SEWARD, Neb. – One team is looking to bounce back and another is hoping to ride the momentum it built last week when the football is kicked off on Saturday when the Concordia University football team faces its first road test of 2019. The Bulldogs will meet up with NCAA Division III Buena Vista University for a 6 p.m. CT start inside the Lamberti Recreation Center in Storm Lake, Iowa. The two sides also met at Bulldog Stadium in 2018.
Head coach Patrick Daberkow’s squad feels like it missed an opportunity last week in its 17-10 home loss to Doane. Concordia converted on only 1-of-5 red zone trips, had a costly turnover on a punt return and managed just 25 rushing yards. On a positive note, the passing game showed improvement with Jake Kemp at quarterback and the Bulldog defense smothered the Tiger offense for most of the evening. Now Concordia hopes things come together from game one to game two.
Meanwhile, Buena Vista thoroughly dominated its season opener, which resulted in a 51-7 victory over Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., on Sept. 5. The Beavers, a member of the American Rivers Conference, outgained the Pipers, 552-32. Perhaps this is the year BVU makes a leap forward with Grant Mollring now in his third season as head coach. Mollring employs a capable offense highlighted by junior receiver Eric Pacheco.
Concordia (0-1) at Buena Vista (1-0)
Saturday, Sept. 14 | 6 p.m.
Lamberti Recreation Center | Storm Lake, Iowa
Webcast: Stretch Internet
Live Stats: https://bvuathletics.
Radio: 104.9 Max Country
Commentators: Tyler Cavalli and Roger Fitzke