Football’s pass defense ranked No. 2 in latest NCAA football rankings

MEQUON, Wis. - Concordia University Wisconsin's defense has shutdown opposing quarterbacks and receivers all season, and has been ranked in the top-10 nationally in Division III for the final seven weeks of the year. In the latest national statistical rankings, Nov. 12, the Falcons' pass defense ranks No. 2 overall having allowed just 122.6 yards per game.

CUW's (4-6 overall) defense as a whole has been difficult to face this season as it is ranked 36th in the nation having allowed 291.4 yards per game. The Falcons held five opponents under 300 yards and three under 200 yards of total offense.

In the Northern Athletics Conference the Falcons owned the top pass defense by 26 yards over rival Wisconsin Lutheran College. CUW also had the second ranked defense in the conference.

Freshman cornerback Connor Halley (Boca Raton, Fla.) and senior cornerback Justin Rogers (Milwaukee, Wis.) led the defensive unit with two interceptions apiece. Rogers also led all defensive backs with six pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and 46 tackles - 37 solo.