Football Falls in Home Opener

Dominick Ingram, Staff Writer


The Augsburg football home opener last weekend did not go as planned, as the Auggies suffered a 31-0 loss to the Concordia-Wisconsin Falcons. Edor Nelson Field was filled with many Auggie fans on Saturday afternoon, all with hopes of seeing their favorite team winning a 2nd consecutive game to start the season. Early in the game, Concordia took advantage of two Augsburg miscues on offense and scored 21 second-quarter points to take an early lead.

Augsburg’s starting quarterback Quinn Frisell was forced out of the game with an apparent shoulder injury on a sack and fumble at the Augsburg 4-yard line, which the Falcons recovered in the end zone for the first touchdown of the game. If Frisell is forced to miss time this season, Chad Costello is next in line for the Auggies at quarterback.

The Augsburg offense was limited to just 57 positive yards for the game–70 yards passing and minus-13 rushing yards, including 39 yards lost on three Concordia-Wisconsin sacks. Josiah Ferguson for the Auggies caught three passes for 32 yards, while running back Quran Al-Hameed rushed 14 times for 39 yards. Concordia’s offense was far superior, putting together 431 yards of total offense (254 yards rushing, 177 passing), and had 24 first downs to Augsburg’s six. Auggie football will need to come together as a team to get back in the win column next weekend against Concordia-Moorhead.

This article was originally published in the September 20, 2019 issue.