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June 13, 2011

2011 Season - 2011 FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Senior David Lee has thrown for over 2,400 yards last year and has over 4,000 passing yards during his Augustana career. He was the Vikings' offensive MVP last year and ranks second on the school's career passing yardage list.

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: 530-284-29 (.646) in 98 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 10th all-time among all NCAA Division III schools with a .646 winning percentage…Augustana is currently on a streak of 32 seasons without a losing record…Since that streak began in 1979, the Vikings have compiled a phenomenal record of 256-70-1 for a winning percentage of .784.

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: 1st year as head coach at Augustana...Vikings’ defensive coordinator from 2007-09…Overall head coaching record of 52-52 (.500), 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;  Kyle Reade (Augustana – 2005) – co-defensive coordinator; Justin Rich (Colorado State – 1999) – co-defensive coordinator; Jeff Lindmark (Augustana - 1993) – special teams coordinator; Tom Schmulbach (Western Illinois - 1969) – offensive Line; Mike Brewers (Western Illinois – 1969) – offensive line;  Jim Sanders (Illinois) – running backs; Dick Blair (Augustana – 1975) – tight ends; Aaron Call (Augustana – 2007) – defensive line; Dick Skillett – kicking game; Eric Meyer (Augustana – 2010) – linebackers; Johnny Mago (Augustana – 2011) – defensive backs.
ASSISTANT COACHES OFFICE PHONE: Lindmark (309) 794-7527; Schmulbach (309) 794-7832; Reade (309) 794-7528; 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
2010 RECORD: 6-4 (.600); 1-3 at home (.250) and 5-1 (.833) on the road; 4-3 in the CCIW.

STARTERS RETURNING: 11 (four on offense…seven on defense)
OFFENSE: (Four) – WR Zachary McCullough, 6-1, 185 Sr; G Kelly Clennon, 6-2, 255, Sr; QB David Lee, 6-3, 219, Sr; TE Jack Gilleland, 6-1, 220, Sr.
DEFENSE: (Seven) –LB Mitch McGilliard, 6-0, 200, Sr; DE Shane Holl, 6-2, 245, Jr; LB Danny Hess, 5-7, 170, Sr; LB Andrew O’Reilly, 6-0, 210, Jr; LB Joe Weber, 6-2, 240, Jr; CB Matt Glawe, 5-10, 185, Sr; S Ben Hall 6-0, 205, Sr.
SPECIALIST: PK Arnie Fitzwater, 6-2, 190, Jr.

STARTERS LOST:
OFFENSE: (Seven) – WR Kyle Hundman, 5-10, 185; T Brock Alekna, 6-2, 280; C Tim Day, 6-2, 245; G Mark Constantine, 6-0, 275; T Andrew Hansen, 6-3, 260; WR Corbett Ball, 5-10, 180; RB Robert Wood, 5-8, 205.
DEFENSE: (Four) – DE Curt Perschnick, 6-5, 230; MG Adam Bohland, 6-2, 295; LB John Mago, 5-11, 215; CB Alex Schroeder, 5-10, 175.
SPECIALIST: P Alex Schroeder, 5-10, 160.

2010 LETTERWINNERS LOST: 22
2010 LETTERWINNERS RETURNING: 48

2010 AUGUSTANA FOOTBALL SUPERLATIVES

INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS
WILLIAM V. CAMPBELL TROPHY SEMIFINALST – Robert Wood, RB (One of 27 in all NCAA and NAIA divisions).
2009 TAZON de ESTRELLAS (Bowl of the Stars) TEAM STARS & STRIPES: John Mago, LB; Curt Perschnick, DE; Andrew Hansen, OT
CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS – First team: John Mago, LB; Curt Perschnick, DE; Corbett Ball, WR; Mark Constantine, OL…Second team: David Lee, QB; Andrew Hansen, OL
CCIW PLAYERS OF THE WEEK – 9/20/10 – Curt Perschnick, DE vs. Adrian; 10/18/10 – David Lee, QB vs. Carthage; 11/15/10 – Robert Wood, RB vs. Illinois Wesleyan.
CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA – John Mago, LB, first team
CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT – John Mago, LB, first team
CCIW JACK SWARTZ AWARD – John Mago
CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE – Brock Alekna, Michael Anderson, Ben Carter, Eric Chandler, John Draminiski, Ray Fiedler, Ben Hall, Brandon Holl, Kyle Hundman, Michael Kautz, David Lee, Jack Madden, John Mago, Zach McCullough, Mitch Mcgilliard, Andrew O’Reilly, Nate Pena, Josh Spindler, Jason Wagner, Erik Westerberg, Cody Wickenhauser, Robert Wood

NCAA STATISTICAL RANKINGS – TOP 25
TOTAL OFFENSE – 25th, David Lee @ 265.5 ypg (2,655 yards in 10 games)

CCIW STATISTICAL LEADERS – TEAM
FEWEST SACKS ALLOWED – 1st @ 1.14 per game (8 sacks in 7 games)

CCIW STATISTICAL TOP TEN RANKINGS – INDIVIDUAL
RUSHING – 3rd, Robert Wood @ 90.4 ypg (633 yards in 7 games)
PASSING YARDS/GAME – 2nd, David Lee @ 239.3 ypg (1,675 yards in 7 games)
TOTAL OFFENSE – 1st, David Lee @ 272.7 ypg (1,909 yards in 7 games)...9th, Robert Wood @ 90.4 ypg (633 yards in 7 games)
RECEPTIONS/GAME – 1st, Corbett Ball @ 6.71 per game (47 receptions in 7 games)...8th-T, Kyle Hundman @ 4.17 per game (25 receptions in 6 games)
RECEIVING YARDS/GAME – 2nd, Corbett Ball @ 70.0 ypg (490 yards in 7 games)...5th, Zach McCullough @ 61.7 ypg (432 yards in 7 games)...9th, Kyle Hundman @ 42.8 ypg (257 yards in 6 games)
ALL PURPOSE YARDS – 9th, Robert Wood @ 99.0 ypg (693 yards in 7 games)
INTERCEPTIONS – 6th, Rob Mago @ 0.50 per game (3 interceptions in 6 games)
PASS EFFICIENCY – 3rd, David Lee @ 131.4 efficiency rating
PUNTING – 7th, Alex Schroeder @ 33.9 ypp (1,084 yards on 32 punts)
SCORING – 6th, Robert Wood @ 6.0 ppg (42 points in 7 games)
SCORING TD’S – 4th-T, Robert Wood @ 6.0 ppg (7 TD’s in 7 games)...6th-T, David Lee @ 4.3 ppg (5 TD’s 7 games)
KICKING SCORING – 6th, Arnie Fitzwater @ 3.3 ppg (20-23 PAT’s & 1-3 FG’s in 7 games)
FIELD GOALS – 7th, Arnie Fitzwater @ 0.14 fgpg (1-3 in 7 games)
PAT KICKING PCT. – 1st, Arnie Fitzwater @ .870 (20-23)
TACKLES – 2nd, John Mago @ 10.3 tpg (72 tackles in 7 games)
SACKS – 7th, Curt Perschnick @ 0.50 spg (3½ sacks in 7 games)
TACKLES FOR LOSS – 7th, Curt Perschnick @ 0.86 tflpg (6 tackles for loss in 7 games)

SCHOOL RECORDS
INDIVIDUAL SINGLE GAME PASS COMPLETIONS – 28, David Lee vs. Central, 9/11/10; David Lee vs. Carthage, 10/16/10 (Ties record of 28 by David Lee vs. North Central, 11/7/09)
INDIVIDUAL SINGLE GAME PASSING YARDS – 429, David Lee vs. Carthage, 10/16/10 (Breaks previous record of 422 by David Lee vs. Millikin, 11/14/09)
INDIVIDUAL SINGLE GAME PASS RECEPTIONS – 12, Corbett Ball vs. Elmhurst, 11/6/10 (Ties record of 12 by Paul Ander vs. Luther 09/14/68)
INDIVIDUAL SINGLE GAME INTERCEPTIONS – 3, Ben Hall vs. Central, 9/11/10 (Ties record of 3 on 11 previous occasions)
INDIVIDUAL SINGLE SEASON PASS ATTEMPTS – 317, David Lee (Breaks previous record of 239 by Ken Anderson in 1968)
INDIVIDUAL SINGLE SEASON PASS COMPLETIONS – 195, David Lee (Breaks previous record of 152 by David Lee in 2009)
INDIVIDUAL SINGLE SEASON PASSING YARDS – 2,411, David Lee (Breaks previous record of 2,117 by Ken Anderson in 1968)
INDIVIDUAL SINGLE SEASON TOTAL OFFENSE – 2,665, David Lee (Breaks previous record of 2,328 by Ken Anderson in 1968)
INDIVIDUAL SINGLE SEASON PASS RECEPTIONS – 60, Corbett Ball (Breaks previous record of 50 by Paul Ander in 1968)
TEAM SINGLE GAME PASSING YARDS – 450 vs. Carthage, 10/16/10 (Breaks previous record of 445 vs. Millikin, 11/14/09)
TEAM SINGLE SEASON PASSING YARDS – 2,446 (Breaks previous record of 2,239 in 1968)

ADDITIONS TO AUGUSTANA’S TOP TEN LISTS
SINGLE SEASON PASSING YARDS – 2,411 (David Lee – 1st place)
SINGLE SEASON PASS RECEPTIONS – 60 (Corbett Ball – 1st place)...37 (Kyle Hundman – 7th place)
CAREER PASSING YARDS – 4,141 (David Lee – 2nd place)
CAREER PASS RECEPTIONS – 74 (Corbett Ball – 8th place)

TEAM AWARDS
OFFENSIVE MVP - David Lee
DEFENSIVE MVP - Johnny Mago
SPECIAL TEAMS MVP - Alex Hembry
JERRY FRECK INSPIRATION AWARD - Brandon Holl
FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE MVP - Erik Westerberg
FRESHMAN OFFENSIVE MVP - Nick Krantz
DEFENSIVE SCOUT TEAM MVP - Erik Hansen
OFFENSIVE SCOUT TEAM MVP - Kyle Gipson