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Carthage goes over the top to beat CUW 51-3

Carthage goes over the top to beat CUW 51-3


Non-conference opponent Carthage (3-0) piled up 590 yards of offense (420 thru the airways) in the process of handling host Concordia (0-3) 51-3 Saturday afternoon in Mequon.

After holding the Falcons to a 3 play/ punt first possession, the visitors settled for an impressive 52 yard field goal by Tyler Funk on their first drive, but then added a pair of long TD passes of 46 and 63 yards before the initial quarter ended to make it 17-0 after just 15 minutes of action; holding Concordia without a single first down in the process.

Carthage quarterback Evan Jones completed 21 of 38 aerial attempts for 428 yards and 4 touchdowns over the first three quarters.

CUW, conversely, had only 85 yards of offense for the entire game with the Falcon points coming on a second quarter Dan Winsey field goal that temporarily cut the deficit to 17-3 with less than four minutes remaining until halftime.

It was at that point that the Red Men appeared to break Falcon resolve by coming right back with a TD drive prior to halftime to make it 24-3 at the break.

Tim Rucks' team added insult to injury with 27 more second half points, including a pair of Funk field goals to make for the final 51-3 margin.

Reserve quarterback Patrick Czerwiek was a bright spot for Greg Etter's troops as he completed 8 of 14 passes for 60 yards and had a couple of other quality throws dropped.

Zac Wielepski topped the CUW tackle charts with 9 solos and a pair of assists. Falcon football has experienced only one losing season since 1985. CUW (0-3) has a welcome bye week before hosting Rockford on October 2 to open the NAC season.