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PHOTOS: Scenes from dramatic Dragons, convincing Cobbers football victories

MSUM and Concordia each earned football victories Saturday.

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Minnesota State University Moorhead's Hayden Boll carries against Concordia-St. Paul at Alex Nemzek Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
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MOORHEAD — Minnesota State Moorhead quarterback Jack Strand completed 23 of 41 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Dragons to a 21-20 victory against Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football at Alex Nemzek Stadium.

The Dragons (4-6, 4-6 NSIC) built a 14-point lead before holding of a late rally.

In other action, the Concordia Cobbers rolled to a 59-0 victory against Hamline in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play on senior day at Jake Christiansen Stadium.

Cobbers running back Peyton Mortenson rushed for 119 yards and four touchdowns on 23 attempts. Concordia quarterback Cooper Mattern completed 16 of 23 passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns. Receiver Owen Miller had seven catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns.

Below are scenes from both games:

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Minnesota State University Moorhead's Connor Braaten grabs a touchdown reception against Concordia-St. Paul's Anthony Ukofia at Alex Nemzek Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
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Minnesota State University Moorhead's Ryan Biebendorf sprints between Concordia-St. Paul defenders McKinley Egland-Young and Davaris Cheeks at Alex Nemzek Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
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Minnesota State University Moorhead's Marcus Gulley sacks Concordia-St. Paul quarterback Conner Cordts at Alex Nemzek Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
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Minnesota State University Moorhead's Tate Gustufson and McKale Pierson stop Concordia-St. Paul's Troy Ellison at Alex Nemzek Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
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Minnesota State University Moorhead reciever Gage Florence hauls in a reception against Concordia-St. Paul's Kendrick Maynor at Alex Nemzek Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
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Minnesota State University Moorhead reciever Gage Florence and Concordia-St. Paul's Cyrus McClue battle for the football at Alex Nemzek Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
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Concordia's Noble Scott tracks down a fumble along the Hamline sideline at Jake Christiansen Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
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Concordia's Owen Miller grabs a touchdown reception against Hamline's Nate Smith at Jake Christiansen Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
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Concordia quarterback Cooper Mattern runs through Hamline's Juan Bertaud at Jake Christiansen Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
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Concordia's Isaac Stene blasts Hamline quarterback Nick Grande at Jake Christiansen Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
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Concordia's Peyton Mortenson celebrates a touchdown run against Hamline at Jake Christiansen Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
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Concordia wide receiver Peter Narum gets tangled up with Hamline's Juan Bertaud at Jake Christiansen Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
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Concordia linebacker Ty Moser tackles Hamline tight end Charlie Wilson at Jake Christiansen Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
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Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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