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1998 MIAC Fooball Preview Book 8/14/98
The following material was prepared for the MIAC Pre-Season Football Press Conference August 14,1998. More current information can often be found on most team's Home Pages.

Team Information
 | Augsburg | Bethel | Carleton | Concordia | Gustavus | Hamline | Macalaster | St. John's | St. Olaf | St. Thomas |

1998 Augsburg Football Preview Information
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1998 MIAC Football Questionnaire
General Information
School: Augsburg College
Founded: 1869
Location: 2211 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, Minn.
Enrollment: 2,862 (undergrad, weekend, graduate)
President: Dr. William V. Frame
Athletic Director: Paul Grauer (men), Marilyn Florian (women)
Team Nickname: Auggies
Colors: Maroon and Gray
Stadium (capacity): Anderson-Nelson Field (2,000, AstroTurf)
Press row phone:612-330-1737

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FootbaII Staff
Head Coach: Jack Osberg
Alma Mater/year of grad.: Augsburg 1962
Starting 8th season.
Record/current school: 34-37
All-Time Record/Yrs: 34-37 (1991-97, 7 years)
Coach phone/best time to call: 612-330-1235 / Mornings

Frank Haege (Wisconsin-Stout '92), offensive coordinator;
Jim Roback (Augsburg '63), defensive coordinator;
Drew Privette (Augsburg '89), quarterbacks/men's athletic recruiting coordinator;
Ron Scott (Augsburg '62), offensive line;
Darrell Wiese (Augsburg '59), offensive line/assistant men's athletic recruiting coordinator;
Dan Roff (Augsburg '82), running backs;
Rickey Foggie (Minnesota '88), receivers;
Jeff Swenson (Augsburg '79), defensive line;
Reed Boltmann (Augsburg '88), linebackers;
Bill Knesel (Augsburg '96), defensive backs;
Tom Ross (Augsburg '81), special teams/defense.
Student Assistant Coach: Andrew Anthony (Augsburg '98).

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Sports Information
SID: Don Stoner
Office Phone: 612-330-1677
Home Phone: 715-247-3262
Fax: 612-330-1 780
E-Mail Address:
WWW Address:

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 1997 Game-by Game Results
 Date Foe Result
 9/6 at Valley City St. (N.D.) Aug. 24-20
 9/13 at St. Thomas            UST 28-12
 9/20 St. Johns                Aug. 20-10
 9127 St. Olaf                 Aug. 42-0
 10/4 atHamline                Aug. 26-7
 10/11 Carleton                Aug. 35-21
 10/18 at Gustavus             Aug. 41-35 (2 OT)
 10/25 Concordia-Moorhead      Aug. 13-10
 11/1 at Macalester            Aug. 24-7
 11/7 Bethel (Metrodome)       Aug. 56-22
 11/22 Concordia-Moorhead      Aug. 34-22 (at Fargo)
 11/29 at Simpson (Iowa)       Sim. 61-21

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1998 Varsity Schedule
Date Foe Site Time
9/12 Mayville St. (N.D.) Home 7 p.m.
9/19 Hamline Home 1 p.m.
9/26 at St Olaf Away 1 p.m.
10/3 St. John's Home 7 pm.
10/10 at Gustavus Away 1 p.m.
10/17 Macalester (HC) Home 1 p.m.
10/24 at St Thomas Away 1 p.m.
10/31 at Carleton Away 1 p.m.
11/7 Bethel Home 1 pm.
11/13 Concordia-Moorhead Metrodome 2 pm.

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Player & Team Information
1997 Overall Record: 10-2 1997
Conference Record/Place: 8-1, First place
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 63 /10
Starters Returning/Lost: Offense: 7 /4  Defense: 7/4   Punt-PK: 2/0

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Returning Starters (Pos.. year. ht.. wt. misc. notes:

Scott Hvistendahl (WR/P, Sr., 5-1 0, 1 75, set MIAC records for receptions and receiving yards in 1 997, All-MIAC First Team, 1997 All-America from all four major listings, 1998 Pre-season All-America by (our magazines)

Jake Kern (S, Jr., 5-11, 1 75, AII-MIAC first team, FB Gazette All-West Region and H-P All-America 3rd team)

Tim Hamer (TE, Sr., 6-3, 215, moves to TE from WR, 1997 AII-MIAC second team)

Jim Peterson (RB, Sr., 5-9, 185, AII-MIAC 2nd team)
Thane Drier (RB, Sr., 5-10, 195, AII-MIAC 2nd team)
Craig Peroutka (OL, Sr., 6-0, 251, AII-MIAC 2nd tm.)
Todd Boerboom (OL, So., 6-1, 235, AIl-MIAC HM)
Andy Larson (OL, Sr., 6-2, 230)
Doug Grauer (OL, So., 6-2, 238)
Steve Sathre (DL, Sr., 6-4, 238, AII-MIAC 2nd team)
Guillaume Paek (DL, Sr., 6-2, 285, AII-MIAC 2nd tm.)
Justin Hipple (LB, So., 6-2, 205, AII-MIAC 2nd team)
Todd Hamer (S, Sr., 6-1, 205, AII-MIAC 2nd team)
Andy Zigan (CB, Sr., 5-8, 180, AII-MIAC HM)
Jason Van Houten (DL, Jr., 6-1, 217)
Martin Hlinka (PK, Sr., 6-1, 195)

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Key Newcomers (Pos.. YR. hometown/HS/IC/last school at: notes):

Joe Thorvig (QB, Fr., Forest Lake, Minn./Totino-Grace HS,
all-conference 1996-97, Academic All-State 1997)

Frank Huebner (DB, Fr., Northfield, Minn., all-conference 1997,
starter on state A champion in 1997)

Brent Peroutka (DB, Fr., Faribault, Minn., all-conference,
Faribault HS top male student-athlete in 1997)

Tim Murphy (WR, Fr., Lakeville, Minn., all-conference 1996,
recruited by many Division II schools)

Matt Chappuis (LB, Fr., Faribault, Minn., voted Faribault HS male
athlete of the year in 1997)

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Key Losses (Pos.. ht.. wt.. reason absent (grad/transfer/injury/misc.): notes):

Derrin Lamker (QB, 6-2, 205, grad., MIAC Player of the Year,
AII-MIAC 1st team, Gagliardi Award finalist)

Ted Schultz (TE, 6-3, 21 7, grad., AII-MIAC 1st team, H-P
All-America 3rd team, NCAA Post-grad. scholarship)

Dusty Froyum (C, 6-2, 255, grad., All-MAC 1st team, FB Gazette
All-West Region)

Andrew Anthony (RB, 6-0, 195, grad., AII-MIAC HM) Bob Schultz (LB,
6-1, 225, grad., AII-MIAC 1st tm.)

Paul Moore (DL, 5-11, 225, grad., AII-MIAC 1 st tm.) jason Exley
(CB, 5-11, 200, grad., AII-MIAC 2nd tm.)

Matt Osberg (LB, 5-10, 205, graduated) John Pena (DL, 6-0, 295,

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Season Outlook/Notes:
 Augsburg returns most of its starting lineup from a team that won the school's first MIAC football championship since 1928 and qualified for the NCAA Division Ill national playoffs for the first time ever in 1997. Augsburg finished as the No.2 most-improved team the 21 7-team NCAA Division Ill last year, going from 3-7 to last year's 10-2, national quarterfinalist campaign. Only Grove City College (Pa.) had greater improvement from 1996 to 1997, going from 2-8 to 9-2.

 "It's (the MIAC title) restored pride on our campus, within our school and our program," said Auggie coach Jack Osberg. "Now, it's given us a challenge, not only to remain at this high level we are right now, but to go farther. It's a challenge for our kids, and we think we're ready for it."

 The Auggies will be paced by a high-powered offense, featuring All-America WR Scott Hvistendahl. The senior set school and MIAC records for receiving last year, and only
needs three more receiving touchdowns to hold  every Augsburg single-season and career receiving record.  Hvistendahl was listed on all four major Division Ill All-America listings last year, and is already a consensus  pre-season All-America among college football preview magazines this year.

 "He's got to be the premier player in our league again," Osberg  said. "If you look in the past 1 0 to 15 years, he's been right up there among the dominating players in the  league, if not the dominant player. This could be his big year. We have to consinue to utilize Scott and let things  revolve around him. Obviously, we have to run the ball and do the other things, but we also have to take  advantage of what we've got."

 Despite losing Gagliardi Award finalist QB Derrin Lamker to  graduation, the race to fill the QB spot isn't a great concern for the Auggies, since the rest of the offense is  basically intact. Sophomore Paul Tetzloff, senior Mark Joseph and freshman Joe Thorvig are all in contention to  guide the offense. Tim Hamer will move from WR to TE in 1 998, replacing Ted Schultz. Four offensive linemen  return, led by All-America candidate Craig Peroutka, as do RBs Jim Peterson and Thane Drier, who combined to  help Augsburg average 1 24 rushing yards per game last year - a surprise considering Augsburg's  reputation as an exclusively-passing team.

On defense, youth leads the way, as junior DB Jake Kern, a  Hewlett-Packard Division Ill All-America last year with seven interceptions, returns, along with sophomore LB Justin
Hipple, who led the Auggies with 85 tackles last year. Seniors Steve Sathre and Guillaume Paek combined for  8.5 sacks on the DL last year, and should dominate the defensive line again. Seniors Andy Zigan and Todd Hamer will join Kern in the defensive backfield.  Senior kicker Martin Hlinka set single-season school records for  field goals (8), PATs (31) and kicking points (54) last year. Hvistendahl returns as the Auggies' punter.

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Preseason Roster

#       NAME    POS     HT      WT      YR      HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL 
1       Damien  Rochon-Washington*      WR      6-4     189     So.     Calumet City, Ill./Kenwood Academy 
2       Tim Hamer***    WR      6-3     221     Sr.     Lakeville, Minn. 
3       Paul Tetzloff*  QB      6-4     225     So.     Faribault, Minn. 
4       Chris Wahl*     WR      5-11    168     Jr.     St. Charles, Minn. 
5       John Goodale    QB      5-10    151     Fr.     Buffalo, Minn. 
5       Matt Van Alstine*       K       5-8     213     So.     Cottage Grove, Minn./Park HS 
6       Andy Zigan***   DB      5-9     187     Sr.     Coon Rapids, Minn. 
7       Mark Joseph***  QB      5-10    184     Sr.     Minneapolis, Minn./Holy Angels HS 
8       Jim Peterson*** RB      5-10    195     Sr.     Eyota, Minn./Dover-Eyota HS 
9       c-Todd Hamer*** DB      6-1     206     Sr.     Lakeville, Minn. 
10      John Anderson   QB      6-5     212     Jr.     Bloomington, Minn./Kennedy HS 
11      Brian Vriesen** DB      5-10    189     Jr.     Elmore, Minn./Blue Earth Area HS 
12      Brent Peroutka  DB      6-0     197     Fr.     Faribault, Minn. 
13      Kurt Werk*      RB      5-11    200     So.     Herman, Minn./West Central Area HS 
14      Joe Thorvig     QB      6-3     187     Fr.     Forest Lake, Minn./Totino-Grace HS 
15      Rob Just**      DB      5-11    179     Jr.     New Ulm, Minn./St. Croix Lutheran HS 
16      Dane Lund**     DL      6-0     210     Jr.     Burnsville, Minn. 
17      Brian Warden*   RB      5-5     179     Jr.     Minneapolis, Minn./St. Croix Lutheran HS 
18      Jeff Lee*       WR      5-11    171     So.     Randolph, Minn. 
19      Andy Howard*    LB      6-0     216     So.     Waseca, Minn. 
20      Kris Froyum**   DB      5-10    175     Jr.     Cologne, Minn./Waconia HS 
21      Tony King*      WR      6-1     163     So.     Montgomery, Minn./Mgtmy.-Lonsdale HS 
22      Frank Huebner   DB      5-10    178     Fr.     Northfield, Minn. 
23      Josh Larsen*    DB      5-8     171     So.     Morristown, Minn./Wtvl.-Ely.-M'town HS 
24      Jason Hustad    LB      6-3     217     Fr.     Farmington, Minn. 
25      Jake Kern**     DB      5-10    177     Jr.     Faribault, Minn. 
26      Chad Olson*     DB      5-10    183     Sr.     Farmington, Minn. 
27      Rico Washington*        RB      5-7     177     So.         Minneapolis, Minn./Roosevelt HS 
28      Joe Stanton***  DB      6-1     185     Sr.     Burnsville, Minn. 
29      Tim Peper*      WR      5-9     169     So.     Maplewood, Minn./St. Croix Lutheran HS 
30      c-Scott Hvistendahl***  WR      5-10    180     Sr.     Cannon Falls, Minn./Randolph HS 
31      Justin Hipple*  LB      6-3     217     So.     Silver Bay, Minn. 
32      Scott Archambault       LB      6-0     201     Fr.     Faribault, Minn. 
33      John Rotter*    RB      6-0     198     So.     Montgomery, Minn./Mtgmy.-Lonsdale HS 
34      Larry Lyden     DB      5-11    187     Fr.     New Brighton, Minn./Irondale HS 
35      Martin Hlinka***        K       6-1     201     Sr.     Bratislava, Slovakia/Farmington HS 
37      Tim Hambly      LB      6-0     222     Fr.     Pine City, Minn. 
38      Ed Schulte*     LB      6-3     207     So.     Coon Rapids, Minn. 
40      Mark Peterson   DB      5-10    163     So.     Eyota, Minn./Dover-Eyota HS 
41      Jason Spry***   RB      5-11    187     Sr.     Grand Marais, Minn./Cook County HS 
42      Thane Drier***  RB      5-10    219     Sr.     Durand, Wis. 
43      Lewis Nelson*   RB      5-9     208     Jr.     Hayward, Wis. 
44      Freddy Reeves   RB      6-0     235     So.     St. Paul, Minn./Humboldt HS 
45      Scot Olson*     LS      6-0     220     So.     Farmington, Minn. 
46      Jared Lynch     RB      6-1     185     Fr.     Jordan, Minn. 
47      Matt Stolski    RB      5-9     257     So.     Ramsey, Minn./Anoka HS 
48      David Voss      DL      6-2     222     Fr.     Andover, Minn./Anoka HS 
49      Scott Barsness  DB      5-11    170     Fr.     Lakeville, Minn. 
50      Jason Van Houten**      DL      6-2     228     Jr.         Bloomington, Minn./Kennedy HS 
51      Joe Souba       LB      6-1     249     So.     Hayward, Wis. 
52      Kevin Purl      LB      6-0     257     Fr.     Prior Lake, Minn. 
54      Matt Chappuis   LB      6-0     255     Fr.     Faribault, Minn. 
55      Tom Fountaine***        LB      6-3     205     Sr.     Kenyon, Minn./Kenyon-Wanamingo HS 
56      Andy Larson***  OL      6-3     236     Sr.     Northfield, Minn. 
58      Eric Lakanen    OL      6-4     235     Fr.     Coon Rapids, Minn. 
59      c-Craig Peroutka***     OL      6-1     259     Sr.     Faribault, Minn. 
60      Andy Hansen*    OL      6-3     287     So.     Mankato, Minn./East HS 
61      Chris Long      OL      6-0     244     Fr.     Plymouth, Minn./Armstrong HS 
62      Eric Renneberg* OL      6-2     258     So.     Grand Marais, Minn./Cook County HS 
63      Bob Moore*      OL      6-10    287     So.     Northfield, Minn. 
64      Jamie Jagerson  DL      6-4     268     Fr.     Austin, Minn./Austin HS 
65      Nick Leach      DL      5-11    195     Fr.     St. Paul, Minn./St. Agnes HS 
66      Todd Boerboom*  OL      6-1     250     So.     St. Francis, Minn. 
67      Chris Rothe***  OL      6-2     290     Sr.     Lakeville, Minn./Eagan HS 
68      Matt Reiland    OL      6-4     281     Fr.     Northfield, Minn. 
69      Mike O'Hair**   OL      6-3     248     Jr.     Rochester, Minn./Mayo HS 
70      Mike Hokanson*  OL      6-4     245     So.     Maple Plain, Minn./Orono HS 
71      Dave Sherry     OL      6-1     245     Fr.     Hastings, Minn. 
72      Justin Butler** OL      6-3     233     Jr.     Blooming Prairie, Minn. 
73      Doug Grauer*    OL      6-2     246     So.     St. Paul, Minn./Harding HS 
74      Brandon Ward*   OL      6-2     261     So.     Vermillion, Minn./Hastings HS 
75      Rick Yzermans   OL      6-8     305     Fr.     Farmington, Minn. 
76      Mark Reiland**  DL      6-1     251     Jr.     Prior Lake, Minn. 
77      Tim Scholla*    OL      6-3     239     So.     Waconia, Minn. 
78      Max Milinkovich*        OL      6-3     260     So.     Montgomery, Minn./Mtgmy.-Lonsdale HS 
80      Ryan Hupka*     TE      6-5     203     So.     Thunder Bay, Ontario/St. Patrick's HS 
81      Desman Oakley*  WR      6-4     171     So.     Indianola, Iowa/Indianola HS 
82      Jacob Froyum    WR      6-1     178     Fr.     Kenyon, Minn./Kenyon-Wanamingo HS 
83      Chad Thorp      TE      6-1     186     Fr.     New Prague, Minn. 
84      Landon Hall     WR      6-1     188     Fr.     Orono, Minn. 
85      Tim Murphy      WR      5-11    168     Fr.     Northfield, Minn./Lakeville HS 
86      M.J. Iverson    WR      6-2     163     Fr.     Hamburg, Minn./Central HS 
87      Mac Gordon**    TE      6-4     232     Jr.     Red Wing, Minn. 
88      Lee Sprouls*    TE      6-3     224     So.     Moorhead, Minn. 
90      Pat Mersinger   DL      6-1     250     So.     Minnetonka, Minn. 
91      Terry Gullette  DL      6-5     285     Jr.     St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall HS 
92      Guillaume Paek***       DL      6-2     282     Sr.     Milwaukee, Wis./Vincent HS 
94      Chad Carls      DL      6-0     225     Jr.     Edina, Minn. 
95      Mike Undem      DL      6-0     243     Fr.     Mora, Minn. 
96     c-Steve Sathre***       DL      6-4     256     Sr.     Kenyon, Minn./Kenyon-Wanamingo HS 
98      Mike Reiland    DL      6-3     259     Fr.     Northfield, Minn. 
99      Joe Seehusen**  WR      6-2     178     Jr.     Rochester, Minn./Mayo HS 
        *-Letters won   c-captains


Coaches/Support Staff
Head Coach: Jack Osberg (8th year, 34-37)
Assistant Coaches: Reed Boltmann (Linebackers); Rickey Foggie (Receivers);
Frank Haege (Offensive Coordinator); Bill Kriesel (Defensive Backs); Drew
Privette (Quarterbacks/Recruiting Coordinator); Jim Roback (Defensive
Coordinator); Dan Roff (Running Backs); Tom Ross (Special Teams/Defense);
Ron Scott (Offensive Line); Jeff Swenson (Defensive Line); Darrell Wiese
(Offensive Line/Assistant Recruiting Coordinator).
Student Assistants: Andrew Anthony, Dusty Froyum.
Student Managers: Mike Walquist, Jim Vang.
Athletic Trainers: Missy Strauch, Robin Nevole (assistant).
Videographer: Vern Maunu. Home P.A. Announcer: Dave Wold. Sports
Information Coordinator: Don Stoner.

Augsburg 45, Mayville State 13

MINNEAPOLIS - Wide receiver Scott Hvistendahl (Sr., Cannon Falls,
Minn./Randolph HS) set three school records and went over the 3,000-yard
career receiving mark in leading the Augsburg College football team to a
45-13 nonconference victory over Mayville State (N.D.) Saturday night at
Augsburg's Anderson-Nelson Field.

Augsburg, defending Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
champions, is now 1-0 overall. Mayville State drops to 0-2.

Hvistendahl, already Augsburg's career leader in receptions and receiving
yards, tied a single-game school record with four touchdown receptions, set
a new school career mark for receiving touchdowns with 29 and broke his old
single-game school record with 271 yards receiving. He caught eight passes
in the game, playing only three quarters.

Hvistendahl went over the 3,000-yard career mark in the game, moving into
16th place in the all-time receiving yardage record for the NCAA Division
III. He now has 3,107 career receiving yards on 181 receptions.

Hvistendahl caught four touchdown passes -- three over 60 yards -- from
quarterback Paul Tetzloff (So., Faribault, Minn.), making his collegiate
starting debut. The duo connected for touchdown passes of 63, 21, 64 and 73

Tetzloff completed 14 of 27 passes for 306 yards and five touchdowns.
Augsburg outgained Mayville State 370-342 in the game.

Augsburg's other touchdowns came from running back Jim Peterson (Sr.,
Eyota, Minn./Dover-Eyota HS) and wide receiver Tim Hamer (Sr., Lakeville,
Minn.), with kicker Martin Hlinka (Sr., Bratislava, Slovakia/Farmington HS)
connecting on a 35-yard field goal.

Mayville State was paced by Kevin Clausen (Fr., Glendive, Mont.), who threw
for 204 yards on 19 receptions, with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Mayville State's touchdowns came on a Clausen pass to Jeff Beck (Sr.,
Portland, N.D.) and on a pass to Nate Lowry (Jr., Boise, Idaho).

Augsburg forced nine Mayville State turnovers, including six interceptions.

Augsburg hosts Hamline in its MIAC opener next Saturday, while Mayville
State, an NAIA school, plays at Bemidji State in a nonconference game on

College Football Saturday -- Augsburg 24, Hamline 14

MINNEAPOLIS - Freshman quarterback Joe Thorvig (Fr., Forest Lake, Minn./Totino-Grace HS), filling in for injured starter Paul Tetzloff (So., Faribault, Minn.), drove the Augsburg College football team on a six-play, 64-yard drive late in the game to lead the Auggies to a 24-14 victory over Hamline University in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest Saturday afternoon at Anderson-Nelson Field.

Thorvig's drive -- three runs and three passes -- culminated in a 32-yard touchdown pass to Scott Hvistendahl (Sr., Cannon Falls, Minn./Randolph HS), which broke a 14-14 tie with 4:51 remaining. Augsburg's Martin Hlinka (Sr., Bratislava, Slovakia/Farmington HS) put the finishing touches on the game with a 23-yard field goal with 3:41 remaining.

Augsburg, defending MIAC champions, is now 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the MIAC, while Hamline falls to 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the MIAC. Augsburg has now won nine straight regular-season games in MIAC play, 10 straight over MIAC opponents (including an NCAA Division III playoff win over Concordia-Moorhead last year). It is also Augsburg's seventh straight home victory, dating back to the 1996 season.

Thorvig, who came into the game with 5:30 remaining in the first half after Tetzloff suffered a hyperextended elbow injury, completed 12 of 17 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns. Tetzloff had completed 7 of 18 throws for 84 yards and a touchdown.

Hvistendahl's touchdown pass, and a subsequent 46-yard reception that set up Hlinka's field goal, put him over the 100-yard receiving mark for the ninth game in a row, dating back to Augsburg's game against Carleton on Oct. 11, 1997. The mark includes two NCAA playoff games. Hvistendahl caught nine passes for 161 yards on Saturday.

Hvistendahl, Augsburg's all-time leading receiver, now has 3,268 career receiving yards on 190 receptions. The yardage mark puts him in 12th place in the NCAA Division III career receiving yardage record book. The record, 4,311 yards, was set last year by Curt Barth of Eureka College (Ill.).

Saturday's game was a defensive struggle in the first half, as Augsburg could only muster one score, a five-yard pass from Tetzloff to Tim Hamer (Sr., Lakeville, Minn.). Augsburg's defense blocked two field-goal attempts by Hamline kickers, one by Guillaume Paek (Sr., Milwaukee, Wis./Vincent HS) and the other by Todd Hamer (Sr., Lakeville, Minn.).

Linebacker Andy Howard (So., Waseca, Minn.) paced the Auggies with 11 tackles (four solo), while Andy Zigan (Sr., Coon Rapids, Minn.) and Tom Fountaine (Sr., Kenyon, Minn./Kenyon-Wanamingo HS) had nine tackles each. Fountaine also had a sack.

After Thorvig completed his first touchdown pass of the game, a 15-yard pass to Tim Hamer, Hamline rallied to tie the game at 14-14 midway through the fourth period. Brian Swanson (Jr., Shafer, Minn./Chisago Lakes HS) scored on touchdown runs of 1 and 11 yards to tie the game with 8:07 remaining.

Hamline quarterback Tim Couchman (So., St. Paul, Minn./Highland Park HS) completed 12 of 24 passes for 149 yards, though he was sacked three times. Swanson led the Pipers with 36 yards on the ground, while Mike Yankee (Jr., Ashland, Wis.) had 48 receiving yards.

Jabari Thompson (Jr., St. Paul, Minn.) had 10 tackles (four solo) to lead the Piper defense, while Brad Vinton (Sr., Shoreview, Minn./Mounds View HS) had eight tackles (six solo).

Augsburg travels to St. Olaf next Saturday, while Hamline hosts Bethel.

College Football Sept. 26 - Augsburg 31, St. Olaf 24

NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Running back Thane Drier (Sr., Durand, Wis.) scampered
62 yards for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, giving Augsburg
College a 31-24 victory over St. Olaf College in a Minnesota
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football game Saturday at St. Olaf's
Manitou Field.

The victory Saturday was the first for Augsburg at St. Olaf since 1928, and
Augsburg's first in Northfield (against either Carleton or St. Olaf) since
1978. St. Olaf leads the all-time series against Augsburg 31-10, with the
other eight Auggie victories in the series coming at either Augsburg home
fields or the Metrodome. The win also brings Augsburg head coach Jack
Osberg to 37-37 on his career.

Drier's 62-yard run with 8:02 remaining, the longest of the season by an
Augsburg running back, came on the first play from scrimmage after St. Olaf
tied the game at 24-24 on a two-yard run for a touchdown by Jay Larsen
(So., Northfield, Minn.). Drier rushed 12 times for 117 yards.

Augsburg, defending MIAC champions, is now 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the
conference, while St. Olaf falls to 0-3 and 0-2 respectively. Augsburg
hosts also-unbeaten St. John's next Saturday night, while St. Olaf plays at

Linebacker Andy Howard (So., Waseca, Minn.) scored Augsburg's first
defensive touchdown of the season, picking off a pass by St. Olaf's Peter
Schultz (Sr., South St. Paul, Minn.) and running 31 yards for the score.
Scott Hvistendahl (Sr., Cannon Falls, Minn./Randolph HS) and Tim Hamer
(Sr., Lakeville, Minn.) also had touchdowns, both coming on receptions from
freshman quarterback Joe Thorvig (Fr., Forest Lake, Minn./Totino-Grace HS).

Thorvig, filling in for injured regular Paul Tetzloff (So., Faribault,
Minn.), completed 11 of 33 passes for 170 yards, but was intercepted twice
and fumbled the ball away once.

Hvistendahl caught seven passes for 115 yards, marking the 10th straight
game in which he has caught 100 yards or more, dating back to Augsburg's
win over Carleton on Oct. 11, 1997. The mark includes two NCAA playoff

Hvistendahl now has 3,383 career receiving yards on 197 receptions, moving
him into 11th place on the NCAA Division III all-time career receiving
yardage record list. The Division III career record, 4,311 yards, was set
by Curt Barth of Eureka (Ill.) last year. Hvistendahl, who holds every
Augsburg career and single-season receiving record, caught his 31st career
touchdown pass on Saturday.

Larsen scored twice for the Oles en route to a team-high 60 yards on 15
carries. Brian Sprout (Fr., Lake City, Minn.) also caught a touchdown pass
for the Oles, a 45-yarder from quarterback Schultz.

Schultz was sacked seven times in the contest, 2.5 each coming from Auggies
Guillaume Paek (Sr., Milwaukee, Wis./Vincent HS) and Jason Van Houten (Jr.,
Bloomington, Minn./Kennedy HS). Howard, who returned an interception for a
score, also led the Auggies with 11 tackles (six solo) and one pass
break-up. Tom Fountaine (Sr., Kenyon, Minn./Kenyon-Wanamingo HS) had eight
tackles, including six solo.

St. Olaf was paced on defense by Aaron Crowser (Jr., Alexandria, Minn.),
who had eight tackles (seven solo), an interception and a pass break-up.
Ben Dieterich (Jr., St. Angsar, Iowa) had five tackles (four solo).

Don Stoner
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