|Ottawa University (0-2)||6||0||0||0||6|
|Concordia University (1-1)||7||0||10||7||24|
|Ottawa University||Indv. Leaders||Concordia University|
|#26 James Reeder - 91||Rushing||#19 Durdon, Ryan - 94|
|#4 Connor Byers - 147||Passing||#10 Perea, Andrew - 123|
|#88 Conor Cox - 36||Receiving||#82 Brey - 80|
|Ottawa University||Team Statistics||Concordia University|
SEWARD, Neb. – The OU football team fell 24-6 to Concordia University on Saturday afternoon at Bulldog Stadium. The Braves finished the day with 299 yards of offense, 152 rushing and 147 passing. Concordia had 281 yards of offense, 158 rushing and 123 passing.
The Braves scored on the opening drive, moving the ball 75 yards down the field for the touchdown. Connor Byers threw a six yard touchdown pass to Mauricio Uribe. The extra point attempt was no good and OU had a 6-0 lead.
On Concordia's second offensive possession of the game, the Bulldogs would take the lead. Ryan Durdon had a 24 yard touchdown run to tie the game at 6-6 with 7:46 on the clock. The Bulldogs extra point was good and Concordia had a 7-6 lead.
In the second quarter, the OU defense held CNC to a punt on all three of its offensive possessions of the quarter. The OU offense was not able to take advantage as the Braves were forced to punt three times and ran out of clock on its fourth possession of the quarter.
Concordia received the ball to start the second half. They drove it down to the OU 25 yard line. That is where the Brave defense held, forcing a 25 yard field goal attempt. The kick went wide left and the Brave offense took over. Ottawa, however, was forced to punt.
The Bulldogs built upon its lead on their next offensive possession. Andrew Perea threw a 26 yard touchdown pass to Brey Complete. The extra point kick was good, giving CNC a 14-6 lead.
On the Braves next offensive possession, they drove the ball to the CNC 35 yard line. OU had a fourth and seven. They went for it but the pass from Byers to Uribe was incomplete and Concordia took over on downs. The OU defense though came through, forcing a three and out. The punt by the Bulldogs sailed out of bounds for nine yards and OU took over on its own 49 yard line.
Ottawa though was not able to take advantage of the good field possession and were again forced to punt. The punt attempt was blocked and CNC took over on the Brave 23 yard line. The OU defense was able to hold the Bulldogs to a 36 yard field goal and with 1:37 on the clock in the third, Ottawa was down 17-6.
The Braves drove the ball down to the CNC 41 yard line at the start of the fourth quarter. OU though turned it over, giving the Bulldogs the ball at the CNC 29 yard line. The Braves defense continued to play well, forcing the Bulldogs to punt and the OU offense took over on its own 37 yard line with 10:01 left in the contest.
Ottawa was not able to find the end zone and turned the ball over on a James Reeder fumble. CNC took over on its own 35 yard line. Again the OU defense forced a Bulldog punt and the Brave offense took over on its own 48 yard line.
The OU offense moved the ball down to the CNC 23 yard line. But on the next snap, Byers' pass was picked off CNC's Tarence Roby in the end zone. He returned the ball 100 yards for the Bulldog touchdown. The PAT kick would give Concordia the lead and the game, 24-6.
OFFENSIVE STAT LEADERS
Connor Byers 19-for-38, 147 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
James Reeder – 20 attempts, 91 yards, 6 receptions, 33 yards
DEFENSIVE STAT LEADERS
Marcus Fenderson – 10 tackles, 3 TFL
Markie Beltram – 9 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 PBU
Ottawa (0-2) will open KCAC play on Saturday, Sept. 16 on the road in Wichita, Kan. against Friends University. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.