A string of matchups with in-state foes provides an opportunity for the Bulldogs to put behind last week's loss at No. 3 Morningside. Concordia and Hastings will meet on the gridiron for the 56th time in series history.
Early turnovers gave Concordia little chance of hanging with No. 3 Morningside on the road. The Mustangs celebrated their homecoming by walloping the Bulldogs, 62-6. Austin Jablonski scored the lone Bulldog touchdown.
The Bulldogs hope last week's win over Briar Cliff will mark a turning point in the 2023 campaign. Concordia will be back on the road this Saturday as it takes on No. 3 Morningside in the 22nd all-time meeting between the two sides.
The combination of big plays offensively and a defense that was active in the backfield lifted the Bulldogs to a 35-23 home win over Briar Cliff on Saturday (Sept. 30). Concordia outgained the Chargers, 478-284.
Following back-to-back defeats, Concordia hopes the electricity of a night atmosphere inside Bulldog Stadium will provide a boost. The Bulldogs will host Briar Cliff Saturday night in the 21st all-time meeting between the two sides.
Mere inches separated Concordia from a first down a potential game-winning touchdown drive in the final seconds of a homecoming Saturday (Sept. 23). However, it was DWU that celebrated a fourth down stop and a 16-12 victory.
After two weeks on the road, Concordia Football returns home this week to host Dakota Wesleyan for homecoming Saturday. The Bulldogs and Tigers will clash for the 24th time in series history. Concordia won last year's matchup, 20-12.
A close first half turned into a lopsided loss as four turnovers doomed the Bulldogs. No. 19 Dordt walked away with a 38-7 victory in Sioux Center, Iowa. The positive for Concordia was the performance of defensive lineman Kyle Sterup.
Whether situated in his home of Arlington, Texas, or otherwise, Rod Giesselmann '71 feels the "oneness" of Concordia. It's that special togetherness that lifted the 1970 Bulldogs to great heights and set Giesselmann up for success.
Another nationally ranked GPAC foe is coming up for the Bulldogs, who hope to build upon their 27-23 come-from-behind win over Jamestown. Concordia will meet up with Dordt for the 16th all-time series meeting.
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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