolphus
21 St. John's
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7 Carthage
0 Illinois Wesleyan
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10 Augsburg
7 Concordia-Moorhead
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2:00 PM
Berry at Millsaps
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7 UW-Platteville
0 UW-Eau Claire
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UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
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Hartwick at Brockport
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George Fox at Linfield
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Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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