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June 23, 2010

2010 Season - 2010 FOOTBALL PREVIEW

John Mago was the second leading tackler for the Vikings in 2009 with 59 total tackles. He spearheads a defense that allowed just 16.7 points per game last fall.

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
STADIUM: Ericson Field - 1938  (Pro-Turf – synthetic – 2002)
CAPACITY: 3,800
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls 
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski

FOOTBALL HISTORY
FIRST YEAR OF FOOTBALL: 1893
OVERALL ALL-TIME RECORD: 524-280-29 (.646) in 97 seasons of football...The sport started at Augustana in 1893 and went for two years before being discontinued from 1895-1900...It started back up in 1901 and continued through the 1904 season when it was dropped for an 11 year stretch from 1905-16...There was also a two year gap in 1943 and 1944 during World War II...The Vikings are currently ninth all-time among all NCAA Division III schools with a .646 winning percentage…Augustana is currently on a streak of 31 seasons without a losing record…Since that streak began in 1979, the Vikings have compiled a phenomenal record of 253-66-1 for a winning percentage of .792.

NCAA DIVISION III PLAYOFF APPEARANCES: (15) - overall record 22-11, .667
1976 - lost in first round to St. John's 46-7;
1981 - lost in first round to Dayton 19-7;
1982 - beat Baldwin Wallace 28-22 in first round, beat St. Lawrence 14-0 in semi-finals, lost to West Georgia 14-0 in Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl;
1983 - beat Adrian 22-21 in first round, beat Wisconsin-LaCrosse 21-15 in semi-finals, beat Union 21-17 in Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for national championship;
1984 - beat Dayton 14-13 in first round, beat Union 23-6 in semi-final, beat Central of Iowa 21-12 in Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for national championship;
1985 - beat Albion 26-10 in first round, beat Mount Union 21-14 in quarterfinal, beat Central of Iowa 14-7 in semi-final, beat Ithaca 20-7 in Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for national championship;
1986 - beat Hope 34-10 in first round, beat Mount Union 16-7 in second round, beat Concordia 41-7 in semi-finals, beat
Salisbury State 31-3 in Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for national championship;
1987 - beat Hiram 53-0 in first round, lost to Dayton 38-36 in quarterfinal;
1988 - beat Adrian 25-7 in first round, beat Wittenberg 28-14 in quarterfinal, lost to Central of Iowa 23-17 (2 OT) in semi-final;
1989 - lost to Millikin 21-12 in first round;
1990 - lost to Dayton 24-14 in first round;
1994 - lost to Albion 28-21 in first round;
1999 - beat St. Norbert 39-32 in first round; lost to Mount Union 44-33 in second round.
2001 - beat Defiance 54-14 in first round; lost to Mount Union 32-7 in second round
2005 – beat Lakeland 49-22 in first round; lost to Mount Union 44-7 in second round

NCAA DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIPS: (4) 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986
AMOS ALONZO STAGG BOWL APPEARANCES: (5) 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986

COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN CHAMPIONS: (21) 1949 - 1966 - 1968 - 1975 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1990 - 1991 - 1993 - 1994 - 1997 - 1999 – 2001 – 2005 - 2006

SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265
WRATH’S CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306
SID FAX: (309) 794-7525
SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Carver PE Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201
E-MAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
AUGUSTANA ATHLETIC HOMEPAGE: www.augustana.edu

COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Jim Barnes (Augustana – 1981)
BARNES' AUGUSTANA RECORD: 11th year at Augustana with a record of 73-30 after ten seasons for a winning percentage of .709 (52-18, .743 in the CCIW)…Overall, Barnes has a mark of 110-43 (.719) as a college head coach after compiling a record of 37-13 (.740) in five years at College of Wooster.
FOOTBALL OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7326
ASSISTANT COACHES: Jeff Lindmark (Augustana - 1993) – co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers; Rob Cushman (Puget Sound) – defensive coordinator/linebackers; Tom Schmulbach (Western Illinois - 1969) – offensive Line; Kyle Reade (Augustana – 2005) – defensive backs; Mike Brewers (Western Illinois – 1969) – offensive line;  Jim Sanders (Illinois) – running backs; Dick Blair (Augustana – 1975) – tight ends; Aaron Call (Augustana – 2007) – defensive line; Eric Meyer (Augustana 2010) - linebackers. STUDENT ASSISTANTS: Maxx Parcell and Andrew Schweitzer
ASSISTANT COACHES OFFICE PHONE: Lindmark (309) 794-7527; Schmulbach (309) 794-7832; Reade (309) 794-7528; Cushman (309) 794-7526
BEST TIME TO REACH BARNES: Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 12:00 noon.
HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER: Rochel Rittgers (Northern Iowa 1981).

TEAM INFORMATION
2009 RECORD: 6-4 (.600); 4-2 at home (.667) and 2-2 (.500) on the road; 4-3 in the CCIW.

STARTERS RETURNING: 11 (six on offense…five on defense)
OFFENSE: (Six) – WR Zachary McCullough, 6-1, 175 Jr; G Mark Constantine, 6-0, 275, Sr; C Kelly Clennon, 6-2, 260, Sr; OT Andrew Hansen, 6-3, 260, Sr; QB David Lee, 6-3, 200, Jr; RB Robert Wood, 5-8, 210, Sr.
DEFENSE: (Five) – DE Curt Perschnick, 6-5, 220, Sr; LB Brandon Holl, 6-1, 235, Sr; Cody Wickenhauser, 5-11, 220, Sr; CB Alex Schroeder, 5-10, 160, Sr; S Ben Hall 6-0, 195, Jr.
SPECIALIST: P Alex Schroeder, 5-10, 160, Sr.

STARTERS LOST:
OFFENSE: (Five) – OT Blaine Westemeyer, 6-5, 280; WR Matt Downing, 6-4, 205; SB Henry Deters, 6-0, 205; G David Brickner, 6-2, 290; SB Jake Parke, 6-0, 205.
DEFENSE: (Six) – LB Andrew Rosset, 5-10, 215; DE Zachary Spoor, 6-2, 245; MG Jeff Daisy, 5-9, 245; LB Aaron Setchell, 6-2, 215; LB Eric Meyer, 5-11, 230; CB Andrew Schweitzer, 5-10, 185.
SPECIALIST: K Ryan Gibbons, 6-1, 200.

2009 LETTERWINNERS LOST: 20
2009 LETTERWINNERS RETURNING: 56

 

 

2009 AUGUSTANA FOOTBALL SUPERLATIVES

INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS
GAGLIARDI TROPHY– Blaine Westemeyer, OT
1st TEAM ALL-AMERICA – Blaine Westemeyer, OT, AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION (AFCA), D3Football.com, Associated Press Little All-America
PRE-SEASON DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA – Blaine Westemeyer, OT, D3Football.com (first team), The Sporting News (first team), Lindy’s Sports (first team)
WILLIAM V. CAMPBELL TROPHY FINALST – Blaine Westemeyer, OT (One of 16 in all NCAA and NAIA divisions).
NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION POST-GRADUATE SCHOLAR – Blaine Westemeyer, OT
NCAA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP – Blaine Westemeyer, OT
2009 TAZON de ESTRELLAS (Bowl of the Stars) TEAM STARS & STRIPES: Blaine Westemeyer, OT, Jake Parke, WR, Aaron Setchell, DB
CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS – First team: Blaine Westemeyer, OT; Aaron Setchell, DB; Eric Meyer, LB…Second team: Jeff Daisy, DL; Robert Wood, RB; Jake Parke, WR.
CCIW PLAYERS OF THE WEEK – 9/14/09 – David Lee, QB vs. Greenville…9/21/09 – Aaron Setchell, DB vs. UW-Platteville...10/26/09 – Aaron Setchell, DB vs. Carthage...11/16/09 – David Lee, QB vs. Millikin
CoSIDA ACADEMIC  ALL-AMERICA – Blaine Westemeyer, OT, first team
CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT – Blaine Westemeyer, OT, first team… Eric Meyer, LB, & Robert Wood, RB, second team
CCIW JACK SWARTZ AWARD – Blaine Westemeyer
CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE – Brock Alekna, Michael Anderson, Corbett Ball, Ben Carter, Chad Collins, Ray Fiedler, Brandon Holl, Kyle Hundman, Andrew Klink, Jack Madden, John Mago, Brandan McAtee, Zachary McCullough, Mitch McGilliard, Eric Meyer, Andrew O’Reilly, Jake Parke, Peter Rasmussen, Andrew Rosset, Pete Schimeck, Alex Schroeder, David Venegoni, Jason Wagner, Blaine Westemeyer, Cody Wickenhauser, Robert Wood.

NCAA STATISTICAL RANKINGS – TOP 10
TURNOVER MARGIN – 7th @ +1.60 topg (27 takeaways and 11 turnovers in 10 games)

CCIW STATISTICAL LEADERS – TEAM
TURNOVER MARGIN – 1st @ +1.57 topg (18 takeaways and 7 turnovers in 7 games)
FEWEST YARDS PENALIZED – 1st @ 29.9 ypg (25 penalties for 209 yards in 7 games)
PAT KICKING – 1st @ .958 (23 of 24)
TIME OF POSSESSION – 1st @ 32:08 per game (225:00 in 7 games)

CCIW STATISTICAL TOP TEN RANKINGS
RUSHING – 4th, Robert Wood @ 69.3 ypg (416 yards in 6 games)
PASSING YARDAGE – 4th, David Lee @ 188.3 ypg (1,318 yards in 7 games)
TOTAL OFFENSE – 4th, David Lee @ 211.1 ypg (1,478 yards in 7 games)
RECEPTIONS – 7th, Matt Downing @ 4.57 rpg (32 receptions in 7 games)
RECEIVING YARDS – 7th, Matt Downing @ 66.3 ypg (464 yards in 7 games)
INTERCEPTIONS – 4th, Andrew Rosset & Alex Schroeder @ 0.43 ipg (3 interceptions in 7 games)
PASS EFFICIENCY – 3rd, David Lee @ 138.1 efficiency rating
PUNTING – 6th, Alex Schroeder @ 35.6 ypp (890 yards on 25 punts)
SCORING – 10th, Robert Wood @ 5.0 ppg (30 points in 6 games)
SCORING TD’S – 7th, Robert Wood @ 5.0 ppg (5 TD’s in 6 games)...9th, David Lee @ 4.6 ppg (5 TD’s and 1 2-pt conversion in 7 games)
KICKING SCORING – 5th, Ryan Gibbons @ 4.3 ppg (17-18 PAT’s & 3-6 FG’s in 6 games)
FIELD GOALS – 4th, Ryan Gibbons @ 0.50 fgpg (3-6 in 6 games)
PAT KICKING – 3rd, Ryan Gibbons @ .944 (17-18)
TACKLES – 4th, John Mago @ 7.4 tpg (52 tackles in 7 games)...7th, Aaron Setchell @ 7.0 tpg (49 tackles in 7 games)
SACKS – 5th, Jeff Daisy @ 0.50 spg (3½ sacks in 7 games)...7th, Andrew Rosset @ 0.43 spg (3 sacks in 7 games)
TACKLES FOR LOSS – 9th, Jeff Daisy @ 0.93 tflpg (6½ tackles for loss in 7 games)
FUMBLES FORCED – 1st, Shane Holl @ 2...2nd, Ben Hall & Aaron Setchell @ 1
FUMBLE RECOVERIES – 1st, Shane Holl @ 2...6th, Corbett Ball & Andrew Rosset @ 1

SCHOOL RECORDS
INDIVIDUAL SINGLE GAME PASS COMPLETIONS – 28, David Lee vs. North Central, 11/7/09 (Breaks previous record of 25 by Ken Anderson vs. Carroll, 10/10/70)
INDIVIDUAL SINGLE GAME PASSING YARDS – 422, David Lee vs. Millikin, 11/14/09 (Breaks previous record of 410 by Ken Anderson vs. North Park, 11/2/68)
TEAM SINGLE GAME PASSING YARDS – 445 vs. Millikin, 11/14/09 (Breaks previous record of 410 vs. North Park, 11/2/68)

ADDITIONS TO AUGUSTANA’S TOP TEN LISTS
SINGLE SEASON PASSING YARDS – 1,714 (David Lee – 2nd place)
SINGLE SEASON PASS RECEPTIONS – 42 (Jake Parke – 3rd place)...40 (Matt Downing – 4th place)
CAREER PASSING YARDS – 1,730 (David Lee – 9th place)
CAREER PASS RECEPTIONS – 97 (Jake Parke – 3rd place)...72 (Matt Downing – 8th place)

TEAM AWARDS
MOST VALUABLE OFFENSIVE PLAYER – Blaine Westemeyer & David Lee
MOST VALUABLE DEFENSIVE PLAYER – Aaron Setchell
MOST VALUABLE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER – Andrew Rosset
JERRY FRECK AWARD – Eric Meyer
MOST VALUABLE FIRST YEAR DEFENSIVE PLAYER – Rob Mago
MOST VALUABLE FIRST YEAR OFFENSIVE PLAYER – Nate Pena
SCOUT TEAM OFFENSIVE MVP – John Porter
SCOUT TEAM DEFENSIVE MVP – Jack Madden