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July 10, 2012

2012 FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Brett McWilliams led Augustana in rushing in 2011 with 427 yards on 109 carries while scoring five touchdowns.

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
STADIUM: Ericson Field - 1938  (FieldTurf - synthetic - 2012)
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: 532-292-29 (.641) in 99 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 12th all-time among all NCAA Division III schools with a .641 winning percentage...

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: Rob Cushman (Puget Sound - 1978)
CUSHMAN'S AUGUSTANA RECORD: 2-8 in one season as head coach at Augustana...Vikings' defensive coordinator from 2007-10...Overall head coaching record of 54-60 (.474), including 18-31 at Eastern Oregon University and 34-21 at Feather River College in Quincy, California.

FOOTBALL OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7526
ASSISTANT COACHES: Zac Connors (Southern Utah - 2006) - offensive coordinator; Tom Casey (Oregon State - 1995) - defensive coordinator; Jeff Lindmark (Augustana - 1993) - special teams coordinator/wide receivers; Dick Blair (Augustana - 1975) - tight ends; Aaron Call (Augustana - 2007) - defensive line; Rob Erwin (Augustana - 2009) - defensive backs; Anthony Scott (Georgia Southern - 2001) - offensive Line; Garrett Riley - running backs (Texas Tech - 2012); Drew Hawken  - linebackers (Michigan State - 2009); Dick Skillett  - kickers.

ASSISTANT COACHES OFFICE PHONE: Jeff Lindmark (309) 794-7527; Zac Connors (309) 794-7326; Aaron Call (309) 794-1423.

BEST TIME TO REACH CUSHMAN: Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 12:00 noon.
HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER: Rochel Rittgers (Northern Iowa 1981).

TEAM INFORMATION
2011 RECORD: 2-8 (.200); 2-4 at home (.333) and 0-4 (.000) on the road; 2-5 in the CCIW.

STARTERS RETURNING: 12 (five on offense...seven on defense)

OFFENSE: (Five) -  WR Nick Krantz, 6-1, 195, Jr; OT Mike Kautz, 6-4, 265, Sr; OG Derek King, 6-1, 290, Sr; OT Anthony Roome, 6-2, 280, So; RB Brett McWilliams, 6-2, 220, Sr.

DEFENSE: (Seven) -DE Shane Holl, 6-2, 255, Sr; NT Carl Hartweg, 6-3, 270, Jr; DE Luke Anderson, 6-5, 250, Sr and Pete Schimek, 6-1, 240, Sr; LB Erik Westerberg, 6-3, 210, Jr; LB Joe Weber, 6-2, 240, Sr; SS Rob Mago, 5-9, 180, Sr; FS Bo Goshorn, 6-2, 180, So.

SPECIALISTS: P  Arnie Fitzwater, 6-3, 205, Sr; PK Brady Rogers, 5-11, 165, So.

STARTERS LOST:

OFFENSE: (Six) - WR Zachary McCullough, 6-1, 185; WR A.J. Hoger, 5-7, 160; G Kelly Clennon, 6-2, 255; QB David Lee, 6-3, 219; TE Jack Gilleland, 6-1, 220; OG Andrew Lang, 6-2, 260.

DEFENSE: (Four) -LB Danny Hess, 5-7, 170; CB Ben Hall 6-0, 205; LB Cody Wickenhauser, 6-3, 210; CB Mack Gray, 5-7, 175.

2011 LETTERWINNERS LOST: 22

2011 LETTERWINNERS RETURNING: 45

2011 AUGUSTANA FOOTBALL SUPERLATIVES

INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS 
WILLIAM V. CAMPBELL TROPHY SEMIFINALST - David Lee, QB (One of 127 players in all NCAA & NAIA divisions)
2011 TAZON de ESTRELLAS (Bowl of the Stars) TEAM STARS & STRIPES: Kelly Clennon, OC; Ben Hall, DB; David Lee, QB
NCAA DIVISION III ALL-NORTH REGION (D3football.com): Erik Westerberg, second team LB & Arnie Fitzwater, second team P

CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS - First team: Erik Westerberg, LB; Arnie Fitzwater, P...Second team: Zach McCullough, WR; Joe Weber, LB
CCIW PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - 10/24/11 - Erik Westerberg, LB vs. North Park

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA - Erik Westerberg, LB, second team
CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT - Erik Westerberg, LB, first team
CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE - John Draminski, Ben Hall, Carl Hartweg, Ben Hodges, Aaron Hoger, Mike Kautz, David Lee, Tim Maroder, Zach McCullough, Mitch McGilliard, Caleb Nickels, Andrew O'Reilly, Nate Pena, Pete Schimeck, Joe Spindler, Greg Sprinkle, Jason Wagner, Erik Westerberg, Cody Wickenhauser

SCHOOL RECORDS
INDIVIDUAL CAREER PASS COMPLETIONS - 515, David Lee, 2008-11 (breaks previous record of 424 by Ken Anderson, 1967-70)

INDIVIDUAL CAREER PASS ATTEMPTS - 839, David Lee, 2008-11 (breaks previous record of 827 by Ken Anderson, 1967-70)

ADDITIONS TO AUGUSTANA'S TOP TEN LISTS
SINGLE SEASON PASSING YARDS - 1,713 (David Lee - 4th place)
SINGLE SEASON PASS RECEPTIONS - 34 (Zach McCullough - T-10th place)
CAREER PASSING YARDS - 5,854 (David Lee - 2nd place)
CAREER PASS RECEPTIONS - 81 (Zachary McCullough - 6th place)

NCAA STATISTICAL RANKINGS TEAM - TOP 25 

NET PUNTING - 6th @ 36.00 net yards per punt

FEWEST PENALTIES AGAINST - 25th @ 4.30 per game

NCAA STATISTICAL RANKINGS INDIVIDUAL - TOP 25 
SOLO TACKLES - Erik Westerberg, 8th @ 7.20 per game

PUNTING - Arnie Fitzwater, 12th @ 40.50 yards per punt

CCIW STATISTICAL LEADERS - TEAM 
PUNTING - 36.9 net yards per punt

RED ZONE OFFENSE - 88.9%

CCIW STATISTICAL TOP FIVE - INDIVIDUAL 
TOTAL OFFENSE - David Lee, 5th @ 178.3 yards per game
INTERCEPTIONS - Bo Goshorn and Ben Hall, T-4th @ 0.29 per game
KICK OFF RETURNS - Antonio Owens,  5th @ 16.5 yards per return
PUNTING - Arnie Fitzwater, 1st @ 41.0 yards per punt
PAT KICKING PCT. - Brady Rogers, T-5th @ 80.0%
TACKLES - Erik Westerberg, 1st @ 10.3 per game
FUMBLE RECOVERIES - Joe Weber, T-3rd @ 0.29 per game

PASSES DEFENDED - Ben Hall, 5th @ 0.71 per game

TEAM AWARDS 
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER - Erik Westerberg

MOST VALUABLE OFFENSIVE PLAYER - David Lee
MOST VALUABLE DEFENSIVE PLAYER - Erik Westerberg
MOST VALUABLE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER - Arnie Fitzwater
JERRY FRECK AWARD - Cody Wickenhauser
MOST VALUABLE NEWCOMER - Antonio Owens

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 GENERAL INFORMATION 

NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
STADIUM: Ericson Field - 1938  (FieldTurf - synthetic - 2012)
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: 532-292-29 (.641) in 99 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 12th all-time among all NCAA Division III schools with a .641 winning percentage...

 

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: Rob Cushman (Puget Sound - 1978)
CUSHMAN'S AUGUSTANA RECORD: 2-8 in one season as head coach at Augustana...Vikings' defensive coordinator from 2007-10...Overall head coaching record of 54-60 (.474), including 18-31 at Eastern Oregon University and 34-21 at Feather River College in Quincy, California.

FOOTBALL OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7526
ASSISTANT COACHES: Zac Connors (Southern Utah - 2006) - offensive coordinator; Tom Casey (Oregon State - 1995) - defensive coordinator; Jeff Lindmark (Augustana - 1993) - special teams coordinator/wide receivers; Dick Blair (Augustana - 1975) - tight ends; Aaron Call (Augustana - 2007) - defensive line; Rob Erwin (Augustana - 2009) - defensive backs; Anthony Scott (Georgia Southern - 2001) - offensive Line; Garrett Riley - running backs; Drew Hawken  - linebackers; Dick Skillett  - kickers.

ASSISTANT COACHES OFFICE PHONE: Jeff Lindmark (309) 794-7527; Zac Connors (309) 794-7326; Aaron Call (309) 794-1423.

BEST TIME TO REACH CUSHMAN: Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 12:00 noon.
TRAINER: Rochel Rittgers (Northern Iowa 1981).

 

TEAM INFORMATION
2011 RECORD: 2-8 (.200); 2-4 at home (.333) and 0-4 (.000) on the road; 2-5 in the CCIW.

 

STARTERS RETURNING: 12 (five on offense...seven on defense)

 

OFFENSE: (Five) -  WR Nick Krantz, 6-1, 195, Jr; OT Mike Kautz, 6-4, 265, Sr; OG Derek King, 6-1, 290, Sr; OT Anthony Roome, 6-2, 280, So; RB Brett McWilliams, 6-2, 220, Sr.

DEFENSE: (Seven) -DE Shane Holl, 6-2, 255, Sr; NT Carl Hartweg, 6-3, 270, Jr; DE Luke Anderson, 6-5, 250, Sr; LB Erik Westerberg, 6-3, 210, Jr; LB Joe Weber, 6-2, 240, Sr; SS Rob Mago, 5-9, 180, Sr; FS Bo Goshorn, 6-2, 180, So.

SPECIALISTS: P  Arnie Fitzwater, 6-3, 205, Sr; PK Brady Rogers, 5-11, 165, So.

 

STARTERS LOST:

OFFENSE: (Six) - WR Zachary McCullough, 6-1, 185; WR A.J. Hoger, 5-7, 160; G Kelly Clennon, 6-2, 255; QB David Lee, 6-3, 219; TE Jack Gilleland, 6-1, 220; OG Andrew Lang, 6-2, 260.

DEFENSE: (Four) -LB Danny Hess, 5-7, 170; CB Ben Hall 6-0, 205; LB Cody Wickenhauser, 6-3, 210; CB Mack Gray, 5-7, 175.

 

2011 LETTERWINNERS LOST: 22

2011 LETTERWINNERS RETURNING: 45


  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

2011 AUGUSTANA FOOTBALL SUPERLATIVES

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS 
WILLIAM V. CAMPBELL TROPHY SEMIFINALST - David Lee, QB (One of 127 players in all NCAA & NAIA divisions)
2011 TAZON de ESTRELLAS (Bowl of the Stars) TEAM STARS & STRIPES: Kelly Clennon, OC; Ben Hall, DB; David Lee, QB
NCAA DIVISION III ALL-NORTH REGION (D3football.com): Erik Westerberg, second team LB & Arnie Fitzwater, second team P

CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS - First team: Erik Westerberg, LB; Arnie Fitzwater, P...Second team: Zach McCullough, WR; Joe Weber, LB
CCIW PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - 10/24/11 - Erik Westerberg, LB vs. North Park

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA - Erik Westerberg, LB, second team
CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT - Erik Westerberg, LB, first team
CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE - John Draminski, Ben Hall, Carl Hartweg, Ben Hodges, Aaron Hoger, Mike Kautz, David Lee, Zach McCullough, Mitch McGilliard, Caleb Nickels, Andrew O'Reilly, Nate Pena, Pete Schimeck, Joe Spindler, Greg Sprinkle, Jason Wagner, Erik Westerberg, Cody Wickenhauser

 

SCHOOL RECORDS
INDIVIDUAL CAREER PASS COMPLETIONS - 515, David Lee, 2008-11 (breaks previous record of 424 by Ken Anderson, 1967-70)

INDIVIDUAL CAREER PASS ATTEMPTS - 839, David Lee, 2008-11 (breaks previous record of 827 by Ken Anderson, 1967-70)


ADDITIONS TO AUGUSTANA'S TOP TEN LISTS
SINGLE SEASON PASSING YARDS - 1,713 (David Lee - 4th place)
SINGLE SEASON PASS RECEPTIONS - 34 (Zach McCullough - T-10th place)
CAREER PASSING YARDS - 5,854 (David Lee - 2nd place)
CAREER PASS RECEPTIONS - 81 (Zachary McCullough - 6th place)

  

NCAA STATISTICAL RANKINGS TEAM - TOP 25 

NET PUNTING - 6th @ 36.00 net yards per punt

FEWEST PENALTIES AGAINST - 25th @ 4.30 per game

 

NCAA STATISTICAL RANKINGS INDIVIDUAL - TOP 25 
SOLO TACKLES - Erik Westerberg, 8th @ 7.20 per game

PUNTING - Arnie Fitzwater, 12th @ 40.50 yards per punt

 

CCIW STATISTICAL LEADERS - TEAM 
PUNTING - 36.9 net yards per punt

RED ZONE OFFENSE - 88.9%

 

CCIW STATISTICAL TOP FIVE - INDIVIDUAL 
TOTAL OFFENSE - David Lee, 5th @ 178.3 yards per game
INTERCEPTIONS - Bo Goshorn and Ben Hall, T-4th @ 0.29 per game
KICK OFF RETURNS - Antonio Owens,  5th @ 16.5 yards per return
PUNTING - Arnie Fitzwater, 1st @ 41.0 yards per punt
PAT KICKING PCT. - Brady Rogers, T-5th @ 80.0%
TACKLES - Erik Westerberg, 1st @ 10.3 per game
FUMBLE RECOVERIES - Joe Weber, T-3rd @ 0.29 per game

PASSES DEFENDED - Ben Hall, 5th @ 0.71 per game

 

TEAM AWARDS 
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER - Erik Westerberg

MOST VALUABLE OFFENSIVE PLAYER - David Lee
MOST VALUABLE DEFENSIVE PLAYER - Erik Westerberg
MOST VALUABLE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER - Arnie Fitzwater
JERRY FRECK AWARD - Cody Wickenhauser
MOST VALUABLE NEWCOMER - Antonio Owens