The Concordia football schedule for 2013 has been announced. This fall’s slate includes a non-conference season-opening trip to NCAA Division II William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., and a total of five games at Bulldog Stadium – all within the GPAC.
Head coach Vance Winter’s squad will host rival Nebraska Wesleyan for homecoming on Oct. 12 and also welcome in neighboring Doane on Oct. 26. NAIA national runner up Morningside will travel to Seward on Nov. 2 for Concordia’s Parent’s Day and Briar Cliff will serve as the visitor for Senior Day on Nov. 16.
Winter will once again lead his team on the road at his alma mater of Dakota State in a game that will take place on Sept. 28. Then on Oct. 19 the Bulldogs will attempt to knock off Northwestern on the road after upsetting the Red Raiders 17-16 this past season on homecoming at Bulldog Stadium.
Concordia’s 11 2013 opponents combined for a record of 58-62 (.483) in 2012. Morningside’s 13-1 mark tops the list while Briar Cliff’s 1-10 record falls at the bottom of the spectrum. William Jewell, the only team new to the 2013 schedule that did not face Concordia in 2012, went 2-9 overall, 1-7 in Great Lakes Valley Conference action and 1-3 on its home turf at Greene Stadium.
The Bulldogs will look to build upon a 2012 season in which they went 5-6, capturing the program’s most victories since a 5-5 campaign in 2004 under then head coach Courtney Meyer. First team all-conference performers Derek Blessing and Darnell Woods headline Concordia’s core of 2013 returnees.