D E F E N S E !! Falcons win 23-0
Time to forget about those non conference results and focus on the NAC regular season! CUW is 1-0 in conference action after suffocating Rockford's offense during a 23-0 Century Stadium win Saturday afternoon.
Concordia defenders held the Regents to 5 first downs and 57 total yards while setting up all four Falcon scores. Unable to mount any consisent offense themselves, Greg Etter's team relied on multiple big plays by their defenders and special teams.
Dan Winsey's booming 46 yard field goal got the Falcons on the board ten minutes into the second quarter after a Rockford turnover.
CUW's first touchdown came shortly before halftime when Leon Davis returned a punt 45 yards down the right sideline to make it 10-0.
Both second half defensively-created scores were neatly gift-wrapped "drives" of 1 and 2 yards respectively.
A Regent punt attempt was blocked and recovered by Concordia at the visitor's 1 yard line on the third quarter's first series. Kasiem Duran dove in from there.
The second score was a 2 yd. plunge after Rockford fumbled at their own two with two minutes remaining in that third period.
Offensive statistics for both sides were negligible. Rockford was 1 of 18 on third down conversion attempts while Concordia was 3 of 18. Regent passers completed 3 of 26 aerials with 2 passes intercepted by CUW's Justin Rogers while Falcon QBs connected on just 6 of 24 attempts.
"We needed a win... any way- plain and simple," said Coach Etter. The Falcons look to make it 2-0 when they host Maranatha next Saturday at 1:00pm.