Augustana Wins Home Finale Against Concordia-St. Paul
Vikings Send Seniors Out With 28-13 Victory
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Career day’s from Augustana quarterback Kyle Saddler and receiver Jake Welsheimer paved the way for a Viking victory, 28-13, over Concordia-St. Paul Saturday afternoon on Senior day at Kirkeby Over Stadium.
Saddler, a true freshman out of Frisco, Texas, completed a career-high 24 passes on 40 attempts for 302 yards and three touchdowns through the air. His 302 yards and three scores were also career-highs.
Welsheimer hauled in eight catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns, setting career marks in receptions, yards and receiving touchdowns.
On the ground, running back Ryan Bradberry rushed for a career-high 147 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries.
The Vikings got things rolling right away as Saddler completed a 26-yard touchdown to Welsheimer to put Augustana up 7-0.
The freshman quarterback threw his second touchdown of the afternoon to Trevor DeSchepper for 17-yards to give Augustana a 14-6 lead.
Welsheimer caught his second touchdown for 25 yards to put the Vikings up 21-13.
Bradberry capped the day off with a 1-yard touchdown scamper to give Augustana a 28-13 lead.
Junior linebacker Kirby Hora led the way for the Vikings defensively, recording 11 tackles, five of them solo and two tackles for loss.
The Vikings picked off Golden Bears’ quarterback Ron Johnson three times on the afternoon.
Free safety Michael Kloza, defensive backs Gabe Garcia and Trevor Naasz recorded the interceptions.
Augustana (4-6) closes out their season Thursday, Nov. 9 at Winona State. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
-Recap Courtesy AU Athletics