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Forum staff reports, Published September 14 2013

Cobbers football holds on for victory

STORM LAKE, Iowa – The Concordia defense held strong after a late fourth-quarter fumble by the offense as the Cobbers defeated Buena Vista 21-13 in nonconference college football on Saturday.

“It was a good win,” Concordia head coach Terry Horan said. “It was a sloppy game at times but any time you can get a win on the road, it’s a good win.”

After the fumble, the Cobbers defense forced Buena Vista to turn the ball over on downs, as the Beavers made it into Concordia territory on a potential game-tying drive.

Concordia QB Griffin Neal finished with 147 passing yards – 122 went to wide receiver Brandon Zylstra, who caught an 85-yard touchdown on the Cobbers’ first possession.

“He had a huge play on the first series,” Horan said of Zylstra. “This is the second week in a row he has had a big touchdown for us. He’s a game-breaker with great speed.”

CC 14 0 7 0–21

BV 7 3 0 3–13

CC–Zylstra 85 pass from Neal (Wagner kick good)

BV–Barrett 12 run (Stolen kick good)

CC–Peterson 42 run (Wagner kick good)

BV–Stolen 46 field goal

CC–Gauldin 5 run (Wagner kick good)

BV–Stolen 34 field goal

TEAM STATISTICS CC BV

First downs 16 21

Rushes-yards 44-214 34-123

Passing 147 266

Comp-Att-Int 8-19-2 20-38-1

Punts-Avg. 4-29.5 4-33.8

Fumbles-Lost 3-2 4-2

Penalties-Yards 6-144 3-31

Time of possession 30:11 29.49

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: CC, Peterson 3-71, Gauldin 9-53, Neal 16-49, McLean 8-24, Gotta 3-11, Fraboni 3-7, Nelson 1-2. BV, Barrett 22-93, Brown 11-33.

PASSING: CC, Neal 8-19-2 147 yards. BV, Brown 20-38-1 266 yards.

RECEIVING: CC, Zylstra 4-122, Whiting 1-16, Baune 2-14, McLean 1-(-5). BV, Henningsen 6-93, Gilland 3-93, Cave 5-42, Barrett 3-24, Seitz 3-14.