SEWARD, Neb. – Saturday has been tabbed Parent’s Day for the Concordia University football program. Head coach Vance Winter’s Bulldogs host top-ranked Morningside inside Bulldog Stadium at 1 p.m. Parents of Concordia football players will be recognized as a group during pregame announcements and at halftime.
After the game, parents and family members are invited to attend the postgame snack from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Doghouse Grill, which is located on the bottom floor of the Janzow Campus Center.
No. 1 Morningside College (7-0, 6-0 GPAC) at No. 25 Concordia University (6-2, 4-2 GPAC)
1 p.m., Saturday, Seward, Neb., Bulldog Stadium
Player to watch: Concordia’s stellar safety tandem of senior Darnell Woods (team best 63 tackles) and sophomore Tait Sibbel (team high three interceptions) will be tested to the extreme by Morningside quarterback Ryan Kasdorf, who ranks No. 1 in the NAIA in pass efficiency (202.5). Woods has been particularly busy of late, coming up to make 23 tackles over the past two games. Wood and Sibbel, along with the rest of the Bulldog secondary, will have to be at their best to contain the Mustangs’ explosive passing attack.
Outlook: The Bulldogs will try to stop a two-game skid on a Saturday against a team that they have not beaten since 2003. The Mustangs have put up video game numbers offensively as they lead the nation in scoring (55.4) and rank second in total offense (602.7). Behind Kasdorf, Morningside has won every game this season by a margin of 25 points or more. Even if Concordia can slow down the passing game, they will have to contend with running backs Jon Halvorsen and Brandon Wegher (former University of Iowa standout). An upset would make for one of the biggest home victories in program history for head coach Vance Winter’s Bulldogs.