Fargo, N.D. / South
Saturday was a record-setting day for the Concordia offense and fullback Brett Baune (Fargo, N.D./South). The senior ran for more than 250 yards and a game-clinching touchdown to lead the Cobbers to a big 38-14 win over Buena Vista. Baune's yardage was the most on the ground in school history, and he helped lead Concordia to its second-best all-time performance in team rushing and total offense. For his record-breaking efforts, Baune has been named the MIAC Football Offensive Player-of-the-Week.
Baune's record-setting total was 258 yards on the ground on 25 attempts for an incredible 10.3 yards-per-carry average. The bruising Cobber runner led the way as Concordia rolled up 547 yards on the ground as a team and 634 yards of total offense in addition to its 38 points. Baune's biggest carry of the day came on fourth-and-one from midfield early in the fourth quarter, as he broke off a 50-yard touchdown romp that all but sealed the win. After two games Baune's 329 rushing yards lead the MIAC by 124 yards and his 41 carries also lead the league. His 167 yards per game rank second and 8.0 yards per carry are third.
Like the rest of the MIAC, Concordia has yet to register a loss in 2012, starting out with a perfect 2-0 record in nonconference play as a big part of the league's 13-0 start over the season's first two weeks. The Cobbers start conference play Saturday with a tough road test, traveling to St. Olaf to face an Ole team that was 7-3 a year ago. Concordia will host its conference opener the following Saturday when Saint John's heads to Moorhead. Each of the Cobbers' first two MIAC foes are receiving votes in the Top 25 poll.