Concordia found itself down 10 points on the road before rallying behind the running of Devin Zeigler. The Houston native found the end zone three times and Kyle Sterup made two sacks as the Bulldogs won at Jamestown, 27-23.
After making a strong push against No. 1 Northwestern, the Bulldogs will hit the road for the first time in 2023. Concordia will be at Jamestown for a 1 p.m. CT kickoff on Saturday. It will be the sixth all-time meeting between the two sides.
Concordia has announced a change to the kickoff time for the Sept. 30 home game versus Briar Cliff. Instead of a 1 p.m. start, the game will get underway at 6 p.m. CT underneath the lights inside Bulldog Stadium.
DJ McGarvie and the Concordia offense found themselves in a good old-fashioned shootout with the No. 1 team in the land. Ultimately, the firepower of defending national champion Northwestern won out, 48-35, on a hot day in Seward.
Michael Grindey has gone from Creighton rugby player to high school football coach to a star linebacker at Concordia. The outgoing Arizona native has thrived after following a twisting, turning path to Seward.
Right off the top, Concordia Football will draw defending national champion Northwestern. The 2023 season opener on Saturday will mark the 46th all-time meeting between the two sides. The Bulldogs' most recent series win came in 2016.
Over the second half of last season, Concordia Football added explosiveness to its offense while supplementing a defense already known for its ruggedness. The Bulldogs hope to hit the ground running this fall in what will be year seven of Coach Patrick Daberkow's tenure.
After tying for sixth place in the conference in 2022, Concordia Football has been pegged at No. 6 in the 2023 GPAC Preseason Football Coaches’ Poll. The Bulldogs pulled in 57 points, landing just behind Hastings (59).
Head Coach Patrick Daberkow and standouts Michael Grindey and DJ McGarvie met the media on July 17 at the Nebraska Small College Football Media Day hosted by Doane. Preseason camp opens Aug. 7 for the Bulldogs.
After following his dreams and becoming a Nebraska Cornhusker, Austin Jablonski called an audible and transferred to Concordia for a shot at playing quarterback. He's found Concordia to be a "special place" where his faith has grown and his talents have shined.
All-American linebacker Lane Napier returned for a fifth year in 2021 and made good on his aspirations of helping Concordia Football win in a big way. Led by a stifling defense, the Bulldogs closed the campaign on a six-game win streak.
Four decades since that glorious season, the 1981 Concordia Football team continues to reserve a spot in program lore. The Bulldogs went 9-1, won the NIAC title and finished with a No. 12 national ranking.
Lane Napier joked that he wasn't ready to grow up in regards to his decision to return for a fifth season as a Bulldog. Napier is on track to shatter the GPAC tackle record he already owns.
Optimism abounds in the preparatory month of August for a 2021 Concordia Football team that league coaches have pegged for fifth place in the GPAC. The Bulldogs will kick off the season at Morningside.
Concordia Football looks to build upon its 4-4 mark in 2020 behind 16 returning starters. The Bulldogs return All-American linebacker Lane Napier and first team All-GPAC running back Jonah Weyand.
Crete High School alum Jonah Weyand has his sights set on bigger and better in 2021. More than just a football player, Weyand has excelled as a leader and in the classroom.
Concordia Football returned to a fairly normal spring practice season this April. Storylines have included the return of Lane Napier, a welcome back to campus for 'G' and the progress of Wyatt Ehlers.
Particularly on the offensive side of the ball, Concordia made strides in a 2020 season that began with four-straight wins. Coach Daberkow took pride in this team for more than just on-field performance.
In a year for the history books, the Concordia Football senior class has made the most of it. As Trevor Dey put it, the lasting impact will be "what we've learned and who we're becoming."
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