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.
As of Friday (Aug. 28), the 2020 Concordia Football team had successfully navigated through nearly two weeks of preseason preparation. It gets started for real on Sept. 12.
Typically by early August, a GPAC Football Media Day would have been staged. In lieu of that, we break down what things look like for Coach Daberkow's Bulldogs heading into preseason.
Before a home playoff game was made possible, the 2001 Concordia football team burst onto the national scene by upsetting eighth-ranked Sioux Falls in week two of that GPAC championship season.
Singing The Doxology in the postgame locker room is about as Concordia as ringing the bell after victories. It's a Bulldog Football tradition that dates back to at least the 1970s.
Former star quarterback Von Thomas now serves as Concordia's Multicultural Program Specialist and Assistant Director of Student Life. He fielded our questions in this Q&A.
As Sean Stewart said, "It's an honor and a privilege to be able to wear the Concordia University Bulldog jersey." We took a look back at the top Bulldogs by jersey number during the GPAC era (20 seasons).
One of the most fearsome linebackers in school history, Erik DeHaven represents what Concordia University football is all about. He starred for the 2001 championship team and is now a high school coach in Texas.
All-American linebacker Lane Napier fielded questions on a variety of topics in this Q&A. already racked up a program GPAC-era best 347 tackles and has been named a first team all-conference performer three times.
In the history of the program, Concordia football has produced six players that are known to have signed NFL contracts or to have been invited to NFL training camps.
In lieu of the normal spring practice season, head coach Patrick Daberkow is monitoring progress from afar. Prior to students being sent home, Daberkow observed a physically stronger, more veteran 2020 team.