October 26, 2013

Simpson beats Coe in overtime thriller

More news about: Simpson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Samantha Grace Glogowski won't remember her first Simpson football game.

But her dad will never forget.

Taylor Nelson threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Brad Vogel on the final play of the second overtime and Simpson beat Coe in dramatic fashion, 41-38 on Saturday afternoon.

It was a week filled with excitement for Simpson head coach Jim Glogowski, whose wife, Kate, brought the couple's fourth child into the world on Monday.

"A friend called and said it must have been an awesome experience for Samantha's first football game, but I'm pretty sure she wasn't paying attention," Glogowski said.

Some day she'll wish she was able to enjoy it a little more.

Nelson threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns and ran for three more for the Storm (5-2, 3-1 Iowa Conference), who beat Coe for the first time since 2003. Vogel caught nine passes for 107 yards and also had a 36-yard touchdown reception.

The two teams traded touchdowns in the first overtime and Coe got the first possession in the second. Defensive end Johnnie Sims batted away a Josh Rekers pass on 3rd down from the 5, holding Coe to a field goal and a 38-35 lead. Facing 3rd and 8 on the ensuing drive, Nelson sprinted to his left and found Vogel on a wheel route down the sideline for the winning score.

"I'm so proud of the kids. Today was unbelievable, just unbelievable," Glogowski said.

Keaton Juergens caught nine passes for 181 yards and Gage Mohs rushed for 119 yards for the Kohawks (5-2, 2-2), who lost their second game in a row after starting the season 5-0.

Despite Glogowski's absence for much of the week, Simpson fired on all cylinders in its biggest win of the season. The running game accounted for 149 yards on 48 rushes and eight different receivers caught passes. Vogel returned after missing last week and a banged up offensive line held its own against one of the best defenses in the league.

With Glogowski preoccupied, everyone had to chip in to get the team prepared.

"I have a lot of trust and faith in my coaching staff," he said. "We've been together for a long time and I appreciate these guys' efforts. They did a fantastic job of helping us get through this."

Nelson completed 25 of 36 passes without an interception, becoming Simpson's all-time leader in touchdown passes in the process. He now has 67 in his four years as a starter, passing Mike Donnenwerth, who threw 66 from 2000-03.

The senior had a hand in each of his team's touchdowns on Saturday. He scored on runs of 1, 4, and 1 yard and added a 46-yard touchdown pass to Nate Connealy. His 4-yard run gave Simpson a 28-21 lead with 9:43 left in the game before Coe responded with a 14-play drive that ended with an 8-yard touchdown run by Mohs. Simpson's next drive stalled at the Coe 41 with just over a minute left and the teams played for overtime from there.

Brandon Abernathy led the defensive effort with a career-high 12 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss. Ted Haag added 10 stops and a quarterback hurry and Corey Sterling had an interception, the lone turnover of the day.

Simpson hosts Dubuque next Saturday, Nov. 2 in a 4 p.m. kickoff. The Spartans (4-3, 3-1) lost 22-15 against league-leading Wartburg on Saturday.

comments powered by Disqus
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Anna Maria at Coast Guard
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Franklin and Marshall at Lebanon Valley
7:00 PM
Ursinus at Millersville
7:30 PM
Manchester at Trine
Live Stats Video
8:00 PM
Belhaven at Millsaps
Video
8:00 PM
Bethel at UW-Stout
Live Stats Video Audio
Sep. 4: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Salisbury at Albright
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Gettysburg at Bridgewater
7:00 PM
St. Lawrence at Morrisville State
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
MIT at WPI
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Westfield State at Nichols
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Becker at Fitchburg State
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Stevenson at N.C. Wesleyan
7:00 PM
Mount Ida at Mass-Dartmouth
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Curry at Bridgewater State
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Wilkes at Muhlenberg
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Averett at Washington and Lee
Live Stats Video
8:00 PM
Luther at UW-La Crosse
Sep. 5: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Hobart at Dickinson
12:00 PM
Norwich at RPI
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Heidelberg at Cortland State
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Maine Maritime at SUNY-Maritime
12:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Thomas More
Live Stats Audio
12:00 PM
Alfred at Husson
Live Stats Video Audio
12:00 PM
Framingham State at Endicott
Live Stats
12:00 PM
TCNJ at Christopher Newport
Live Stats Video
12:00 PM
Worcester State at Salve Regina
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Grove City at Juniata
Live Stats Video Audio
12:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Southwestern Assemblies
Video
1:00 PM
Montclair State at Delaware Valley
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Lycoming at Susquehanna
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
William Paterson at Alfred State
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Alma at Finlandia
1:00 PM
Springfield at Western New England
1:00 PM
Ferrum at Emory and Henry
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Earlham at Olivet
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Wabash at Hampden-Sydney
Video Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Washington and Jefferson at Wooster
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Rowan at Widener
Audio
1:00 PM
Ithaca at Union
1:00 PM
Brockport State at Oberlin
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
John Carroll at St. Vincent
Audio
1:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Randolph-Macon
1:00 PM
Castleton at Plymouth State
1:00 PM
Methodist at Apprentice
1:00 PM
Waynesburg at Muskingum
Live Stats Video Audio
1:00 PM
Southern Virginia at Rhodes
1:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Chicago
Live Stats Video
1:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Washington U.
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Centre at Hanover
Live Stats
1:30 PM
Buffalo State at Otterbein
1:30 PM
Wittenberg at Capital
Live Stats
1:30 PM
Illinois Wesleyan at Franklin
Live Stats Video
1:30 PM
Berry at Maryville (Tenn.)
Live Stats Audio
1:30 PM
Monmouth at Hope
Live Stats Audio
1:30 PM
Bethany at Mount Union
Live Stats Tickets
1:30 PM
Bluffton at Wilmington
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at UW-Platteville
Live Stats
2:00 PM
North Park at Concordia (Wis.)
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Kenyon at Sewanee
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Rockford at Lawrence
Video
2:00 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Lake Forest
Audio
2:00 PM
Carthage at St. Norbert
2:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Coe
2:00 PM
Jamestown at Concordia-Moorhead
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Macalester at Carleton
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at Hamline
2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at St. Olaf
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Dubuque at St. John's
Live Stats Video Audio
2:00 PM
Illinois College at Aurora
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Simpson
2:00 PM
Hendrix at Austin
Video
2:00 PM
Southwestern at Hardin-Simmons
2:00 PM
Knox at Eureka
2:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Martin Luther
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at Ripon
2:00 PM
Louisiana College at Huntingdon
Video
2:00 PM
Loras at Elmhurst
Live Stats
3:00 PM
Pacific at College of Idaho
3:30 PM
Beloit at Concordia-Chicago
Live Stats Video
3:30 PM
George Fox at La Verne
4:00 PM
Puget Sound at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Live Stats
4:30 PM
Misericordia at Utica
Live Stats Video Audio
5:00 PM
Western Connecticut at Hartwick
5:00 PM
Defiance at Adrian
Live Stats Video
6:00 PM
Moravian at King's
6:00 PM
Birmingham-Southern at LaGrange
Live Stats
6:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at Albion
7:00 PM
Guilford at Greensboro
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Allegheny at Thiel
7:00 PM
Gallaudet at Shenandoah
Live Stats Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Kalamazoo at Rose-Hulman
Live Stats Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Westminster (Pa.) at Hiram
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Marietta at Denison
Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Anderson at Taylor (Ind.)
7:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at Ohio Wesleyan
7:00 PM
Frostburg State at Geneva
7:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at Robert Morris-Chicago
7:00 PM
Greenville at Millikin
7:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Howard Payne
7:00 PM
Texas Lutheran at Sul Ross State
Audio
7:00 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Augustana
7:00 PM
Benedictine at Central
Live Stats Video
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video
7:30 PM
Catholic at McDaniel
Live Stats Video
8:00 PM
McMurry at East Texas Baptist
8:00 PM
Lakeland at Carroll
Live Stats Video
8:00 PM
Augsburg at Wartburg
Live Stats Video
8:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Crown
8:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Cornell
Maintenance in progress.