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The News
1999 Concordia Football vs Augsburg
at Metrodome Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, 2:00 Kickoff. 

11/12 Augsburg SID's Story |

11/12 Augburg (6-4, 5-4) wins 7-5 over Concordia (6-4, 6-3) |

11/11 Augsburg Game Notes |

11/11 Concordia Pregame Notes |

Augsburg Preseason Preview | Augsburg Football Home | Stats | Roster | Starters |
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11/12 The Concordian: Cobbers fall from MIAC lead with loss to Tommies Tim Hanson, The Concordian 

11/11 MIAC Composite stats for Teams and Individuals |

Dome Schedule:
11/11-12 in Metrodome 
11th Thursday 
St. Olaf vs Macalester 5:00 Thu 
Hamline vs St. Thomas 8:00 Thu 

12th Friday
Concordia vs Augsburg 2:00 Fri 
St. John's vs Gustavus 5:00 Fri 
Carleton vs Bethel 8:00 Fri 

Augburg (5-4, 4-4)
11/6 Augsburg 14 @ Bethel 31 | Box/Story|
10/30 Carleton 7 @ Augsburg 52 | Box/Story |
10/23 St. Thomas 30 @ Augsburg 20 | Box | Trib |
10/16 Augsburg 27 @ Macalester 7 | Story/Box |
10/9 Gustavus 38 @ Augsburg 12 | Box |
10/2 Augsburg 0 @ St. John's 55 | Story | Box |
9/25 St. Olaf 27 @ Augsburg 30 | box/story
9/18 Augsburg 15 @ Hamline 10 | Box |
9/11 Augsburg 29 @ Mayville St. 27 (3 OT) | Summary |

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Last Year Aug 25-0 |
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'98 Rec CC 4-6, 4-5 |
'98 Aug  5-4, 6-4 |
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Augsburg tops Cobbers 7-5 on late touchdown.

Concordia's title chances went out the window in a defensive struggle today that ended in a 7-5 Augsburg win on a late Augsburg touchdown.

Concordia scored on a 42 yard field goal by Clayton Horgen with 13:04 left in the game to go up 3-0.  Augsburg scored on a 40 yard halfback pass from Brian Warden to Mark Johnson with 1:34 left in the game to make it 7-3. After Augsburg picked off their fifth Cobber pass on the next drive the Auggies gave up a safety as time expired to make it a 7-5 final.

Concordia ends the season 6-4 overall, 6-3 in the MIAC and tied for fourth. Augsburg finishes 6-4 overall, 5-4 in the MIAC.

- Concordia out gained Augsburg 257-193.

- Augsburg picked off five Jeremy Nordick passes. Nordick came in for starter Jeff Hertel early in the second quarter and played the rest of the way. Hertel left because of a separated left shoulder.

- Concordia's 83 points allowed in 1999 MIAC play (best in the MIAC) is the least allowed by the Cobbers since 1985. The 1985 team gave up 82 points in the MIAC. Concordia's 189 points scored in this full season is the lowest total by a Cobber team since... 1985. That 1985 team went 7-3 overall, 7-2 in the MIAC and tied for 2nd.

- Cobber defensive end Mark Hankel had 1/2 of a sack to end the year with a school record 14. He eclipsed the old record of 12, set by Kent Hanson in 1989, when he recorded 2.5 sacks in last week's loss to St. Thomas.

- A bad Dome year for the Cobbers.
Concordia went 6-1 this season outside but was 0-3 in Dome games.  The Cobbers lost 44-7 to Moorhead State in the Fargodome, 22-7 in the Fargodome and 7-5 in the Metrodome.

by Don Stoner Sports Information Coordinator
Augsburg College

COLLEGE FOOTBALL - Augsburg 7, Concordia 5

MINNEAPOLIS (11/12/99) - Brian Warden (Sr., Minneapolis, Minn./St. Croix Lutheran HS) threw a 40-yard halfback-option pass for a touchdown to Mark Johnson (So., Hastings, Minn.) with 1:34 remaining, giving Augsburg College a 7-5 victory over Concordia College-Moorhead in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football contest at the Metrodome on Friday afternoon.

Augsburg finishes the season with a 6-4 overall record and 5-4 MIAC mark, marking just the second time in school history that an Augsburg team has finished with an above-.500 record three years in a row. Augsburg finished 10-2 (MIAC champions) in 1997 and 6-4 in 1998; the last time the feat had happened for Augsburg in the 69 seasons the school has played football (1926-34, 1939-42, 1945-present) was from 1927-29 (4-2 in 197, 4-1-2 in 1928, 4-2-1 in 1929).

Concordia, which had entered the game with a possible shot at sharing the MIAC title, finished the season 6-4 overall and 6-3 in the MIAC. Augsburg has now beaten Concordia four times in a row, dating back to the 1997 season.

The game was a scoreless defensive struggle until the 13:04 mark, when Concordia's Clayton Horgen (Sr., Fergus Falls, Minn.) hit a 42-yard field goal, his first field goal of the game after missing two field goals earlier (29 and 45 yards). Augsburg's Matt Van Alstine (Jr., Cottage Grove, Minn./Park HS) had also missed two field goals (43, 38) earlier in the game.

The halfback-option pass from Warden to Johnson completed a seven-play, 80-yard drive, extended two plays earlier by a fourth-down 27-yard pass from Paul Tetzloff (Jr., Faribault, Minn.) to Johnson, which put the ball on the Concordia 47-yard line.

Johnson caught six passes for 135 yards in the game, marking the third consecutive game in which he had caught passes for more than 100 yards.

Concordia was credited with a safety when Tetzloff ran out of the end zone on fourth down on the final play of the game.

Augsburg was limited to just 193 yards of total offense, including minus-8 rushing (64 positive, 72 lost on sacks and the 31-yard run out of the end zone for the safety). Tetzloff was sacked six times by the Cobber defense. Concordia had 257 yards of total offense in the game (126 rushing, 131 passing).

Tetzloff completed just 10 of 26 passes with one interception for 16 yards. Concordia quarterback Jeremy Nordick (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.), who entered the game midway through the second quarter, completed 15 passes for 131 yards, but was intercepted five times by the Auggies.

Nate Loughran (Fr., Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn HS) had two interceptions for the Auggies, giving him seven on the season - the second-most in a single season in school history.

Nathan Reiff (Sr., Whitehall, Mont.) led the Cobbers with 46 yards on 13 rushes, while Adam Strainer (Jr., Helena, Mont.) caught six passes for 181 yards.

Warden rushed for 32 yards on 18 carries, giving him the single-season school record for rushes in the season. He finished the year with 232 carries, eclipsing the old mark of 217, set by Wayne Graves in 1973. Warden finished with 858 rushing yards, the fifth-most in a single season in school history.

Jake Kern (Sr., Faribault, Minn.) led the Auggies with 13 tackles (11 solo) and an interception, giving him 12 to finish his career - tied for third-best in the Augsburg record books. Kurt Werk (Jr., Herman, Minn./West Central Area HS) had nine tackles (five solo) for Augsburg.

Jeff Hartquist (Jr., Pipestone, Minn./Pipestone-Jasper HS) led the Cobbers with eight tackles (six solo) and a sack. Dan Tollefson (Jr., Madison, Minn./Laq Qui Parle Valley HS) had seven tackles (all solo).

Mark Hankel (Jr., Mapleton, N.D./Oak Grove HS) had a half-sack in the game, giving him a Concordia single-season record of 14 sacks in the year.

Pre-game notes 11/11 99
by Jerry Pyle, Concordia SID
see also 11/11 Augsburg Game Notes |

- It's "Go Gusties" week in the Metrodome. Bethel, Concordia, St. Thomas and Gustavus can all get a MIAC title share if Gustavus can beat St. John's on Friday at 5:00. All five teams could end the MIAC season 7-2A Gustavus win could also give at least three more teams a shot at the MIAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Playoffs.

- The Cobbers will travel to Minneapolis for their regular season finale against Augburg in the Metrodome Friday, Nov. 12 at 2:00. Concordia has a chance to avenge a 25-0 drubbing at the hands of the Auggies last year on the same field. The 6-3, 6-2 Cobbers are also playing  for a possible MIAC title share. Concordia will get share of MIAC title with a win if 6-2 Gustavus tops 7-1 St. John's in Friday's 5:00 game.  An MIAC title would be the 12th in coach Jim Christopherson's 31 years as head coach at Concordia.

- Augsburg is 5-4 overall, 4-4 in the MIAC. All of their wins have come at the hands of teams below them in the standings.  But the Auggies have more than enough weapons to end the Cobber title hopes before the kickoff of the Gustavus-St. John's game.   Augsburg sports the MIAC's No. 4 rusher in Brian Warden at 87 yards per game. And they battled Bethel even up until late in the game in last week's 31-14 Bethel win.

- Concordia junior defensive end Mark Hankel broke the Cobber single season record for quarterback sacks when he recorded 2.5 against St. Thomas Nov. 5. His 13.5 sacks so far broke the old record of 12, set in 1989 by Kent Hanson in 1989.

- Concordia's senior All-MIAC kicker Clayton Horgen has moved into 3rd place on the Concordia Career Scoring list. He has 180 career points, 38 this year on 5-8 field goals and 23-23 extra points.  He needs 9 points to tie Dave Ertl (Kicker, 1985-1988) at 189. He would need 18 points Friday to tie all time leader Terry Horan's 198 career points.  Horgen already holds Cobber records for single season field goal percentage (81.8%  9-11 in 1998), single season punting average (40.4 ypp, 1998), most attempts in a season (60 in 1998), most career attempts with 215 so far.  He is on track to become the career leader for punting average at 38 yards per punt.

See also
11/10 MIAC Composite stats for Teamsand Individuals |
Ausburg's comprehensive football home page |
11/11 Augsburg Game Notes |

NCAA Playoff picture 11/11/99
Concordia's chances for an NCAA Playoff bid are more than a little problematic.

(11/12 Update- The St. Thomas win last night eliminated all possibility for a Concordia NCAA automatic bid)
- (Note: Thursday's story about St. John's being put on MIAC probation does not affect their playoff eligibility)

If St. John's wins they get the automatic bid. In that case the Cobbers, St. Thomas and Bethel could all end tied for second and hoping they get one of only four NCAA bids that will go to 15 conference runners-up or co-champions.  Bethel would have a case at 8-2 and having beaten St. John's. But they lost to the Cobbers. St. Thomas would have a case as a team playing well late with their win over the Cobbers. But they lost to Bethel and have three losses.  The Cobbers lost to the Johnnies by just 4 points, beat Bethel and drubbbed Gustavus 44-10. But they too have three losses and a late loss to St. Thomas.

If St. John's loses and there is a 5-way tie for second at 7-2 St. Thomas would get the MIAC's automatic bid. One would have to think the Johnnies would have an inside track at any at large bid to the MIAC but they would be 8-2 just like Bethel.  And Bethel beat the Johnnies. But, of course, the Cobbers beat Bethel.  And Gustavus, despite their loss to Concordia, would be 8-2 with wins over St. John's and Bethel.

At least four teams still have a shot at winning the MIAC automatic bid. (I can't think of one where Bethel gets it.)

Here's one scenario for the Cobbers to get the MIAC's automatic bid.  St. Thomas loses to Hamline Thursday, Gustavus beats St. John's, Concordia beats Augsburg and Bethel beats Carleton in Friday's nightcap.  This 4 way tie for the tile finds Concordia with a 2-1 record against the other three. St. John's would be 1-2, Bethel would be 1-2 and Gustavus would be 2-1. Concordia wins the head to head tiebreaker with Gustavus and thus gets the MIAC's automatic bid.  A major glitch in this scenario is the fact that Hamline is 1-7 in the MIAC.

Here's another. Gustavus and Concordia win but Bethel and St. Thomas lose. This three way tie for first would find all three teams with a 1-1 record against the others. St. John's would be eliminated since they were most recently in the playoffs. Concordia wins the head to head with Gustavus. Similar problem with this scenario. Bethel plays Carleton Friday at 8:00 and Carleton is 1-7.

More tie breaking scenarios for the automatic bid from St. Thomas SID

There are three three-way tie possibilities. St. Thomas wins a three-way tie-break with Gustavus and St. John's. Gustavus wins a three-way tie-break with St. John's and Bethel. Concordia wins a three-way tie break with Gustavus and St. John's.

Four-team tie possibilities -- Gustavus wins a four-way tie-breaker among St. John's, Bethel, Gustavus and UST; Concordia wins a four-way tie-breaker among SJU, Bethel, Gustavus and the Cobbers; St.
John's wins a four-way tie break with Concordia, GAC and St. Thomasas the Johnnies and Toms would be 2-1 and SJU won their meeting.

LE -- 71-Dave Sherry (So., 6-1, 240); 52-Kyle Koch (Fr., 6-1, 246)
LT -- 94-Ben Tangert (So., 6-4, 255); 72-Nate Anderson (Fr., 6-4, 253)
RT -- 50-Jason Van Houten (Sr., 6-0, 252); 88-Lee Sprouls (Jr., 6-3, 248)
RE -- 54-Matt Chappuis (So., 6-0, 255); 52-Kyle Koch (Fr., 6-1, 246)
SLB -- 40-Mitch Theisen (So., 6-2, 214); 16-Dane Lund (Sr., 5-10, 208)
MLB -- 13-Kurt Werk (Jr., 5-10, 210); 6-Chad Thorp (So., 6-0, 197) OR 51-Joe Souba (Jr., 6-2, 249)  WLB -- 19-Andy Howard (Jr., 6-0, 218); 32-Scott Archambault (So., 5-11, 204)
CB -- 12-Brent Peroutka (So., 5-11,191); 34-Larry Lyden (So., 5-10, 188)
CB -- 15-Rob Just (Sr., 5-10, 183); 4-Chris Wahl (Sr., 5-9, 171)
FS -- 25-Jake Kern (Sr., 5-11, 180); 20-Kris Froyum (Sr., 5-11, 179)
SS -- 26-Chad Olson (Sr., 5-9, 184) OR 7-Nate Loughran (Fr., 6-3, 214); 11-Brian Vriesen (Sr., 5-9, 198) OR 23-Josh Larsen (Jr., 5-9, 177)

TE -- 89-Ryan Hupka (Jr., 6-4, 210); 82-Tony Warren (Fr., 6-2, 203)
LT -- 73-Mac Gordon (Sr., 6-4, 237) 78-Max Milinkovich (Jr., 6-2, 271);
LG -- 65-Andy Hansen (Jr., 6-2, 297); 56-Brad Motl (Fr., 5-11, 223)
C -- 62-Eric Renneberg (Jr., 6-1, 250); 59-Rich Nelson (Fr., 6-3, 257)
RG -- 70-Mike Hokanson (Jr., 6-4, 271); 77-Tim Scholla (Jr., 6-3, 261)
RT -- 66-Todd Boerboom (Jr., 6-1, 257); 72-Nate Anderson (Fr., 6-24, 263) OR 63-Bob Eckstrom (Fr., 6-0, 257)
FL -- 80-Tim Murphy (So., 5-11, 186); 28-Mark Johnson (So., 5-10, 191) OR 83-Sam Gross (Fr., 5-9, 176)
SE -- 2-Desman Oakley (Jr., 6-3, 181); 1-Damien Rochon-Washington (Jr., 6-3, 193)
HB -- 17-Brian Warden (Sr., 5-6, 185); 46-Jared Lynch (So., 6-1, 190)
FB -- 33-John Rotter (Jr., 6-0, 195); 48-Jeff Patnode (Jr., 6-0, 190)
QB -- 9-Paul Tetzloff (Jr., 6-5, 228); 8-John Goodale (So., 5-10, 157)

K -- 5-Matt Van Alstine (Jr., 5-8, 185) OR 95-Joe Culhane (Fr., 5-11, 202)
P -- 90-Bart Rall (Jr., 6-1, 199) OR 12-Brent Peroutka (So., 5-11, 191)
LS -- 59-Rich Nelson (Fr., 6-3, 257)
H -- 14-Dave Fransen (Fr., 6-4, 172)
KR -- 17-Brian Warden (Sr., 5-6, 185) AND 25-Jake Kern (Sr., 5-11, 180)
PR -- 12-Brent Peroutka (So., 5-11, 191); 25-Jake Kern (Sr., 5-11, 180); 7-Nate Loughran (Fr., 6-3, 214)

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