Northwestern sent Concordia home unhappy on Saturday with a 26-6 loss on Senior Day at DeValois Stadium. Special teams provided 19 of the 26 points for the Raiders.
Freshman Isaiah Twitty started the scoring by blocking a punt. Senior David Butler picked it up and took it home to put the Raiders up 7-0. Sophomore James Rodriguez made a 49-yard field goal to make it 10-0. He added two more from 23 and 28 yards out before halftime.
Sophomore Brandon Smith punched in a two-yard run after a Concordia touchdown in the fourth quarter to make it 23-6. Rodriguez then put his final field goal in from 31 yards with six minutes left.
Senior Taylor Malm and Smith both eclipsed the 1,000 rushing yard mark in the game. Freshman Davis Bloemendaal made his second career start and added 66 yards on the ground and 69 through the air, completing nine of 19 passes.
The defense held Concordia to 85 total yards and forced two turnovers.
NW will travel to Nebraska to take on 20th-ranked Midland next Saturday in the season finale. Both teams need a win to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot.