Concordia University Wisconsin Athletics

 

Football

 
September 14, 2011

”Out of the frying pan...”

Mequon, Wis. -- Nobody would deny that CUW traditionally plays a STRONG non conference football schedule. The Falcons lost narrowly to Augsburg at home before being soundly defeated by #6 Bethel last weekend.

Now Greg Etter's team heads "into the fire" to battle a strong Carthage contingent on the road Saturday at 1p.m. at Art Keller Field in Kenosha.

Carthage (2-0), blanked Lakeland (0-2) 38-0 last Saturday night after bolting to a 31-0 cushion by halftime.The Red Men rolled up 293 yards of offense, using 5 different quarterbacks in the process. Senior wide receiver Mike Koeneman caught three passes for 75 yards to spearhead the Carthage offense.

Red Men outside linebacker Brandon Mecozzi collected a team-leading eight tackles (6 solo, 2 assisted), including a tackle-for-loss as the Carthage defense dominated for a second consecutive week. Lakeland managed a miniscule 97 total yards of offense, 52 of those in the air.

The Falcons will look for improved offense after being held in check by Bethel. Junior quarterback Patrick Czerwiec (Norridge, Ill.) has completed 19 of 40 aerials for 157 yards in two games but his longest completion has been for just 21 yards. A trio of CUW rushers have averaged only 2.7 yards per carry.

Bobby May's (senior, Palm Beach, Fla.) punting (37.3 average with excellent hang time) has been encouraging while senior Zac Wielepski (Oak Creek, Wis.) and junior Brandon Sanko (Spring Grove, Ill.) continue to lead the Concordia tackle charts.