Ben Wagner, Concordia

Ben Wagner, Concordia

St. Aubin de Medoc, France / Siuslaw (Ore.)

The Concordia football team was great in all three phases of the game Saturday during an impressive 47-20 win over Augsburg. The special teams were led by the continued excellence of kicker Ben Wagner (St. Aubin de Medoc, France/Siuslaw, Ore.), who continued his impressive PAT streak and added a pair of field goals to the Cobbers' latest big win. For his performance, Wagner was named the MIAC Football Special Teams Player-of-the-Week.

Wagner's kicking was a key component to Saturday's win over the Auggies as the senior nailed all five of his extra point attempts, and was 2-for-3 on field goals for 11 points. His two made fourth-quarter field goals were from 24 and 31 yards out, with his only miss coming from 47 yards as time ran out in the first half. Wagner has now made 73 straight extra points, including a perfect 29-for-29 this season, and he is 6-for-8 in field goals in 2013. Wagner's 47 points lead all MIAC kickers, and his six field goals and 29 extra points both rank second. He is sixth in the league in overall scoring.

Thanks to the win, the Cobbers improved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in MIAC play to pull even with idle Saint John's - who Concordia has already defeated - for second place in the conference standings. The Cobbers are now ranked No. 19 in the nation by the AFCA and No. 21 by Concordia will try to continue its successful season Saturday with a trip to Northfield. The Cobbers take on Carleton in a MIAC game at 1 p.m.

2013 MIAC Football Athletes-of-the-Week

DATE       NAME       SCHOOL       AWARD      
11/18/2013       Anthony Kemper       Carleton       Offense      
        Landon Mathis       Bethel       Defense      
        Hakeem Bourne-McFarlane       Augsburg       Special Teams      
11/11/2013       Jeffrey Dubose       Gustavus       Offense      
        Mitch Heflin       Carleton       Defense      
        Thomas Schleusener       Gustavus       Special Teams      
11/04/2013       Joey Sonnenfeld       Augsburg       Offense      
        Michael Juberian       Augsburg       Defense      
        Thomas Schleusener       Gustavus       Special Teams      
10/28/2013       Griffin Neal       Concordia       Offense      
        Matt Mehlhorn       Bethel       Defense      
        Ben Wagner       Concordia       Special Teams      
10/21/2013       Erik Peterson       Bethel       Offense      
        Seth Mathis       Bethel       Defense      
        Jack Gilliland       St. Thomas       Special Teams      
10/14/2013       Tim Bona       Hamline       Offense      
        Anthony Hill       Hamline       Defense      
        Griffin Toomey       Saint John's       Special Teams      
10/7/2013       Jeffrey Dubose       Gustavus       Offense      
        Josh Treimer       Bethel
        Andrew O'Reilly       Bethel       Special Teams      
9/30/2013       Griffin Neal       Concordia       Offense      
        Zach Dilger       Gustavus       Defense      
        Andrew O'Reilly       Bethel       Special Teams      
9/23/2013       Austin Duncan       Hamline       Offense      
        Nolan Lortz       Saint John's       Defense      
        Bryce Hentges       Concordia       Special Teams      
9/16/2013       Josh Bungum       Saint John's       Offense      
        Josh Treimer       Bethel       Defense      
        Paul Graupner       St. Thomas       Special Teams      
9/9/2013       Griffin Neal Concordia       Offense      

      Josh Estes Carleton       Defense      
        Alexi Johnson       Saint John's         Special Teams