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STORY LINE: Concordia scored on its first three possessions of the game, bolted to a 48-0 lead at the start of the third quarter and beat Augsburg 54-7 in Minneapolis in the conference opener for both teams. The Cobbers scored on seven of their first nine possessions and racked up 473 yards of total offense in snapping its 1-game losing streak.

RECORDS: Concordia is now 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the MIAC. Augsburg loses for the first time this season and falls to 2-1 in all games and 0-1 in league play.

STREAK STUFF: Concordia has now beaten the Auggies in nine straight games. The Cobbers also extended their win streak at Edor Nelson Field to nine games. The last time Concordia lost at Augsburg was back in 1997. The Cobbers also pushed their MIAC opener win streak to three games. CC has now won seven of their last eight league starters.

DAUNTING DEFENSE: The Cobbers held Augsburg to a total of 200 yards which is the second lowest total by a CC opponent this year (Neb. Wesleyan – 195). Of the 200 total yards allowed, only 49 came on the ground which is a season low.  

TURNOVER TALK: Concordia forced a pair of turnovers in the game and has now forced at least two miscues in all three games this year. The Cobber defense has forced nine turnovers this year which is tied for the most in the MIAC.  

RUN COBBERS RUN: Concordia totaled 473 offensive yards on the day with 433 of those coming on the ground. The Cobbers had two runners gain over 100 yards in the game. Senior Dane Ringquist rushed the ball seven times for 128 yards but was outdone by his Fergus Falls hometown teammate Rylie Sheridan who also had seven carries but gained 134 yards. Both Ringquist and Sheridan also had two rushing touchdowns.

100-YARD DUO: The last time Concordia had two runners gain over 100 yards on the ground was last year against Augsburg when Chad Johnson went for 153 yards and quarterback Blake Kragnes rambled for 116 yards.

OH RYLIE: Sophomore running back Rylie Sheridan has rushed for 284 yards on only 18 carries. His 15.8 yards per carry average leads the MIAC and is one of the top marks in Division III.

PASSING TD PROWESS: Concordia scored seven touchdowns with six coming on the ground and one from the arm of junior QB Blake Kragnes. Kragnes found Matt Bye for a 19-yard strike in the first quarter for his fourth TD throw of the season. The Cobbers had only three passing TDs in all of last season. For Bye it was his first career tuddy for the Cobbers.

SACK TIME: The Black Shirt defense had a season-high six sacks in the game. Senior tackle Noah Welsh had a career-high 2.5 sacks in the game. He now has an MIAC best 4.5 sacks this year after having only 3.0 total sacks in his career before this season.

PUNT BLOCK PROWESS: Concordia blocked a pair of punts against the Auggies. Sophomore Gavin Stanger blocked the first punt in the second quarter and then freshman Nolan Schmitz blocked the second punt in the fourth quarter.

TACKLE TOTALS: Noah Welsh ended up leading the CC defense with 7 total tackles. Will berning and Sam Michel had six each. Willie Julkes, Anfernee Hale and Gunnar Kollman all had a sack against the Auggies.

UP NEXT: The Cobbers will return home to host Hamline on Saturday, Sept. 22 in the first of their 2-game home stand. The Pipers are 0-3 on the season and lost their conference opener at St. Thomas on Saturday.   

CONCORDIA at AUGSBURG HIGHLIGHTS: 

Oct. 20: All times Eastern
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at Stevenson 33, Wilkes 21
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at RPI 31, Hobart 24
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at MIT 13, Coast Guard 0
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Norwich 15, at Maine Maritime 7
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at Moravian 31, Juniata 14
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at Dean 53, Gallaudet 21
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Endicott 45, at Becker 13
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Frostburg State 24, at Montclair State 17
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SUNY-Maritime 68, at Castleton 41
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at Trinity (Texas) 28, Sewanee 14
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Johns Hopkins 51, at Gettysburg 14
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N.C. Wesleyan 29, at Brevard 21
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at Misericordia 37, FDU-Florham 33
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Union 29, at St. Lawrence 7
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at Ithaca 28, Rochester 3
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at Colby 23, Hamilton 21
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at Middlebury 35, Bates 34
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Trinity (Conn.) 48, at Bowdoin 6
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Springfield 23, at Catholic 11
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Amherst 33, at Wesleyan 3
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at Plymouth State 17, Massachusetts Maritime 14
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at Husson 54, Anna Maria 14
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TCNJ 13, at Kean 8
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Carnegie Mellon 41, at Thiel 7
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Salve Regina 30, at Curry 21
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King's 37, at Albright 26
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Trine 31, at Finlandia 0
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Susquehanna 41, at Ursinus 35
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Delaware Valley 52, at Lebanon Valley 7
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at Western New England 70, University of New England 13
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Franklin and Marshall 35, at Dickinson 14
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at Wittenberg 38, DePauw 23
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at Emory and Henry 52, Shenandoah 50
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at Wabash 32, Oberlin 7
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at Westminster (Pa.) 27, Washington and Jefferson 20
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at Hampden-Sydney 38, Guilford 35
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at Randolph-Macon 44, Bridgewater 41
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Cortland 56, at Hartwick 3
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at Denison 27, Ohio Wesleyan 10
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Waynesburg 12, at St. Vincent 10
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Salisbury 33, at Southern Virginia 0
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at Methodist 42, Greensboro 6
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Christopher Newport 39, at William Paterson 10
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Albion 49, at Adrian 42
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Thomas More 35, at St. Scholastica 0
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at Westminster (Mo.) 25, Minnesota-Morris 7
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Lake Forest 24, at Grinnell 0
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at Greenville 41, Crown 14
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at Merchant Marine 25, WPI 24
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at John Carroll 27, Marietta 24
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at Tufts 28, Williams 21
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Ohio Northern 49, at Capital 46
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Baldwin Wallace 35, at Wilmington 33
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at Mount Union 54, Heidelberg 0
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at Lycoming 52, Alvernia 0
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at Rose-Hulman 44, Anderson 6
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at Franklin 64, Earlham 20
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Hanover 48, at Manchester 14
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Mount St. Joseph 20, at Defiance 0
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at Utica 30, Alfred 22
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Maryville (Tenn.) 37, at LaGrange 17
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Framingham State 27, at Westfield State 2
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Morrisville State 35, at St. John Fisher 7
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at Muskingum 21, Otterbein 14
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at Berry 28, Millsaps 21
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at Muhlenberg 42, McDaniel 18
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at Rowan 28, Wesley 27
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at Wooster 28, Hiram 21
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Allegheny 54, at Kenyon 10
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at Nebraska Wesleyan 23, Luther 15
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Wheaton (Ill.) 20, at Augustana 3
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at Eureka 50, Benedictine 20
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 49, at Belhaven 0
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at Hardin-Simmons 58, Texas Lutheran 14
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Chicago 63, at Beloit 0
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at Concordia (Wis.) 45, Concordia-Chicago 34
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Aurora 25, at Rockford 7
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at Bethel 41, Concordia-Moorhead 13
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Lakeland 38, at Wisconsin Lutheran 12
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at St. John's 57, St. Olaf 7
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at Gustavus Adolphus 42, Augsburg 0
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Dubuque 38, at Buena Vista 7
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North Central (Ill.) 26, at Carthage 14
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at Ripon 58, Macalester 34
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at Monmouth 51, Cornell 0
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at Simpson 38, Loras 33
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at Knox 20, Illinois College 6
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UW-Stout 31, at UW-Stevens Point 27
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Millikin 14, at Elmhurst 13
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at MacMurray 20, Iowa Wesleyan 13
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UW-Eau Claire 40, at UW-Platteville 16
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at St. Thomas 68, Carleton 0
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at Mass-Dartmouth 41, Worcester State 27
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at Wartburg 47, Central 20
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at UW-Oshkosh 24, UW-La Crosse 13
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at UW-Whitewater 44, UW-River Falls 7
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at Birmingham-Southern 47, Austin 35
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Centre 41, at Rhodes 14
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at Carroll 23, North Park 0
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at Kalamazoo 17, Alma 10
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at Pacific Lutheran 33, Willamette 20
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at Brockport 65, Buffalo State 7
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at Averett 45, Huntingdon 17
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Washington and Lee 38, at Ferrum 35
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at Pacific 54, Lewis and Clark 22
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Redlands 35, at La Verne 17
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Whitworth 47, at Puget Sound 13
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Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 27, at Occidental 7
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Linfield 14, at George Fox 0
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at Hope 35, Olivet 30
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at Western Connecticut 50, Bridgewater State 48
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Case Western Reserve 27, at Geneva 14
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at Sul Ross State 28, Howard Payne 27
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East Texas Baptist 48, at Louisiana College 27
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Illinois Wesleyan 27, at Washington U. 21
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St. Norbert 46, at Lawrence 0
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Chapman 33, at Cal Lutheran 29
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Frostburg State 24, at Montclair State 17
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at RPI 31, Hobart 24
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Trine 31, at Finlandia 0
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at Wittenberg 38, DePauw 23
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at Westminster (Pa.) 27, Washington and Jefferson 20
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Delaware Valley 52, at Lebanon Valley 7
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Johns Hopkins 51, at Gettysburg 14
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at Mount Union 54, Heidelberg 0
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at John Carroll 27, Marietta 24
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at Berry 28, Millsaps 21
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at Rowan 28, Wesley 27
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at Muhlenberg 42, McDaniel 18
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Wheaton (Ill.) 20, at Augustana 3
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 49, at Belhaven 0
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at St. John's 57, St. Olaf 7
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at Hardin-Simmons 58, Texas Lutheran 14
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North Central (Ill.) 26, at Carthage 14
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at St. Thomas 68, Carleton 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 24, UW-La Crosse 13
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at UW-Whitewater 44, UW-River Falls 7
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at Brockport 65, Buffalo State 7
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Whitworth 47, at Puget Sound 13
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Linfield 14, at George Fox 0
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Case Western Reserve 27, at Geneva 14
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Illinois Wesleyan 27, at Washington U. 21
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