St. John's coach wins 407th career game

Updated: October 25, 2003, 6:07 PM ET

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. -- St. John's coach John Gagliardi got his 407th career win as the Johnnies beat Concordia, Moorhead 24-12 Saturday.

Gagliardi is one victory away from tying Eddie Robinson's all-time collegiate win record, and two wins away from becoming the winningest coach in college football history. The Johnnies (7-0) play at St. Thomas next Saturday.

Gagliardi, 76, is in his 55th season as a college head coach and 51st at St. John's. He has a 407-114-11 career record at St. John's and Carroll College.

Concordia scored first on a 36-yard field goal by Brian Halverson in the first quarter. Halverson hit another field goal in the second to give Concordia a 6-3 lead, but the Cobbers would never lead again.

St. John's Blake Elliott tied an NCAA Division III record with a catch in his 40th consecutive game. Elliott finished with 10 catches for 132 yards. He also had a 7-yard touchdown run.

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