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Field in Minneapolis , Sat. Oct. 25, 1997, Concordia
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10/31 See Concordian Story
10/25/97 Cobbers lose
13-10 at Augsburg
- Auggie pre-season preview
- Auggie win over St. John's 9/20
26-7 win at Hamline 10/4
- See Auggie
35 vs Carleton 21 game stats 10/11/97
Trib story on Auggies' 2 ot win at Gustavus 10/18
- Game Notes From Auggie SID Don Stoner 10/23
Augsburg 13, Concordia-Moorhead 10
by Augsburg SID Don Stoner
MINNEAPOLIS -- Augsburg
kicker Martin Hlinka (Jr., Bratislava, Slovakia/Farmington HS) nailed a
29-yard field goal with 17 seconds to play Saturday, sending the Auggies
into sole possession of first place in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference with a 13-10 victory over Concordia-Moorhead at Anderson-Nelson
With the win, combined with
Bethel's 33-27 win over St. Thomas on Saturday, Augsburg is in sole possession
of first place in the league with a 7-1 overall record and 6-1 league mark.
Concordia and St. Thomas are both 6-2 overall and 5-2 in the league. Augsburg
is in pursuit of its first MIAC football championship since the 1928 season
-- the only MIAC football title the Auggies have ever won.
Augsburg's seven wins in
the season matches a school record for victories in a season, previously
set in 1973, when the Auggies finished 7-2 overall. The Auggies have won
six games in a row, matching the longest winning streak in school history.
Augsburg tied the game at
10-10 with 9:12 in the fourth quarter, when Hlinka hit a 30-yard field
goal. The Auggies got the ball back on an interception by Jake Kern on
the next Concordia drive, but Hlinka missed a 34-yard field goal attempt
with 5:48 to play.
However, on Concordia's
next drive, running back Len Crouse (Fr., Hazen, N.D.) fumbled the football
and Augsburg's Joe Stanton (Jr., Burnsville) recovered at the Concordia
43-yard line. Augsburg drove 32 yards in 13 plays to set up Hlinka's game-winning
Augsburg wide receiver Scott
Hvistendahl (Jr., Cannon Falls/Randolph HS) broke the school's career record
for pass receptions with a 12-catch, 113-yard performance, including a
four-yard touchdown pass from Derrin Lamker (Sr., Golden Valley/Robbinsdale
Armstrong HS) early in the second quarter. Hvistendahl now has 157 receptions
in his career, eclipsing the mark of 146 held by current assistant coach
Drew Privette. Hvistendahl also had four rushes on end-arounds in the contest
for a team-high 45 yards.
Lamker completed 30 passes
in 49 attempts with two interceptions for 251 yards and one touchdown.
Tight end Ted Schultz (Sr., Hudson, Wis.) caught 10 passes for 72 yards.
Jim Peterson (Jr., Eyota/Dover-Eyota HS) had 11 rushes for 36 yards.
Concordia scored on a 31-yard
field goal by Clayton Horgen (So., Fergus Falls) with 8:10 to play in the
first quarter, then scored its lone touchdown on a one-yard run by Ethan
Pole (Jr., Moorhead).
Len Crouse (Fr., Hazen,
N.D.) led the Cobbers with 78 yards on 14 carries. Tory Langemo (Sr., Litchfield)
caught two passes for 44 yards. Pole completed seven of 20 passes for 78
yards, but was intercepted four times.
Augsburg's Jake Kern (So.,
Faribault) had two interceptions, while Andy Zigan (Jr., Coon Rapids) and
Jason Exley (Sr., Buffalo) each had an interception. Bob Schultz (Sr.,
Hudson, Wis.) led the team with nine
Cory Polzine (Sr., Worthington) and Ryan Sannes (Sr., Breckenridge)
each had 12 tackles to lead Concordia.
Sept 6 Augsburg 24 Valley City St 20
Sept 13 Augsburg 12 St. Thomas 28
Sept 20 St. John‚s 10 Augsburg 20
Sept 27 St. Olaf 0 Augsburg 42
Oct 4 Augsburg
26 Hamline 7
Oct 11 Carleton
21 Augsburg 35
Oct 18 Augsburg 41 Gustavus 35 2 OTs
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Oct 25 Concordia @ Augsburg, 1:00
Nov 1 Augsburg @ Macalester, 1:00
1997 Metrodome Game Nov 7
Concordia will be facing one of the league's top passers when they
travel to Augsburg on Oct. 25 to battle for the MIAC lead. Augsburg, 6-1
overall, 5-1 in the MIAC and tied for the lead with Concordia and St. Thomas,
features All-MIAC quarterback Derrin Lamker and All-MIAC wide receiver
Scott Hvistendahl. Hvistendahl set a conference record for receiving yards
in a season last year (65 rec., 1137yds, 8 TDs) and earned honorable mention
Auggie Football Notes, by Don Stoner, Augsburg SID,
The Auggies (6-1 overall, 5-1 MIAC) host Concordia-Moorhead (6-1 overall,
5-1 MIAC) on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. in Minneapolis.
Stadium: Anderson-Nelson Field (cap. 2,000).
Coaches: Augsburg, Jack Osberg (seventh season, 30-36); Concordia:
Jim Christopherson (29th season, 202-83-7).
Series: Concordia leads 43-8-2. Last year, Concordia won 30-14 at Moorhead.
Broadcast: Augsburg broadcast on KKMS (AM 980), tape-delayed start
at 2 p.m. Concordia broadcast on KVOX (AM 1280), live at 1 p.m.
This week's matchup: Who would have thought this year's Concordia-Augsburg
game would have this much meaning? How about first place in the MIAC, the
inside track to an NCAA Division III national playoff berth, and for Augsburg,
a shot at the school's first MIAC title since 1928?
"Our kids have got to keep things in perspective," said Augsburg coach
Jack Osberg. "They have to focus on the game they need to play and the
things they need to do to win the game. In a game of this much importance,
we just have to do the things we've done all along to get to this point."
That means putting points on the board against one of the best defenses
in the nation. The Cobbers are rated 14th in the nation in total defense
(227.7 yards per game), allowing an average of 7.9 points per contest,
fourth lowest in the nation. Augsburg's offense is rated 25th in the nation
(419.0 yards per game) and the passing offense is sixth (310.0 ypg). "It's
a case of a good passing game against a good defense," Osberg said. "We
have to avoid the critical turnovers and play our game."
Auggies move into first-place with OT win over Gustavus
- Sixty minutes weren't enough for the Augsburg Auggies against Gustavus,
so they played two extra periods before defeating the Gusties 41-35. The
win, coupled with Concordia-Moorhead's loss to St. John's, places the Auggies
in a first-place tie in the MIAC with a 6-1 overall record and 5-1 MIAC
Augsburg is riding a five-game winning streak.
- MIAC Special Teams Player of the Week Martin Hlinka was instrumental
in Augsburg's victory. He kicked a 37-yard field goal with 8:54 left in
regulation to pull Augsburg within one point of the Gusties. Then, in the
first overtime, he matched a career high with a 47-yard boot. Augsburg's
high-scoring offense was effective when it counted late in the game. With
2:14 to play, quarterback Derrin Lamker found receiver Scott Hvistendahl
for a 65-yard touchdown to narrow the gap to 32-30. Lamker hit tight end
Ted Schultz for the two-point conversion to tie the game. In the second
overtime, Lamker hit running back Andrew Anthony on a 13-yard score, and
the defense held Gustavus out of the end zone to preserve the victory.
"I've never seen anything like this before," said coach Jack Osberg.
"It was a classic game of control, changes and rallies on both sides. That's
the fun part of the game for the fans. For the coaches, it's nerve-wracking."
Auggies among NCAA
Division III leaders
Augsburg players are listed among national leaders in NCAA Division
III football in several categories.
Quarterback Derrin Lamker is rated sixth in the nation in total offense
(302.6 yards per game), while wide receiver Scott Hvistendahl ranks sixth
in receptions per game (8.0), 10th in receiving yards per game (123.3)
and 23rd in scoring average per game (10.3 points), despite missing receiving
duties (but punting) in one game due to a shoulder injury.
As a team, Augsburg is rated sixth in total passing offense (310.0
yards per game) and is rated 25th in total offense (419.0 yards per game).
In the MIAC, Lamker is first in total offense (320.0 yards per game), first
in passing yardage (1,921), completions (157), attempts (264) and touchdowns
(18), while rating third in pass efficency (143.06 quarterback rating).
Hvistendahl is first in the MIAC in scoring (66 points per game), total
receptions (50), receiving yards (807), receiving touchdowns (11), while
rating fourth in the league in punting (35.67 yards/att.).
Hvistendahl sets receiving
record, close to another Augsburg wide receiver Scott Hvistendahl (Jr.,
Cannon Falls/Randolph HS) is the latest Auggie to set a school career record.
With his 10-catch, 172-yard performance against Gustavus, Hvistendahl eclipsed
Jeff Kaeppe's school record for career receiving yards. Hvistendahl now
has 2,371 career yards, while Kaeppe has 2,273. Hvistendahl, who is averaging
8.0 catches per game and set a school record with a 15-catch performance
this year against St. Olaf, is only one catch away from current assistant
coach Drew Privette's school record of 146 career pass receptions. Hvistendahl
has 145. Auggie senior tight end Ted Schultz (Sr., Hudson, Wis.) is in
on the career list with 142 career receptions. Schultz is sixth on
the career record list with 1,590 career receiving yards. Hvistendahl has
22 career touchdowns, second to school record-holder Kaeppe's 28. Schultz
is fifth on the list with 13 career touchdowns.
Auggies in NCAA rankings For the first time ever, Augsburg has received
votes in the NCAA Division III West Region rankings. Though the Auggies
did not crack the top six in this week's vote, they did make the list.
Concordia-Moorhead is rated fourth in the region, while St. Thomas is rated
sixth. The region rankings determine NCAA playoff berths; Augsburg has
never been in the NCAA Division III national playoffs. In other Division
III unofficial national polls, Augsburg is rated 23rd in the Don Hansen's
National Weekly Football Gazette Top 40 poll, and the Auggies received
votes, but failed to crack the top 30 in the USA III Football newsletter
9/1/97 Augsburg Pre-season Preview
Augsburg will be looking to get back on the winning track in 1997.
After going 6-4 in 1995 and 5-5 in both 1993 and 1994, the Auggies slipped
to 3-7 last year.
The 1996 season was one of near misses for Augsburg, which lost three
MIAC games by eight points or less. In each of those games, the Auggies
had a chance to tie or win in the final seconds. Augsburg nearly pulled
off an upset on the road at St. John's, driving the length of the field
in the waning moments before stalling inside the Johnnies' 10-yard line.
Against St. Thomas, Augsburg trailed by one touchdown late in the game
before a defensive lapse gave the Tommies a crucial first down, allowing
them to put the game away.
The Auggies will be looking to establish a running game (73 ypg in '96)
this season to go along with the passing attack (267 ypg) that features
All-MIAC quarterback Derrin Lamker and All-MIAC wide receiver Scott Hvistendahl.
Hvistendahl set a conference record for receiving yards in a season last
year (65 rec., 1137yds, 8 TDs) and earned honorable mention All-America
Augsburg returns six starters on offense (19.78 ppg/339.67 ypg) and
nine on defense (28.89 ppg/372.89 ypg).
Head coach Jack Osberg, beginning his seventh season at Augsburg, believes
the Auggies "have to run the ball" to be successful in 1997.
9/20/97 Johnnies lose 20-10 at Augsburg
Story by Michael Hemmesch, SJU SID
Football Seven turnovers proved costly for the SJU football team
as they lost 20-10 against Augsburg last Saturday in Minneapolis.
The Auggies jumped on the scoreboard in the first quarter with an 1 yard
touchdown run by Derrin Lamker. Later in the first quarter, the
Johnnies scored their first points of the game on a 22 yard field goal
by junior Jeremy Christie, Sauk Rapids, to cut the Auggies lead to 7-3.
Moving to the third quarter, Augsburg added two more touchdowns to take
a 20-3 lead into the final fifteen minutes. The Johnnies tried to
mount a comeback as senior quarterback Phil Kern, Cokato, hooked up with
junior Adam Herbst, Sartell, for a 14 yard touchdown pass with 8:07
left in the game. Christie's extra point made the final score 20-10.
The Auggies' victory was their first against the Johnnies since 1980.
Senior quarterback Doug
Lieser, Cold Spring, and junior halfback Roland Buller, Anoka, led the
Johnnies' rushing attack with 20 yards. Kern was 11 for 22 passing for
163 yards and one touchdown. The Johnnies used four quarterbacks
in the game. Herbst caught four passes
for 30 yards and one touchdown. Senior Ryan Monnens, Richmond,
caught seven passes for 129 yards.
Sophomore Brandon Novak,
Becker, led the defensive unit with 13 tackles, including one tackle for
a loss. Senior Chris Govern, Riceville, Iowa, added 12 tackles
for the Johnnies.
The Johnnies are now 1-2
on the season, 1-1 in the MIAC. SJU will host Hamline (1-2 overall,
0-2 MIAC) this Saturday as part of the homecoming festivities at CSB/SJU.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Clemens
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