Making the first start in his career, freshman quarterback Braden Miltenberger completed 10-of-15 passes for 183 yards and touchdowns guiding No. 11 Northwestern to a 39-20 win over Midland.
Theo Bartman ran for 172 yards and a touchdown, while fellow back Brandon Smith raced for 168 and two scores in the win.
Bartman also added three catches for 66 yards and a touchdown, a 45-yarder in the first quarter.
The win pushes the Red Raiders winning streak to four games. NWC is on the road at Concordia next weekend.
Sioux City, IA -- The Chargers fell to the Bulldogs of Concordia out of Seward, Neb., 45-12, this afternoon at Memorial Field.
The Chargers struck first and jumped on the board early. PJ Quiroga hooked-up with Bryce Harshman for a 32-yard touchdown and the Chargers shocked the Bulldogs. Paul Blanchard ended Concordia's opening drive by pulling down a Blue and Gold interception.
Immediately Concordia took the ball back with a Darnell Woods' interception. Nearly two minutes later the Bulldogs found the end zone. Quarterback Von Thomas found daylight from seven yards out and put the Bulldogs on the board. Following another BC turnover the Bulldogs unleashed their air attack. Thomas found Colton Quinabo for a 29-yard touchdown.
Concordia found the end zone one more time before the close of the first quarter. Both teams remained scoreless until the Bulldogs had to settle for Kenny Zoeller field goal with two minutes remaining in the first half. Concordia walked into halftime with a commanding lead over the Cliff. Concordia pounced first in the second half.
Victor Brown slammed one in the end zone from four yards out. Harshman recorded the Cliff's final touchdown with a 23-yard reception from Quiroga. The Bulldogs went on to find the end zone two more times with their ground game before the close of the game.
Quiroga threw for 225-yards and was 21-37 with two touchdown tosses. Quiroga was intercepted four times by the Bulldogs. Harshman hauled in seven receptions for a game-high 129-yards and two touchdowns. Robert Wilson recorded 20 touches for 86-yards. Briar Cliff racked-up 350-yards total offense compared to Concordia's 479-yards.
Concordia did most of their damage on the ground against the Cliff. The Bulldogs totaled 337 yards on the grass led by Mitch Reed with 15 carries for 125-yards and one of the Bulldog's six touchdowns. Thomas threw for 135-yards and went 11-19, with one interception and three touchdowns, two in the air and one on the ground.
With the homecoming loss the Chargers slide to 1-5 (1-4). The Blue and Gold are back in action at home next Saturday, Oct. 1, for a 1 p.m. showdown with the Trojans of Dakota State out of Madison, S.D.
Courtesy: Briar Cliff Media Relations
Dakota Wesleyan 45, Dordt 31 F
Concordia 45, Briar Cliff 12 F
Wartburg 42, Buena Vista 21 F
SW Minnesota St. 40, Wayne State 24 F
Morningside 28, Doane 3 F
Northwestern 39, Midland 20 F
Northwestern 3, Jamestown 1 F
Iowa State 3, Texas Tech 1 F
Iowa State 3, Texas Tech 1 F
Concordia St. Paul 3, Wayne State 0 F
Dordt 3 Midland 2 F
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