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Sat., Sep. 15 Concordia Wisconsin 26 Alma 15 Final
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CONCORDIA WISCONSIN FALCON NOTES
• SURELY MADE IT INTERESTING: Concordia Wisconsin surely made the Falcon faithfuls' heart beat a lot faster in the fourth quarter, as it nearly recovered three onside kicks and came back from a 27-10 deficit. Quarterback Aaron Nixon accounted for all three final quarter scores (two passing, one running).
•  NIXON CARRYING THE LOAD: Aaron Nixon has accounted for 845 yards through two games, which is good for 83.8 percent of the team's total offensive yards. The senior quarterback has thrown for 668 yards on 59-of-86 passing, while having run for 177 yards on 22 carries (8.0 average). Throughout this career his has amassed 7,860 total offensive yards (6,856 passing and 1,004 rushing).
• SANDERS EMERGES AS GO-TO TARGET: Josh Sanders has risen to the top of the wide receiving corps and is the favorite target of his quarterback. Through two games he has 20 receptions for 245 yards and three scores. He has been targeted 30 times.
• LINEBACKERS ARE BUSY: Concordia Wisconsin's group of linebackers have been busy this season, as they rank as the top six tacklers on the stat sheet. Dwayne Rackard III leads the team with 15.0 tackles, while Justin Dunlap and Alex Loding each have 12.0 .
• THE LAST MEETING: The last time these two teams met it was a nail-biting contest down to the final horn. Alma led 17-0 after a quarter-and-a-half, but Concordia Wisconsin owned a 28-24 lead with 2:06 to play in the game. The Scots' Nick Sullivan pounded in a 1-yard touchdown with 23 seconds to play to cap the come-from-behind victory.

ALMA SCOTS NOTES
• ROLE REVERSAL: Alma's offense had a role reversal from the season opener to last week, when it rushed for just 66 yards at Baldwin Wallace before pounding the ball 38 times for 206 rushing yards last week. Mason Ippel leads the team with 116 rushing yards on 25 carries for a 4.6 average.
• MIAA PRESEASON POLL: Alma ranked sixth out of eight teams when the MIAA Preseason Coaches' Poll was released in August. Concordia Wisconsin was also sixth in the eight-team NACC Preseason Poll.
• NEW COACH: Jason Couch now leads the Scots football program after Steven Rackley compiled a 20-40 record over the previous six seasons. Couch, an alum of Alma, returns after acting as co-head coach and offensive coordinator at Romeo (Mich.) High School since 2003.
• KRETZCHMAR TO THE HOUSE: Max Kretzschmar picked off a pass and returned it 74 yards for a touchdown last week at Manchester. The interception was the second of his career and the touchdown was his first. Last season the Scots had seven interceptions.
• MIAA-NACC CHALLENGE SERIES: The record speaks for itself, but the MIAA has dominated the MIAA-NACC Challenge Series over the last six seasons with a 31-12 record. Alma owns a 4-2 record in the series, while Concordia Wisconsin is 0-6. The Scots defeated the Falcons 31-28 during its only previous matchup in 2016 after scoring a touchdown with 23 seconds to play.