A 2 point conversion pass in the second overtime gave Concordia- Chicago a 22-21 win over the visiting Falcons Saturday afternoon. The victory allowed CU-Chicago to move into a first place tie with CUW and Lakeland.
The visitng Falcons led 7-0 at the half, getting a 3 yard burst to paydirt from Carlton Austin to complete a 40 yard drive. The Cougars (7-1 on the season) came back to tie the game in the third period on an 80 yard march that ended with a 10 yard scoring toss from Mike Marotta to Ian Jackson.
Things looked bleak for the Falcons after Khyree Copeland sprinted 52 yards to give the hosts a 14-7 lead with less than ten minutes remaining in the contest, but senior signal caller TJ Pacchioli came into the game (torn ACL notwithstanding) to drive the Falcons 76 yards to a tying touchdown with just one minute remaining in regulation.
In the first overtime, Concordia- Chicago went nowhere in 4 plays and the Falcons appeared poised to win. Three running plays gained just one yard before Dan Winsey's field goal attempt hit the upright and bounced away.
Greg Etter's team scored in four plays from the 25 to start the second overtime with Pacchioli diving in from a yard out. Winsey's point made it 21- 14 CUW.
CU- Chicago, winless in their most recent 22 tries against the Falcons, broke that long pattern of futility on their next series. Marotta hit Mike Egebrecht for the TD and then found him again on a 2 point conversion to end this thriller after two overtime sessions.
Statistics were as even as the final score with the Falcons holding a 328 -321 yardage advantage. Pacchioli finished 13 of 22 for 136 yards, throwing for one TD and scoring another. Next Saturday looms even larger now as the Falcons (4-1) host Lakeland (4-1) before traveling to winless Rockford while Concordia- Chicago still needs to play at Aurora and at Benedictine. After traveling to Mequon next Saturday, Lakeland has their finale with Aurora.
January 1, 2010 Winsey named 2nd Team All American by D3Football
November 20, 2009 Six Falcons earn 1st Team NAC Honors
November 14, 2009 Defense does it for Concordia
November 11, 2009 Falcons look to finish at .500
November 7, 2009 Muskies end Falcon title hopes
November 4, 2009 White’s Wisdom- Lakeland comes to town
October 31, 2009 Falcons fall in 2OTs
October 28, 2009 White’s Wisdom
October 22, 2009 Defense wins!
October 21, 2009 White’s Wisdom- CUW travels to WLC
October 17, 2009 CUW wins third straight!
October 15, 2009 White’s Wisdom- CUW hosts Aurora
October 13, 2009 Duran is NAC Offensive Player of the Week
October 10, 2009 Falcons hang on to defeat Benedictine
October 7, 2009 Upstart Benedictine comes to town Saturday
October 3, 2009 Falcons Throttle Crusaders
September 30, 2009 Maranatha hosts CUW in NAC Football opener Saturday
September 19, 2009 #4 Wheaton Throttles Falcons
September 17, 2009 White’s Wisdom
September 12, 2009 Falcons drop a 20-17 thriller
September 11, 2009 Menzl’s Valpo Game Notes
September 5, 2009 Bethel roars past CUW 52-10
August 10, 2009 Aurora Tabbed to win NAC Football Title