Box Score: CUW 20, AU 7
MEQUON, Wis. - A week after a disappointing home loss to Benedictine University, the Concordia University Wisconsin football team bounced back with a 20-7 victory over Northern Athletics Conference foe Aurora University on Saturday afternoon at Century Stadium.
The Falcons (3-4, 3-1 NAC) rallied from a 7-0 first half deficit, getting three unanswered touchdown passes from freshman quarterback Austin Damaschke (Bristol, Wis.) Two of those scoring strikes went to sophomore receiver James Saunders (Riverview, Fla.).
CUW's defense also had a big day, coming up with a number of key stops in a game where the unit relinquished only 189 yards. The Falcons held the Spartans to 10 first downs and allowed only 3-of-14 third down conversions.
Damaschek finished the game 18-for-32 passing with a long of 38 yards. Saunders hauled in six receptions for 70 yards, while junior Erik West (Plymouth, Wis.) also had six catches for 60 yards. On the ground sophomore Joseph Paul (West Bend, Wis.) finished with 81 yards on 18 carries.
Following an Aurora (2-5, 1-3 NAC) scoring drive late in the first quarter, CUW answered early in the second period when Damaschke connected with sophomore receiver James Saunders (Riverview, Fla.) from five yards to tie the game at seven.
The Falcons struck again just before halftime, when sophomore Cody Johnson (Brookfield, Wis.) hauled in an 18-yard touchdown pass in acrobatic fashion, putting CUW in front 14-7 and giving the Falcons a lead they would never surrender.
After a scoreless third quarter, CUW added another touchdown early in the fourth quarter when Damaschke- Saunders combination found the end zone once more; this time on a 24-yard scoring completion. The ensuing extra point attempt was blocked.
Next up for the Falcons is a trip to Wisconsin Lutheran College for the annual "Lutheran Bowl" on Saturday. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. at Raabe Stadium.
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November 28, 2011 Concordia Single Season Football Records
November 24, 2011 Football NAC-MIAA Challenge begins next fall
November 18, 2011 NAC Football Awards: Damaschke is Co-Freshman of the Year
November 17, 2011 Football’s pass defense ranked No. 2 in latest NCAA football rankings
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November 10, 2011 Battle for the Cheese Bowl on November 12th
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November 9, 2011 Falcon ’N Focus: Walker leads CUW Defense
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October 29, 2011 Lutheran Bowl: CUW at WLC
October 29, 2011 Furious comeback falls short, Football drops NAC road contest
October 24, 2011 Damaschke earns NAC Player of the Week honor
October 22, 2011 Football handles Aurora; Damashke throws for 215 yards, 3 TDs
October 19, 2011 Aurora Spartans visit CUW on Saturday
October 15, 2011 Football drops Homecoming contest to Benedictine
October 13, 2011 Falcons take on pre-season NAC favorite Benedictine
October 11, 2011 Joseph Paul is NAC Offensive Player of the Week
October 8, 2011 Damaschke, Paul lead Football to 59-7 NAC victory
October 6, 2011 Falcon football travels to Maranatha Saturday
October 1, 2011 Football routs Rockford for first win of the season
September 28, 2011 CUW football travels to Rockford Saturday
September 17, 2011 Falcons fall to Carthage 20-3
September 14, 2011 ”Out of the frying pan...”
September 13, 2011 Football Players Lead Second Annual Youth Clinic
September 10, 2011 No. 6 Bethel Runs Past CUW in Non-Conference Action
September 9, 2011 Football Hosts No. 6 Bethel in Non-Conference Action Saturday
September 3, 2011 Football Drops 34-31 Thriller to Augsburg
September 2, 2011 Football Proud To Announce Military Veterans Day
September 2, 2011 Football Senior Class Honors Veterans with Memorial Bench
September 1, 2011 Augsburg comes to Century Stadium Saturday
August 26, 2011 Czerwiec’s Role as Falcon Team Leader Grows
August 17, 2011 Football Opens Camp With Two-Hour Practice
August 15, 2011 Football Coaches Tab Benedictine for 2011 Title
August 8, 2011 Football 2011 Season Preview: Defense Will Dictate
August 5, 2011 15th Annual Football Golf Outing a Success
August 3, 2011 Rogers, May Named To IWS Preseason All-State Team