The Concordia University football team will look to keep its early season momentum going when the Bulldogs travel to Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday. Concordia is 2-0 on the young season following wins over then No. 22 Peru State College (13-7) and Nebraska Wesleyan (3-0). Dakota Wesleyan enters the weekend at 1-0.
The Tigers of Dakota Wesleyan opened the 2010 season last week with an easy 42-7 win over Dordt College. The Tigers were 4-6 last year and were picked to finish sixth in the GPAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Quarterback Jon Bane completed 12-of-18 passes last week for 146 yards and a touchdown, while Raymond Blossom rushed for 82 yards and three scores for the Tigers in the season-opening win over Dordt.
Concordia picked up a big 3-0 win over Nebraska Wesleyan last week. The Bulldogs continued to use strong defense and ball control to pick up the win. The Concordia “D” limited NWU to just 186 yards of total offense in the game. Kenny Zoeller’s 32-yard field goal in the third quarter proved to be the difference maker. The Bulldog offense totaled 260 yards (144 passing, 116 rushing). Quarterback TJ Shirey connected on 18-of-22 through the air, while Jake Griedl caught five passes for a game-high 77 yards.