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September 16, 2011

2011 Season - Augustana-Adrian Preview

Augustana senior cornerback Matt Glawe brings down Central's Ross Doehrmann last Saturday in Pella, Iowa. Glawe and his Viking teammates will be looking for their first win of the season when they host Adrian this Saturday at Ericson Field.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - A couple of Augustana turnovers set up short Central scoring drives as the Vikings dropped a tough decision to an Iowa Conference team for the second week in a row. Augustana will be looking to bounce back from Saturday's 31-23 road setback and get its first win of the season when it hosts Adrian this Saturday, September 17, at Ericson Field.

 While disappointed with the close loss, the coaching staff saw positives as the Vikings battled traditional IIAC power Central. Augustana outgained the Dutch 416 total yards to 358. Sophomore wide receiver Nick Krantz (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.) had a big day, with eight catches for 102 yards and a touchdown. Senior quarterback David Lee (Springfield HS, Springfield, Ill.) threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another score, but his two interceptions set up Central touchdown drives of just 16 and three yards. Another key play came when Dutch quarterback Nate Snead teamed up with his brother Jeremy for a 64-yard catch-and-run touchdown in the third quarter.

 Defensively, the Vikings were led by sophomore linebacker Erik Westerberg (York HS, Elmhurst, Ill.), who recorded seven solo tackles and assisted on seven more. Senior linebacker Danny Hess (Naperville North HS, Naperville, Ill.) made three tackles for loss and forced a fumble that was recovered by senior free safety Ben Hall (University HS, Normal, Ill.). Unfortunately, that was the only one of four Dutch fumbles that the Vikings could come up with.

 Through two games, Lee has connected on 43 of 73 (.589) passes for 445 yards and two touchdowns with three interceptions. He's spread the wealth, with six receivers having caught at least four passes each. Senior Zachary McCullough (St. Charles North HS, St. Charles, Ill.), with nine catches for 103 yards, leads the way. Senior tight end Keith Abbey (Rich East HS, Park Forest, Ill.) also has nine catches for 56 yards, followed by Krantz's eight receptions and six for 59 yards by freshman slot receiver Antonio Owens (Naperville North HS, Naperville, Ill.).

 Owens is also the Vikings' second-leading ground gainer with 54 yards on nine carries (6.0 per carry). Junior running back Brett McWilliams (Hononegah HS, Roscoe, Ill.) leads the ground game with 92 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries.

 Westerberg's 24 total tackles top the defense and he leads in both solo (13) and assisted (11) tackles as well. Mitch McGilliard (Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) (5-9-14), Hess (10-3-13) and Robert Mago (Cary-Grove HS, Cary, Ill.) (7-5-12) are in double figures in total stops as well. Hess has recorded four tackles behind the line of scrimmage and also forced a pair of fumbles.

  Adrian is led by second-year head coach Jim Deere. The Bulldogs were 5-5 in Deere's first season and finished second in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association with a record of 4-2. It was team's third straight second-place finish in the MIAA and its fourth in six seasons.

 The Bulldogs are off to a fast start in 2011. They're 2-0 after a 27-6 win over Defiance this past Saturday. Adrian opened the season with a 77-7 pasting of Husson on September 2.

 Junior quarterback Brandon Miller leads an Adrian offense that's averaging 52.0 points and 538.5 total yards per game this year. The Bulldogs have displayed great balance, averaging 262.0 yards rushing and 276.5 passing per game. Miller has completed 30 of 49 passes (.612) for 486 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Sophomore running back Damon Brown has rushed for 223 yards (5.6 per carry) and a pair of touchdowns behind an offensive line that includes All-MIAA tackle Spencer Whittington (6-4, 286). Adrian also returns All-MIAA receiver Justin Hemm (eight catches, 137 yards and one touchdown), who doubles as the team's backup quarterback. Mitch Gabriele leads the Bulldogs this season with 14 receptions for 163 yards and two scores.

 Defensively, the Bulldogs have had to replace a trio of All-MIAA selections, including both of the linebackers from its 4-2-5 alignment. That hasn't been a problem thus far, as Adrian is allowing only 174.0 total yards per game through two contests and sophomores Deontae Bridgeman and Hunter Juntunen, the team's new linebackers, lead in tackles with 16 and 11, respectively. Junior defensive back Joe Makowski has already recorded four quarterback sacks. Opponents have managed just 69.5 yards a game on the ground and only 1.8 per rushing attempt. The Bulldogs have been just as stingy against the pass, giving up just 17 completions in 50 attempts (.340) for 209 yards (104.5 per game).

ADRIAN SERIES RECORD: Augustana holds a 5-0 advantage in this series which began with a scintillating 22-21 win in the first round of the 1983 NCAA Division III playoffs. That game, played in a quagmire at Ericson Field and with the Vikings strangely clad in gold jerseys, was decided on a Jay Penney touchdown pass and two-point conversion with three minutes left. It also began a string of 15 consecutive playoff victories as Augustana began its march to four straight national titles. The teams met again in the 1988 playoffs with the Vikings prevailing 25-7 at home. Augustana won 19-7 at Adrian in 1994 and 35-14 at Ericson Field in 1995 before the teams renewed the series with a 21-7 Viking win at Adrian last year.

2011 CCIW STANDINGS

School

CCIW

Overall

Carthage

0-0

2-0

Elmhurst

0-0

2-0

Illinois Wesleyan

0-0

2-0

North Park

0-0

2-0

Wheaton

0-0

2-0

Millikin

0-0

1-1

North Central

0-0

1-1

AUGUSTANA

0-0

0-2

         

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

2011 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE/RESULTS

DATE

OPPONENT

SITE

SCORE/TIME

September 1

Dubuque

HOME

L, 13-18

September 10

Central of Iowa

Pella, Iowa

L, 23-31

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

2

-

0

0

-

Augustana

Augustana Totals

0

2

.000

0

0

-

 

CAREER

52

54

.491

 

 

 

 

 

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

2

.000

0

0

-

 

0-2

0-0

0-0

0-1

0-1

CAREER

0

2

.000

0

0

-

 

0-2

0-0

0-0

0-1

0-1

 

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

1

0

1

2011 - L (23-31)

 

Dubuque

1

0

1

2011 - L (13-18)

 

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 ADRIAN TWO DEEP  

POS

NO

NAME

HT

WT

YR

HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

OFFENSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

WR

19

Mitch Gabriele

6-0

180

Jr

Hillsdale, Mich./Hillsdale

21

Sidney Coleman

5-6

151

So

Farmington Hills, Mich./Harrison

WR

13

Isiah Cross

6-4

229

Sr

Atlanta, Ga./Flowery Branch

  

11

Shaun Hladki

6-2

185

Jr

Montague, Mich./Montague

TE

43

Derek Shell

6-1

230

Jr

Manitou Beach, Mich./Onsted

  

46

Tommy First

6-3

230

Fr

Cassopolis, Mich./Cassopolis

OT

53

Spencer Whittington

6-4

286

Sr

Paw Paw, Mich./Lawrence

  

54

Cameron Mitchell

6-4

245

So

Redford, Mich./Thurston

OG

78

Nick Mighion

6-2

265

Jr

Sterling Heights, Mich./Warren Cousino

67

Jason Lee

6-3

258

Fr

Toledo, Ohio/Central Catholic

OC

66

Nick Urteaga

5-11

247

Sr

Beverly Hills, Calif./Beverly Hills

  

59

Bo Pedrotti

6-2

274

So

Marysville, Mich./Marysville

OG

63

Brad Smith

6-3

260

Jr

Sand Creek, Mich./Sand Creek

75

John Rock

6-1

282

Fr

Portland, Mich./Portland

OT

76

Nick Ross

6-0

268

Sr

Manchester, Mich./Manchester

  

71

Kyle Miller

6-5

265

Fr

Adrian, Mich./Adrian

QB

  5

Brandon Miller

6-3

207

Jr

Rochester Hills, Mich./Avondale

  

  3

Justin Hemm

5-11

195

Jr

Piqua, Ohio/Piqua

RB

32

Damon Brown

5-9

212

So

Troy, Mich./Troy

  

34

Ce'Juwon McFerrin

5-11

255

Fr

Kalamazoo, Mich./Loy Norrix

WR

  3

Justin Hemm

5-11

195

Jr

Piqua, Ohio/Piqua

  

85

D'ante Thompson

5-10

160

Jr

Detroit, Mich./Henry Ford

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEFENSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

DE

94

Steve Mauk

6-2

215

Sr

China, Mich./St. Clair

  

90

Blake Shotwell

6-2

200

Jr

Battle Creek, Mich./Central

DT

93

Kevin Kleine

6-0

275

Jr

Davison, Mich./Davison

  

92

Dro Clark

6-2

230

So

Flint, Mich./Hamady

DT

97

Aaron Gray

5-9

249

So

Detroit, Mich./Martin Luther King

  

89

Jackson Carter

6-1

202

Fr

Paulding, Ohio/Paulding

DE

42

Chris Janes

6-2

232

Jr

Howell, Mich./Howell

  

56

J.J. Mendoza

6-0

214

Fr

Cape Coral, Fla./Mariner

LB

  9

Deontae Bridgeman

5-9

208

So

Warren, Mich./St. Clair Shores Lake Shore

  

17

Juwan King

5-11

202

Fr

Hollywood, Fla./Archbishop McCarthy

LB

29

Hunter Juntunen

5-11

205

So

Webberville, Mich./Webberville

45

A.J. Gill

6-0

210

So

Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion

DB

  4

Darren Walter

5-9

185

Sr

Muskegon, Mich./Orchard View

  

  2

Joe Makowski

5-10

197

Jr

Maple Heights, Ohio/Garfield Hts. Trinity

DB

  8

Bryan Garbarino

5-11

193

Sr

Shelby Twp., Mich./Utica

  

33

Jake Beehler

5-11

191

Jr

Wakarusa, Ind./Mishawaka Penn

DB

  1

Keman Jacobs

5-9

189

Sr

New Orleans, La./Hahnville

  

23

Jon Gieseler

5-10

161

So

Lake Odessa, Mich./Hastings

DB

  7

Chris Cook

6-1

196

Sr

Hartford, Mich./Hartford

  

25

Charles Fleck

5-10

170

Fr

Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion

DB

  6

Jeff Makowski

5-10

193

Sr

Maple Heights, Ohio/Garfield Hts. Trinity

  

12

Ellis Ewing

5-10

170

Fr

Detroit, Mich./Martin Luther King

  

 

SPECIALIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

KICKER

99

Logan Mitseff

6-4

271

Sr

Shelby Twp., Mich./Pontiac Notre Dame

PUNTER

81

Dustin Salliotte

6-0

172

So

Brownstown, Mich./Woodhaven

PUNT RETURN

  7

Chris Cook

6-1

196

Sr

Hartford, Mich./Hartford

KICK RETURN

  1

Keman Jacobs

5-9

189

Sr

New Orleans, La./Hahnville

HOLDER

19

Mitch Gabriele

6-0

180

Jr

Hillsdale, Mich./Hillsdale

LS

  8

Bryan Garbarino

5-11

193

Sr

Shelby Twp., Mich./Utica

  

 

  

  

  

2011 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS STATISTICAL HIGHLIGHTS

CATEGORY

NUMBER

OPPONENT

DATE

Individual Offense

 

 

 

Most Points

6 - Brett McWilliams , Nate Pena

Dubuque

09/01/11

 

6 - Jack Gilleleand, Nick Krantz, David Lee

Central

09/10/11

Most Points Kicking

5 - Brady Rogers

Central

09/10/11

Most Touchdowns

1 - Brett McWilliams , Nate Pena

Dubuque

09/01/11

 

1 - Jack Gilleleand, Nick Krantz, David Lee

Central

09/10/11

Most Extra Points

2 - Brady Rogers

Central

09/10/11

Most Yards Total Offense

319 (20 rushing & 299 passing) - David Lee

Central

09/10/11

Most Yards Rushing

68 - Brett McWilliams

Dubuque

09/01/11

Most Rushing Attempts

17 - Brett McWilliams

Dubuque

09/01/11

Most Yards Passing

299 - David Lee

Central

09/10/11

Most Pass Attempts

41 - David Lee

Central

09/10/11

Most Pass Completions

25 - David Lee

Central

09/10/11

Most Yards Receiving

102 - Nick Krantz

Central

09/10/11

Most Pass Receptions

8 - Nick Krantz

Central

09/10/11

 

 

 

 

Team Offense

 

 

 

Most Points

23

Central

09/10/11

Most Touchdowns

3

Central

09/10/11

Most Total Yards

416 (117 rushing & 299 passing)

Central

09/10/11

Most Yards Rushing

138

Dubuque

09/01/11

Most Yards Passing

299

Central

09/10/11

Most Passing Attempts

41

Central

09/10/11

Most Completions

25

Central

09/10/11

Most First Downs Total

24 (8 rushing, 14 passing, 2 penalty)

Central

09/10/11

Most First Downs Rushing

10

Dubuque

09/01/11

Most First Downs Passing

14

Central

09/10/11

Most First Downs Penalty

2

Central

09/10/11

Most Rushes

38

Dubuque

09/01/11

Most Plays

72

Central

09/10/11

 

 

 

 

Individual Defense

 

 

 

Most Total Tackles

14 - Erik Westerberg

Central

09/10/11

Most Solo Tackles

7 - Erik Westerberg

Central

09/10/11

Most Assisted Tackles

7 - Erik Westerberg

Central

09/10/11

Most Interceptions

0

 

 

Most Fumble Recoveries

1 - Danny Hess

Dubuque

09/01/11

 

1 - Ben Hall

Central

09/10/11

Most Quarterback Sacks

1.0 - Carl Hartweg, Shane Holl

Dubuque

09/01/11

 

1.0 - Joe Weber

Central

09/10/11

Most Tackles for Loss

3.0 - Danny Hess

Central

09/10/11

 

 

 

 

Team Defense

 

 

 

Fewest Points

18

Dubuque

09/01/11

Fewest Plays

64

Dubuque

09/01/11

Fewest Rushing Attempts

38

Dubuque

09/01/11

Fewest Total Yards

358 (170 rushing & 188 passing)

Central

09/10/11

Fewest Rushing Yards

170

Central

09/10/11

Fewest Passing Yards

168

Dubuque

09/01/11

Fewest Pass Completions

12

Central

09/10/11

Most Interceptions

0

 

 

Most Fumble Recoveries

1

Dubuque

09/01/11

 

1

Central

09/10/11

Fewest Total First Downs

18 (11 rushing, 7 passing, 0 penalty)

Dubuque

09/01/11

Fewest Rushing First Downs

11

Dubuque

09/01/11

Fewest Passing First Downs

7

Dubuque

09/01/11

Fewest Penalty First Downs

0

Dubuque

09/01/11