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August 28, 2011

2011 Season - Dubuque Preview

Junior linebacker Joe Weber returns after leading the Vikings in sacks and tackles-for-loss a year ago. Augustana hosts Dubuque in the season-opener on Thursday, September 1.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Thursday, September 1 will mark the official start of the Rob Cushman era at Augustana. The Vikings will take on the Spartans of the University of Dubuque in a 7:00 p.m. contest at Ericson Field.

 Cushman was named the Viking head coach in November 2010, taking over for long-time Augustana head man Jim Barnes. Cushman served on Barnes' staff as defensive coordinator for the past three years, with his units consistently ranking near the top of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin statistically. He takes over a Viking program that finished 6-4 overall in 2010 and in a third-place tie in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin at 4-3. Augustana will also have new coordinators on both sides of the ball. Zac Connors will take over the reins of the Viking offense, while Kyle Reade and Justin Rich will replace Cushman, sharing the role of co-defensive coordinator.

 The Vikings return 11 starters and 44 letter winners, led by senior quarterback David Lee (Springfield HS, Springfield, Ill.). Lee, who'll serve as a team captain along with senior linebacker Cody Wickenhauser (Tri-Valley HS, Downs, Ill.), broke Ken Anderson's season records for passing yards (2,411), pass attempts (317), and total offense (2,655) last year. Lee also broke his own school marks for single-season pass completions (195) and single-game passing yards (429 vs. Carthage) and tied his own record for single-game completions (28 vs. Carthage and Central). Entering his senior season, the 2010 second team All-CCIW selection is within striking distance of several of Anderson's career records. He trails the 1981 NFL MVP by 1,990 passing yards and 1,984 yards of total offense, as well as 74 pass completions, 270 pass attempts and 20 touchdown passes.

 Joining Lee as returning starters on offense will be seniors Zachary McCullough (St. Charles North HS, St. Charles, Ill.), Kelly Clennon (Joliet Catholic HS, Naperville, Ill.) and Jack Gilleland (Marian Central HS, McHenry, Ill.). McCullough, a wide receiver, was Lee's top big-play threat a year ago, snaring 29 passes for team-highs of 668 yards (23.0 yards per reception) and seven touchdowns. Clennon, a fifth-year senior, will anchor the Viking offensive line at either guard or center. Gilleland, who had 14 receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown last year, leads a corps of Augustana tight ends.

 Defensively, Wickenhauser returns from a season-ending injury last year along with fellow seniors Mitch McGilliard (Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.), Shane Holl (Batavia HS, North Aurora, Ill.), Danny Hess (Naperville North HS, Naperville, Ill.), Ben Hall (University HS, Normal, Ill.) and Matt Glawe (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Winfield, Ill.). Junior linebackers Joe Weber (Marmion Academy, South Elgin, Ill.) and Andrew O'Reilly (Driscoll Catholic HS, Elgin, Ill.) are also returning starters. Weber led Augustana in sacks (10) and tackles-for-loss (16) last year and was third in total tackles with 56. Glawe and Hess were fourth and fifth on the team with 49 and 48 total tackles, respectively. Free safety Hall led the Vikings with four interceptions a year ago, including a school record-tying three against Central.

 Augustana's opponent on opening night, Dubuque, returns 16 starters from last year's 4-6 team, which finished sixth in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with a 3-5 record. Third-year head coach Stan Zweifel welcomes back 10 offensive starters, led by his son Michael. The younger Zweifel led the nation in receiving yards per game in 2009 with an average of 152.2. He returns this year after his senior season was ended by injury after four games in 2010. He had 36 receptions for 512 yards before the injury. Second team All-IIAC selection Demacus Fleming, who led the Spartans in receiving with 52 catches for 860 yards and seven touchdowns, also returns. Quarterback Wyatt Hanus, who completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 1,622 yards and eight touchdowns, is back, as is leading rusher Justin Spaulding (782 yards and seven touchdowns), a two-time All-IIAC honoree.

 Six starters return from a Spartan defense that allowed 21.6 points and 329.2 total yards per game in 2010. The leading returnees are middle linebacker Trevor Runkle, a second team All-IIAC pick, and defensive lineman Stephen Vassalotti, who earned honorable mention. Runkle was in on 65 tackles a year ago and Vassalotti 49, including a team-high nine for loss.

NEW LOGO UNVEILING: September 1 will also mark the official debut of a new Augustana Viking logo. The school will unveil the new logo in a ceremony led by President Steven Bahls on the patio of Carlsson Evald Hall at 12 noon. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Great Hall of Evald.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ADMITTED FREE OF CHARGE: For the September 1 season-opener against Dubuque, all high school students with a valid ID card will be admitted at no charge.

2010 CCIW STANDINGS

School

CCIW

Overall

North Central

7-0

10-0

Wheaton

6-1

8-1

AUGUSTANA

4-3

6-4

Illinois Wesleyan

4-3

7-3

Carthage

3-4

6-4

Elmhurst

3-4

6-4

Millikin

1-6

4-6

North Park

0-7

2-8

         

  

  

  

  

2011 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE/RESULTS

DATE

OPPONENT

SITE

SCORE/TIME

September 1

Dubuque

HOME

7:00 p.m.

September 10

Central of Iowa

Pella, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

September 17

Adrian

HOME

12:00 noon

October 1

*Millikin (Family Weekend)

HOME

6:00 p.m.

October 8

*North Central

Naperville, Illinois

7:00 p.m.

October 15

*Carthage

HOME

6:00 p.m.

October 22

*North Park (Homecoming)

HOME

1:00 p.m.

October 29

*Wheaton

Wheaton, Illinois

1:00 p.m.

November 5

*Elmhurst

HOME

1:00 p.m.

November 12

*Illinois Wesleyan

Bloomington, Illinois

1:00 p.m.

* - College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin game

HEAD COACH ROB CUSHMAN

Rob Cushman is in his first season as the head coach of the Augustana football program. He has spent the previous three seasons serving as the Viking defensive coordinator. His coaching career began at Cal State-Chico in 1979. His first head coaching position was at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon, where he spent five seasons before being named the first head coach at Feather River College in Quincy, California in 2002. He led the fledgling program to a 34-21 (.618) record in five seasons, reaching a post-season bowl game each year. He served as special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York in 2007, prior to coming to Augustana.

 CUSHMAN'S RECORD AS HEAD COACH

                                                OVERALL                               CONFERENCE

YEAR

WON

LOSS

PCT

WON

LOSS

PCT

SCHOOL

1997

4

6

.400

 

 

 

Eastern Oregon

1998

6

4

.600

 

 

 

Eastern Oregon

1999

5

5

.500

 

 

 

Eastern Oregon

2000

2

8

.200

 

 

 

Eastern Oregon

2001

1

8

.111

 

 

 

Eastern Oregon

Eastern Oregon Totals

18

31

.367

 

 

 

 

2002

6

5

.545

 

 

 

Feather River

 

2003

9

2

.818

 

 

 

Feather River

 

2004

6

5

.545

 

 

 

Feather River

 

2005

7

4

.636

 

 

 

Feather River

 

2006

6

5

.545

 

 

 

Feather River

 

Feather River Totals

34

21

.618

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin

2011

0

0

-

0

0

-

Augustana

Augustana Totals

0

0

-

-

-

-

 

CAREER

52

52

.500

 

 

 

 

ROB CUSHMAN BY THE NUMBERS: Here is a closer look at Rob Cushman's record at Augustana College.

 

OVERALL

 

 

CCIW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YR

W

L

PCT

W

L

PCT

FINISH

SEP

OCT

NOV

H

A

2011

0

0

-

0

0

-

 

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

CAREER

0

0

-

0

0

-

 

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

CUSHMAN AGAINST THE OPPOSITION

TEAM

GAMES

W

L

FIRST MEETING

LAST MEETING

Adrian

0

0

0

2011

 

Carthage

0

0

0

2011

 

Central of Iowa

0

0

0

2011

 

Dubuque

0

0

0

2011

 

Elmhurst

0

0

0

2011

 

Illinois Wesleyan

0

0

0

2011

 

Millikin

0

0

0

2011

 

North Central

0

0

0

2011

 

North Park

0

0

0

2011

 

Wheaton

0

0

0

2011

 

2011 AUGUSTANA FOOTBALL TWO DEEP

POS

NO

NAME

HT

WT

YR

HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

OFFENSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

WR

88

Nick Krantz

6-0

180

So

Moline, Ill./Moline

81

Jason Wagner

6-1

200

Sr

Elgin, Ill./Burlington Central

WR

2

A.J. Hoger

5-7

160

Sr

Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove

  

8

Antonio Owens

5-9

180

Fr

Naperville, Ill./North

TE

35

Jack Gilleland

6-1

220

Sr

McHenry, Ill./Marian Catholic

  

86

Marty Resner

6-2

220

Jr

Montgomery, Ill./Oswego

OT

72

Mike Kautz

6-4

240

Jr

East Moline, Ill. /Alleman

  

75

Dan Gregg

6-1

260

So

Prospect Height, Ill./Hersey

OG

74

Derek King

6-1

285

Jr

New Boston, Ill./Westmer

67

Eric Link

6-3

270

So

Aledo, Ill./Sherrard

OC

61

Kelly Clennon

6-2

260

Sr

Naperville, Ill./Joliet Catholic

  

62

Eric Dratnol

6-0

250

So

Montgomery, Ill./Kaneland

OG

64

Andrew Lang

6-2

260

Sr

Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island

63

Trace Wingo

6-2

275

So

Crystal Lake, Ill./South

OT

56

Anthony Roome

6-2

275

Fr

Geneseo, Ill./Geneseo

  

66

Kevon Rivers

6-1

275

Jr

Chicago, Ill./Uplift Community

WR

12

Zachary McCullough

6-1

185

Sr

St. Charles, Ill./North

  

84

Chad Collins

6-2

175

Jr

Dolton, Il./Thornridge

QB

15

David Lee

6-3

219

Sr

Springfield, Ill./Springfield

  

10

Nick Welch

6-3

200

Jr

Oswego, Ill./Oswego

RB

4

Nate Pena

5-8

195

Jr

Bolingbrook, Ill./Neuqua Valley

  

32

Brett McWilliams

6-1

217

Jr

Roscoe, Ill./Hononegah

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEFENSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLB

30

Danny Hess

5-7

170

Sr

Naperville, Ill./ North

  

46

Grant Ollenburger

6-2

200

Sr

Evergreen Park, Ill./Evergreen Park

DE

49

Shane Holl

6-2

245

Sr

North Aurora, Ill./Batavia

  

60

Michael Anderson

6-2

235

Jr

Spring Grove, Ill./Richmond Burton

MG

99

Carl Hartweg

6-3

235

So

Carthage, Ill./Illini West

  

52

Kyle Voda

6-1

255

So

Plainfield, Ill./South

DE

44

Pete Schimeck

6-1

245

Sr

Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy

  

38

Luke Anderson

6-5

230

Jr

Lemont, Ill./Lemont

OLB

41

Erik Westerberg

6-3

211

So

Elmhurst, Ill./York

  

47

John Draminski

6-0

215

Jr

Kewanee, Ill. /Wethersfield

ILB

45

Joe Weber

6-2

240

Jr

South Elgin, Ill./Marmion Academy

51

Andrew O'Reilly

6-0

210

Jr

Elgin, Ill./Driscoll Catholic

MLB

58

Cody Wickenhauser

6-3

210

Sr

Downs, Ill./Tri-Valley

  

39

Dylan Smith

5-11

195

So

Yorkville, Ill./Aurora Christian

ILB

25

Mitch McGilliard

6-0

200

Sr

Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley

  

42

Mike O'Donoghue

6-1

195

So

Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein

CB

27

Matt Glawe

5-10

195

Sr

Winfield, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South

  

7

Sean Walker

5-9

160

So

Annawan, Ill./Annawan

CB

28

Mack Gray

5-7

175

Sr

Chicago, Ill./Simeon

  

26

T.J. Milano

6-0

175

So

Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy

FS

11

Ben Hall

6-0

205

Sr

Normal, Ill./University

  

3

Robert Mago

5-9

175

Jr

Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove

  

 

SPECIALIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

KICKER

16

Brady Rogers

5-11

165

Fr

Aurora, Colo./Cherokee Trail

PUNTER

33

Arnie Fitzwater

6-2

190

Jr

Watertown, Wis./Watertown

PUNT RETURN

2

A.J. Hoger

5-7

160

Sr

Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove

1

Armin Batang

5-10

165

Fr

Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North

KICK RETURN

1

Armin Batang

5-10

165

Fr

Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North

8

Antonio Owens

5-9

180

Fr

Naperville, Ill./Naperville North

SNAPPER 

86

Marty Resner

6-2

220

Jr

Montgomery, Ill./Oswego

HOLDER

7-D

Kyle Snow

5-9

160

So

Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton-Warrenville South

2011 DUBUQUE TWO DEEP 

POS

NO

NAME

HT

WT

YR

HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

OFFENSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

WR

1

Michael Zweifel

6-1

190

Sr.

Whitewater, Wis./Whitewater

18

Sean Anderson

5-10

175

So.

Yorkville, Ill./Yorkville

WR

80

Demacus Fleming

5-10

165

Sr.

Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach

  

17

Marcus Taylor

6-0

175

Sr.

Gurnee, Ill./Warren Township

TE

85

Miles Hookstead

6-5

250

Jr.

Whitewater, Wis./Whitewater

  

81

Tyler Dobratz

6-3

225

Fr.

Edgerton, Wis./Edgerton

OT

76

Travis Stefanowski

6-2

265

So.

Lake Villa, Ill. /Grant

  

77

Jake Naylor

6-3

280

Fr.

Millbrook, Ala./Stanhope Elmore

OG

62

Austin Hatzinger

6-5

290

So.

DeForest, Wis./DeForest

65

John Gomulka

6-0

280

Fr.

South Beloit, Ill./Boylan Catholic

OC

75

Richard Skaife

6-0

250

Jr.

DeForest, Wis./DeForest

  

63

Michael Murphy

6-2

265

Fr.

Spring Green, Wis./River Valley

OG

72

Austin Chatman

6-2

255

Sr.

Tampa, Fla./Chamberlain

79A

Gus Zavala

6-2

275

Fr.

Cambria, Wis./Cambria-Friesland

OT

79

Tyler Lang

6-3

265

Sr.

Dubuque, Iowa/Senior

  

78A

Dominique Ravenell

6-6

358

Fr.

Fort Worth, Texas/Robert L. Paschal

QB

3

Wyatt Hanus

6-3

205

Jr.

Traer, Iowa/North Tama

  

12

Zach Fry

6-3

210

So.

Milton, Wis./Milton

FB

28

Brock Haas

5-6

190

So.

Dubuque, Iowa/Hempstead

  

22

Kevin MacCudden

5-11

220

Fr.

Waukesha, Wis./Waukesha West

HB

23

Justin Spaulding

5-10

195

Sr.

Milton, Wis./Milton

  

20

Kyle Acker

5-11

180

So.

Waunakee, Wis./Waunakee

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEFENSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

DE

55

Eric Peterson

6-3

250

Fr.

Chicago Heights, Ill./Mount Carmel

  

43

Brandon Larson

6-0

220

Jr.

Orion, Ill./Orion

DT

71

Stephen Vassalotti

5-11

250

Jr.

Middleton, Wis./Middleton

  

52

Taylor Henry

6-3

330

Fr.

Viroqua, Wis./Viroqua

DT

95

Antonio Hayes

6-0

250

Sr.

Tampa, Fla./Tampa Bay Technical

  

98

Ryan Arnold

5-10

280

So.

Kenosha, Wis./Tremper

DE

60

Marice Hill

6-0

225

Jr.

Chicago, Ill./Rich Central

  

78

Noah Kachelski

6-6

220

So.

Verona, Wis./Edgewood

OLB

45

Austin Hughes

6-1

230

So.

Preston, Iowa/Preston

  

46

Brock Schulte

5-10

185

Fr.

Marengo, Iowa/Iowa Valley

MLB

2

Trevor Runkle

6-1

225

Jr.

Dodgeville, Wis./Dodgeville

27

Justin Janicke

5-11

205

Fr.

Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic

OLB

40

Anthony Losasso

5-10

185

Jr.

Bettendorf, Iowa/Bettendorf

  

53

Dustin Sorrentino

5-10

205

So.

Walworth, Wis./Big Foot

CB

21

Dylan Ramsey

5-8

160

So.

Urbana, Iowa/Center Point-Urbana

  

14

Jeff Moise

5-9

175

Jr.

Loxahatchee, Fla./Seminole Ridge

CB

37

Trevor Kinnett

5-10

170

So.

Edgerton, Wis./Edgerton

  

8

CJ Watson

6-2

185

Fr.

Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West

SS

41

Noah Evans

5-11

190

So.

Marion, Iowa/Linn-Mar

  

25

Mitchell Mahmens

5-9

160

So.

Marion, Iowa/Linn-Mar

FS

19

Malcolm Stewart

6-2

185

Jr.

Dubuque, Iowa/Senior

  

4

Dana Derricks

6-1

195

So.

Maiden Rock, Wis./Plum City

  

 

SPECIALIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

KICKER

PUNTER

PUNT RETURN

KICK RETURN

2010 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS STATISTICAL HIGHLIGHTS

CATEGORY

NUMBER

OPPONENT

DATE

Individual Offense

 

 

 

Most Points

12 - 7 times (Most recent-David Lee)

Illinois Wesleyan

11/13/10

Most Points Kicking

7 - Arnie Fitzwater

Carthage

10/16/10

Most Touchdowns

2 - 7 times (Most recent-David Lee)

Illinois Wesleyan

11/13/10

Most Extra Points

4 - Arnie Fitzwater

Greenville

09/03/10

 

4 - Arnie Fitzwater

Millikin

10/02/10

 

4 - Arnie Fitzwater

Carthage

10/16/10

Most Yards Total Offense

443 (14 rushing & 429 passing) - David Lee

Carthage

10/16/10

Most Yards Rushing

181 - Robert Wood

Illinois Wesleyan

11/13/10

Most Rushing Attempts

30 - Robert Wood

Illinois Wesleyan

11/13/10

Most Yards Passing

429 - David Lee

Carthage

10/16/10

Most Pass Attempts

52 - David Lee

Wheaton

10/30/10

Most Pass Completions

28 - David Lee

Central

09/11/10

 

28 - David Lee

Carthage

10/16/10

Most Yards Receiving

166 - Zach McCullough

Greenville

09/03/10

Most Pass Receptions

12 - Corbett Ball

Elmhurst

11/06/10

 

 

 

 

Team Offense

 

 

 

Most Points

43

Carthage

10/16/10

Most Touchdowns

6

Carthage

10/16/10

Most Total Yards

605 (155 rushing & 450 passing)

Carthage

10/16/10

Most Yards Rushing

223

Illinois Wesleyan

11/13/10

Most Yards Passing

450

Carthage

10/16/10

Most Passing Attempts

52

Wheaton

10/30/10

Most Completions

30

Carthage

10/16/10

Most First Downs Total

26

Carthage

10/16/10

Most First Downs Rushing

14

Illinois Wesleyan

11/13/10

Most First Downs Passing

16

Carthage

10/16/10

Most First Downs Penalty

8

Elmhurst

11/06/10

Most Rushes

51

Adrian

09/18/10

Most Plays

83

Carthage

10/16/10

 

 

 

 

Individual Defense

 

 

 

Most Total Tackles

14 - John Mago

Wheaton

10/30/10

Most Solo Tackles

10 - John Mago

Elmhurst

11/06/10

Most Assisted Tackles

9 - Brandon Holl

Adrian

09/18/10

 

9 - John Mago

North Park

10/23/10

Most Interceptions

3 - Ben Hall

Central

09/11/10

Most Fumble Recoveries

2 - Team

Carthage

10/16/10

Most Quarterback Sacks

2.0 - Joe Weber

Greenville

09/03/10

 

2.0 - Joe Weber

North Park

10/23/10

 

2.0 - John Mago & Curt Perschnick

Wheaton

10/30/10

Most Tackles for Loss

4.0 - Joe Weber

Greenville

09/03/10

 

 

 

 

Team Defense

 

 

 

Fewest Points

0

North Park

10/23/10

Fewest Plays

51

Greenville

09/03/10

Fewest Rushing Attempts

22

Carthage

10/16/10

Fewest Total Yards

154 (93 rushing & 61 passing)

North Park

10/23/10

Fewest Rushing Yards

-4

Adrian

09/18/10

Fewest Passing Yards

46

Millikin

10/02/10

Fewest Pass Completions

2

Greenville

09/03/10

Most Interceptions

4

Central

09/11/10

Most Fumble Recoveries

3

Carthage

10/16/10

Fewest Total First Downs

7 (5 rushing, 1 passing, 1 penalty)

Greenville

09/03/10

Fewest Rushing First Downs

2

Adrian

09/18/10

Fewest Passing First Downs

1

Greenville

09/03/10

Fewest Penalty First Downs

0

Adrian

09/18/10

 

0

North Central

10/09/10

 

0

Carthage

10/16/10

 

0

Illinois Wesleyan

11/13/10