MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) -- The Concordia-Moorhead Football team hopes it can make a return trip to the NCAA DIII Playoffs for the first time since 2005.
Since 2012 the Cobbers have gone either 7-3 or 8-2 but missed out on the playoffs so this season the Cobbers are focused on doing the little things to hopefully make a big difference as the season progresses.
"Every day we preach do the little things right,” junior linebacker Alex Berg said Thursday. “Let's get better today. If we can get better each and every day when we get to those game weeks I think we'll be in a pretty good situation to play those guys."
‘Those guys’ are St. Thomas and St. John’s. Since 2015 the Cobbers are a combined 0-6 against those two teams.
Head Coach Terry Horan is hoping the work done this summer will help get his team past the two perennial powers.
Horan said a group of 50 or 60 student athletes stuck around the Fargo-Moorhead area this summer to continue their workouts on their own time.
The number is larger than previous years and he’s hoping the offseason work has built some team chemistry.
He believes team chemistry is a key ingredient of a championship caliber team.
"I think when you have a team that really loves each other and cares for each other I think you can do some pretty marvelous things. I really do," Horan said.
Concordia has four consecutive third place finishes in the MIAC.