by Garrett Suchanek
Concordia could not have asked for a better football game for homecoming. The Bulldogs blasted the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves 47-14 to improve to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in GPAC.
The Bulldogs started the scoring campaign with an opening drive touchdown by junior running back Bryce Collins. Collins dashed into the end zone from 52 yards to give Concordia a 7-0 lead.
When Concordia got the ball back, sophomore quarterback TJ Austin connected with freshman wide receiver Trae Owens for a 48-yard touchdown pass.
The Bulldogs scoring picked up in the second quarter when Collins busted for a 75-yard touchdown run at the 13:35 mark.
Later in the quarter, Austin made a 24-yard touchdown run to increase the lead to 28-0.
After the Bulldog defense forced a safety, Collins tacked on his third rushing touchdown of the game, which extended the Bulldog lead to 37-0.
Just before halftime, Concordia’s senior kicker Adam Meirose tacked on a 28-yard field goal to give the Bulldogs a 40-0 halftime lead.
In the second half, the Prairie Wolves finally scored, but the Bulldogs’ big first half was too much to overcome as Concordia won 47-14.
The Bulldogs outran the Prairie Wolves 282 to 131 and outpassed them 226 to 107.
Collins led Concordia with three touchdowns and 142 yards on nine carries.
Austin finished the day 12 of 17 for 219 yards through the air and a pair of touchdowns. Austin also ran for one touchdown.
Concordia will travel to Fremont next week to face Midland University (0-5 overall, 0-3 in GPAC) at 5 p.m. on Oct. 17.