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2009 Drake Schedule

Date Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Dec,

Opponent GRAND VIEW *at Marist at South Dakota *VALPARAISO MISSOURI S & T *at San Diego *at Davidson *JACKSONVILLE *CAMPBELL *DAYTON *at Butler Gridiron Classic

*Pioneer Football League game All times listed are Central

Time 6 p.m. 12 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 12 p.m. TBA

Bulldogs On The Internet

Visit the Drake athletics web site, www.

godrakebulldogs.com for up-to-date information, statistics and releases on Drake football. Live game statistics are available for Drake’s home games. All home games are videostreamed with the subscription based service available for a nominal cost via the D-Pack link on the web site.

Credits

The 2009 Drake football yearbook was written and edited by Mike Mahon with assistance from Lauri Pyatt, Tara Scieszinski, Don Cook, Brian Gabel, Carolyn Hill, Paul Morrison, Sean Palchick, Joe Quinn and Amy Tagliareni. Cover design by Drake Marketing and Communications.

KRNT Radio

All Drake football games can be heard on KRNT Radio, 1350 AM, in Des Moines. Scott Pierce returns as play-by-play announcer with former Drake football player Chris Parrish providing analysis for home games. All games can be heard via the internet at www.godrakebulldogs. com.

About Drake............................................................................................................................................2 Athletic Administrators.............................................................................................................................3 Tradition...................................................................................................................................................4 Players in the Pros..................................................................................................................................5 Academics...............................................................................................................................................6 Drake Stadium.........................................................................................................................................7 The Legend of Johnny Bright..................................................................................................................8 Great Moments in Drake Football..................................................................................................... 9-10 Paul Morrison Hall of Honor..................................................................................................................11 Strength & Conditioning .......................................................................................................................12 Traveling Bulldogs.................................................................................................................................13 Community Pride...................................................................................................................................14 Pioneer Football League.......................................................................................................................15 Head Coach Chris Creighton.......................................................................................................... 16-18 Assistant Coaches........................................................................................................................... 19-20 Roster....................................................................................................................................................21 Football Outlook.............................................................................................................................. 22-23 Player Profiles................................................................................................................................. 24-32 Support Staff..........................................................................................................................................33 2008 Statistics.......................................................................................................................................34 School Records............................................................................................................................... 35-37 Coaching Records.................................................................................................................................38 Series Records......................................................................................................................................39 Year-By-Year Results...................................................................................................................... 40-43 All-Americans........................................................................................................................................44 All-Conference Performers....................................................................................................................45 Opponents.............................................................................................................................................46 Pioneer Football League Schedule.......................................................................................................47 Drake Football A to Z.............................................................................................................................48

Drake Quick Facts

Location: ......................................................................................................................Des Moines, Iowa Founded: ..........................................................................................................................................1881 Enrollment: ......................................................................................................................................5,668 Nickname: ..................................................................................................................................Bulldogs Colors: ............................................................................................................................. Blue and White Conference: ...................................................................................................... Pioneer Football League Affiliation: ......................................................................................... Football Championship Subdivision President: ......................................................................................................................... David Maxwell Faculty Representative: . .................................................................................................Renae Chesnut Athletic Director: .....................................................................................................Sandy Hatfield Clubb Athletic Director Phone: . .................................................................................................. 515-271-2889 Ticket Office: . .................................................................................................................... 515-271-3647 Sports Information Director: .................................................................................................Mike Mahon Office Phone: . ................................................................................................................... 515-271-3014 Cell Phone:......................................................................................................................... 515-208-8281 E-mail Address:................................................................................................. mike.mahon@drake.edu Assistant SID: ....................................................................................................................Sean Palchick Assistant SID:....................................................................................................................Amy Tagliareni Press Box Phones: ................................................................................................... 515-271-3729/3794 Fax Number: . .................................................................................................................... 515-271-3015 Web Site Address: .........................................................................................www.godrakebulldogs.com Head Coach: .........................................................................................Chris Creighton (Kenyon, 1991) Football Office: ................................................................................................................. 515-271-2104 2008 Record: ..................................................................................................................................... 6-5 2008 Pioneer Football League Record: .................................................................. 4-4 (Tie-fourth place) Starters Returning: .................................................................14 (6 offense, 6 defense, 2 special teams) Lettermen Returning: . ...................................................... 35 (16 offense, 17 defense, 2 special teams) Primary Offense: ......................................................................................................................... Multiple Primary Defense: . ........................................................................................................................... 4-2-5

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Opportunity Knocks at Drake University Drake University is a national, coeducational, independent and private university founded in 1881. The University is comprised of six colleges and schools that offer more than 70 majors. The College of Arts and Sciences offers numerous undergraduate majors in its four divisions and supports the programs of the other colleges and schools. The College of Business and Public Administration, School of Education, School of Journalism and Mass Communication support extensive undergraduate and graduate programming. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of Education, and Law School provide professional doctorates. More than 3,000 full-time undergraduate students from 45 states and 56 countries attend Drake University. Total enrollment with parttime, law and graduate students is more than 5,600. The University’s student/faculty ratio of 15:1 offers a high-quality, personalized experience with ample opportunity for personal interaction. Nearly all Drake graduates (92 percent in 2008) find career employment or enter graduate school within six months after receiving their degrees. Nearly 80 percent of Drake students graduate having had one or more internships. Approximately 98 percent of Drake full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid, including both merit- and need-based assistance. Drake awards more than 5,000 scholarships each year and more than $65 million in financial assistance is provided to Drake undergraduate students. For the ninth consecutive year, Drake University is listed in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category for Midwest master’s universities in the annual college rankings published by U.S.News & World Report magazine. Drake ranked fifth in the overall rankings of 141 Midwest universities that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs, and maintained its No. 2 position in reputation for academic quality (peer assessment). Community Drake combines the benefits of a safe and friendly “small town” campus with the advantages of a capital city. The Des Moines metro area, with a population of more than 500,000, offers a variety of easily accessible cultural, entertainment and career-building experiences. The capital city of Iowa and a center for insurance, government, publishing, business and more, Des Moines is a great place to land internships or start a career, enjoy modern art or classic architecture, experience metropolitan amenities or explore scenic bicycle trails. The city’s diverse offerings include the antiques shops and one-ofa-kind boutiques of historic Valley Junction; downtown’s lively East Village and Court Avenue districts; a zoo, science center and art museum; and the annual Des Moines Arts Festival, which is ranked among the top fine arts festivals in the country.

Drake President David Maxwell

David Maxwell, Ph.D., who has been president of Drake University since May of 1999, has extensive experience in higher education, institutional strategic planning, curriculum planning and international education. An active and widely published scholar on Russian literature, Dr. Maxwell was director of the National Foreign Language Center in Washington, D.C., from 1993 to 1999, after serving as president of Whitman College from 1989 to 1993. He was a faculty member and dean of undergraduate studies at Tufts University prior to joining Whitman. Dr. Maxwell earned his bachelor’s degree in Russian area studies from Grinnell College in 1966. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees in Slavic languages and literatures from Brown University. President Maxwell serves on the Community Board of the Wells Fargo Bank, Iowa/Nebraska and is a member of the Greater Des Moines Committee. He is a past member of the board

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Old Main is the main administration building on the Drake University campus.

About Drake University

Enrollment: 5,668 3,202 full-time undergraduates 2,176 graduate students

• 150-acre campus within 10 minutes of Downtown Des Moines • Blend of modern and historical buildings designed by national and world-recognized architects • Student–Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1 • More than 160 student organizations and activities But don’t just take our word for it. In its July 2008 issue, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Des Moines one of the top ten best cities in the country to live, work and play.

of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, past president of the Des Moines Higher Education Collaborative, past chair of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and of the Missouri Valley Conference. Nationally, Dr. Maxwell is a member of the Executive Committee of the Business/Higher Education Forum, the Board of Trustees of the Council on Economic Development and the editorial board of Peer Review. He also is an education associate of the Conference Board. .

David Maxwell

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football | 09 Athletic Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb Since Sandy Hatfield Clubb has taken over as athletic director, Drake athletics has gained stature and prominence in the community and recognition nationwide. Quickly and emphatically Hatfield Clubb has changed the landscape of Drake athletics, both figuratively and literally. A new era in Drake athletics began May 30, 2006, when Hatfield Clubb was named the school’s 16th athletic director. The appointment of Hatfield Clubb, who was the senior associate director of athletics and senior women’s administrator at Arizona State, further solidified Drake’s reputation as a leading institution for the student-athlete experience. “Sandy Hatfield Clubb has continued to build on the wonderful Sandy Hatfield Clubb progress Drake Athletics has achieved through the years,” said Drake President David Maxwell. “She has a national reputation of great success in all facets of athletics administration at a major Division I institution and, at the same time, she has an understanding of and passion for the distinctive role of athletics at Drake University. “Sandy’s focus is on the quality of experience for student-athletes and on the value of recreation and wellness programs for the entire community. With her expertise, passion and considerable interpersonal skills, Sandy has been a model leader for Drake Athletics and a wonderful ambassador for the University as a whole.” Hatfield Clubb’s commitment to excellence in both academics and athletics is shown by the five Drake teams which advanced to NCAA and post-season play the last two years and the 235 student-athletes who achieved over a 3.0 GPA during the spring 2009 semester. “Our entire athletics team, inclusive of coaches, staff and administrators, works daily to model the mission of the athletics department,” Hatfield Clubb said. “President Maxwell’s vision for excellence is well-articulated throughout the campus community. Because of Drake’s focus on academic success and the true integration of the student-athletes, our commitment to excellence in athletics can be realized. Drake’s coaches and staff are the best in the country and I enjoy partnering with them to create the Drake experience for our 350 student-athletes.” Hatfield Clubb is the third woman to serve as athletic director in the Missouri Valley Conference. Hatfield Clubb is one of 25 women athletic directors at the 334 schools playing NCAA Division I basketball and the first in Iowa. She is active in the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, which strives to enhance college athletics and to promote the growth, leadership and success of women as athletics administrators, professional staff, coaches and student-athletes. She is a member of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Issues Committee and the WBCA Committee on Basketball Issues. Hatfield Clubb also serves on the Board of Directors for Meals from the Heartland, The United Way, Character Counts in Iowa and the Iowa Sports Foundation. An avid swimmer, Hatfield Clubb grew up in Bethesda, Md., and her husband, Jeff Clubb, is a native of Sigourney, Iowa. They are the parents of two children - a son, Tristan, and a daughter, Skyelar.

Hatfield Clubb earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in education from the University of Texas-El Paso. Upon graduation, she was assistant aquatics coach at Washington and Lee University from August 1989 through July 1990. She joined Arizona State in 1990 as a management intern and became assistant to the director of athletics in 1992. She was promoted to assistant director of athletics for student and administrative services in 1996 and in this position she created a life skills program for student-athletes that has been recognized nationally as a Program of Excellence. In 1998 Hatfield Clubb was named associate director of athletics for student and academic services at Arizona State. She was promoted to ASU’s senior associate director of athletics in 2002 and served as the senior woman administrator to the Pacific-10 Conference and the NCAA. In her 16 years at Arizona State, Hatfield Clubb had a broad range of experience in all aspects of athletics, from direct oversight and administration of intercollegiate programs, compliance and academic support, management, personnel and budget, to fundraising and community relations. She had extensive experience in representing the university as a whole, to alumni, supporters, and the Phoenix community as well as national organizations and corporations.

Sandy Hatfield Clubb with husband, Jeff, and son, Tristan; and daughter Skyelar.

Other Athletic Administrators

Mike Cigelman Dennis Francois Heather Weems Mark Kostek Assistant Associate Associate Associate Athletic Director Athletic Director Athletic Director Athletic Director

Jacki Embry Jim Noyce Director of Senior Advisor, Major Gift Officer Ticket Operations

Brian Gabel Director of Marketing

Shanna Fountain Rick Rungaitis Kevin Zihlman Compliance Ath. Academic Drake Sports Director Services Properties

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It’s A Great Time To Be A Bulldog

Future Bulldogs, Drake Football is looking for men of high character, men who are motivated academically, and who are talented and passionate about the game of football. Our vision is to make playing football at Drake one of the most incredible experiences of a person’s life. I believe that Drake is the perfect combination of an uncompromised, nationally renowned education and an NCAA Division I football experience. Drake football is the real deal. We are looking forward to getting to know you better in the future!

Bulldog Tradition

•84 Professional football players •Four Pioneer Football League championships •Five post-season bowl games •71-15-1 record in Drake Stadium since joining the PFL •Johnny Bright, Heisman Trophy finalist and College Football Hall of Famer

Chris Creighton Head Football Coach

Program Goals

1. Academic Excellence “I came to Drake because I knew I would get a world-class education, and I know that what I’m doing now will pay dividends in the future.” Defensive end Sean Kitts, Kansas City, Mo.

2. Be Our Best “Playing college football is not for the weak. At Drake, we outwork our opponents so we KNOW we can perform our best on Saturdays.” Offensive guard Eric Mora, Chicago, Ill.

3. Family “Being a family is the best part of Drake football. After my first weekend on campus, I knew I could call on any of my teammates for help.” Safety Skye Buckner-Petty, St. Louis, Mo.

4. Fun “Whether we’re bowling, getting some beach time on road trips, or just hanging out in the locker room, we’re always having a blast together.” Offensive lineman Dan Clinton, Chicago, Ill.

5. Impact Men “Football is great but it’s not my whole life. We have a unique opportunity to impact our community and our world, and we take full advantage of it at Drake.” Linebacker Stoy Hall, Omaha, Neb.

Drake Football Lore w Drake became just the 18th school in

NCAA I-AA history to reach the

500-victory plateau when it beat

Butler, 41-39, Oct. 27, 2001.

Drake enters the 2009 campaign

with a 560-476-29 record.

w Drake was the first Iowa college team ever to play in a bowl game— appearing in the Raisin Bowl, Jan. 1, 1946, at Fresno State. w

Drake was the first team in the

Pioneer Football League to earn a regular-

season victory at eight-time league champion Dayton. The Bulldogs

claimed a 28-21 decision in Dayton in 1998. The Flyers own a 45-6

PFL record since the league was formed in 1993.

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Grant Pohlmann, who played cornerback for Drake from 1997-2001,

was the grandson of Johnny Lujack who won the 1947 Heisman

Trophy and led Notre Dame to a No. 1 ranking.

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During the 1927 season, Drake played host to Pittsburgh and Notre

Dame at Drake Stadium. Pittsburgh later played in the 1928 Rose

Bowl and lost to Stanford, 7-6.

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Drake lost to Oregon, 14-7, Oct. 3, 1930, in the first night football

game in Soldier Field in Chicago.

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Drake was the first school of its size to install permanent lighting for

its football field. The first game was Oct. 6, 1928, with the Bulldogs

beating Simpson, 41-6. White footballs were used in the early years

before lighting became more intensified.

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The great Babe Ruth visited a Drake football scrimmage in 1926 and

scored a 20-yard touchdown in a mock scrimmage.

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football | 09 Bulldogs In The Pros Former Drake Kicker Cundiff Made Mark In National Football League He was a longshot at best. But former Drake All-American Billy Cundiff defied odds throughout his career. Cundiff was a kicker in the National Football League for six years including stints with Atlanta, Dallas, Green Bay, Kansas City and New Orleans. He signed as a free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys in 2002. His bid to beat out incumbent Dallas kicker Tim Seder was well chronicled nationally on the weekly HBO TV Show: Hard Knocks: Inside the Cowboys Training Camp. And he was rewarded for his hard work by winning the job as the regular kicker for the Dallas Cowboys. As a rookie, he made all 25 PAT conversions, along with 12 field goals. Cundiff was named the National Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week Sept. 30, 2002, after kicking a 48-yard field goal on the game’s final play to give the Cowboys a 13-10 victory against NFC defending champion St. Louis. He further solidified his NFL career in 2003 by making 23-of-29 field goals including three beyond 50 yards

The Drake football program gained Division I credibility by having players sign pro contracts four consecutive years from 2000-2003. The NFL scouts always visit the Drake campus, because they know they are likely to have a candidate or two every year. Drake’s recruiting efforts have been bolstered by these occurrences and the current players in the program have been motivated to follow in the footsteps of former players who have signed with NFL teams. for Dallas. He tied a National Football League record by making seven field goals in a 2003 Monday Night Football game at the New York Giants, including a 52-yarder on the final play of regulation to send the game into overtime, followed by a 25-yard kick that gave the Cowboys a 35-32 victory. His kicking shoe from the record-tying effort is on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Cundiff made 20-of-26 field goals in 2004, including three in the regular season finale at the New York Giants. Cundiff closed out his career at Drake owning 15 school and five Pioneer Football League records, including Drake career marks for points (284), field goals (49-of-79) and PATs (137-of-151). He also ranks 14th on the NCAA I-AA career field goal list, connecting on 49. Cundiff made eight field goals over 50 yards during his career at Drake, including a Pioneer Football League record 62-yard field goal as a junior in 2000 against San Diego.

Bulldogs in the Pros

The following Drake football players have had playing affiliations with professional football teams: Jerry Mertens Kirk Abernathy Green Bay Packers Duane Miller Charles Anderson Green Bay Packers Ray Miller Jerry Barto Los Angeles Rams Mike Moeller Mark Bauer Kansas City Chiefs Gayle Murphy Walt Bauer Edmonton Eskimos Mike Murphy Tom Bienemann Chicago Cardinals Dick Nesbitt Steve Boekholder Washington Redskins Tom Newell Johnny Bright Calgary Stampeders, Edmonton Eskimos Jim O’Conner Walt Brindley Rock Island Independents Aaron Overton Lex Byrd Toronto Argonauts Ron Oswalt Rick Casko Winnipeg Jets, Indianapolis Colts Nolan Quam Billy Cundiff Dallas, Green Bay, New Orleans, Atlanta, Kansas City Jeff Rebhan Versil Deskin Chicago Cardinals Ken Reidenbach Waldo Don Carlos Green Bay Packers Mike Samples Pat Dunsmore Chicago Bears Theil Fisher Boston Bruins Manley Sarnowsky Rob Forbes New England Patriots Bill Scarpino Mike Foster Jacksonville Jaguars Gerald Seiberling Todd Gaffney San Diego Chargers Ron Shearer Derrick Goddard Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bob Smith Ken Groh Green Bay Packers Okla Smith Ralph Gruben New York Yankees, Chicago Rockets Pete Solverson Matt Hanousek Seattle Seahawks Glenn Spear Herb Hedlund Cleveland Rams, Cincinnati Bengals Dick Steere Larry Heise Kansas City Chiefs Bill Stevenson Dick Herzing Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants Rich Suchanuk Dick Hewins Green Bay Packers Phil Svetich Rudi Holmes Atlanta Falcons Pete Sylvester Tom J. Holt Dallas Cowboys C.T. Traylor Garry Howe Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts Dan Turk George Johnson Racine Karl Kassulke Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings Ira Vandever Pat King Philadelphia Eagles Amero Ware Al Krueger Kansas City Cowboys John Ware Glenn Lott Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions Craig Wederquist John Lynch Pittsburgh Steelers Slade Willis Joe Makarewicz Chicago Cardinals Tom Williams Phil Manders Milwaukee Chiefs Doug Winslow Pug Manders Brooklyn Dodgers, Brookyln Tigers, Boston Braves, Joe Worobec Buffalo Bills Felix Wright Jack Matia Oakland Raiders Ben Mayes Houston Oilers Terry Zang Bill McClintock Detroit Lions Travis McCord Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, Edmonton Eskimos Dennis McKnight San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns

San Francisco 49ers New York Giants Racine New York Jets Pittsburgh Steelers Detroit Lions, Hamilton Tigercats Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers Green Bay Packers New York Giants Tennessee Titans Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns Buffalo Bills St. Louis Cardinals Chicago Bears Atlanta Falcons, British Columbia Lions, Saskatchewan Roughriders Montreal Alouettes, Edmonton Eskimos Rock Island Independents Chicago Bears Portsmouth Spartans Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears, NFL Films, Rock Island Independents Los Angeles Rams, Hawaii (WFL) Kansas City Cowboys Philadelphia Eagles Miami Dolphins, Edmonton Eskimos Houston Oilers Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins Minnesota Vikings Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Raiders Berlin Eagles (Germany) Buffalo Bills, New Orleans Breakers (WFL) San Francisco 49ers Michigan Panthers (USFL) British Columbia Lions Kansas City Chiefs New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins, Shreveport (WFL) Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan Roughriders Houston Oilers, Hamilton Tigercats, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings Green Bay Packers

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The Academic Mix At Drake The term “student-athlete” is something that is never taken lightly at Drake University, especially in the football program. Drake has been among the leaders in landing players on the CoSIDA Academic All-American teams. The Bulldogs also have dominated the Pioneer Football League All-Academic teams with 80 student-athletes earning accolades since 1993. Drake freshman defensive end Nick Downey was recognized at the National Football Foundation Annual Awards Luncheon in New York, N.Y., as one of five football players named as the National Football Foundation National High School Scholar-Athletes for 2008. Downey was selected as the Midwest Region honoree. First bestowed in 1991, the National Football Foundation High School Scholar-Athlete Award has become one of the most prestigious high school awards in the country, covering more than 400,000 student-athletes at 4,800 high schools. Downey was a four-year letterwinner at Nick Downey (left) and legendary football Mundelein (Ill.) High School in the Chicago metro coach Lou Holtz during the National area, serving as captain as a senior. He maintained Football Foundation Awards Luncheon. a 3.70 grade-point average. He landed a spot on the Mundelein Honor Roll every semester of his high school career and was named to the North Suburban All-Academic Team. He volunteered at a homeless shelter, assisted with fundraising work, coached junior high school football and basketball, and was a lector at his church. Defensive tackle Chris Daniels was named to the GTE/CoSIDA first team university division Academic All-American team in 2005. Defensive end Eric Brezina and safety Tait Johnson were selected to the GTE/CoSIDA second team university division Academic All-American team in both 1998 and 1999. Former Drake tight end Cody Koch was named to the second team of USA Today’s All-USA College Academic Team in the spring of 2000. Koch graduated from Drake in 2000 with both his bachelor’s degree in biology and his master’s degree in public administration. He graduated in June of 2007 from the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester, Minn. He was one of 42 students admitted into the program from a field of 3,100 applicants. Linebacker James Adams was one of 40 players named to the 2006 NCAA I-AA Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team. Wide receiver Vince Giovannetti was named to the elite team in 1999, while kicker Billy Cundiff was selected in 2000 and linebacker Matt Smith in 2003.

Drake Football Academic All-Americans

Todd Gaffney 1974 First Team

Tait Johnson

1998 Second Team 1999 Second Team

Tom Holt

Dave Doeren

1983 First Team

1993 Second Team

Eric Brezina

Chris Daniels

1998 Second Team 1999 Second Team

Nate Schneider 1996 Second Team

Drake’s PFL All-Academic Choices 1993 Dave Doeren Cortez Hull Joe Bianchi Ira Marsh 1994 Cortez Hull Tom Boecker Daron Buch Todd Lee Craig Ortwerth 1995 Michael McKee Charlie Schimberg Nate Schneider Brian Andrews Tom Boecker Jeramy Fisher Jace Smrcka 1996 Chad Heying Stephen Pettit Charlie Schimberg Nate Schneider Jeramy Fisher Jeff Michalczyk Jace Smrcka 1997 Jeramy Fisher Mike Gallagher Luke Gansen Tait Johnson Jace Smrcka 1998 Solon Bell Vince Giovannetti Cody Koch Stephen Pettit Mike Afdahl Eric Brezina Lonnie Johnson Tait Johnson Noah Joseph 1999 Vince Giovannetti Cody Koch Billy Cundiff Eric Brezina Tony Eichenseer Mike Gallagher Ben Gebhart Lonnie Johnson Tait Johnson

2000 Solon Bell Scott Bray Billy Cundiff Howard Heckenlively Todd Panfil Ira Vandever Scott Wilhelm 2001 Desmond Carr Billy Cundiff Matt Smith Randy Wilharber 2002 Desmond Carr Ira Vandever 2003 Chris Daniels Matt Smith 2004 Connor Jostes Chris Daniels Pat Forliti Curtis Martindale Chris Parrish 2005 Michael Bialas Brian Conway Chris Daniels Matt Haas Ryan Horvath Connor Jostes Kevin McVey 2006 James Adams Matt Haas Cole Ingle Robbie Larew DeCarlos Love Jake Ramos 2007 Sean Kitts 2008 Mike Bialas Cale Hunt Sean Kitts Mike Lahart Logan Rees Brandon Wubs

2005 First Team

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football | 09 Drake Stadium Since 1925, Drake Stadium has served as home of the Drake football program. With a capacity of 14,467, Drake Stadium is the largest football facility in the Pioneer Football League. When Drake Stadium opened its gates for the 2006 season opener, fans saw a little bit of the new sprinkled with a little bit of the old. The 83-year-old Drake Stadium underwent a $15 million renovation that was finished just hours before the first starter’s pistol fired during the 97th running of the Drake Relays April 26, 2006. It drew rave reviews from fans, coaches and athletes during the Drake Relays. Work crews wasted little time following the Iowa state high school track meet May 23, 2005. The following Monday, earth movers rumbled, digging into the first phase of the long-awaited renovation. The first three rows of seats were removed and the infield was filled with 19,000 cubic yards of dirt. The new synthetic Field Turf infield was installed in September of 2005, followed by the new track surface. Drake Stadium was built in 1925 with a seating capacity of 18,000 in a building project that also furnished the 4,000-seat Drake Fieldhouse. Drake Stadium opened Oct. 10, 1925, as Drake beat Kansas State, 19-0. The largest crowd ever to watch a football game at Drake occurred on Nov. 8, 1949, when a standing room audience saw the Bulldogs play Iowa State. The original name of Haskins Field was changed to Drake Stadium at the request of Norman Haskins, the donor of the first stadium in 1904. The makeover of Drake Stadium focused on repairing the stadium’s structure; making improvements to the seating, restrooms and concessions; renovation of the press box; a state of the art artificial grass field by Field Turf for football and soccer; additional lighting by Musco to make the stadium usable for football and soccer games in the evenings; a new scoreboard located on the northeast corner of the stadium which features a high-definition big screen for in-game replays; and reconfiguring and resurfacing the track to meet international standards.

Drake Stadium underwent a $15 million renovation that was first showcased during the 97th running of the Drake Relays April 26, 2006.

The first football game played in renovated Drake Stadium occurred Aug. 31, 2006 when Drake played host to Northern Iowa, which had finished runner-up in the 2005 NCAA playoffs. The Mondo-surfaced track had lanes widened from 42 inches to 48 inches. With the removal of Clark Street, behind the old Drake Stadium scoreboard, the venues for the javelin, discus and hammer throw were moved to the field directly north of the stadium. Drake hosted the 2007 NCAA Midwest Regional Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and the 2009 AAU Junior Olympics. Drake Stadium also will serve as site of the 2010 USA Track and Field Championships.

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The Legend Of Johnny Bright

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The Field Turf football field at the renovated Drake Stadium was renamed the “Johnny Bright Field at Drake Stadium” during dedication ceremonies that took place prior to the Bulldogs’ homecoming game against Morehead State Sept. 30, 2006. The Drake scoreboard, which was part of the $15 million renovation of Drake Stadium, features the name Johnny Bright Field. Drake and Oklahoma State University officials honored Johnny Bright more than 50 years after he was involved in one of the most notorious incidents in college football history. In addition, Oklahoma State officials apologized for the 1951 incident in which Bright was deliberately injured by one of its football players. Oklahoma State University President David Schmidly, in a letter to Drake President David Maxwell, called the incident “an ugly mark on Oklahoma State University and college football and we regret the harm it caused Johnny Bright, your university and many others. Our desire is to keep this chapter behind us and to move our two great universities forward.” In celebration of the centennial of collegiate football in 1969, Bright was named as the top Drake football player of all-time and is the only Drake player inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame, being recognized in 1984. Bright’s jaw was broken on the first play of the game by Wilbanks Smith, a player for Oklahoma A&M - which became Oklahoma State - even though Bright was not involved in the play. “This is a recognition not only of the contributions made by Bright as an athlete, educator and school administrator, but also of a moment . . . when Drake University took a highly principled stand at a time in America’s history

when it would not have been safe to assume public approval of that action,” Maxwell said.   Bright, who died of a heart attack in 1983 at the age of 53, set 20 Drake records in football, basketball and track from 1949 to 1951. His running and passing wizardry enabled him to lead the NCAA in total offense in 1949 and 1950, setting an NCAA record of 2,400 yards in 1950 for a per-game average of 266.7 yards which also was an NCAA record. He also set an NCAA career total offense record of 5,983 yards. The Fort Wayne, Ind., native finished fifth in balloting for the 1951 Heisman Trophy, while also playing in the East-West Shrine All-Star game and Hula Bowl. “He was the greatest athlete in Drake history,” said Paul Morrison, school athletic historian. “He lettered in football, basketball and track in his sophomore year and set so many school records.” Maxwell and Morrison said it is the first time any Oklahoma State school official has apologized for the incident. The violence took place in an era when a black player wasn’t allowed to stay overnight with his white teammates in the South. But Morrison doesn’t believe the incident was entirely racially motivated, but was rather a case of Bright being targeted for his athletic ability. “I’ve never heard an apology before now,” said Morrison, who attended the game in which Bright’s jaw was broken. Photographs showing the violence, taken by Don Ultang and John Robinson for The Des Moines Register, would win the 1952 Pulitzer Prize for news photography and were also reprinted in Life Magazine. In approving the name of the playing field, the Board of Trustees affirmed that “Johnny Bright was an immensely gifted athlete who gave his

Bright shows the wires implanted to treat his broken jaw.

Johnny Bright suffered a broken jaw on the first play of the game against Okahoma A&M. This photo sequence won a Pulitzer Prize.

heart, and his body, to Drake University. As an alumnus of Drake, he went on to a distinguished career as a football player in Canada, and perhaps more important - as a gifted and highly successful teacher and school administrator who had a positive impact on the lives of thousands of young people.” Bright had a successful career in the Canadian Football League with Calgary and Edmonton. He led Edmonton to the Grey Cup championship in 1954, 1955 and 1956. He retired in 1963 as the Eskimos’ leading rusher with 9,966 yards and was inducted into the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame. He would later win accolades for his work as a junior high school principal and his service to youth.

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football | 09 Great Moments In Drake History Early Years: 1893-1920

• Drake was previously referred to as the Ducklings, Drakes, Ganders, and even Tigers (because of school song).The nickname became Bulldogs because then football coach John L. Griffith (1908-15) had two Bulldogs on the sideline with him and Art Gordon, sports editor of The Des Moines Register, dubbed the team the Bulldogs. • The 1898 team, under coach A.B. Potter, earned a 6-5 victory at Nebraska in its season finale to claim the championship of the west. Nebraska had beaten Kansas, Missouri, and Colorado. • In 1898, Channing Smith started the annual football player’s postseason banquet. It was held at Dr. Smith’s home in Granger for many years. • In 1900 Clay (Muck) Stuart punted a football against Iowa for at least 110 yards. Standing behind Drake’s goal line, the ball traveled 80 yards in the air and crossed Iowa’s goal line 110 yards away (the football field was 110 yards long in 1900). Possibly the ball didn’t stop until it went 115 yards. • Haskins Field was the first stadium for Drake and the opening game there occurred on Oct. 8, 1904, against Iowa with the Hawkeyes winning, 17-0. President Hill M. Bell kicked off for Drake. The current Bell Center on the Drake campus is named after this president. • On Nov. 14, 1904, Drake played Ames (later to become Iowa State) and carrier pigeons were used to carry news of the game to Ames. • The Missouri Valley Conference was formed on Feb. 16, 1907 with Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Washington of St. Louis as founding members. Drake, Nebraska, and Iowa State joined one month later on March 15,1907. Grinnell, Kansas State, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma A&M joined later. On May 26, 1911, Iowa withdrew and joined the Big 10. In 1928 the Big 6 was formed with Missouri, Iowa State, Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State and Oklahoma. Creighton, Butler, Tulsa, Washburn and Saint Louis then joined the MVC.

The 1920’s and 1930’s

• The 1922 Drake team, coached by Ossie Solem, defeated such teams as Kansas (6-0), Iowa State, (14-7) Mississippi State (48-6), and Colorado State (19-6), going undefeated at 7-0. Bill Boelter was the team’s leading rusher and Sam Orebaugh was quarterback. • The actual first game played in the new Drake Stadium was against Kansas State on Oct. 10, 1925 with Drake prevailing, 7-0. • New Drake Stadium was christened on Nov. 7, 1925 against Nebraska with the Bulldogs winning, 14-0. The game was played in a snowstorm and the governors from Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska were in attendance. Nebraska was led by All-American Ed Weir who was outplayed by Drake’s Ted Sloane who would become the school’s first All-American that year. He would go on to play in the East-

West Shrine game. Nebraska went on to beat Illinois, featuring Red Grange, and Notre Dame. • Baseball immortal Babe Ruth visited Drake football practice in 1926 and scored a touchdown in a mock scrimmage. • In 1927, the Bulldogs played both Notre Dame and Pittsburgh in Drake Stadium. Pittsburgh played Stanford in the Rose Bowl that year (which was the only bowl game played at that time). Drake also played Navy, Kansas, UCLA, Iowa State and Minnesota en route to posting a 3-6 record that season. The first radio broadcast of a UCLA game occurred against Drake that season with the Bulldogs earning a 25-6 victory. • The first night game in Drake Stadium was on Oct. 6, 1928, against Simpson with Drake winning, 41-6. White footballs were used. E. Lee Keyser, who owned the Des Moines baseball team in the Western League, installed lights for his baseball team after seeing the lights at Drake. This started night baseball. • The 1928 Drake team, under coach Ossie Solem, went 7-1 and was outright champions of the Missouri Valley Conference. The only loss was to Knute Rockne’s Notre Dame team, 32-6. Lynn King was quarterback for Drake who later played baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals “Gas House Gang” and won a World Series as a centerfielder. Halfback Dick Nesbitt, the team’s leading rusher, later played in the Chicago Bears backfield with Red Grange and Bronko Nagurski. • Coach Ossie Solem also led Drake to co-championships in the Missouri Valley Conference in 1930 and 1931. • From 1928-31, Drake’s defense allowed only eight touchdowns in the Missouri Valley Conference. • Drake played Notre Dame eight times including a 1929 contest before 50,000 fans at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. This was a Drake home game that was set up by Ed Lytton, Drake business manager, who later married Dr. Morehouse’s, daughter, Vega. After three quarters Drake led 7-6, but Notre Dame prevailed, 19-7. • In 1929, former Drake quarterback Gerry Seiberling was credited with throwing the first pass in the Canadian Football League. • On Oct. 3, 1930, Drake returned to Chicago to play Oregon in the first night game played in Soldier Field with the Ducks, winning 14-7. • Vee Green became head coach in 1933 and would construct a 66-59-8 record through 1946. The Bulldogs posted an 8-2 record in 1937. • Drake opened the 1938 season by playing a doubleheader on Sept. 23, beating Central, 45-0, in the first game and Monmouth, 47-0, in the second game. Drake also would play a home game against Miami that season, earning an 18-6 victory. • Drake beat Kansas, 12-6, at home in its 1939 season opener allowing the Jayhawks just one first down.

The 1940’s and 1950’s

• Drake became the first college in Iowa to play in a post-season bowl game, defeating Fresno State, 13-12, in the Jan. 1, 1946 Raisin Bowl in Fresno, Calif. The Bulldogs posted a 5-4-1 record during the 1945 campaign. • The 1948 Drake team was 7-3 and played in the Jan.1,1949 Salad Bowl (now Fiesta Bowl), beating Arizona, 14-3, in Phoenix, Ariz. Head coach Al Kawal left Drake to become the coach at Temple after this season. • Drake alumnus Warren Gaer came from Pepperdine to be named the 17th head football coach at the school in 1949.

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Great Moments In Drake History

• The 1972 team was the first Drake team • Behind the exploits of All-American back to earn a share of the Missouri Valley Johnny Bright, the Bulldogs posted a 19-6-2 Conference championship since 1951. The record from 1949-51. Bulldogs would go on to play Tennessee • Johnny Bright’s running and passing State in the Pioneer Bowl at Wichita Falls, wizardry enabled him to lead the NCAA in Texas. Tennessee State featured Ed (Too total offense in 1949 and 1950, setting an Tall) Jones, who would be a first-round NCAA record of 2,400 yards in 1950 for a draft choice in the NFL as well as 10 per-game average of 266.7 yards which also other players who played in the NFL for was an NCAA record. He also set an NCAA a combined 54 years. Drake also had its career total offense record of 5,983 yards. share of top players with Mike Samples, a • In a 1951 game at Oklahoma A&M, Johnny first-team All-American, Joe Worobec, Doug Bright’s jaw was broken on the first play of Winslow, and Pete Solverson who all played the game by Wilbanks Smith – even though professionally. Bright was not involved in the play. Drake • Chuck Shelton became the 21st Drake and Bradley dropped out of the Missouri coach in 1977 and was the coach until Drake Valley Conference for 20 years in football. The 1981 Drake football team went 10-1. dropped scholarship football after the 1985 Two Des Moines Register newspaper season. Shelton led Drake to consecutive photographers who caught the incident on road victories at Colorado in 1979 (13-9) and 1980 (41-22). film won a Pulitzer Prize. • The 1980 team was 8-3 and had several players in Dennis McKnight, • Johnny Bright, who finished fifth in the 1951 Heisman Trophy balloting, Felix Wright and Pat Dunsmore who enjoyed careers in the NFL. played in the 1951 East-West All-Star Shrine game with a backfield made • Chuck Shelton led Drake to a school-record 10-1 mark in 1981 with up with players like Hugh McElhenny, Ollie Matson and Frank Gifford. the Bulldogs winning their first seven games to open the season. Bright averaged 11 yards per carry and was the top back. The team featured first-team All-Americans Pat Dunsmore (tight end) • Johnny Bright was the first round draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles and Craig Wederquist (offensive tackle) along with Amero Ware who in 1952, but signed with the Canadian Football League where he would became the school’s career rushing leader. retire in 1963 as the Edmonton Eskimos’ career rushing leader with • The 1985 team was the last scholarship team for Drake with the 9,966 yards. He led Edmonton to the Grey Cup championship in 1954, highlight of the season featuring wins against Northern Iowa (24-9) 1955 and 1956, while being inducted into the Canadian Football League and Iowa State (20-17). Hall of Fame. • Drake managed to beat Iowa State, 12-7, on Oct. 25, 1953, in one of the most shocking victories in school history. Drake, which had won 1986 to Present only one game at this point in the season, had only 29 players and Iowa • Nick Quartaro became Drake’s 22nd State traveled with 55 players. Drake changed its offense for this game, head coach with the team playing moving from single wing to split-T. at the NCAA Division III level from • The 1956 Drake team played the highest 1987-92. scoring game that season in • Ottumwa, Iowa, native Rob Ash college football, beating Bradley, became Drake’s 23rd coach on 55-47, with Bradley throwing 71 Jan, 6, 1989. He would become the passes in the game. school’s career coaching victory • The 1957 team was called leader by posting a 125-63-2 mark Coach Gaer’s most colorful by form 1989-2006. He was named him, posting a 7-1 regular season the Pioneer Football League record. The Bulldogs overcame Coach of the Year in 1995, 1998 flu with most of the starting eleven and 2004. left at home when Drake won at • The Pioneer Football League Washington of St. Louis, 19-7. The was formed in 1993 with Drake, next week, Drake had to cancel the Dayton, Butler, Valparaiso, game with Colorado State. The game Evansville, and San Diego. was replaced by West Texas State at • Evansville dropped football the end of the season. West Texas in 2001 and four schools were State, had a 7-1 record coming into the added in Austin Peay, Davidson, game. Trailing 19-7 entering the fourth Jacksonville and Morehead quarter Drake would not be denied by State. The league was divided making one of the greatest comebacks Into a North and South Division in school history to win 20-19. The before moving back to one victory was worthy of an invitation to play division in 2006. . 6 in the 1958 Sun Bowl where Drake would 0 89-20 9 • Drake has had many 1 m o fr suffer a 34-20 loss to Louisville on Jan. coach e successful teams during its k ra D 1, 1958. es as 22-year run of non-scholarship football with 13 125 gam n o w h teams earning at least seven wins in a season. Rob As • The 1997 Drake football team posted an 8-3 record with the highlight The 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980-85 of the season occurring in Tampa, Fla., when Drake stunned a crowd • During the decade of the 1960s, Drake football teams compiled a of 33,827 fans with a 23-22 victory past Division I opponent South record of 57-37-2. Florida, using a late goal-line defensive stand to preserve the victory. • Bus Mertes became the 19th football coach at Drake in 1960. He • The 1998 team won the Pioneer Football League championship by coached through the 1964 season before becoming assistant coach with becoming the first visiting team in the short five-year history of the PFL to the Minnesota Vikings. earn a victory at Dayton. Solon Bell’s 25-yard touchdown pass to Vince • During Bus Mertes’ five years he recruited many players from Marquette Giovanetti with 41 seconds left proved to be the difference in a 28-21 win. when it dropped football. His 1962 Drake team was 8-2 and defensive • The 2004 Drake team tied a school record with a 10-2 mark, winning its back Karl Kassulke was the leader of the team. Kassulke later starred for last nine games of the season, including a 20-17 victory at Morehead the Minnesota Vikings. State in the Pioneer Football League championship game. • Jack Wallace, an assistant under Mertes, became the 20th Drake coach • In the 2007 season opener Drake recorded another monumental in 1965. He posted a 60-65-3 mark through the 1976 season. victory to mark the coaching debut of Steve Loney. Cole Ingle’s • Wallace led his 1966 team to an 8-2 record, while the 1969 team went 56-yard touchdown pass to Augustine Agyei with 23.2 seconds left 7-2-2 advancing to the Pecan Bowl in Arlington, Texas. allowed the Bulldogs to upset Gateway Conference preseason favorite • From 1969-1972, Jack Wallace teams won seven games each year, Illinois State, 27-24. while compiling an overall record of 28-15-2.

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football | 09 Paul F. Morrison Athletics Hall of Honor

The Paul F. Morrison Athletics Hall of Honor in the lobby of the Drake Knapp Center breathes life into Drake athletics through the dynamic displays of studentathletes, rows of memorabilia, and an interactive kiosk featuring historical clips and interviews. It’s a true celebratory focal point of Drake’s athletic accomplishments. The lead gift given in the name of Nick Miletich, a former Drake basketball player, allowed the project to be completed in January of 2005. The area showcases the history of Drake’s proud athletic tradition, paying tribute to the coaches and athletes who have been instrumental behind the success of Drake athletics over the years. Morrison’s six decades at Drake and endearing support of athletes greatly contributes to that “wonderful” quality of Drake. His stats are impressive: attendance at 647 Drake football games, 71 years of Drake Relays, and 23 years of post-retirement, full-time volunteer work in the athletics department. Naming the Athletes Hall of Honor after Morrison was a natural choice. “It’s a nice honor to be associated with it, but it’s not about me,” Morrison said. “It’s about the great history of Drake athleics and the promising future of the programs. Drake student-athletes are outstanding, and there are still many exciting achievements to come. That’s what the Hall represents to alumni and visitors alike.”

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Strength and Conditioning Football is a game of speed and strength. Each position requires a customized balance from both components. When combined, speed and strength equal POWER, which every player requires. Developing power is the center of the football training program at Drake. Each athlete at Drake receives a year-round program specifically designed for in-season, off-season and preseason workouts. During off-season training, each player has a position specific program for strength training, agility and speed training. This specific training increase carries over to the competitive arena.

KEYS TO SUCCESS w Educate each athlete on proper training techniques and how to live a healthy lifestyle. w Design sport and position specific training programs, which will improve athletic ability in competition. w Provide a facility, equipment and environment that will promote consistent and intense training. Each training session is led by two certified strength and conditioning coaches to insure proper workout technique, tempo and intensity. Mike Burch, head strength and conditioning coach, and assistant Tyler Fisher monitor progress and adjust workouts based on each athlete’s needs.

Completely renovated in May of 2003, the 5,700 square foot weight roo one of the best in the Midwest. The room boasts a 41-yard Astroturf train area specifically for speed, agility and plyometric training. In addition, new ground based jammers and 11 new multi-use power stations allow ath to train using the latest techniques.

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football | 09 Traveling Bulldogs As a member of the football program at Drake University, education often expands beyond the classroom to various parts of the United States. Eric Mora and his Drake football teammates need to like traveling. As a senior offensive lineman, Mora has widened his horizons considerably since joining the Drake program in 2005, playing games in California, Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania with a trip this fall to New York.

Drake players board a charter plane on the way to a road trip at Morehead State in Kentucky.

Drake travels to both ends of the United States with trips to San Diego along with annual stops on the East Coast to either Florida or North Carolina. In addition to traveling coast-to-coast in conference, the Bulldogs compete against nationally ranked opponents from the Missouri Valley Conference and Patriot League. The games on Drake’s schedule are motivating and challenge the team to play its very best football.

Places We’ve Been....

California: Moraga, San Diego Florida: Jacksonville, Tampa Illinois: Aurora, Carbondale, Chicago, Decatur, Joliet, Lisle, Macomb, Naperville, Normal, Quincy Indiana: Evansville, Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Valparaiso Kentucky: Morehead Maryland: Towson Michigan: Alma Minnesota: Minneapolis Missouri: Fayette, Kirksville, Springfield Nebraska: Blair, Kearney, Lincoln, Wayne New York: Buffalo, Poughkeepsie North Carolina: Davidson Ohio: Dayton Pennslyvania: Bethlelem Wisconsin: DePere, LaCrosse, Oshkosh, Platteville, Stevens Point

Bulldogs flex their muscles on the beach at Jacksonville, Fla., before a matchup with the Dolphins ...

....and pose with Rocky in Philadelphia prior to a battle with the Lehigh Mountain Hawks.

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Community Pride Drake University has always enjoyed great community support and the athletic department annually gives back to the community. The Drake football team extends its sphere of activity beyond the football field every year. Players find time in their schedules to reach out to their community and to prepare for life after their careers at Drake. Last year members of the Drake football team volunteered with Meals from the Heartland, packaging food items to aid hunger relief around the world The Drake football team visited The Boys and Girls Club of Des Moines numerous times, while also conducting a “Youth Day” where members of the YMCA came to learn the fundamentals of football from Bulldog players. These student-athletes also have visited the Blank Children’s Hospital and participated in the Special Olympics Iowa Unified Sports Day in May of 2008 at Drake Stadium where more than 500 Special Olympians and 20 schools participated in all types of different athletic competitions. Drake was one of more than 200 schools across the nation that participated in the 12th annual Take A Kid to the Game which is a program focused on allowing youth to attend college football games. Members of the football team have conducted kids clinics and been involved in a group of Drake studentathletes who conducted The “Grow Bulldogs” Program at Phillips Traditional School in Des Moines. The program successfully integrated a curriculum, centered around the Drake football program, into the Des Moines public school’s curriculum.  It covered the standards in the core subjects of math, social studies, science and reading, and health. It was a curriculum project that the Drake Athletic Department, in conjunction with the Drake School of Education, is building to promote Drake football to area youth and connect with the community through education.

Members of the Drake football team (left) volunteered with Meals from the Heartland, packaging food items to aid hunger relief around the world. Drake players (below) also are actively involved in conducting numerous youth clinics.

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football | 09 Pioneer Football League 2008 Pioneer Football League Standings

Jacksonville San Diego Dayton Drake Butler Morehead State Davidson Valparaiso Campbell

Conference W L T Pct. 7 1 0 .875 6 2 0 .750 6 2 0 .750 4 4 0 .500 4 4 0 .500 4 4 0 .500 3 5 0 .375 2 6 0 .250 0 8 0 .000

Overall W L 9 4 9 2 9 3 6 5 6 5 6 6 4 7 3 8 1 10

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pct. .692 .818 .750 .545 .545 .500 .364 .273 .091

2008 Pioneer Football League Drake All-Conference Selections Pos. RB K OC P

Offense Name Steve Platek Logan Rees

••• First Team •••

Defense Year Pos. Name Year Jr. LB Cole Douglas Sr. Sr. ••• Second Team ••• Quinn McVey Jr. DL Dain Taylor Jr. Brandon Wubs Jr. DB Andy Green Sr. ••• Honorable Mention ••• DL, Andrew Asbell, Jr.; OL, Eric Mora, Jr. Offensive Player of the Year John Matthews, San Diego Defensive Player of the Year Scott Vossler, Dayton Freshman Offensive Player of the Year Josh McGregor, Jacksonville Freshman Offensive Player of the Year Al-Rilwan Adeyemi, San Diego Coach of the Year Kerwin Bell, Jacksonville

2008 Pioneer Football League All-Academic Team Drake Selections

Name Mike Bialas Cale Hunt Sean Kitts Mike Lahart Logan Rees Brandon Wubs

Yr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr.

Major Finance (second team) Management, marketing (second team) Finance, entrepreneurial management (second team) Pharmacy (second team) Management (second team) Management, marketing (second team)

PIONEER FOOTBALL LEAGUE MEMBERS School Butler Campbell Davidson Dayton Drake Jacksonville Marist Morehead St. San Diego Valparaiso

Location Indianapolis, Ind. Buies Creek, N.C. Davidson, N.C. Dayton, Ohio Des Moines, Iowa Jacksonville, Fla. Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Morehead, Ky. San Diego, Calif. Valparaiso, Ind.

Enrollment 4,200 4,663 1,800 7,700 5,668 3,436 4,245 9,390 7,800 3,980

Nickname Bulldogs Fighting Camels Wildcats Flyers Bulldogs Dolphins Red Foxes Eagles Toreros Crusaders

The 2009 season marks the 17th year for the Pioneer Football League – the nation’s only non-scholarship NCAA Football Championship Subdivision conference. The league expanded to nine members in 2008 with Campbell University joining the league’s ranks in its first season of intercollegiate football. The PFL expanded again this fall as Marist College begins membership. In addition, the Pioneer Football League will participate for the third consecutive year in the Gridiron Classic, a postseason championship game which pits the PFL champion against the Northeast Conference champion. The PFL is one of only three conferences that sponsor football as its only sport (the Missouri Valley Football Conference and Great West Football Conference being the others). However, the PFL is a truly national conference with members on each coast and throughout the nation’s heartland. The league still retains four of its charter members – Butler, Dayton, Drake and Valparaiso, plus San Diego (joining in 1992) – which were joined in 2001 by Davidson, Jacksonville and Morehead State. In January of 1991 the NCAA passed legislation to require Division I institutions to sponsor all intercollegiate sports at the Division I level. The five charter members (Evansville the fifth before dropping football in 1997), each dedicated to the enhancement and sound management of intercollegiate football as an integral part of the student-athletes’ collegiate experience, joined together to form the Pioneer Football League. From the league’s inception it has been a proponent of the creation of a non-scholarship football classification within Division I and adopted the moniker of Pioneer based on the intent to become the first league in that new division. The league spent its first season in 1993 under the administrative guidance of the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. The office moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1994 when Patty Viverito was named the PFL commissioner, a leadership position she continues to fill.

Pioneer Football League Champions Year 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998

Winner Year Dayton (5-0) 1999 Dayton, Butler (4-1) 2000 Drake (5-0) Dayton (5-0) 2006 Dayton (5-0) 2007 Drake (4-0) 2008

Winner Dayton (4-0) Drake, Dayton Valparaiso (3-1) San Diego (7-0) Dayton (6-1) Jacksonville (7-1)

Year 2001

DIVISIONAL PLAY (2001-2005) North Division Winner South Division Winner Dayton Jacksonville PFL Championship — Dayton 46, Jacksonville 14

2002 Dayton Morehead State PFL Championship — Dayton 28, Morehead State 0 2003 Valparaiso Morehead State PFL Championship —Valparaiso 54, Morehead State 42 2004

Drake Morehead State PFL Championship — Drake 20, Morehead State 17

2005

San Diego Morehead State PFL Championship — San Diego 47, Morehead State 40

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Head Coach Chris Creighton

Chris Creighton, who ranked fourth among all active NCAA Division III football coaches in career winning percentage, was named the 25th head football coach at Drake University Dec. 22, 2007. In his first year as head coach at Drake, Creighton guided the Bulldogs to a 6-5 record in 2008 with the team winning four of its last five games. Creighton served as head coach at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., from 2001-2007 where he constructed a 63-15 record with teams winning four North Coast Athletic Conference championships, while competing in three NCAA Division III playoffs. “Coach Creighton is a proven winner, a man of strong character, and has a vision that will move Drake football to the next level,” said Drake athletic director Sandy Hatfield Clubb. “Chris Creighton’s focus as a football coach is perfectly aligned with Drake athletics’ emphasis on integrity and excellence, and with the distinguished tradition of Drake football,” said Drake President David Maxwell. “He has a superb record not only of wins on the field, but of preparing young men for their lives after college and after football.” Creighton, 40, owns an overall record of 101-29 (.776 winning percentage) in 12 years as a college head coach including a 32-9 mark as head coach at Ottawa (Kan.) University from 16 1997-2000.

“I am absolutely thrilled about the opportunity to lead the Drake University football program,” said Creighton. “I am very attracted to Drake’s sense of family, its proud tradition, and the desire of both the team and the administration to become our absolute best.” During his last three years at Wabash, Creighton led the Little Giants to a 30-5 record, including three straight league championships and appearances in the 2005 and 2007 NCAA Division III playoffs. Wabash posted an 11-2 record in 2007, competing in the NCAA Division III playoffs while being ranked No. 8 in the final NCAA Division III coaches poll. Wabash was 12-1 in 2002 and 11-1 in 2005, capping both seasons with appearances in the playoffs. As offensive coordinator at Wabash, Creighton’s teams averaged 35 points per game with the multiple offense producing the school’s all-time leading rusher and passer. Three starting quarterbacks received All-American honors. Under Creighton, Wabash won conference championships in 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007. He coached 83 all-conference players, including seven who earned conference player of the year honors, along with 13 All-Americans. He was named the North Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in

2002, 2005 and 2007, as well as the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1997. The Seattle, Wash., native produced one of the greatest single season turnarounds in NAIA history during his first year at Ottawa in 1997. He inherited a team that posted a 1-8 record the previous season, then finished 9-2 en route to capturing its first Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference title since 1972. He also led Ottawa to a league championship in 2000, along with appearances in the NAIA playoffs in 1997 and 2000. Creighton was offensive coordinator at Concordia (Ill.) from 1991-92 and Manchester (Ind.) from 1993-96 before becoming head coach at Ottawa. As an All-American quarterback, Creighton led Kenyon (Ohio) College to its only North Coast Athletic Conference title in 1989. He was named the league’s player of the year after setting single-season conference records for passing yardage (2,843) and touchdowns (29). He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyon in 1991 and a master’s degree from Concordia (Ill.) University in 1993. Chris and his wife, Heather, have two daughters, Hallie (five) and Kate (three); and a son Luke (two).

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football | 09 Head Coach Chris Creighton WHAT THEY ARE SAYING “Chris is one of the great young coaches in our nation. Drake University is in for a wonderful experience and opportunity as Chris takes over their outstanding football program.” -Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel

Born: Feb. 7, 1969

CREIGHTON At-A-Glance

High School: Roosevelt High School; Seattle, Wash. Alma Mater: Kenyon College Degrees: Bachelor of Arts degree 1991 Master’s degree from Concordia (Ill.) University in 1993 Playing Experience: Quarterback, Kenyon College, 1987-90 Coaching 1991-92 Roosevelt High School; Seattle, Wash. Experience: 1993 Head coach and quarterback, Limhamn Griffins, Malmo, Sweden 1993-96 Offensive coordinator, Manchester (Ind.) 1997-2000 Head coach, Ottawa (Kan.) University 2001-2007 Head coach, Wabash College 2008-present Head coach, Drake University Head Coaching: 1997 Ottawa 9-2, NAIA playoffs Record: 1998 Ottawa 8-2 1999 Ottawa 6-3 2000 Ottawa 9-2, NAIA playoffs 2001 Wabash 8-2 2002 Wabash 12-1, NCAA Division III playoffs 2003 Wabash 7-3 2004 Wabash 6-4 2005 Wabash 11-1, NCAA Division III playoffs 2006 Wabash 8-2 2007 Wabash 11-2, NCAA Division III playoffs 2008 Drake 6-5 Career Record: 101-29 (.776 winning percentage) Ottawa Record: 32-9 (.780 winning percentage) Wabash Record: 63-15 (.807 winning percentage) Drake Record: 6-5 (.545 winning percentage)

“Chris Creighton is an outstanding choice for Drake University. Chris is a man of integrity, who values the lives of his coaches and players above the wins and the losses. He does, however, bring a winning mentality with him wherever he goes. Chris did that as a player in leading Kenyon to win the only championship in its history. He achieved as a coach at Ottawa in taking them to a national level. He then repeated that success at Wabash, turning that program into a top ten program in the country. He is one of the brightest young coaches in America today. “Drake has more than just a football coach who wins games. You have a man that is a loving husband and father, and a positive contributing member of the Drake community. He will stand on high principles, and infuse them into the action plans to achieve high goals.“ –Washington (Mo.) University head football coach Larry Kindom

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Head Coach Chris Creighton

Members of the Drake coaching staff and their families are pictured. Top row (left to right) Tyler Fisher, Ben Needham; Jeff Martin and his wife, Deb: Rick Fox and his wife, Julie, and family; Neal Neathery and his wife, Rebecca and family; Kyle York and his wife, Jess; and Chris Hansen. In the front row are Joe Golota; Bill Charles and his wife, Shirley (standing); Matt Jeter and his wife Kimberly and family; head coach Chris Creighton and his wife, Heather, and family; Rebecca Neathery; and Aaron Selby and his wife, Jamie.

Talking With Coach Creighton

On coaching philosophy: “I believe that love is ultimately more powerful than hate, fear, negativity or intimidation. So that is how we will coach at Drake. “In terms of offense I believe in multiple formations, with ability to attack with equal proficiency on the ground and in the air. I like to be unpredictable and keep people off balance. On defense, we want to be assignment sound, aggressive and force turnovers. Special teams and forcing turnovers are the keys to winning football games.” Incoming recruiting class: “We believe there is good talent in this group. Ultimately they will be judged in five years as they are walking across the stage in how they have done academically…what kind of people they have become…how they have grown as men…how well they have served as underclassmen and how well they have led as upperclassmen. I always judge classes after they graduate. “In terms of playing time for recruits we have a simple philosophy. We want to play our best 11 on both sides of the ball, along with our best kicker and punter. It is often difficult for freshmen to be better than players who have been doing it for a longer time, but it doesn’t mean that freshmen can’t do it. So we will evaluate the newcomers during camp and leading up to the first game.” On the Pioneer Football League: “I have great respect for the Pioneer Football League. I really believe these are schools that do it right in terms of being studentathletes, at the same time these are guys who are talented and have passion about the game of football. We are thrilled to be part of the league.” What are advantages that Drake offers: “Drake is the best of both worlds. It is a Division I football experience without compromising a great internationally renowned education. That is really how I sum it up. It is so hard to find the best of both worlds at the Division I level, but at Drake we believe that this (elusive) balance exists.” On recruiting at Drake: “I was drawn by the sense of family here at Drake and we will continue to recruit in that way…student-athletes who want to be a part of a family and be part of something bigger than themselves are going to be attracted to Drake. We will continue to recruit in the great state of Iowa and even grow in that and recruit in metropolitan areas like Chicago, Kansas City, and St. Louis in the contiguous states. “You see a newly refurbished stadium and other good facilities at Drake. However, a college experience is never defined by bricks and mortar but by the people who surround you. The people at Drake are incredible. As soon as a recruit gets to know the players on our team, the kind of people they are, the vision they have for both their life and for our football program they will be drawn to the Bulldog Football family.”

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football | 09 Coaching Staff

Neal Neathery

Assistant Head Coach Defensive Coordinator Linebackers

Rick Fox

Special Teams Coordinator Offensive Line Coach

Matt Jeter

Recruiting Coordinator Defensive Backs Coach

Neal Neathery came to Drake with head coach Chris Creighton in January of 2008 after serving as an associate head coach at Wabash College since 2001. He was named the American Football Coaches Association NCAA Division III Assistant Coach of the Year in 2007. With Neathery serving as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, Wabash ranked No. 4 in the NCAA Division III in total defense in 2003, No. 3 in scoring defense in 2005 and No. 8 in quarterback sacks in 2007. Neathery was defensive coordinator at Ottawa (Kan.) University from 1997-2000 with teams compiling a combined 32-7 record while winning the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference championship in 1997 and 2000 en route to competing in the NAIA playoffs. Neathery began his college football coaching career at Sterling College where he served as defensive line coach in 1994 and linebackers coach in 1995 before being promoted to defensive coordinator in 1996. Neathery is a 1993 graduate of Wheaton (Ill.) where he was a four-year starting defensive end from 1989-93, serving as a captain as a senior. He earned the James Parmalee Most Respected Player Award. He earned a master’s degree in health and human performance from Fort Hays State in 1995. Neal and his wife, Rebecca, have three children: Parker, 13; Michael, 12; and Hannah, 10.

Rick Fox brings an extensive coaching background to Drake as offensive line coach and special teams coordinator. He had served as offensive coordinator at Centre (Ky.) College from 1999 to his arrival at Drake in January of 2008. He was promoted to associate head coach at Centre in 2006. During his tenure at Centre, Fox coached 16 first-team all-league performers and 50 total offensive all-conference players.Fox also was offensive line coach at Wheaton (Ill.) College from 1992-99 and offensive line coach at Aurora (Ill.) University from 1987-92. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Wheaton in 1986. Fox was captain of the Wheaton football team in 1985 and graduated in 1986 with a bachelor of arts degree in history and secondary education. He also earned a master’s degree in Biblical studies from Wheaton. He was recipient of the Presidential Award for Distinguished Service to Centre College in 2005. Fox has been a certified strength and conditioning coach with the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 1999. Rick and his wife, Julie, have three children: Rebecca, 14; Hannah, 12; and Caleb, 10. Matt Jeter joined the Drake coaching staff in 2003, handling the defensive backs as well as serving as the recruiting coordinator for the Bulldogs. He served as defensive coordinator at Drake under head coach Steve Loney during the 2007 season. The Des Moines native is a 1998 graduate of Simpson College where he was a two-year starter at cornerback and captain on Storm teams which competed in the 1996 and 1997 NCAA Division III playoffs. He also earned first-team all-region honors at Iowa Central Community College in 1995. He was secondary coach at North High School in Des Moines from 1999-2001. Matt married Kimberly McKee in 2004 and the couple have two sons, Jordan, (four), and Jayden, who was born Oct. 31, 2007.

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Coaching Staff

Bill Charles

Running Backs

Bill Charles began coaching at Drake under coach Chuck Shelton when the program was Division I from 1980-85, including the famed Bulldog team which went 10-1 in 1981. Before his arrival, he was head coach at Des Moines East High School where he received Metro Coach of the Year honors four times. After coaching at Drake under Nick Quartaro in 1987-88, Charles became head coach and athletic director at Westmar from 1989-92, guiding three nationally ranked teams. He led Westmar to an 8-2 mark in 1990 with the team being ranked No. 13 in the final NAIA Division II poll. For his efforts, he was honored as the NAIA District 15 Coach of the Year. The 1962 Iowa State graduate returned to Drake in 1992 and coached with Rob Ash for 15 seasons and Steve Loney in 2007. He also was head coach of two Arena Football League teams. Bill and his wife, Shirley, have six children and 10 grandchildren.

Kyle York

Kyle York joined the Drake coaching staff in the spring of 2009 after serving on the coaching staff at Indiana University. During his tenure with the Hoosiers, he served as an offensive assistant, handling wide receivers and recruiting assistant. He also worked in defensive quality control, overseeing all game day opponent offensive personnel. York was on the Hoosier staff that played Oklahoma State in the 2008 Insight Bowl. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Sports Marketing and Management from Indiana in 2005.

Jeff Martin

Former Drake standout Jeff Martin is in his 14th year as an aide. A native of Des Moines, Martin graduated from Drake in 1977 as owner of five school records, including career pass completions (370) and total offensive plays (982). Martin set a Missouri Valley Conference record for the longest pass completion in league history of 98 yards against New Mexico State in 1976. He earned his master’s degree from Northeast Missouri State in 1981 and served as an assistant coach at Drake under Chuck Shelton from 1982-85. Jeff and his wife, Deb, have a son, Matt, and daughter, Jenny, along with grandsons Will Flug and Cameron Flug.

Ben Needham

Ben Needham joined the Drake coaching staff in January of 2008 after serving as defensive line coach,under Chris Creighton, at Wabash College in 2007. Needham earned a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in 2007. He served as a recruiting undergraduate assistant for the Buckeye football staff in 2005-06 and was a defensive undergraduate assistant in 2006-07. During his tenure, the Buckeyes were co-Big Ten Conference champions in 2005, playing in the Fiesta Bowl. He also was on the Buckeye staff which won the 2006 Big Ten Conference title and played in the BCS national championship game.

Aaron Selby

Aaron Selby came from Wabash where he served as the strong safeties coach in 2007. Despite being a stellar defensive player and coach, Selby moved to coach the tight ends, which in Chris Creighton’s offense are called the Y’s and J’s. Selby earned first-team all-league honors as a senior at Wabash, helping the team to an undefeated regular season, a 7-0 league record, and the number one seed in the North Region for the NCAA Division III Playoffs. He is ranked seventh in Wabash history in tackles for losses (30-1/2) despite missing more than half of his junior season with a broken leg. He is 12th on the all-time sacks list with 11-1/2 and 18th in career tackles with 188. Selby was also a member of the Wabash golf team. After graduating from Wabash in 2006, Selby spent the summer working at Kids Across America in Golden, Mo., as a camp counselor working with urban youth.

Cornerbacks

Receivers

Defensive Line

Tight Ends

Joe Golota

Student Assistant

Joe Golota is a student assistant coach, helping with the offensive line. Golota, a native of Palatine, Ill., is a business major. He earned all-league and all-area honors as center during his senior campaign at Fremd (Ill.) High School. .

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football | 09 2009 Roster No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

Hometown/Previous HS/College

No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

1

Lyndon Crawford

DB 5-10 173 So.

Flossmoor, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor

83

Frank Pucher**

TE

6-5 237 5Sr.

4

Brandon Wubs***

K

6-0 199 5Sr.

Hawthorn Woods, Ill./Lake Zurich

87

Ben Sabal

TE

6-2 229 So.

Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows

DB 6-0 183 So.

Oak Forest, Ill./Oak Forest

DT 6-3 250 So.

Jefferson, Iowa/Jefferson-Scranton

DE 6-5 208 So

Lockport, Ill./Lockport

2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

13 14

Hans Broman

Mitch Rasmussen Matt Buckley

Stephen Platek** Pawel Zurkowski Nick Chenier*

6-0 178 Sr.

Arlington Heights, Ill./John Hersey

DB 6-2 204 So.

Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central

Mason Bucklin**

J-Bck 5-11 222 5Sr.

LB

6-2 229 Jr.

32 33 34 35 40 41 42 44 46 47 48 49 50 52 53 54 55 58 60 65 70 71 74 75 76 77 79 80

97 99

Nolan Scott

Dain Taylor** EJ Walter

Zach Lozier

DE 6-3 214 So

Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein

DE 6-3 242 Sr. Highlands Ranch, Colo./Mountain Vista DL DL

6-0 217 So. Overland Park, Kan./St. Thomas Aquinas 6-0 268 So.

Farmington, Ill./Farmington Central

NEWCOMERS

Solon, Iowa/Solon

Hometown/High School

QB 6-2 229 So.

Inverness, Ill./Loyola Academy

OL 5-11 220 Fr.

Littleton, Colo./Cherry Creek

RB 5-8 171 So.

Waukee, Iowa/Waukee

88

Tyler Bammert

Elk Run Heights, Iowa/East Waterloo

73

Zach Bosch

OL 6-3 268 Fr.

Lucas Mosier**

DB 6-0 200 Sr.

Lewis, Iowa/Griswold

Jonathan Gerken

WR 5-10 180 Sr.

Peter Badovinac Patrick Oliver Jr.*

RB 5-10 192 Sr.

Nathan Paddock

31

95

Anthony Gianaras

Pella, Iowa/Pella

67

24

30

94

WR 6-3 200 5Sr.

Skokie, Ill./Notre Dame

Albert Lea, Minn./Albert Lea

Fort Dodge, Iowa/Fort Dodge

WR 6-2 193 5Sr.

Skye Buckner-Petty*** DB 6-0 188 5Sr.

28

92

John Sawhill

6-6 239 5Sr.

Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

22

27

90

Travis Bogaard

TE

No. Name

Aaron Wies

26

Wheaton, Ill./Warrenville South

89

Travis Klatt*

Des Peres, Mo./DeSmet Jesuit

20

25

Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton

6-2 192 Jr. Round Lake Beach, Ill./Carmel Catholic

85

WR 6-0 180 So.

Spencer Cady*

23

Long Grove, Ill./Stevenson

QB 6-3 229 So. Round Lake Hts., Ill./Grant Community

K

Jim Nelson*

Fort Collins, Colo./Fort Collins

J-Bck 6-0 222 Sr.

Billy Janssen

15

21

K

Michael Piatkowski QB 6-2 170 So.

14d Chris Nisbet 18

WR 6-0 190 So.

Hometown/Previous HS/College

Matt Hancock*

Akeem Campbell Michael Lahart*

RB 6-2 191 So. Lee’s Summit, Mo./Lee’s Summit West Kansas City, Kan./Raytown South

DB 5-10 177 Jr.

Chariton, Iowa/Chariton

DB 6-2 188 So. Hazel Crest, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor

Stoy Hall*

LB

Drew Blackmon*

WR 5-9 168 So.

Tom Kostek*

Gus Olofsson*

Michael Santee

Eamonn Cogan

Paddy O’Connell

Tyler Moorehead Cale Hunt**

Will Yocius**

John Meehan** Robby Unger

Andrew Asbell*** Jeff Grovak* Eric Mora***

Ben Morrison** Sean Kitts**

David Witkiewicz* Evan Lawrence* Andrew Keller Avery Fuhs

Chris Wilson

Quinn McVey*** Nick Downey

Stephen Flynn* John Pugh**

Dan Clinton*

Jared Vinoverski

Adel, Iowa/Adel-DeSoto-Minburn

DB 6-3 193 Jr.

Patrick Cashmore* RB 5-11 242 Jr. Josh Walkup**

Florissant, Mo./McCluer North

5-10 220 Jr.

DE 6-1 234 Sr. RB 5-9 174 Jr.

DB 5-11 206 Sr. LB

6-2 220 So.

DL

6-2 220 So.

LB

Kansas City, Mo./St. Pius X Omaha, Neb./Westside

Littleton, Colo./Heritage

Florissant, Mo./St. Louis Univ. High

West Des Moines, Iowa/DM Christian

Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East Lawrence, Kan./Free State

5-8 200 Sr.

Hinsdale, Ill./College of DuPage

DB 6-1 213 So.

Mason City, Iowa/Newman Catholic

LB

TE

6-3 229 5Sr. 6-0 248 5Sr.

DE 6-0 228 Sr.

Orland Park, Ill./Providence Littleton, Colo./Chatfield

Fox River Grove, Ill./Cary Grove

St. Louis, Mo./John Burroughs

DE 6-0 231 Jr. Highlands Ranch, Colo./Highlands Ranch DE 6-5 250 Sr.

Machesney Park, Ill./Harlem

LB

6-3 228 Jr.

Mt. Prospect, Ill./Rolling Meadows

LB

6-3 237 Sr.

Long Grove, Ill./Stevenson

DT 6-6 286 So.

Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall

OL 6-4 259 So.

Clarion, Iowa/Clarion-Goldfield

OL 6-0 288 So.

Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township

OL 6-2 311 5Sr. DT 6-3 245 Sr.

OL 6-4 295 So. OL 6-4 279 So. OL 6-5 286 5Sr. OL 6-2 250 So. OL 6-4 342 Jr.

Roselle, Ill./Lake Park

Leawood, Kan./Rockhurst Moline, Ill./Moline

Chariton, Iowa/Chariton

Bettendorf, Iowa/Bettendorf

12 84 91 29 4d 59 51 72 37

Matt Bowie

Tyler Castro

Alex Cecena

Brandon Coleman Dustin Davis Cam Good

Nasser Hannoon Seth Hedman Vince Israel

Brett Kuempel

42d Zach Ladner 39

Matt Lakis

27d Tylur Lengfeld

16d Kevin Marshall 38 36

Cody Midgett Trey Morse

25d Tyler Mosier 3

Joey Orlando

56

Matt Purdom

16

Michael Pelikan

21d Michael Ratelle 86

Denzel Ray

17

Nick Rosa

19

Rashad Stewart

30d Andrew Reed 1d 3d

Cody Seeger Collin Styron

10d Jake Underwood 31d Marc Verrilli 78 96

Brennan Walls Josh Wolliston

WR 6-0 196 Fr. TE

6-5 235 Fr.

QB 6-2 212 Fr.

Lincolnshire, Ill./Adlai Stevenson Tuscola, Ill./Tuscola Community

Oskaloosa, Iowa/Oskaloosa

Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley

WR 6-0 189 Fr.

Kansas City, Mo./Bishop Miege

DB 5-10 184 Fr.

Council Bluffs, Iowa/Abraham Lincoln

DE 6-3 211 Fr. LB

5-10 210 Fr.

LB

6-5 204 Fr.

LB

5-11 220 Fr.

OL 6-5 290 Fr.

Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove

Fox River Grove, Ill./Barrington West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley

Tulsa, Okla./Holland Hall School Springfield, Ill./Glenwood

DB 5-10 193 Fr. Manchester, Mo./Chaminade College Prep LB

5-11 214 Fr.

Norman, Okla./Norman

DB 6-3 191 Fr.

Willow Springs, Ill./Lyons Township

QB 6-0 215 Fr.

Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South

RB 5-10 204 Fr. DB 5-10 162 Fr.

Sun Prairie, Wis./DeForest Area Lowell, Ind./Lowell

RB 5-10 191 Fr.

Elmo, Texas/Parish Episcopal School

WR 5-9 190 Fr.

Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South

DB 5-10 185 Fr. K

Lewis, Iowa/Griswold

5-11 165 Fr.

Rosemount, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall

DB 6-1 198 Fr.

Edina, Minn./St. Thomas Academy

OL 6-4 258 Fr.

WR 6-0 158 Fr.

Elmhurst, Ill./Immaculate Conception

Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan

DB 5-10 162 Fr.

Oskaloosa, Iowa/Oskaloosa

QB 5-10 171 Fr.

Barrington, Ill./Barrington

DB 5-11 178 Fr.

Waterloo, Iowa/Waterloo West

DB 5-9 186 Fr.

Chesterfield, Mo./Parkway West

WR 5-11 165 Fr. DB 5-11 173 Fr. DB 6-1 189 Fr. OL 6-2 273 Fr DL

6-1 205 Fr.

* Indicates number of varsity letters earned

Owasso, Okla./Owasso Smyrma, Ga./Wheeler Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove

St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East Harmony, Fla./Gateway

Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein

Davenport, Iowa/Bettendorf

OL 6-3 289 Sr.

Des Moines, Iowa/Roosevelt

WR 6-2 200 So.

Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence

OL 6-7 316 Jr.

82

Mike Bilton

Gurnee, Ill./Carmel Catholic

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2009 Outlook The Drake football team looks to ride the momentum of a strong finish from the 2008 campaign when it won four of its last five games with the only blemish occurring at league champion Jacksonville. The optimism is generated by the return of 35 lettermen, including 15 starters from last year’s squad, which posted a 6-5 record. “I feel good about the direction we’re headed,” said secondyear Drake head coach Chris Creighton. “It took a full year for us to establish our program. The momentum we started to build in the winter continued through spring drills. Everyone is on the same page and we’re having fun.” Creighton also feels leadership from a 12-man senior class, including 11 fifth-year players, has the Drake program charted on the right course. “I can tell you that they (seniors) are very hungry. They have a vision and they have off-season goals which they have pursued,” Creighton added. “I really feel chemistry will be our main strength. We have Ninety-eight players who are all on the same page and going in the same direction. When you have like-minded people together who are pursuing a single-minded purpose, you have fun.” On the field, Drake’s strength will lie on defense with 17 lettermen back from a unit which ranked second in the Pioneer Football League in scoring defense last year, allowing 17.9 points. The Bulldogs feature a balanced defensive line, returning five veterans who started at least one game last year. Senior defensive end Andrew Asbell, who is back for his fourth year as a starter, hopes to regain the form from 2007 when he was named to The Sports Network Mid-Major AllAmerican team. Senior Dain Taylor returns after starting 10 games at defensive end and is waged in fierce competition with senior Josh Walkup. Senior Sean Kitts was a fixture at tackle, starting all 11 games last year, while 6-foot 6-inch sophomore Dave Witkiewicz should continue to improve at nose guard. Returning in their third year as starters are seniors Ben Morrison and Cale Hunt who form one of the best inside

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Sophomore Patrick Oliver

2009 Bulldog Personnel — A Closer Look Lettermen Returning (35) Offense (17) — Andrew Blackmon, WR; Mason Bucklin J-Back; Spencer Cady, WR; Pat Cashmore, RB; Dan Clinton, OL; Stephen Flynn, OT; Tom Kostek, RB; Travis Klatt, TE; Evan Lawrence, OL; Quinn McVey, OC; Eric Mora, OL; Patrick Oliver, RB; Gus Olofsson, J-Bck; Steve Platek, J-Back; Frank Pucher, TE; John Pugh, OL; Will Yocius, TE. Defense (17) — Andrew Asbell, DT; Skye Buckner-Petty, DB; Nick Chenier, DB; Jeff Grovak, LB; Stoy Hall, LB; Matt Hancock, DB; Cale Hunt, LB; Sean Kitts DE; Mike Lahart, DB; John Meehan, DE; Ben Morrison, LB; Lucas Mosier, DB; Jim Nelson, LB; Dain Taylor, DE; John Van Cleave, DB; Josh Walkup, DE; David Witkiewicz, DL. Specialists (1) — Brandon Wubs, P. Returning Starters (19) Offense (10) — Spencer Cady, FL; Patrick Cashmore, RB; Dan Clinton, OT; Stephen Flynn, OG; Quinn McVey, OC; Eric Mora, OG; Patrick Oliver, RB; Stephen Platek, J-Back; Frank Pucher, TE; John Pugh. OT. Defense (8) — Andrew Asbell, DE; Skye Buckner-Petty, DB; Matt Hancock, CB; Cale Hunt, LB; Sean Kitts, DE; Ben Morrison, LB; Josh Walkup, LB; Dain Taylor, DE; David Witkiewicz, NG; Specialists (1) — Brandon Wubs, P.

linebacker combinations in the PFL. Morrison led the Pioneer Football League in tackles in 2007 and is the team’s top returning tackler after collecting 55 tackles last season. Hunt was Drake’s leading tackler through four games last season before being sidelined for the remainder of the year with an elbow injury. Fifth-year senior safety Skye Buckner-Petty, a three-year letterwinner, and cornerbacks Matt Hancock and Lucas Mosier lead the secondary. Hancock started in three games last year, while Mosier is a two-year letterwinner. “I’m excited about Morrison and Hunt playing inside linebacker for us,” Creighton added. “We have great depth and chemistry on the defensive line which has the potential to be dominant.” Drake will encounter growing pains early in the season at quarterback where a trio with no previous college experience is in competition for the starting role. Sophomores Peter Badovinac and Mike Piatkowski emerged ahead of sophomore Pawel Zurkowski at the conclusion of spring drills. “Badovinac is tough, bright and a strong leader,” said Creighton. “Piatkowski throws a beautiful ball and has a high football IQ. Zurkowski is not as far along as the other two but he has a huge upside and continues to get better.” Creighton looks for the continuing emergence of senior j-back Steve Platek and an offensive line, led by fifth-year seniors Eric Mora and Quinn McVey, to ease the transition at quarterback. Platek was the lone Drake player to earn first-team AllPioneer Football League honors last year after scoring seven touchdowns. He is the team’s top returning receiver after catching 41 passes for 468 yards last year, including four touchdowns. Mora will enter his third year as starting right guard, while McVey is a fixture at center. Sophomore Stephen Flynn, who started four games last year, will return at left guard. Senior John Pugh and junior

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Josh Walkup, David Witkiewicz and Andrew Asbell are top veterans on defense.

Dan Clinton, who each started four games last year, are in a bafttle with sophomore Evan Lawrence for starting berths at both right and left tackle. Sophomore Patrick Oliver and juniors Pat Cashmore and Tom Kostek return at running back. Oliver led Drake in rushing with 332 yards in 74 carries (4.5 avg.) with three touchdowns. Cashmore galloped for 290 yards in eight games. Kostek had the best rushing average at 5.4 yards with 141 yards in 26 carries. Fifth-year seniors Spencer Cady and Travis Bogaard will share split end duties. Cady caught 26 passes for 447 yards (17.2 avg.). Tight end also will be solid with the returning of fifth-year seniors Frank Pucher, Will Yocius and Travis Klatt. Sophomore Drew Blackmon emerged in spring drills as the heir apparent at flanker where graduation claimed Zach Brower, the team’s top receiver last year. “When you look back at last year, offensively we didn’t produce points like we needed to,” said Creighton. “That is something we have addressed and we will continue to try to improve upon.” Drake special teams will be headed by fifth-year senior punter Brandon Wubs, who earned second-team all-league honors last year after averaging a career best 40.4 yards per punt. Wubs also will battle senior Mitch Rasmussen, junior Bill Janssen and freshman Michael Pelikan for the place kicking chores, vacated by the graduation of three-year starter Logan Rees. Oliver is back handling kickoff returns after averaging 22.2 yards last year. He also will compete with Blackmon and Michael Lahart in handling punt returns. Snappers Stoy Hall and John Pugh return. All-PFL performer Stephen Platek

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we are drake Bulldogs Three-year starter who is top returning veteran of defensive line…was named to The Sports Network Mid-Major All-American second-team in 2007…2008 — Earned honorable mention All-PFL recognition…had 23 tackles, including 15 solo hits…returned fumble 12 yards for touchdown in opener vs. Upper Iowa… had five tackles vs. William Penn, while recovering fumble…recorded six-yard quarterback sack against Morehead State…2007 — Achieved second-team All-PFL honors…collected 32 tackles, including 24 solo stops...led team with six quarterback sacks for 46 yards in losses...second on team in tackles for losses with eight for 52 yards...had season-high eight solo tackles at Wisconsin-Platteville...had six tackles, including six-yard quarterback sack and two tackles for 11 yards in losses, at Morehead State...recorded four tackles at Illinois State, including three-yard quarterback sack...also had four tackles, while forcing fumble, at Davidson...had three tackles, including one quarterback sack, vs. Valparaiso and Butler...2006 — Was lone freshman starter on team...had 14 tackles, including two for 14 yards in losses...recorded sixyard quarterback sack at Dayton...recorded four tackles and interception vs. Wisconsin-Platteville...Prep — Two-year starter at Harlem High with team advancing to second round of Illinois Class 7A playoffs... captain of team as senior, while recording 62 tackles, including two quarterback sacks...also blocked field goal and recovered fumble... Personal — Education major...born March 19, 1988.

Three-year letterwinner at free safety...2008 – Earned honorable mention All-Pioneer Football League plaudits… collected 53 tackles, including 31 solo hits…had career-high 10 tackles at Dayton…recorded eight tackles at Lehigh, while forcing fumble…had seven tackles at Valparaiso and six at Jacksonville… had nine-yard quarterback sack against Morehead State…2007 – Opened season as nickel back but saw more extensive action in secondary as season progressed...had 30 tackles, including 19 solo...recorded team-high nine tackles against Northern Iowa...made starting debut at free safety vs. Valparaiso, collecting seven tackles...had four tackles against San Diego... 2006 — Appeared in all 11 games...had three tackles, including two solo hits...2005 — Redshirted...Prep — Two-year starter who helped lead McCluer North High to championship of 2004 Missouri Class 5A state championship...also two-time all-league choice...Personal — Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology major...named to 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll…named to Drake Freshman Honor Society...born May 28, 1987.

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Returning letterwinner at split end…2008 — Played in nine games, catching 26 passes for 447 yards (17.2 avg.)…caught five passes for 129 yards at Butler for highest yards per catch game average (25.8) in PFL…also caught five passes for 100 yards vs. Campbell…stripped ball from Upper Iowa punter which led to 12-yard fumble recovery for touchdown by teammate Andrew Asbell…had four receptions vs. Upper Iowa…2006 — Played in two games as reserve...2005 — Redshirted...Prep — Three-time allleague performer in football and also allconference choice in basketball at Fort Dodge High...caught league best 31 receptions for 412 yards, including seven touchdowns as senior at Fort Dodge High in 2004...tied Iowa Class 4A all-time single-game best with four touchdown receptions vs. Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson...caught school-record 11 passes vs. Newton...standout sprinter on track team which qualified for 2004 and 2005 state track meets...co-recipient of outstanding male student-athlete at high school as senior...Personal — Marketing/business major... recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...named to 2007 and 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll…father, Mark (a Drake graduate), is Iowa Supreme Court Justice. ...

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football | 09 Fifth-year senior who has been named co-captain for second straight year...2008 — Started initial four games of season before re-injuring elbow….had 35 tackles, including 22 solo hits…led team with 13 tackles, including eight solo hits, vs. Upper Iowa…had 12 tackles with eight solo stops at Lehigh…2007 – Started first three games at weakside linebacker before suffering season ending injury...injured elbow on second defensive play of game at Wisconsin-Platteville... collected 10 tackles in first college start at Illinois State, while returning an interception 24 yards for touchdown...had six tackles, including five solo hits vs. Waldorf...2006 — Co-Pioneer Football League leader with three forced fumbles (vs. Upper Iowa, Wisconsin-Platteville, Waldorf)...also recovered fumble vs. Waldorf...named co-special teams player of year...had 32 tackles, including 17 solo hits on season...had career-high seven tackles, including six solo, vs. Wis.-Platteville...had six tackles vs. Waldorf and four stops vs. Jacksonville...doubled as team’s long snapper in punting situations...2005 — Redshirted...Prep — All-league standout in baseball and football at Chatfield High...Personal — Business law, management and marketing major...earned second-team Academic All-Pioneer Football League honors in 2008...named to 2007 and 2008 PFL Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...member of Drake Student Athlete Advisory Committee…born Oct. 8, 1986.

Two-year letterwinner who returns for second year as starting tackle…2008 — Recorded 33 tackles, including 4.5 tackles totaling 18 yards in losses…ranked seventh in PFL in fumbles recovered with two (Dayton, Jacksonville)…had four tackles, including seven-yard tackle for loss, in opener vs. Upper Iowa… also had four stops vs. Jacksonville and Dayton…had six-yard quarterback sack at Jacksonville…2007 — Appeared in all 11 games, collecting 39 tackles, including 30 solos...led team with 8.5 tackles for 22 yards in losses...also had three quarterback sacks for 11 yards in losses...recorded six tackles vs. Butler, including eight-yard quarterback sack...also had six tackles in finale vs. Dayton...registered four tackles vs. Waldorf and Valparaiso...had three tackles against San Diego, Davidson and Jacksonville... 2006 — Redshirted...Prep — Captain of Rockhurst High team as senior...Personal — Finance and management major...earned second team Academic All-Pioneer Football League honors in 2007 and 2008...named to 2007 and 2008 PFL Fall Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Aug. 2, 1987.

Fifth-year senior and returning letterwinner who will provide depth at tight end…2008 — Appeared in one game at Butler…2007 – Was team’s long snapper...2006 — Appeared in two games...2005 — Redshirted...Prep — Two-time all-area choice at Albert Lea High School...Personal — Biology, cell and molecular biology major...named to 2007 and 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born June 16, 1987.

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we are drake Bulldogs Three-year returning letterwinner who will be counted on to be leader of young offensive line at right guard...2008 – Named to All-Pioneer Football League second team…2007 — Also earned second-team All-PFL honors...2006 — Played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman...Prep — Earned third team all-state honors as senior at Bettendorf High, while leading team to Iowa Class 4A state title...also two-time first-team all-league and all-Metro choice... Personal — Biology major...named to 2007 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...born May 23, 1986.

Co-captain…Three-year returning letterwinner on offensive line who is one of two returning starters on young unit...2008 — Earned honorable mention All-Pioneer Football League playing honors...2007 — Started all 11 games after moving from defensive line to familiar spot on offensive line in spring...2006 — Had three tackles as reserve nose guard...had sixyard quarterback sack vs. Upper Iowa... moved from offensive line to nose guard during spring drills...Prep — Two-year starter in football who earned all-league, all-Metro Honors at Lake Park High... Personal — Management and marketing major...born Sept. 12, 1987.

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Two-year letterwinner who is returning starter at linebacker…team’s top returning tackler from last season…2008 -- Collected 55 tackles, including 31 solo tackles…had five tackles for 17 yards in losses and two quarterback sacks for 10 yards in losses…had season-high 11 tackles vs. Morehead State, including seven-yard quarterback sack and seven-yard tackle for loss…collected nine tackles against Davidson…had six tackles vs. San Diego, including five solo hits…had six tackles against Campbell while forcing fumble…had fumble recovery at Lehigh…2007 — Led Pioneer Football League with 87 tackles, including 62 solo hits... also led league with three fumble recoveries...had five tackles for 15 yards in losses, while recording two quarterback sacks for 13 yards in losses... started last eight games at middle linebacker...collected career-high 14 tackles at Wisconsin-Platteville, along with quarterback sack and fumble recovery...had team-high nine tackles at San Diego, including quarterback sack...led team with 13 tackles, including eight solo, at Davidson, while forcing two fumbles...had team-high eight tackles vs. Jacksonville...had 11 tackles, including eight solo, along with fumble recovery vs. Dayton...had interceptions vs. Waldorf and Valparaiso...2006 — Was named co-defensive scout team player of year...Prep — Named to Arlington Daily Herald All-Area team in football and basketball as senior at Stevenson High after catching 25 passes for 601 yards, while registering 58 tackles with four interceptions as senior to guide team to Illinois Class 8A playoffs... led basketball team which posted 21-8 record in 2005-06 with 14.6 scoring average and 6.7 rebounding average... two-time all-league choice in basketball...Personal — Education major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Nov. 3, 1987.

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football | 09 Co-captain…2008 – Made smooth transition from linebacker to j-back during spring, capping season by earning first-team All-Pioneer Football League honors…tied for ninth in PFL with 41 receptions for 468 yards (11.4 avg.) including four touchdowns…also rushed for 79 yards in 29 carries with three touchdowns…named recipient of Machesthe Award during team banquet as squad’s top competitor…caught season-high nine passes for 77 yards, including four-yard touchdown, at Dayton…snared six passes for 72 yards in finale at Valparaiso...had five receptions for 43 yards at Jacksonville…caught four passes against William Penn and San Diego…had 42-yard touchdown reception vs. William Penn…had 12-yard touchdown run at Jacksonville…scored two-yard touchdown at Valparaiso…2007 — Started last 10 games of season at linebacker...collected 74 tackles, including 41 solo...also had six tackles for 26 yards in losses along with three quarterback sacks totaling 20 yards...had team-high 11 tackles at Morehead State...recorded 10 tackles vs. Davidson and Dayton...had teamhigh nine tackles vs. Butler, including seven solo hits...also had nine tackles at Wisconsin-Platteville, including two quarterback sacks for 16 yards in losses...recorded six tackles vs. Jacksonville, while forcing fumble and returning interception 19 yards... made first collegiate start at strongside linebacker vs. Waldorf, responding with eight tackles, while forcing fumble...2006 — Was named co-offensive scout team player of year...Prep — Two-time captain of football squad at Hersey High...also named squad’s most valuable player, while earning all-area and all-league honors as senior in 2005...had 1,200 yards total offense, while rushing for nine touchdowns and passing for two touchdowns...named Arlington Daily Herald Offensive Player of Week in first start after collecting 263 yards total offense with three rushing touchdowns, along with 55-yard scoring pass...Personal — Marketing/Management major......named to 2007 and 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Jan. 18, 1988.

Two-year letterman who is returning starter at tight end…2008 – Snared 15 passes for 165 yards (11.0 avg.)…had three receptions for 45 yards vs. Davidson…caught two passes for 33 yards vs. San Diego, including 14-yard touchdown...also caught two passes at Jacksonville and Valparaiso…2007—Caught four passes for 37 yards as reserve tight end...made starting debut against Valparaiso...caught two passes for 26 yards against Waldorf...2006 — Played in seven games...2005 — Redshirted... Prep — Earned all-conference honors at Notre Dame High...Personal — Marketing and advertising major...named to 2007 and 2008 PFL Fall Academic Honor roll...born April 1, 1987.

Two-year letterwinner who has handled center snaps on field goals and PAT…fighting for starting berth at right offensive tackle…2008 — Appeared in 10 games ...2007 — Played in 11 games...2006 — Redshirted...Prep — Three-time all-league choice at Roosevelt High...qualified for Iowa Class 4A state meet in shot put...Personal — Marketing and advertising major...born Sept. 20, 1987...father, Wyatt, is a Drake graduate.

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we are drake Bulldogs 2008 – Achieved second team All-Pioneer Football League honors at defensive end…collected 34 tackles, including 22 solo hits…had 7.5 tackles for losses totaling 28 yards…had eight tackles against William Penn, while returning blocked punt seven yards for touchdown…had four tackles vs. Butler, San Diego, Morehead State…had 13-yard quarterback sack at Jacksonville, while forcing fumble and recovering fumble... 2007– Recorded 28 tackles, including 3.5 tackles totaling 17 yards in losses... registered three-yard quarterback sacks vs. Jacksonville and Dayton...totaled career-high nine tackles, including six solo vs. Waldorf...collected four tackles against Valparaiso and Dayton...2006 — Named team’s co-defensive scout team player of year...Prep — Earned second-team all-state honors as senior at Mountain Vista High...three-time all-conference selection...Personal — Finance major…recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarshsip...born June 28, 1988.

Two-year letterwinner — 2008 — Played in all 11 games, collecting 35 tackles, including 25 solo hits…had seven tackles for losses totaling 28 yards…had 2.5 quarterback sacks for 16 yards in losses...had five tackles vs. Campbell and Jacksonville…had four tackles against Upper Iowa, while forcing fumble…also had four tackles against Morehead State including nine-yard quarterback sack… recovered fumble at Lehigh…moved from linebacker to defensive end during spring...2007 — Collected 23 tackles, including 16 solo stops...led team with nine tackles, including eight solo and two tackles for losses, vs. Northern Iowa...recorded four tackles vs. Waldorf, while forcing fumble...made first start at middle linebacker vs. Valparaiso collecting three tackles...had two stops vs. Wisconsin-Platteville and Jacksonville...2006 — Redshirted... Prep — Captain of Heritage High football team as senior, while earning first-team all-league honors... blocked 10 kicks in career, including seven as junior in 2004...Personal — Business and finance major... named to 2007 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Oct. 6, 1987.

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In fourth year as team’s regular punter... coming off best season in career...2008 – Earned second team All-Pioneer Football League honors…ranked second in PFL in punting, averaging a career best 40.4 yards in 59 punts with 17 punts inside the 20 yardline and 10 kicks covering 50 yards or more…had three punts for 48.7 yard average against Campbell, including season long 68 yards…averaged 45.7 yards for five punts vs. Upper Iowa…had 43.3 yard average in three punts vs. San Diego and 43.0 average in four punts at Butler…2007 — Played in 10 games, owning 33.8 yard punting average with long of 48 vs. Valparaiso... had 11 punts inside opponents’ 20 yardline...2006 — Ranked third in PFL in punting with 37.4 avg...had 17 punts inside opponent’s 20 yardline...averaged season-best 40.7 yards on six punts at Dayton, including long of 51 yards while landing three kicks inside 20...also averaged 40.0 yards for three punts vs. WisconsinPlatteville...had season long 67-yard punt vs. San Diego...Prep — Earned all-area honors as senior at Lake Zurich High...Personal — Management, marketng and business major...earned second-team All-Academic Pioneer Football League honors in 2008...named to 2008 PFL Fall Academic Honor Roll… member of Drake Studen Athletes Advisory Committee…born Aug. 4, 1986.

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Peter Badovinac 6-2 | 229 | Soph. | QB Inverness, Ill. In competition for starting quarterback…redshirted in 2008...Prep — Named Chicago Catholic League Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 after passing for 2,056 yards, including 21 touchdowns, at Loyola Academy...three-year starter, who passed for 5,169 yards in prep career, including 41 touchdowns...completed 28 of 40 passes for 329 yards in upset win vs. St. Rita in 2007... Personal — Business major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Oct. 6, 1989.

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6 Matt Buckley

Patrick Cashmore

6-0 | 183 | Soph. | DB

5-11 | 242 | Jr | RB

Oak Forest, Ill. Redshirt who will provide depth at free safety… Prep — Led Oak Forest High to South Suburban Conference football titles in 2006 and 2007... earned all-league and all-area honors as senior, while leading team with 29 receptions for 630 yards, including eight touchdowns...earned firstteam academic all-state and academic all-conference honors...Personal — Health Sciences major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born May 14, 1990.

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Mason Bucklin

5-9 | 168 | So.| WR

5-11 | 222 | 5Sr. | J-Back

Florissant, Mo.

Solon, Iowa

Letterwinner who won starting flanker spot in spring…2008 — caught six passes for 82 yards… had 38-yard touchdown reception vs. Morehead State…caught two passes for 15 yards at Butler…Prep — Earned first team Metro Catholic All-Conference as junior and senior for St. Louis University High...named football captain for 2007 season...four year varsity letterwinner in track with team winning the 2006 Missouri Class 4 state title...also captain of track squad in 2007 and 2008...Personal — Business marketing major...father, Stacey, played football at Southeast Missouri State...brother, Garren, runs track at Mississippi State...born Feb. 11, 1990.

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Two-year letterwinner who has provided depth at running back, while also making mark on special teams...2008 — Played in eight games…caught one pass for four yards vs. Davidson…2007 — Blocked punt vs. Valparaiso which set up field goal...2006 — had three rushes for 13 yards vs. Upper Iowa, including nine-yard touchdown run... Prep — Earned first-team Class 2A All-District honors as senior at Solon High...also helped lead team to runner-up finish in Iowa Class 2A state playoffs as junior...Personal — Pharmacy major...member of Drake choir...named to 2007 and 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Oct. 17, 1986.

Travis Bogaard

Kansas City, Mo. 2008 — Played in last eight games of season, rushing for 324 yards in 71 carries (4.6 avg.)... gained 103 yards on the ground in 21 carries vs. Davidsion…had 65 yards rushing in 13 carries at Jacksonville…scored on touchdown runs of seven and two yards vs. Campbell…2007 — Redshirted...Prep — Four-year starter at St. Pius X who earned Class 3A all-state honors as junior and senior, while leading team to quarterfinal round of 2006 Missouri state playoffs...recipient of Fontana Award which is presented annually to best offensive athlete at small school in Kansas City Metropolitan area...ranked second in Missouri prep history with 108 career touchdowns and fourth in career rushing with more than 6,000 yards...Personal — Marketing and management major...named to 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll…father, Bill, was an NCAA national competitor in swimming at Southern Illinois...mother, Laura, also attended Southern Illinois on gymnastics scholarship...brother, Willie, was two-year starting running back at Drake in 2006 and 2007…born July 18, 1988.

9 Nick Chenier 6-2 | 204 | Soph. | DB Hinsdale, Ill. Returning letterwinner who is top candidate at vacated free safety…2008 — Played in all 11 games, collecting eight tackles…had two tackles vs. Morehead State…Prep — Was two-time All-West Suburban Conference Silver Division choice at Hinsdale Central High...had 63 tackles and one interception at safety as senior...Personal — Business/marketing major...born May 11, 1990.

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6-3 | 200 | 5Sr. | WR Pella, Iowa Fifth-year senior who is challenging for starting split end…2008 – Caught four passes for 41 yards…had two receptions vs. Upper Iowa…also snared two passes for 32 yards at Lehigh….2007 — Played in five games...caught two passes for 15 yards at San Diego...2006 — Appeared in two games...Prep — Earned second team Iowa Class 2A all-state honors as senior at Pella High...twotime all-district choice....also earned all-league honors in basketball...Personal — Actuarial science/accounting major...named to 2007 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born April 8, 1987.

Dan Clinton 6-7 | 316 | Jr. | OL Gurnee, Ill.

Running back Patrick Cashmore

Returning letterwinner who started four games in 2008 at offensive tackle...2007 — Redshirted... Prep — Two-time all-area choice at Carmel Catholic High...was fourth at 285 pounds in 2007 Illinois Class AA state wrestling meet...also posted 76-6 record in last two years as wrestler... Personal — Marketing and management major...named to 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll…born March 20, 1989.

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Lyndon Crawford

Jeff Grovak

Billy Janssen

5-10 | 173 | Soph. | DB

6-3 | 228 | Jr. | LB

6-2 | 192 | Jr. | K

Flossmoor, Ill.

Mt. Prospect, Ill.

Listed as top reserve at cornerback…redshirted in 2008…Prep — Standout football and track performer at Homewood-Flossmoor High...named a National Merit Scholar as a senior...Personal — Finance major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...father, Lyndon, was four-year football standout at UCLA...born May 29, 1990.

75 Nick Downey 6-2 | 250 | Soph. | OL Gurnee, Ill.

Listed as top reserve at left offensive guard…redshirted in 2008… Prep — Two-year letterwinner at Mundelein High...two-year all-academic award winner and recipient of College Football Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete award...Personal — Marketing/management major...named one of 14 top Drake freshmen for 2008-09...born Feb. 1, 1990.

76 Stephen Flynn 6-4 | 342 | Jr. | OL Davenport, Iowa Returning letterwinner who started four games at offensive tackle in 2008... 2007 — Redshirted... Prep — Earned Iowa Class 4A first-team all-state as well as all-metro and all-league honors as senior at Bettendorf High...Personal — Business major...named to 2007 and 2008 PFL Fall Academic Honor Roll...father, Patrick, played football at Purdue for two years...born Oct. 22, 1988.

70 Avery Fuhs 6-4 | 279 | Soph. | OL Chariton, Iowa

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Redshirt who will add depth at offensive tackle… Prep — Versatile athlete, who was two-time firstteam All-District choice at Chariton High as junior and senior...earned Iowa Class 2A second-team all-state honors...played in 2008 Iowa Shrine Bowl...three-time all-league choice in wrestling and captured 285-pound title at 2008 Iowa Class 2A state meet...two-time football academic alldistrict choice...Personal — Biology/Chemistry major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born April 25, 1990

2008 — Earned first varsity letter as top reserve at linebacker…collected 25 tackles..made lone start at Dayton, collecting season-high seven tackles, including three-yard tackle for loss…had six tackles vs. Campbell, while forcing fumble… recorded four tackles vs. Jacksonville…2007 — Redshirted...Prep — Captain of Rolling Meadows High football team as a senior...earned all-league honors in football...also lettered in baseball and swimming...two-time Illinois state qualifier in 50 freestyle...Personal — Business major…recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born June 29, 1989.

31 Stoy Hall 5-10 | 220 | Jr. | LB Omaha, Neb. Returning letterwinner at linebacker who also was fixture as team’s long snapper…2008 — Moved from J-back to linebacker during 2008 preseason camp...2007 — Redshirted...Prep — Two-time second-team Nebraska Class A all-state choice as senior at Westside High...had 58 tackles, four fumble recoveries, three quarterback sacks as senior...Personal – Finance/entrepenurial management major...born Feb. 6, 1989.

26 Matt Hancock 6-3 | 193 | Jr. | DB Kansas City, Mo.

Enters fall camp challenging for starting spot at strong cornerback...2008 — Played in all 11 games, collected 17 tackles….had season-high six tackles vs. Davidson, while returning interception 40 yards…collected three tackles in opener vs. Upper Iowa…2007 — Redshirted...Prep — Two-time all Suburban Mid-6 Conference choice at Raytown South High...also captain as senior... had seven career interceptions...received football academic award...Personal — Marketing major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born March 26, 1989.

Round Lake Beach, Ill.

Prep — Earned Illinois Class 7A all-state honorable mention honors at Carmel Catholic High — Personal — Physics/math/computer science major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Sept. 30, 1988.

65 Andrew Keller 6-4 | 259 | Soph. | OL Clarion, Iowa Redshirt who will provide depth at offensive tackle...Prep — Earned Iowa Class 2A all-state honors by Iowa Newspaper Association as senior at Clarion High...played for North team in Iowa Shrine All-Star football game...also captain of football and basketball teams...valedictorian of graduating class...named first team Academic All-State and also State of Iowa Scholar...Personal — Finance and Politics major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born June 15, 1989.

34 Tom Kostek 5-9 | 174 | Jr. | RB West Des Moines, Iowa 2008 — Appeared in nine games, rushing 26 times for 141 yards (5.4 avg.), including two touchdowns…had 10-yard touchdown at Valparaiso…rushed for season-high 55 yards vs. Campbell in seven attempts, including 13-yard touchdown run…2007 — Redshirted...Prep — Earned second-team Iowa Class 1A all-state honors as senior at Des Moines Christian... also two-time all-district selection...netted 1,480 yards rushing as senior...also competed in 2007 Iowa state track and field meet in four events... Personal — Management major...father, Mark, is assistant athletic director at Drake and former Drake Relays director...born Dec. 7, 1988.

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Michael Lahart

Lucas Mosier

Patrick Oliver

5-10 | 177 | Jr. | DB

6-0 | 200 | Sr. | DB

5-8 | 171 | Soph. | RB

Chariton, Iowa

Moved from running back to cornerback in spring drills…2008 — Collected 226 yards on the ground in 64 carries (3.5 avg.) with three touchdowns…also caught seven passes for 35 yards…gained season-high 65 yards in 16 carries vs. Upper Iowa…had nine-yard touchdown run vs. William Penn…threw five-yard touchdown pass to Steven Platek vs. San Diego….caught three passes vs. Morehead State, while scoring on seven-yard run…2007 — Redshirted...Prep — Earned second team Iowa Class 3A all-state honors after rushing for 1,324 yards, including 20 touchdowns, as senior at Chariton in 2006...had 15 career interceptions...Personal – Pharmacy major...earned second team All-Academic PFL honors in 2008...named to 2007 and 2008 PFL Fall Academic Honor Roll...born April 8, 1989.

60 Evan Lawrence 6-4 | 295| Soph. | OL Moline, Ill. Returning letterwinner who is involved in threeway battle for starting right offensive tackle… Prep — Earned all-metro and all-league honors in both baseball and football at Moline High... played in Illinois Shriners All-Star game...also led team to league titles in baseball and football in 2007...Personal — Accounting and finance major…named to 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll…born Dec. 13, 1989.

48 John Meehan 6-0 | 228 | Sr. | DE St. Louis, Mo. Two-year letterwinner…2008 — Moved from linebacker to defensive end during spring drills... had two tackles vs. William Penn…2007 — Had four tackles for season...collected three tackles vs. Valparaiso...2006 — Redshirted...Prep — Two-time all-league choice at Burroughs High... also earned all-state honors in discus...Personal — Radio-TV production major......named to 2007 and 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Sept. 22, 1987.

Lewis, Iowa

Two-year letterwinner at cornerback...2008 - Had 49 tackles, including 31 solo hits…had two tackles for 13 yards in losses…had seasonhigh 11 tackles vs. Dayton and nine tackles vs. Morehead State…2007 — Collected 21 tackles, including 14 solo hits...had career-high five tackles vs. Jacksonville...collected three tackles vs. Waldorf and Davidson...had two tackles, along with fumble recovery, at San Diego...2006 — Redshirted...Prep — Rushed for 1,601 yards as senior at Griswold High with 27 touchdowns... also led team to 2006 state title in 4x200 relay, while finishing second in long jump...Personal — Marketing/insurance major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born June 7, 1987.

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Elk Run Heights, Iowa

2008— Led team in rushing with 332 yards in 11 games (4.5 avg.) including three touchdowns… ranked fifth in PFL in kickoff return average (22.2 yards)…gained 92 yards rushing in 17 attempts vs. William Penn…rushed for 72 yards at Valparaiso including scoring runs of 15 and seven yards…galloped for 69 yards on the ground in 10 carries vs. Campbell, including 15-yard scoring burst…had 122 yards in kickoff returns at Jacksonville including season-long 69 yards…Prep — Earned all-league honors at Waterloo East High...team captain as a junior and senior...Personal — Biology major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Nov. 27, 1989.

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Jim Nelson

Gus Olofsson

6-2 | 219 | Jr. | LB

5-11 | 206 | Sr. | DB

Wheaton, Ill.

Returning letterwinner at linebacker…2008 – Collected six tackles for season…recorded four tackles vs. Campbell…forced fumble and recovered fumble against William Penn…2007 — Redshirted...Prep — Earned second team all-state honors while leading Wheaton Warrenville South High School to 2008 Illinois Class 8A state football title in 2006...also standout weight thrower on track and field team, leading squad to league title...Personal — Finance and marketing major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Sept. 19, 1988.

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Frankfort, Ill.

Returning letterman who moved from j-back to secondary during 2009 spring drills...2008 — Played in eight games…caught two passes for 25 yards against Upper Iowa…had two tackles vs. Dayton, Campbell and Valparaiso...2006 — Redshirted as a freshman...Prep — Earned allleague, all-area honors at Lincoln-Way East... helped key team to 2005 Illinois Class 8A state championship...Personal — Finance major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born July 1, 1987.

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Paddy O’Connell

Nathan Paddock

6-2 | 220 | Soph. | DL

6-2 | 191 | Soph. | RB

Orland Park, Ill. Redshirt who is listed as top reserve at nose guard...Prep — Led Providence Catholic High with seven quarterback sacks as senior in 2007... earned all-area honors...Personal — Graphic Design/Advertising major...born Jan. 1, 1990.

Lee’s Summit, Mo. Redshirt who will provide depth at j-back...Prep — Set Lee’s Summit West High school record for single-season touchdown receptions (seven) and single-season reception yardage (552) as senior...played in Missouri-Kansas All-Star game...helped lead team to 2007 Missouri Class 4A state title...Personal — Finance major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Aug. 18, 1989.

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Michael Piatkowski

Robbie Unger

Will Yocius

6-2 | 170 | Soph. | QB

6-0 | 231 | Jr. | DE

6-0 | 248 | 5Sr. | TE

Wheaton, Ill.

Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Redshirt who is in competition for starting quarterback…Prep – Attended Wheaton Warrenville South High… Personal — Marketing major... born Feb. 26, 1990.

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Mitch Rasmussen

Will provide depth at defensive end…2008 – Appeared in three games… 2007 — Redshirted... Prep — Two-time first team All Continental League choice at Highlands Ranch High...had 120 tackles as senior, including 90 solo hits, while forcing four fumbles and recovering two fumbles...placed fifth in 2007 Colorado Class 5A state wrestling championships...Personal — Business major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born June 27, 1988.

6-0 | 178 | Sr. | K Long Grove, Ill. Expected to challenge for kicking duties … 2007 — Redshirted...Before Drake — Transfer from University of Montana...Prep — Led Stevenson HIgh to the North Suburban Lake Conference football championship...all-conference and allarea his senior year...45/47 on PAT’s and 8/10 on field goals with longest a 45-yarder as a senior...47-49 on PAT’s and 3/3 on field goals as a junior...three-year football letterwinner...also all-conference and all-area in baseball his senior year...named to IHSA all-academic team… Personal — Marketing/Management major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Sept. 9, 1987.

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71 6-0 | 288 | Soph. | OL Homer Glen, Ill. Listed as top backup to starting center Quinn McVey…redshirted in 2008...Prep — Earned first-team All-Southeast Suburban Conference honors as a senior at Lockport Township High... Personal — Business major...born Oct. 27, 1990.

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David Witkiewicz

6-1 | 220 | Soph. | LB

6-6 | 286 | Soph. | DT

Redshirt who will provide depth at outside linebacker...Prep — Two-time All-Sunflower conference choice at Free State High...Personal — Marketing major...born April 16, 1989

90 John Sawhill 6-3 | 250 | Soph. | DT Jefferson, Iowa Expected to see action as reserve defensive tackle...Prep — Versatile athlete who was named to Iowa Class 2A second-team all-state in football... placed seventh in 2008 Iowa Class 2A state wrestling meet as heavyweight at Jefferson-Scranton High...also placed third in shot put at 2008 Iowa Class 2A state track meet...Personal — Business major...born June 7, 1990.

Fox River Grove, Ill. Two-year letterwinner who is challenging for starting tight end spot…2008 - Moved from running back to tight end in 2008 preseason camp…. caught five-yard pass at Jacksonville 2007 — Played in nine games...2006 — Appeared in seven games...rushed twice for 60 yards vs. Upper Iowa, including 59-yard jaunt...Prep – Threeyear starter who earned all-league and all-area honors as senior at Cary Grove High ...led team to runner-up in 2004 Illinois Class 7A playoffs... rushed for 1,211 yards as senior. including 255 yards in quarterfinal round victory at Crystal Lake South...Personal — Actuarial Science and finance major...named to 2007 and 2008 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Oct. 6, 1986.

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Hales Corners, Wis. Returning letterwinner on defensive line who also will challenge for duties as long snapper on punts…2008 – Played in eight games at nose guard, seeing first extensive action against San Diego…collected four solo hits at Butler which warranted move to starting lineup at Dayton… had career-high seven tackles against Morehead State…collected two tackles vs. Davidson, including 11-yard quarterback sack…also preserved 20-17 victory against Davidson by blocking field goal on last play of game…had three tackles at Jacksonville…Prep — Earned second team allstate honors as senior at Whitnall High...two time first-team all-conference choice, while collecting 15 quarterback sacks as junior and senior...also owns school record for career wins in wrestling with 158...two-time captain in football and wrestling...finalist for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Boys Athlete of Year...Personal — Pharmacy major... recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...born Feb. 24, 1990.

8 Pawel Zurkowski 6-3 | 229 | Soph. | QB Round Lake Heights, Ill. Challenging for starting quarterback…redshirted in 2008…Prep — Led Grant Community High to the division championship title in 2007...rushed for 1,250 yards with 13 touchdowns and passed for 1,250 yards for 11 touchdowns as a senior... team MVP in football and track his senior year... named to the Academic All-State team...Personal — Finance/Entrepreneurial Management major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship... born Dec. 26, 1989.

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Gerry Hingst Administrative Assistant

Angie Dahl Athletic Trainer

Tyler Fisher Strength & Conditioning Coach

Blake Harms Director of Equipment Operations

Matty Richardson Athletic Trainer

Chris Hansen Video Coordinator

Thomas Stier Assistant Director of Equipment

The Last Time It Happened ... Last time Drake played an overtime game —Valparaiso 51, Last Drake fumble return for a touchdown — 12 yards, Andrew Drake 45 (one overtime), Oct. 25, 2003, Valparaiso, Ind. Asbell vs. Upper Iowa, Aug. 28, 2008 Last shutout by Drake — 32-0 at Valparaiso, Nov. 22, 2008

Last Drake player to rush for 100 yards — 103 yards in 21 carries, Pat Cashmore vs. Davidson, Oct. 25, 2008

Last shutout by Drake at home —45-0 vs. Campbell, Oct. 18, 2008 Two Drake players rush for 100 yards in same game — 101 yards in 19 carries, Willie Cashmore; and 216 yards in 27 carries, Scott Last time Drake shut out — 19-0 at Lehigh, Sept. 6, 2008 Phaydavong vs. Jacksonville, Nov. 10, 2006 Last time Drake shut out at home — 37-0 by San Diego, Oct. Last Drake player to pass for over 300 yards —389 yards, Connor 21, 2006 Jostes at Valparaiso, Oct. 25, 2003 Last Drake kickoff return for touchdown — 90 yards, Augustine Last Drake player to rush for three touchdowns — 3, Scott Agyei vs. Waldorf, Sept. 8, 2007 Phaydavong vs. Valparaiso Sept. 29, 2007 Last Drake punt return for a touchdown — 60 yards, Jordan Last Drake player to catch three touchdowns — 3, Jason Jones Bontrager vs. Austin Peay, Sept. 24, 2005 vs. Jacksonville, Oct. 4, 2003 Last time Drake blocked a punt for a touchdown — 39 yards, Last Drake player to pass for four touchdowns — 5, Connor Clint Martindale vs. San Diego, Sept. 30, 2000 Jostes vs. Upper Iowa, Nov. 6, 2004

Last time Drake blocked a punt for a safety — Mike Bialas vs. Last Drake player to score three touchdowns — 3, Scott Butler, Oct. 6, 2007 Phaydavong vs. Valparaiso, Sept. 29, 2007 Last Drake pass interception for a touchdown — 46 yards, Andy Green vs. Davidson, Oct. 25, 2008

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2008 Final Statistics 6-5 OVERALL RECORD, 4-4 PIONEER FOOTBALL LEAGUE Date Opponent Aug. 28 UPPER IOWA Sept. 5 at Lehigh Sept. 13 WILLIAM PENN Sept. 27 *SAN DIEGO Oct. 4 *at Butler Oct. 11 *at Dayton Oct. 18 *CAMPBELL Oct. 25 *DAVIDSON Nov. 8 *MOREHEAD STATE Nov. 15 *at Jacksonville Nov. 22 *at Valparaiso DU FIRST DOWNS 186 Rushing 79 Passing 95 Penalty 12 rushing, net yds. 1,353 Attempts 356 Yds. Gained 1,543 Yds. Lost 190 Per Game 123.0 Touchdowns 14 passing, net yds. 2,014 Attempts 363 Completions 179 Percentage .493 Comp./Game 16.3 Yards/Game 183.1 Yards/Comp. 11.3 Yards/Att. 5.5 Touchdowns 9 Interceptions 11 totAL offense, yds. 3,367 Plays 719 Plays/Game 65.3 Rushes/Game 34.6 Passes/Game 31.9 Yards/Game 306.1 Yards/Play 4.7

individual rushing Patrick Oliver Ben Ostermann Patrick Cashmore Michael Lahart Tom Kostek Stephen Platek Michael Bialas Gus Olofsson Mason Bucklin Team Cole Ingle indivIDUAL passing Cole Ingle Ben Ostermann Michael Lahart Stephen Platek Kevin Murtha

g 11 10 8 11 9 11 9 8 8 11 8

Score Attendance Record PFL Record 17-13 3,611 1-0 0-19 4,706 1-1 36-0 3,398 2-1 17-43 5,318 2-2 0-1 15-21 2,171 2-3 0-2 9-27 3,058 2-4 0-3 45-0 1,813 3-4 1-3 20-17 2,809 4-4 2-3 19-15 2,338 5-4 3-3 9-41 2,104 5-5 3-4 32-0 895 6-5 4-4 DU OPP scoring 219 196 Per Game 19.9 17.8 Touchdowns 26 25 PAT Kicking 19-23 20-24 PAT Others 0-3 0-1 Safety 1 1 Field Goals 14-24 8-13 punts 60 64 Yards 2,408 2,289 Average 40.1 35.8 Kickoff returns 40 44 Yards Returned 773 788 Per Return 19.3 17.9 Touchdowns 0 0 PUNT RETURNS 24 30 Yards Returned 144 314 Per Return 6.0 10.5 Touchdowns 1 1 interceptions 14 11 Yards Returned 126 182 Per Return 9.0 16.5 Touchdowns 1 2 penalties 54 62 Yards Penalized 503 573 Average Per Game 45.7 52.1 fumbles-lost 9-6 27-15 total turnovers 17 29 3rd down conver. 49-157 52-152 4th down conver. 8-18 7-18

OPP 160 82 65 13 1,301 424 1,637 336 118.3 8 1,628 273 155 .567 14.1 148.0 10.5 6.0 13 14 2,929 697 63.4 45.1 30.9 266.3 4.2

No. yDS g net avg 74 345 332 4.5 71 389 324 4.6 69 307 290 4.2 64 239 227 3.5 26 141 141 5.4 29 91 79 2.7 3 15 15 5.0 3 3 3 1.0 2 0 0 0.0 2 0 -13 -6.5 13 13 -45 -3.5

g NO. COMP. 8 200 106 10 160 72 11 1 1 11 1 0 3 1 0

INT pct. YARDS 8 .530 1,178 5 .450 831 0 1.000 5 0 .000 0 0 .000 0

TD lG 3 17 1 36 2 16 3 20 2 19 3 20 0 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 TD 5 3 1 0 0

AvG-GAME 30.2 32.4 36.2 20.6 15.7 7.2 1.7 0.4 0.0 -5.6 -5.6 LG AvG 57 147.2 49 83.1 5 5.0 0 0.0 0 0.0

total offense g PLAYS RUSH PASS TOTAL ypg Ben Ostermann 10 231 324 831 1,155 115.5 Cole Ingle 8 213 -45 1,178 1,133 141.6 Patrick Oliver 11 74 332 0 332 30.2 Patrick Cashmore 8 69 290 0 290 36.2 Michael Lahart 11 65 227 5 232 21.1 Tom Kostek 9 26 141 0 141 15.7 PUNTING Brandon Wubs Logan Rees

NO. YDS. AVG. 59 2,383 40.4 1 25 25.0

BK 0 0

LG 68 25

TB INSIDE 20 5 17 0 1

FIELD GOALS 11-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 Logan Rees 0-0 9-11 5-8 0-5

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score by quarters Drake Opponents

4th total 47 219 58 196

1st 19 47

2nd 93 58

3rd 60 33

LG BLK 35 2

defensive stats Cole Douglas Andy Green Ben Morrison Skye Buckner-Petty Lucas Mosier Tim Harvey Jermey Gehl Josh Walkup Cale Hunt Dain Taylor Sean Kitts Jeff Grovak Andrew Asbell Owen Hodges Richard Courtney Dave Witkiewicz Matt Hancock Andrew Brooks John Van Cleave Nick Chenier Michael Bialas Jim Nelson Robby Unger Gus Olofsson Stephen Platek Rajee Harris John Meehan Richard Neal Michael Lahart

SOLO 43 42 31 31 31 30 26 25 22 22 14 12 15 17 17 10 13 10 6 4 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 0

AST TOTAL 22 65 18 60 24 55 22 53 18 49 20 50 17 43 10 35 13 35 12 34 19 33 13 25 8 23 5 22 3 20 10 20 4 17 2 12 5 11 4 8 3 6 3 6 2 5 4 6 3 5 1 4 2 4 1 3 3 3

TFL-YD QB SACKS-YD PBU FR 5-11 1-5 2 0 0-0 0-0 1 1 5-17 2-10 0 1 3.5-12 1-9 2 0 2-13 1-11 0 1 0-0 0-0 2 1 5-9 0-0 2 1 7-28 2.5-16 0 1 1.5-3 0-0 0 0 7.5-32 1.5-16 3 1 4.5-18 1.5-12 0 2 1-3 0-0 0 0 2.5-12 1-6 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 1-11 0-0 4 1 1.5-14 1.5-14 0 0 0-0 0-0 2 0 5-20 3-12 0 0 0.5-1 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1 2-3 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1-2 1-2 0 0 1-4 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0

FF 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

punt returns no yds avg td lg Zach Brower 20 87 4.3 0 14 Michael Lahart 1 14 14.0 0 14 Dain Taylor 1 29 29.0 1 7 Michael Bialas 1 3 3.0 0 3 Lucas Mosier 1 11 11.0 0 11 kickoff returns no yds avg td lg Patrick Oliver 16 355 22.2 0 69 Zach Brower 12 179 14.9 0 27 Richard Courtney 10 220 22.0 0 37 Michael Lahart 2 10 9.5 0 11 scoring td FG-A Logan Rees 0 14-24 Stephen Platek 7 0-0 Michael Lahart 3 0-0 Patrick Oliver 3 0-0 Pat Cashmore 2 0-0 Zach Brower 2 0-0 Tom Kostek 2 0-0 Ben Ostermann 1 0-0 Drew Blackmon 1 0-0 Frank Pucher 1 0-0 Dain Taylor 1 0-0 Michael Bialas 1 0-0 Andy Green 1 0-0 Andrew Asbell 1 0-0 Andrew Brooks 0 0-0 Brandon Wubs 0 0-0 Cole Ingle 0 0-0

1PAT 19-23 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

2 PAT Safety pts 0-0 0 61 0-0 0 42 0-0 0 18 0-0 0 18 0-0 0 12 0-0 0 12 0-0 0 12 0-1 0 6 0-0 0 6 0-0 0 6 0-0 0 6 0-0 0 6 0-0 0 6 0-0 0 6 0-0 1 2 0-1 0 0 0-1 0 0

RECEIVING Zach Brower Stephen Platek Spencer Cady Michael Bialas Frank Pucher Michael Lahart Drew Blackmon Travis Boogard Gus Olofsson Mason Bucklin Pat Cashmore Tom Kostek Sean Slaven Will Yocius Patrick Oliver

G 11 11 9 9 11 11 10 2 8 8 8 9 2 7 11

NO. 45 41 26 24 `15 7 6 4 2 2 2 2 1 1 1

YDS 406 468 447 306 165 35 82 41 25 17 4 2 12 5 -1

AVG. 9.0 11.4 17.2 12.8 11.0 5.0 13.7 10.2 12.5 8.5 2.0 1.0 12.0 5.0 -1.0

TD 2 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

INTERCEPTIONS Andy Green Tim Harvey Matt Hancock Richard Courtney

NO. YDS. 6 61 6 25 1 40 1 0

AVG. 10.2 4.2 40.0 0.0

TD 1 0 0 0

LG 46 14 40 0

punting no yds avg bk lg Brandon Wubs 48 1,796 37.4 0 67

LG 25 42 57 36 27 8 38 25 18 13 5 4 12 5 -1

TB INSIDE 20 5 17

field goals 11-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Logan Rees 0-0 3-4 5-8 0-1 0-0

LG 38

BLK 0

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football | 09 Team Records Most Victories (Non-Scholarship) Fewest Victories (Non-Scholarship) Most Losses (Non-Scholarship) Fewest Losses Most Ties Longest Winning Streak (Non-Scholarship) Consecutive Victories Longest Losing Streak (Non-Scholarship) Consecutive Losses

10, 1981 10, 2004 0, 1893, 1917 4, 1991 10, 1976, 1983 6, 1991 0, 1922 2, 1917, 1935, 1969 7, 1922, 1981 9, 2004 13, 1921-23 7, 1976, 1977 4, 1991 10, 1976-77

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Most Points Season (Div. I) 306, 1980 (Non-Scholarship) 410, 2000 Game 96 vs. Parsons, 1912 (Non-Scholarship) 62 vs. Butler, 2000 Scoring Against Season 424, 1976 (Non-Scholarship) 429, 2002 Game 85, Ohio State (7), 1935 (Non-Scholarship) 64, Western Illinois (7), 2002 Two-Team Scoring Game 102-Drake 55, Bradley 47, 1956 (Non-Scholarship) 103-Drake 62, Butler 41, 2000 Most Touchdowns Season 52, 2005 Game 9 vs. Butler, 10-28-2000 8 vs. Quincy & Ill. Benedictine, 1992 8 vs. Simpson, 9-3-88 (Scholarship) 8 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 11-19-66 8 vs. Idaho State, 11-22-69 Most Field Goals Made Season 15, 1981 (Non-Scholarship) 20, 2000 Game 5 vs. Wis.-Stevens Point, 9-16-2000 4 vs. St. Ambrose, 11-12-94 4 vs. St. Ambrose, 9-12-98 (Scholarship) 4 vs. Northern Iowa, 9-4-82 4 vs. Indiana State, 9-1-79 4 vs. West Texas State, 11-17-84 Most Extra Points Made Season 39, 1980 (Non-Scholarship) 44, 2002; 44, 2005 Game 8 vs. Butler, 10-28-2000 (Scholarship) 7 vs. South Dakota State, 9-17-48 7 vs. South Dakota, 10-7-49 7 vs. Bradley, 10-27-56 7 vs. Idaho State, 11-22-69 7 vs. South Dakota, 10-23-71

Punt Return Yardage Season (Non-Scholarship) 382, 2005 Game 162 vs. Northern Iowa, 10-7-61 (Non-Scholarship) 118 vs. Sioux Falls, 11-14-87 Kickoff Returns Game 11 vs. Louisville, 10-15-66 Kickoff Return Yardage Game 237 vs. Louisville, 10-15-66 Penalties Season (Non-Scholarship) 80, 1994 Game 16 vs. Emporia State, 10-4-52 16 vs. North Central, 11-4-89 Yards Penalized Season (Non-Scholarship) 751, 1993 Game 176 vs. Memphis St., 9-23-72 (Non-Scholarship) 134 vs. Wis.-Stevens Point, 9-16-2000 115 vs. Morehead State, 9-24-2004 114 vs. North Central,11-4-89 First Downs By Penalty Season 24, 1977 (Non-Scholarship) 24, 2002 Game 6 vs. West Texas State, 9-14-74

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Longest Rushing Plays 95, Al Wieland vs. Oklahoma A&M, 10-7-32 90, Lynn King vs. Simpson, 9-27-29 (Non-Scholarship) 82, Scott Phaydavong at Morehead State, 11-20-04 78, Scott Phaydavong vs. Butler, 10-29-05 74, Willie Cashmore vs. Morehead State, 9-30-06 70, Pete Sylvester vs. Wis.-LaCrosse, 9-19-98 69, Brant Alley vs. Sioux Falls, 11-14-87 69, Scott Phaydavong vs. Upper Iowa, 9-9-06 Longest Passing Plays 98, Jeff Martin to Mark Flaker vs. N.M. State, 9-4-76 89, Rex Perry to Doug Winslow vs. Northern Arizona, 10-2-71 (Non-Scholarship) 95, Ira Vandever to Aaron Overton vs. Wis.-LaCrosse, 9-21-02 92, Bill Castonzo to Jason Jones vs. Waldorf, 11-15-03 84, Jamie DeAngelo to DeShaun Diggs vs. Aurora, 10-2-93 Longest Punt Returns 91, Duane Miller vs. North Texas State, 10-4-69 86, Duane Miller vs. Western Illinois, 10-15-69 (Non-Scholarship) 75, Eric Anderson vs. Sioux Falls, 11-14-87 Longest Field Goal 55, Walt Brindley vs. Kansas, 10-16-20 48, Ron Daemen vs. Northern Iowa, 9-4-82 (Non-Scholarship) 62, Billy Cundiff vs. San Diego, 9-30-2000 54, Billy Cundiff vs. Wis.-Stevens Point, 9-16-2000 54, Billy Cundiff vs. Wis.-Stevens Point, 9-18-99 Longest Kickoff Return 115, Charles Taylor vs. Haskell Indian College, 11-11-05 (Non-Scholarship) 97, Chad Briley vs. Valparaiso, 10-16-93 Longest Pass Interception 96, Lee Brothers vs. Abilene Christian, 11-14-64 85, Mike Carden vs. Arkansas State, 9-21-68 (Non-Scholarship) 100, Noah Joseph vs. Wayne State (Neb.), 10-4-97 99, Grant Pohlmann vs. Saint Mary’s, 10-9-99 Longest Punt 93, Bob Handke vs. Wichita State, 11-12-49 88, Dick Nesbitt vs. Iowa State, 11-16-29 (Non-Scholarship) 72, Ryan Horvath vs. Valparaiso, 10-23-04 71, Matt Sneller vs. St. Norbert, 9-14-96

Most Passing Yardage Season 2,877, 1982 (Non-Scholarship) 3,360, 2002 3,143, 2003 Game 455 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 9-26-70 (Non-Scholarship) 398 vs. San Diego, 10-11-03 Most Passes Completed Season 218, 1982 (Non-Scholarship) 215, 2003 Game 30 vs. Tulsa, 10-23-82 (Non-Scholarship) 28 vs. Simpson, 9-8-90 Most Passes Attempted Season 454, 1970 (Non-Scholarship) 397, 2003 Game 59 vs. Tulsa, 11-13-76 (Non-Scholarship) 51 vs. Simpson, 1990; vs. Dayton, 2002 Most Touchdowns Passing Season 27, 1970 (Non-Scholarship) 32, 2002 Game 6 vs. Idaho State, 9-12-70 (Non-Scholarship) 6 vs. San Diego, 10-2-02 5 vs. Wisconsin-LaCrosse, 9-21-02 5 vs. Butler, 10-26-02 5 vs. Upper Iowa, 11-6-04 Most First Downs Passing Season 142, 1982 (Non-Scholarship) 137, 2002 Game 21 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 9-26-70

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Total Offense Season 4,893, 1982 (Non-Scholarship) 5,281, 2003 5,089, 2002 Game 734 vs. Butler, 10-28-2000 671 vs. Aurora, 10-2-93 (Scholarship) 572 vs. Louisville, 10-19-74 Most Plays Season 919, 1982 (Non-Scholarship) 873, 2003 Game 99 vs. Simpson, 9-8-90 (Scholarship) 97 vs. North Texas State, 9-30-72 97 vs. Northern Iowa, 10-14-72 97 vs. Tulsa, 11-16-74 Most First Downs Season 271, 1982 (Non-Scholarship) 277, 2002 Game 35 vs. Wichita State, 11-6-82 (Non-Scholarship) 35 vs. Simpson, 9-8-90

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Most Rushing Yardage Season 2,240, 1980 (Non-Scholarship) 2,642, 2004 Game 441 vs. Louisville, 10-19-74 (Non-Scholarship) 447 vs. Aurora, 10-2-93 Most Rushing Plays Season 568, 1981 (Non-Scholarship) 558, 1997 Game 71 vs. Louisville, 10-19-74 (Non-Scholarship) 64 vs. St. Norbert, 11-2-91 Most First Downs Rushing Season 129, 1993 (Scholarship) 127, 1997 Game 22 vs. Louisville, 10-19-74 (Non-Scholarship) 26 vs. Wis.-Oshkosh, 11-5-94 Touchdowns Rushing Season (Non-Scholarship) 31, 2006 Game 7 vs. Bradley, 10-27-56 (Non-Scholarship) 7 at Quincy, 9-26-98 Fumbles Game 9 vs. Louisville, 11-21-70 Fumbles Lost Game 6 vs. Colorado State, 10-23-48 6 vs. Idaho State, 11-18-72

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Punt Returns Season (Non-Scholarship) 34, 2005 Game 8 vs. Northern Iowa, 10-12-63 8 vs. Louisville, 9-25-71 8 vs. Northern Iowa, 10-9-71 8 vs. South Dakota St., 11-16-68

Ira Vandever

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Most Points Career 290 Jerry Heston, 1970-74 (Non-Scholarship) 284 Billy Cundiff, 1998-2001 Season 108 Johnny Bright, 1950 (Non-Scholarship) 108 Willie Cashmore, 2006 Game 30 Bill Boelter vs. Mississippi St. 11-19-22; vs. Grinnell, 10-27-23 (Non-Scholarship) 30 Jonathan Taylor at Valparaiso, 10-25-03; 30 Willie Cashmore at Jacksonville, 11-10-06 Most Points By Kicker Career 146 Bob Chase, 1968-70 (Non-Scholarship) 284 Billy Cundiff, 1998-2001 Season 72 Henrik Mike-Mayer, 1980 (Non-Scholarship) 100 Billy Cundiff, 2000 Game 13 Tae Kim vs. Northern Iowa, 9-4-82 13 John Brda vs. West Texas State, 11-17-89 (Non-Scholarship) 17 Billy Cundiff vs. Wis.-Stevens Point, 9-16-2000 Most Touchdowns Career 48 Jerry Heston, 1970-74 (Non-Scholarship) 43 Jason Grove, 1995-98 Season 18 Johnny Bright, 1950 (Non-Scholarship) 18 Willie Cashmore, 2006 Game 5 Gus Young vs. Iowa Teachers, 10-3-1900 5 Bill Boelter vs. Mississippi State, 11-19-22; Grinnell 10-27-23 (Non-Scholarship) 5 Willie Cashmore at Jacksonville, 11-10-06 5 Jonathan Taylor at Valparaiso, 10-25-03 4 Jason Grove vs. Quincy, 9-26-98 4 Pete Sylvester vs. Butler, 10-31-98 Most Field Goals Career 28 Todd Gaffney, 1973-75 (Non-Scholarship ) 49 Billy Cundiff, 1998-2001 Season 15 Henrik Mike-Mayer, 1981 (Non-Scholarship) 20 Billy Cundiff, 2000 Game 4 Mark Mendenhall vs. Indiana State, 9-1-79 4 John Brda vs. West Texas State, 11-17-84 (Non-Scholarship) 5 Billy Cundiff vs. Wis.-Stevens Point, 9-16-2000 4 Bill Willers vs. St. Ambrose, 11-12-94 4 Billy Cundiff vs. St. Ambrose, 9-12-98 & 9-9-2000 Most Field Goal Attempts Career 40 Bob Chase, 1968-70 (Non-Scholarship) 79 Billy Cundiff, 1998-2001 Season 21 Bob Smith, 1971 (Non-Scholarship) 27 Billy Cundiff, 2000; 24, Logan Rees, 2007; 21 Tyler McGlade, 2004;18 Billy Cundiff, 1998 Game 5 Todd Gaffney vs. Dayton, 10-27-73 5 John Brda vs. West Texas State, 11-17-84 (Non-Scholarship) 5 Billy Cundiff vs. Wis.-Stevens Point, 9-16-2000 5 Billy Cundiff vs. St. Ambrose, 9-12-98 5 Bill Willers vs. St. Ambrose, 11-12-94 High FG Conversion Rate Career (20 att.) .764 (26-34) Henrik Mike-Mayer, 1980-81 (Non-Scholarship) .690 (20-29) Bill Willers, 1992-94 Season (12 att.) .833 (15-18) Henrik Mike-Mayer, 1981 (Non-Scholarship) .800 (12-15) Andy Cook, 1987-90 Game 1.00 (4-4) Mark Mendenhall vs. Indiana State, 9-1-79 (Non-Scholarship) 1.00 (5-5) Billy Cundiff vs. Wis.-Stevens Point, 9-16-2000 Most Extra Points Scored Career 86 Bob Chase, 1968-70 (Non-Scholarship) 137 Billy Cundiff, 1998-2001 Season 39 Henrik Mike-Mayer, 1980 (Non-Scholarship) 43, Tyler McGlade, 2002; 43, Ryan Horvath, 2005 Game 7 Bob Chase vs. Idaho State, 11-22-69 7 Bob Smith vs. South Dakota, 10-23-71 (Non-Scholarship) 8 Billy Cundiff vs. Butler, 10-28-2000 8 Billy Cundiff vs. Quincy, 9-26-98 8 Bill Willers vs. Quincy; Ill. Benedictine, 1999 Most Extra Points Attempted Career 102 Bob Chase, 1968-70 (Non-Scholarship) 151 Billy Cundiff, 1998-2001 Season 40 Bob Chase, 1970 (Non-Scholarship) 48, Ryan Horvath, 2005 Game 8 Bob Chase vs. Idaho State, 11-22-69 (Non-Scholarship) 9 Billy Cundiff vs. Butler, 10-28-2000

Highest PAT Conversion Rate Career .935 (58-62) Henrik Mike-Mayer, 1980-81 (Non-Scholarship) .907 (137-151) Billy Cundiff, 1998-2001 Season 1.000 (39-39) Henrik Mike-Mayer, 1980 (Non-Scholarship) .955 (43-45) Tyler McGlade, 2002 Game 1.000 (7-7) Bob Smith vs. South Dakota, 10-23-71 (Non-Scholarship) 1.000 (8-8) Billy Cundiff vs. Quincy, 9-26-98 1.000 (8-8) Bill Willers vs. Quincy & Ill. Benedictine, 1992 1.000 (7-7) Kevin Butler vs. Ill. Benedictine, 11-9-91 1.000 (7-7) Ryan Horvath vs. Butler & Valparaiso, 2005 1.000 (6-6) Logan Rees at Jacksonville, 11-10-06 1.000 (6-6) Andy Cook vs. Sioux Falls, 11-14-87 1.000 (6-6) Chris Willis vs. Aurora, 11-1-97 1.000 (5-5) Chris Willis vs. Wayne State, 10-4-97 1.000 (5-5) Kevin Butler vs. North Central, 11-4-89 1.000 (5-5) Kevin Butler vs. Nebraska Wesleyan, 10-29-90

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Most Net Rushing Yardage Career 3,217 Amero Ware, 1979-82 (Non-Scholarship) 5,830 Scott Phaydavong, 2004-07 Season 1,353 Amero Ware, 1981 (Non-Scholarship) 1,613 Scott Phaydavong, 2006 Game 246 Johnny Bright vs. South Dakota, 9-30-50 (Non-Scholarship) 270 Jonathan Taylor at Valparaiso, 10-25-03 Most Carries Career 827 Jerry Heston, 1970-74 (Non-Scholarship) 925 Scott Phaydavong, 2004-07 Season 290 Amero Ware, 1981 (Non-Scholarship) 318 Jonathan Taylor, 2003 283 Jason Grove, 1997 Game 42, Amero Ware vs. Long Beach State, 10-3-81 (Non-Scholarship) 37 Jason Grove vs Dayton, 10-11-97 Most 100-Yard Games Career 17 Amero Ware, 1980-82 (Non-Scholarship) 31 Scott Phaydavong, 2004-07 Season 8 Amero Ware, 1981 (Non-Scholarship) 10 Jason Grove, 1997 Most Consecutive 100-Yard Games Career 9 Amero Ware, 1980-81 (Non-Scholarship) 10 Jason Grove, 1997

• Passing • Most Net Passing Yardage Career 4,795 Gary Yagelski, 1979-82 (Non-Scholarship) 7,868 Ira Vandever, 1999-2002 Season 2,618 Gary Yagelski, 1982 (Non-Scholarship) 3,239 Ira Vandever, 2002 Game 455 Mike Grejbowski vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 9-26-70 (Non-Scholarship) 398 Connor Jostes at San Diego, 10-11-03 394 Steve Osterberger vs. Dana, 9-9-89 Most Passes Completed Career 370 Jeff Martin, 1973-76 (Non-scholarship) 536 Steve Osterberger, 1987-90 Season 188 Gary Yagelski, 1982 (Non-Scholarship) 205 Ira Vandever, 2002 Game 30 Gary Yagelski vs. Tulsa, 10-23-82 (Non-Scholarship) 28 Steve Osterberger vs. Simpson, 9-8-90 Most Passes Attempted Career 753 Jeff Martin, 1973-76 (Non-Scholarship) 964 Steve Osterberger, 1987-90 Season 339 Dennis Redmond, 1971 (Non-Scholarship) 36, Ira Vandever, 2002 Game 52 Jeff Martin vs. Tulsa, 11-13-76 (Non-Scholarship) 51 Ira Vandever at Dayton, 10-19-2002 Highest Completion Percentage Career (175 Att.) .559 (353-631) Gary Yagelski, 1979-82 (Non-Scholarship) .548 (523-954) Ira Vandever, 1999-2002 Season (75 Att.) .591 (81-137) Johnny Bright, 1950 (Non-Scholarship) .624 (58-93) Roy Fletcher, 1992 Game (10 Att.) .900 (9-10) Johnny Bright vs. South Dakota, 9-30-50 (Non-Scholarship) .941 (16-17) Connor Jostes vs. Austin Peay, 9-24-05

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football | 09 Individual Records • Passing (cont’d) •

• Punting •

Most Touchdown Passes Career 31 Ron Royer, 1963-66 (Non-Scholarship) 67 Ira Vandever, 1999-2002 Season 18 Gary McCoy, 1968 (Non-Scholarship) 32 Ira Vandever, 2002 Game 5 Gerald Seiberling vs. Temple, 11-29-30 5 Mike Grejbowski at Idaho State, 11-22-69 5 Mike Grejbowski vs. Idaho State, 9-12-70 (Non-Scholarship) 6 Ira Vandever vs. San Diego, 2002 5 Ira Vandever vs. Wisconsin-LaCrosse & Butler, 2002 5 Connor Jostes vs. Upper Iowa, 2004 4 Steve Osterberger (three times), 1987, 1989 4 Roy Fletcher vs. Ill. Benedictine & Olivet Nazarene, 1992 4 Connor Jostes vs. Jacksonville, 10-4-03; vs. Davidson 10-1-05 Most Passes Had Intercepted Career 47 Jeff Martin, 1973-76 (Non-Scholarship) 35 Ira Vandever, 1999-2002 Season 18 Gary McCoy, 1968 (Non-Scholarship) 16 Steve Osterberger, 1990 Game 6 Mike Grejbowski vs. North Texas State, 10-3-70 (Non-Scholarship) 4 Solon Bell vs. San Diego, 10-25-97 Most Yards Total Offense Career 5,903 Johnny Bright 1949-51 (Non-Scholarship) 9,161 Ira Vandever, 1999-2002 Season 2,772 Gary Yagelski, 1982 (Non-Scholarship) 3,654 Ira Vandever, 2002 Game 456 Mike Grejbowski vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 9-26-70 (Non-Scholarship) 464 Ira Vandever vs. Wisconsin-LaCrosse, 9-21-02 Most Total Offensive Plays Career 982 Jeff Martin 1973-76 (Non-Scholarship) 1,353 Ira Vandever, 200-02 Season 429 Gary Yagelski, 1982 (Non-Scholarship) 488 Ira Vandever, 2002 Game 60 Gary Yagelski vs. Wichita State, 11-6-82 (Non-Scholarship) 66 Ira Vandever at Dayton, 10-19-02

Most Punts Career 237 Fred Dunn, 1966-69 (Non-Scholarship) 200, Ryan Horvath, 2002-05 Season 86 Curtis Highland, 1983 (Non-Scholarship) 63 Chris Piper, 1991; 63, Ryan Horvath, 2003 Game 12 Bob Handke vs. Wichita State, 11-12-49 12 Curtis Highland vs. Iowa State, 9-15-84 (Non-Scholarship) 11 Lonnie Johnson vs. Morningside, 9-6-97 Most Punting Yardage Career (Non-Scholarship) 8,108 Ryan Horvath, 2002-05 Season (Non-Scholarship) 2,555 Ryan Horvath, 2003 Game (Non-Scholarship) 424 Lonnie Johnson vs. Morningside, 9-6-97 Most Yardage Per Punt Season 42.2 Joe Bevere, 1952 (Non-Scholarship) 41.7 Ryan Horvath, 2005 Game 51.4 Bob Huston & Chuck Orebaugh vs. Grinnell, 10-31-36 (14-720) (Non-Scholarship) 51.3 Andy Cook vs. Wartburg, 9-23-89

• Receiving • Most Passes Caught Career 148 Manley Sarnowsky, 1963-66 (Non-Scholarship) 208 Aaron Overton, 1999-2002 Season 95 Dick Hewins, 1968 (Non-Scholarship) 75 Jason Jones, 2003 72 Aaron Overton, 2002 Game 15 Manley Samowsky vs. W. Kentucky, 10-22-66 (Non-Scholarship) 12 Aaron Overton vs. Truman State, 9-7-02 11 Jason Jones at San Diego, 10-11-03 9 Aaron Overton at Dayton, 10-19-02 9 Aaron Overton at Butler, 10-26-02 9 Bill Martin at Truman State, 9-1-01 Most Receiving Yardage Career 2,163 Doug Winslow 1969-72 (Non-Scholarship) 3,378 Aaron Overton, 1999-2002 Season 1,393 Duane Miller 1969 (Non-Scholarship) 1,267Jason Jones, 2003 Game 280 Steve Valasek vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 11-16-63 (Non-Scholarship) 206 Aaron Overton at Wisconsi.-LaCrosse, 9-21-02 Most Consecutive Games With a Reception Career (Non-Scholarship) 30 Rich Hoskins, 1993-95 Season (Non-Scholarship) 12 Jason Jones, 2003 Most Scoring Passes Caught Career 16 Bob Misner, 1965-68 (Non-Scholarship) 32 Aaron Overton, 1999-2002 Season 14 Dick Hewins, 1968 (Non-Scholarship) 14 Jason Jones, 2003 Game 3 Jerry Mertens vs. Northern Iowa, 9-14-57 3 Bob Misner vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 11-19-66 3 Bob Misner vs. South Dakota State, 11-4-67 3 Bill Boelter vs. Grinnell, 11-24-21 (Non-Scholarship) 4 Jeff Seaman at San Diego, 11-2-02 4 Aaron Overton vs. Wisconsin-LaCrosse, 9-21-02 3 Jason Jones vs. Jacksonville, 10-4-03; at Butler, 10-26-02 3 Bill Martin at Truman State, 9-1-01

• Punt, Kick Returns • Most Punt Returns Career (Non-Scholarship) 30 Jordan Bontrager, 2005 Season 31 Doug Winslow, 1971 (Non-Scholarship) 30 Jordan Bontrager, 2005 Game 7 Doug Winslow vs. Louisville, 9-25-71 7 Doug Winslow vs. Northern Iowa, 10-9-71 (Non-Scholarship) 7 Jim Walker vs. Evansville, 11-10-90 7 Jordan Bontrager at Wisconsin-Platteville, 9-17-05 Most Punt Return Yardage Career 1,159 Duane Miller 1967-69 (Non-Scholarship) 365 Aaron Overton, 1999-2002 Season 481 Duane Miller, 1969 (Non-Scholarship) 309 Jordan Bontrager, 2005 Game 117 Eric Anderson vs. Sioux Falls, 11-14-87 (Scholarship) 112 Duane Miller vs. North Texas St., 10-4-69 112 Duane Miller vs. Northern Iowa, 10-18-69 Best Punt Return Average Season 23.1 Lee Brothers, 1964 (10-231) (Non-Scholarship) 19.5 Eric Anderson, 1987 (6-117) Most Kickoffs Returned Career (Non-Scholarship) 36 Chad Briley, 1990-93 Season 33 Mike Williams, 1982 (Non-Scholarship) 25 Allen Ussin, 2003 Game 7 Bob Misner vs. Louisville, 10-15-66 (Non-Scholarship) 6 Willie Brown vs. Dana, 9-10-88 6 Willie Brown vs. Dayton, 10-1-88 Most Kick Return Yardage Career (Non-Scholarship) 1,045 Chad Briley, 1990-93 Season 679 Duane Miller, 1969 (Non-Scholarship) 545 Chad Briley, 1992 Game 181 Bob Misner vs. Louisville, 10-15-66 (Non-Scholarship) 158 Chad Briley vs. Aurora, 10-3-92 Best Kickoff Return Average

• Defensive Standards • Most Passes Intercepted Career 18 J.E. Williams, 1969-72 (Non-Scholarship) 17, Andy Green, 2004-08; 12 Jim Walker, 1987-90 Season 8 J.E. Williams, 1970 (Non-Scholarship) 6 Andy Green, 2008; Tim Harvey, 2008;5 Andy Green, 2006; Greg Gerlach, 1991; Dave Fox, 1989; Noah Joseph,1997; Grant Pohlmann, 1999; Corey Dickmeyer, 2000 Game 3 J.E. Williams vs. Indiana State, 11-13-71 3 J.E. Williams vs. Idaho State, 9-12-70 3 Mark Wood at Colorado, 10-2-76 3 Greg Benton vs. Wichita State, 11-1-80 3 Dave Killpack vs. Illinois State, 11-14-81 3 Dave Killpack vs. Iowa State, 9-25-82 (Non-Scholarship) 3 Poul Collins vs. Davidson, 11-4-06; 3 Jake Wilson vs. Butler, 10-5-96 Tackles Career (Non-Scholarship) 412 Matt Garvis, 1992-95 Game (Non-Scholarship) 21 Matt Garvis vs. Butler, 10-1-94

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Year-by-Year Coaching Records Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970

Coach Chris Creighton Steve Loney Rob Ash Rob Ash Rob Ash Rob Ash Rob Ash Rob Ash Rob Ash Rob Ash Rob Ash Rob Ash Rob Ash Rob Ash Rob Ash Rob Ash Rob Ash Rob Ash Rob Ash Rob Ash Nick Quartaro Nick Quartaro (Exhibition Only) Chuck Shelton Chuck Shelton Chuck Shelton Chuck Shelton Chuck Shelton Chuck Shelton Chuck Shelton Chuck Shelton Chuck Shelton Jack Wallace Jack Wallace Jack Wallace Jack Wallace Jack Wallace Jack Wallace Jack Wallace

Ossie Solem 1921-31

W 6 6 9 6 10 6 5 5 7 7 7 8 8 8 7 8 7 4 6 7 7 5 3 4 4 1 4 10 8 3 4 2 1 3 3 2 7 7 7

L 5 5 2 4 2 6 6 5 4 4 3 3 3 1 3 2 2 6 4 3 3 5 4 7 7 10 7 1 3 8 7 9 10 8 7 9 5 4 4

Year 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1946 1945 1944 1943 1942 1941 1940 1939 1938 1937 1936 1935 1934 1933 1932 1931

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Coach Jack Wallace Jack Wallace Jack Wallace Jack Wallace Jack Wallace Bus Mertes Bus Mertes Bus Mertes Bus Mertes Bus Mertes Tom O’Connell Warren Gaer Warren Gaer Warren Gaer Warren Gaer Warren Gaer Warren Gaer Warren Gaer Warren Gaer Warren Gaer Warren Gaer Al Kawal Al Kawal Vee Green Vee Green Vee Green Vee Green Vee Green Vee Green Vee Green Vee Green Vee Green Vee Green Vee Green Vee Green Vee Green Vee Green E. O. (Bill) Williams Ossie Solem

Vee Green 1933-46

Warren Gaer 1949-58

W 7 5 4 8 6 6 4 8 5 4 2 2 7 3 4 2 4 2 7 6 6 7 1 2 5 7 4 3 4 4 5 5 8 6 4 3 6 2 5

L 2 5 5 2 4 4 4 2 4 5 7 7 2 6 4 7 4 7 2 2 2 3 7 6 4 2 2 7 5 5 5 4 2 4 4 6 3 6 6

Year 1930 1929 1928 1927 1926 1925 1924 1923 1922 1921 1920 1919 1918 1917 1916 1915 1914 1913 1912 1911 1910 1909 1908 1907 1906 1905 1904 1903 1902 1901 1900 1899 1898 1897 1896 1895 1894 1893

T 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0

Coach Ossie Solem Ossie Solem Ossie Solem Ossie Solem Ossie Solem Ossie Solem Ossie Solem Ossie Solem Ossie Solem Ossie Solem M. B. Banks M. B. Banks M. B. Banks Ralph Glaze Ralph Glaze John L. Griffith John L. Griffith John L. Griffith John L. Griffith John L. Griffith John L. Griffith John L. Griffith John L. Griffith Charles A. Pell Charles A. Pell W. M. Heston W. J. Monilaw W. J. Monilaw G. O. Dietz Charles M. Best Charles M. Best A. B. Potter A. B. Potter A. B. Potter Fred Rogers Hermon P. Williams W. W. Wharton No Coach

Jack Wallace

W 5 5 7 3 2 5 5 5 7 5 4 4 3 0 3 2 4 4 5 5 3 7 6 3 2 4 5 5 4 4 6 5 4 2 2 1 2 0

L 4 3 1 6 6 3 2 2 0 2 5 3 2 5 5 6 3 3 3 2 5 1 2 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 3 2 2 3 3 4 2 2

T 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Rob Ash

1965-76

1989-2006

Drake’s All-Time Head Coaches Coach Seasons No Coach (1893) 1 W. W. Wharton (1894) 1 Hermon P. Williams (1895) 1 Fred Rogers (1896) 1 A. B. Potter (1897-1899) 3 Charles M. Best (1900-01) 2 G. O. Dietz (1902) 1 W. J. Monilaw (1903-04) 2 W. M. Heston (1905) 1 Charles A. Pell (1906-07) 2 John L. Griffith (1908-15) 8 Ralph Glaze (1916-17) 2 M. B. Banks (1918-20) 3

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W L T 0 2 1 2 2 0 1 4 0 2 3 0 11 7 0 10 7 0 4 3 1 10 7 0 4 4 0 5 8 2 36 25 3 3 10 2 11 10 1

Pct. .000 .200 .200 .400 .611 .588 .714 .588 .500 .385 .590 .231 .524

Coach Seasons Ossie Solem (1921-31) 11 E. O. (Bill) Williams (1932) 1 Vee Green (1933-46) 14 Al Kawal (1947-48) 2 Warren Gaer (1949-58) 10 Tom O’Connell (1959) 1 Bus Mertes (1960-64) 5 Jack Wallace (1965-76) 12 Chuck Shelton (1977-85) 9 Nick Quartaro (1987-1988) 2 Rob Ash (1989-2006) 16 Steve Loney (2007) 1 Chris Creighton (2008-present) 1 Drake Totals 115

W 54 2 66 8 43 2 27 60 40 12 125 6 6 548

L 35 6 59 10 43 7 19 65 59 8 63 5 5 476

T 2 1 8 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 29

Pct. .607 .250 .528 .444 .500 .222 .587 .480 .404 .600 .655 .545 .545 . 546

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football | 09 All-Time Series Records Opponent W L T Abilene Christian 4 1 0 Albany 1 0 0 Alma (Mich.) 1 1 0 Alumni 3 0 1 Arizona 1 1 0 Arkansas State 0 4 1 Army 0 1 0 Augustana (Ill.) 2 0 0 Augustana (S.D.) 1 0 0 Aurora 7 1 0 Austin Peay State 1 0 0 Boston College 0 1 0 Boston University 0 1 0 Bowling Green 0 1 0 Bradley 15 2 0 Buena Vista 1 0 0 Buffalo State 1 0 0 Butler 12 5 1 Campbell 1 0 0 Central 8 0 0 Central Methodist 2 0 0 Central Michigan 0 1 0 Chicago 2 0 0 Cincinnati 0 1 0 Coe 9 1 1 Colorado 2 2 0 Colorado State 4 3 0 Concordia (Neb.) 0 2 0 Concordia (St. Paul) 2 0 0 Cornell College 7 0 0 Creighton 8 8 2 Dana 1 2 0 Davidson 3 1 0 Dayton 4 21 0 Denver 2 6 1 Des Moines 1 0 0 Des Moines HS 0 0 1 Des Moines Baptist 6 1 0 Detroit 2 4 0 Doane 1 1 0 Emporia State 4 0 0 Evansville 10 0 0 Findlay 0 1 0 Florida 0 1 0 Florida Atlantic 1 0 0 Fordham 0 1 0 Fort Des Moines 1 0 0 Fresno State 1 0 0 Graceland 1 4 0 Grand View First Meeting Great Lakes Naval 1 0 0 Grinnell 37 15 2 Gustavus Adolphus 2 0 0 Haskell 4 0 0 Hawaii 0 1 0 Highland Park 0 1 0 Hope 0 2 0 Idaho State 3 4 0 Illinois 0 4 0 Illinois Benedictine 3 0 0 Illinois State 3 5 0 Indiana State 2 8 0 Iowa 3 12 0 Iowa State 17 48 4 Jacksonville 7 1 0 Kansas 6 10 1 Kansas State 3 2 0 Kearney Air Force Base 1 0 0 Knox 1 1 0 Knoxville 1 0 0 Lamar 3 1 0 Leander Clarke 2 0 0 Lehigh 0 1 0 Lenox 1 0 0 Long Beach State 1 7 0 Loras 2 1 0 Louisville 5 10 1 Loyola (Los Angeles) 0 1 0 McKendree 1 0 0 Marist First Meeting Marquette 1 3 0 Memphis State 1 0 0 Miami (Fla.) 2 1 0 Michigan 0 3 0 Millikin 2 1 0 Minnesota 0 1 0 Mississippi 1 0 0 Mississippi State 1 0 0

First 1951 2002 1987 1907 1935 1968 1934 1992 1980 1990 2005 1952 1955 1956 1948 1904 1987 1932 2008 1913 1988 1959 1992 1963 1904 1954 1922 1986 1987 1899 1907 1987 2005 1952 1934 1918 1918 1900 1945 1943 1948 1960 1986 1924 2001 1931 1918 1946 1954

Last 1971 2002 1989 1912 1948 1978 1934 1993 1980 1997 2005 1952 1955 1956 1964 1904 1987 2008 2008 1943 1989 1959 1993 1963 1937 1980 1962 1987 1988 1944 1942 1989 2008 2008 1955 1918 1918 1911 1956 1944 1952 1997 1986 1924 2001 1931 1918 1946 1987

1951 1894 1944 1905 1931 1915 1990 1961 1910 1991 1981 1971 1896 1898 1999 1899 1924 1945 1896 1897 1973 1908 2008 1899 1974 1987 1957 1931 2000

1951 1942 1944 1935 1931 1915 1991 1982 1941 1993 2007 1985 1985 1985 2008 1939 1981 1945 1924 1897 1980 1914 2008 1899 1981 1989 1979 1931 2000

1928 1972 1937 1903 1990 1927 1926 1922

1932 1972 1939 1905 1992 1927 1926 1922

Opponent Missouri Missouri S&T Missouri State Missouri Valley Missouri Western Monmouth (Ill.) Montana State Morehead State Morningside Navy Nebraska Nebraska-Kearney Nebraska-Omaha Nebraska Wesleyan New Mexico New Mexico State North Central North Dakota State Northeast Louisiana Northern Arizona Northern Colorado Northern Iowa Northern Michigan North Texas State Northwestern Northwestern (Iowa) Northwest Missouri State Notre Dame Ohio State Oklahoma Oklahoma State Olivet Nazarene Oregon Panora AC Parsons Pittsburgh Quantico Marines Quincy Rose-Hulman St. Ambrose St. Francis (Ill.) Saint Louis Saint Mary’s (Calif.) St. Norbert St. Olaf San Diego San Jose State Simpson Sioux Falls South Dakota South Dakota State South Florida Southeast Missouri State Southern Illinois Southern Methodist Tampa Temple Tennessee State Texas-Arlington Texas-El Paso Towson State Truman State Tulsa UCLA Upper Iowa Utah Utah State Valparaiso Waldorf Wartburg Washburn Washington (Mo.) Wayne (Neb.) State Wayne (Mich.) State Weber State Western Illinois Western Kentucky West Texas State Wichita State William Jewell William Penn Wisconsin Wisconsin-LaCrosse Wisconsin-Oshkosh Wisconsin-Platteville Wisconsin-Stevens Point YMCA 2009 Opponents in Bold

W 4 3 1 2 0 4 1 4 6 0 2 0 10 0 1 5 1 2 1 4 2 25 0 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 8 1 7 0 5 2 4 1 8 0 25 1 11 8 1 1 13 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 2 1 1 3 1 0 13 5 2 6 23 2 1 1 5 1 10 10 1 11 0 2 3 3 1 1

L 14 0 6 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 6 1 2 3 1 8 1 0 1 0 0 20 1 10 2 1 0 8 1 3 7 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 3 2 4 4 0 0 8 2 8 0 5 2 0 0 11 1 2 8 1 0 1 2 2 20 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 6 1 8 25 0 2 1 1 0 2 1 2

T 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

First 1899 1923 1963 1943 1995 1896 1940 2003 1906 1926 1898 1994 1961 1986 1947 1938 1988 1955 1972 1968 1961 1900 1979 1955 1916 1995 1979 1926 1935 1920 1929 1992 1930 1894 1911 1927 1966 1986 1990 1941 1988 1906 1949 1990 1944 1993 1939 1893 1987 1919 1945 1997 1960 1961 1925 1971 1929 1972 1978 1946 1998 1979 1935 1927 2004 1924 1956 1993 2003 1988 1908 1911 1996 1953 1970 1943 1965 1957 1944 1943 1895 1904 1995 1990 2003 1999 1894

Last 1931 2003 2004 1944 1995 1938 1940 2008 1999 1940 1926 1994 1982 1991 1948 1984 1989 1962 1975 1974 1962 2007 1979 1976 1938 1997 1984 1937 1935 1926 1951 1992 1930 1897 1912 1927 1968 2002 1991 2001 1989 1949 2003 1997 1944 2008 1956 1994 1987 1972 1983 1997 1960 2000 1925 1972 1979 1972 1985 1947 2000 2002 1985 1927 2008 1934 1956 2008 2007 1989 1944 1960 1997 1954 1970 2002 1966 1985 1985 1943 2008 1904 2002 1994 2007 2000 1895

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Year-by-Year Results 1893 (0-2-1) No Coach DM High School T Simpson L Simpson L 1894 (2-2) Coach: W. W. Wharton Panora AC L Y.M.C.A. W Grinnell-H W Simpson L

0-20 18-6 16-4 0-18 34-48

1895 (1-4) Coach: Hermon Williams Panora AC (forfeit) W Y.M.C.A. L O23 William Penn L N2 Simpson-H L Y.M.C.A. L

6-0 0-4 0-4 16-18 0-22 22-48

1896 (2-3) Coach: Fred Rogers O3 Iowa Monmouth Monmouth Grinnell-H Knox

L W W L L

0-32 16-10 12-2 0-48 0-6 28-98

1897 (2-3) Coach: A. B. Potter William Penn-H Panora AC Knoxville N13 Iowa-H Grinnell-H

W L W L L

16-4 0-16 18-0 0-16 0-30 34-66

1898 (4-2) Coach A. B. Potter Grinnell L Monmouth W O15 Iowa W O29 Iowa State L Grinnell W N12 Nebraska W 1899 (5-2) Coach: A. B. Potter O14 Lenox -H W Cornell W O21 Kansas L Missouri W N11 Nebraska-H L D1 William Penn W Grinnell W

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0-0 0-62 0-6 0-68

10-12 34-0 18-5 16-17 18-16 6-5 102-55

48-5 6-0 6-29 11-0 6-12 17-5 18-6 112-57

1900 (6-3) Coach: Charles Best Des Moines Baptist W O4 Grinnell-H W O3 Northern Iowa-H W O20 Nebraska L Iowa L Simpson W N10 Iowa State W William Penn L Grinnell-H W

29-0 6-0 50-0 0-8 0-26 6-5 16-0 5-6 17-0 129-45

1901 (4-4) Coach: Charles Best S28 Des Moines Baptist O5 Grinnell-H O12 Iowa O19 Northern Iowa O26 Missouri N1 Simpson-H N16 Iowa State N28 Grinnell-H

29-0 5-6 5-6 33-2 24-0 5-10 12-5 0-5 113-34

W L L W W L W L

1902 (4-3-1) Coach: G. O. Dietz O4 Grinnell-H W 11-0 O11 Iowa L 0-12 O25 Northern Iowa-H W 36-5 N1 Simpson L 5-6 N8 Cornell L 0-6 N15 Iowa State-H T 0-0 N21 Des Moines Baptist W 22-0 N26 Grinnell-H W 47-0 Kansas (cancelled) 127-23

1903 (5-3) Coach: W. J. Monilaw O3 William Penn-H W O10 Iowa L O17 Missouri W O24 Michigan L N1 Simpson-H W N6 Cornell-H W N14 Grinnell W N26 Iowa State-H L

45-0 6-22 17-0 0-47 45-2 25-6 32-0 0-16 170-93

1904 (5-4) Coach: W. J. Monilaw O1 Buena Vista-H W O8 Iowa-H L O15 Coe-H W O22 Wisconsin L O29 Grinnell-H W N5 Michigan L N12 Simpson W N18 Northern Iowa-H W N24 Iowa State-H L

18-0 0-17 52-0 0-81 67-0 4-36 46-5 26-6 0-19 213-164

1905 (4-4) Coach: W. M. Heston S30 William Penn W O8 Coe W O21 Grinnell-H L O28 Michigan L N4 Simpson-H W N11 Haskell Indians-H W N19 Iowa L N30 Iowa State-H L

18-6 32-15 4-5 0-48 75-0 10-6 0-44 12-17 151-141

1906 (2-4-1) Coach: Charles Pell O13 Nebraska L 0-5 O21 Des Moines Baptist-H W 14-6 O27 Grinnell-H L 0-4 N3 Haskell Indians-H W 10-0 N10 Morningside T 8-8 N18 St. Louis L 9-32 Iowa (cancelled) N29 Iowa State-H L 0-7 41-62 1907 (3-4-1) Coach: Charles Pell Grinnell O5 Morningside Alumni O19 Coe-H O26 Iowa-H N2 Grinnell-H N9 Creighton N30 Iowa State

W W T W L L L L

1908 (6-2) Coach: John L. Griffith Alumni W O10 Leander Clark-H W O17 Coe W O24 Grinnell-H W O30 Washburn W N7 Missouri-H L N14 Iowa W N26 Iowa State-H L

6-0 6-5 0-0 26-0 4-25 0-10 11-21 8-13 61-74

4-0 45-0 18-0 9-0 6-0 8-11 12-6 6-12 108-29

1909 (7-1) Coach: John L. Griffith O2 Des Moines Baptist-H W Alumni W O16 Coe-H W O23 Simpson-H W O30 Grinnell-H W N6 Iowa-H W N13 Missouri L N25 Iowa State-H W

9-0 12-0 35-0 16-0 32-0 17-14 6-22 11-0 138-36

1910 (3-5) Coach: John L. Griffith O1 Des Moines Baptist-H O8 Illinois O15 Coe-H O22 Kansas-H O29 Simpson-H N5 Grinnell-H N12 Iowa N24 Iowa State-H

5-6 0-29 22-0 0-6 3-0 13-9 0-21 0-2 43-73

L L W L W W L L

1911 (5-2-1) Coach: John L. Griffith O7 Parsons-H W Des Moines Baptist W O21 Coe-H W O28 Kansas L N9 Simpson-H W N11 Grinnell-H W N18 Washington (Mo.)-H T N25 Iowa State-H L

23-0 29-0 65-6 3-11 33-0 6-0 6-6 0-6 165-29

1912 (5-3) Coach: John L. Griffith Parsons-H Alumni O19 Kansas-H O26 Simpson-H N2 Washington (Mo.) N9 Missouri-H N16 Grinnell-H N23 Iowa State-H

W W W W W L L L

96-0 21-7 6-0 28-0 33-13 14-17 0-13 3-23 201-73

1913 (4-3-1) Coach: John L. Griffith S27 Central-H W O4 Coe-H T O11 Grinnell-H W O18 Kansas L N1 Washington (Mo.)-H W N8 Missouri L N15 Northern Iowa-H W N22 Iowa State-H L

24-0 0-0 20-0 0-11 32-17 0-10 25-0 3-26 104-64

1914 (4-3-1) Coach: John L. Griffith S26 Leander Clark-H W O3 Central-H W O10 Grinnell-H W O17 Kansas-H L O30 Washington (Mo.) T N7 Missouri-H L N12 Northern Iowa-H W N21 Iowa State-H L

19-0 51-0 20-7 7-32 7-7 6-32 14-3 0-52 124-133

1915 (2-6) Coach: John L. Griffith O2 Nebraska L O9 Highland Park-H L O16 Kansas L O24 Simpson-H W O30 Washington (Mo.)-H W N6 Grinnell-H L N13 Missouri L N25 Iowa State-H L

13-48 13-16 7-30 45-3 26-16 0-58 13-41 14-28 131-240

1916 (3-5) Coach: Ralph Glaze O1 William Penn-H W O7 Nebraska L O21 Washington (Mo.) W O28 Northwestern L Grinnell L N11 Simpson-H W N18 Missouri L N30 Iowa State L

7-2 0-53 13-0 6-40 0-21 32-0 0-14 14-33 72-163

1917 (0-5-2) Coach: Ralph Glaze O6 William Penn-H T O13 Creighton L O27 Missouri L N3 Grinnell-H L N10 Washington (Mo.)-H L Simpson T N29 Iowa State-H L

7-7 3-12 0-49 7-25 0-20 7-7 0-47 24-167

1918 (3-2) Coach: M. B. Banks Des Moines U.-H W 36-7 N2 Grinnell-H L 0-71 N10 Washington (Mo.) L 0-26 N16 Simpson-H W 13-6 Iowa State (cancelled) Fort Des Moines-H W 35-7 83-117 1919 (4-3) Coach: M. B. Banks O4 William Penn-H O18 Simpson-H O25 Missouri N1 Grinnell-H N8 Washington (Mo.)-H

W W L W W

33-0 12-10 0-3 6-0 14-13

N15 South Dakota L N27 Iowa State-H L

3-6 0-14 68-46

1920 (4-5-1) Coach: M. B. Banks S25 William Penn O2 Simpson-H O9 Illinois O16 Kansas O23 Missouri-H Grinnell N6 Washington (Mo.) N12 Creighton N20 Morningside N25 Oklahoma-H

W W L L L T W W L L

54-0 66-0 0-41 3-7 7-10 6-6 14-6 7-0 6-14 7-44 170-128

1921 (5-2) Coach: Ossie Solem O7 William Penn O15 Kansas O22 Cornell-H O29 Missouri N4 Iowa State-H N12 Morningside N24 Grinnell-H

W W W L L W W

42-0 15-7 41-0 0-6 0-7 20-10 21-10 139-40

1922 (7-0) Coach: Ossie Solem O8 Cornell-H W O14 Kansas-H W O21 Washington (Mo.) W N4 Iowa State-H W N11 Colorado A&M-H W N18 Grinnell-H W N25 Mississippi State W

16-0 6-0 31-7 14-7 19-6 21-0 48-6 155-26

1923 (5-2) Coach: Ossie Solem O6 Cornell-H W O13 Missouri Mines-H W O27 Grinnell W N3 Iowa State-H W N10 Coe-H L N17 Kansas L N29 Oklahoma W

20-0 54-0 41-0 21-0 6-12 0-17 26-20 168-49

1924 (5-2-1) Coach: Ossie Solem O4 Utah O11 Knox-H O18 Grinnell-H O25 Oklahoma-H N8 Kansas-H N15 Kansas State N22 Iowa State N27 Florida

33-14 19-10 13-0 28-0 6-6 7-6 0-10 0-10 106-56

W W W W T W L L

1925 (5-3) Coach: Ossie Solem O3 Washington (Mo.) W O10 Kansas State-H W O17 Oklahoma L O24 Grinnell W O31 Kansas W N7 Nebraska-H W N21 Iowa State-H L N26 So. Methodist L

5-0 19-0 0-7 7-6 7-0 14-0 6-7 8-21 66-41

1926 (2-6) Coach: Ossie Solem O2 Nebraska L O9 Navy L O16 Oklahoma-H L O23 Mississippi-H W O30 Kansas-H W N13 Iowa State L N20 Notre Dame L N25 Grinnell L

0-21 7-24 0-11 33-15 13-0 7-13 0-21 0-13 60-118

1927 (3-6) Coach: Ossie Solem O1 Simpson-H W O8 Navy L O15 Pittsburgh-H L O22 Grinnell W O29 Kansas L N5 Iowa State-H L N12 Minnesota L N19 Notre Dame-H L N26 UCLA W

20-6 6-35 0-32 26-6 6-7 0-7 6-27 0-32 25-6 89-158

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football | 09 Year-by-Year Results 1928 (7-1) Coach: Ossie Solem O6 Simpson-H W O13 Marquette W O20 Grinnell-H W O27 Notre Dame L N3 Missouri W N10 Washington (Mo.)-H W N24 Iowa State W N29 Creighton W

40-6 26-7 19-7 6-32 6-0 20-0 18-0 6-0 141-52

1935 (4-4-2) Coach: Vee Green S27 Central-H W O4 Simpson-H W O12 Ohio State L O19 Creighton T 025 Haskell Indians-H W N2 Grinnell-H W N9 Washington (Mo.) L N16 Iowa State-H T N23 Tulsa L N28 Arizona L

27-0 40-12 7-85 6-6 21-0 33-21 0-13 7-7 0-7 0-53 141-204

1929 (5-3-1) Coach: Ossie Solem S27 Simpson-H W O4 Oklahoma A&M-H W O12 Washington (Mo.) W O19 Missouri L O26 Grinnell-H T N2 Creighton-H W N9 #Notre Dame L N16 Iowa State W N23 Temple L #at Soldier Field, Chicago

39-0 18-6 20-0 0-20 6-6 34-12 7-19 7-0 14-16 145-79

1930 (5-4) Coach: Ossie Solem O3 #Oregon L O10 Marquette L O17 Grinnell-H W O25 Missouri L O31 Washington (Mo.)-H W N8 Creighton W N15 Notre Dame L N22 Iowa State-H W N29 Temple W #at Soldier Field, Chicago

1936 (6-4) Coach: Vee Green S25 Simpson-H W O2 Coe-H W O9 Central-H W O16 Creighton-H L O24 Washington (Mo.) W O31 Grinnell-H W N7 Denver-H L N14 Tulsa-H L N21 Iowa State L N26 Washburn W

52-6 53-6 44-14 6-13 20-18 19-6 13-27 6-21 7-21 18-0 238-132

7-14 0-12 20-7 13-14 12-0 38-6 7-28 20-19 49-20 166-120

1937 (8-2) Coach: Vee Green S17 Central-H W S24 Washington (Mo.)-H W O2 Notre Dame L O8 Washburn-H W 015 Creighton W 023 Iowa State-H W O29 Grinnell-H W N6 Tulsa L N20 Coe-H W N26 Miami W

47-0 32-2 0-21 25-0 9-0 30-0 45-7 9-41 31-2 7-0 235-73

1938 (5-4-1) Coach: Vee Green S23 Central-H W S23 Monmouth-H W O1 Washington (Mo.) L O8 Northwestern L O15 Creighton-H T O22 Miami-H W O23 Grinnell-H W N5 Iowa State L N12 Tulsa-H W D2 New Mexico State L

45-0 47-0 13-25 0-33 7-7 18-6 21-6 0-14 27-7 16-20 194-118

1939 (5-5) Coach: Vee Green S29 Kansas-H W O6 Grinnell-H W O14 Creighton L O21 Iowa State-H W O27 St. Louis W N3 Washburn-H W N10 Miami L N18 Washington (Mo.)-H L N25 Tulsa L N30 San Jose L

12-6 13-0 0-7 7-0 12-0 20-7 6-33 13-25 6-14 0-12 89-104

1940 (4-5) Coach: Vee Green S27 Montana State-H W O4 Grinnell-H W O12 Kansas L O19 Navy L O26 St. Louis-H L N2 Washburn W N9 Iowa State L N16 Washington (Mo.) W N23 Creighton-H L

56-0 20-7 6-20 0-19 0-21 19-6 6-7 20-14 0-14 127-108

1931 (5-6) Coach: Ossie Solem O2 Simpson-H W O9 Creighton-H W O17 Notre Dame L O24 Fordham L O31 Washington (Mo.) W N7 Missouri-H L N14 Iowa State W N21 Grinnell-H W N26 Marquette-H L D4 Loyola (Calif.) L D19 Hawaii L

26-0 19-6 0-63 0-46 26-0 20-32 7-6 6-0 6-32 7-22 13-19 130-226

1932 (2-6-1) Coach: E. O. (Bill) Williams S30 Simpson-H W O7 Oklahoma A&M-H L O15 Notre Dame L O22 Creighton L O28 Grinnell-H L N5 Butler T N12 Washington (Mo.)-H W N19 Iowa State L N26 Marquette L

31-9 7-27 0-62 0-12 0-7 0-0 6-0 13-34 0-45 57-196

1933 (6-3-1) Coach: Vee Green S22 Simpson-H S30 Illinois O6 Butler-H O13 Creighton-H O20 Grinnell-H O28 Washington (Mo.) N4 Temple N11 Oklahoma A&M N18 Grinnell N25 Iowa State-H

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14-7 6-13 26-6 6-0 13-0 6-0 14-20 0-21 13-0 7-7 105-74

1934 (3-6-1) Coach: Vee Green S21 Simpson-H T S28 Utah-H L O5 Oklahoma A&M-H L O13 Army L O19 Grinnell-H W O26 Washington (Mo.) L N3 Haskell Indians-H W N10 Denver L N17 Iowa State L N24 Creighton-H W

6-6 0-6 0-7 0-48 8-0 0-20 20-7 7-8 12-33 6-0 59-135

1941 (4-5-1) Coach: Vee Green S19 St. Ambrose-H W S27 Iowa L O3 Grinnell-H W O10 St. Louis T O18 Illinois L O25 Creighton L O31 Washington (Mo.)-H L N8 Northern Iowa-H W N15 Iowa State-H W N22 Tulsa L

21-6 8-25 8-0 6-6 0-40 7-12 0-12 13-0 14-13 6-20 83-134

1942 (3-7) Coach: Vee Green S18 Central-H W S25 St. Ambrose-H L O2 Grinnell-H W O9 St. Louis-H W O17 Iowa State L O24 Creighton-H L O30 Tulsa-H L N7 Northern Iowa L N14 Washington (Mo.) L N21 Oklahoma A&M L

32-0 6-12 7-6 19-9 6-29 14-33 0-40 12-27 7-14 12-55 115-225

1943 (4-2) Coach: Vee Green O1 Central-H W O8 Western Illinois-H W O15 Missouri Valley-H W O22 William Jewell-H W N4 Doane L N13 Iowa State-H L

12-6 50-0 19-7 23-19 6-12 0-20 110-64

1944 (7-2) Coach: Vee Green S29 Cornell-H W O6 Gustavus Adolphus-H W O13 Washburn W O20 Gustavus Adolphus W O28 Doane-H W N3 St. Olaf-H W N11 Missouri Valley-H W N18 Iowa State L N23 Wichita State L

27-0 25-14 26-6 14-2 59-0 26-13 31-0 0-9 12-13 220-57

1945 (5-4-1) Coach: Vee Green S28 Kearney Air Base-H W O6 Tulsa L O12 S. Dakota State-H W O19 Denver-H T O26 Detroit L N2 St. Louis W N10 Northern Iowa-H W N17 Iowa State-H L N22 Wichita State L J1 #Fresno State-N W # Raisin Bowl at Fresno

40-13 0-19 34-0 19-19 14-19 25-0 53-6 6-8 13-19 13-12 217-115

1946 (2-6-1) Coach: Vee Green S20 St. Ambrose-H W S27 Texas Mines W O5 Tulsa-H L O11 Wichita State-H L O19 St. Louis-H L O5 Detroit L N9 Iowa State T N16 Northern Iowa L N23 Oklahoma A&M L

26-13 7-2 13-48 6-12 6-27 6-33 7-7 0-46 7-59 78-247

1947 (1-7-1) Coach: Al Kawal S19 Texas Mines-H L S26 Colorado A&M-H L O4 Tulsa L O11 Wichita State L O18 St. Louis L O24 Oklahoma A&M-H W N1 Northern Iowa-H T N8 Iowa State-H L N15 New Mexico L

7-19 19-23 14-28 13-21 12-41 13-9 6-6 6-36 7-8 97-191

1948 (7-3) Coach: Al Kawal S17 S. Dakota State-H W S24 St. Louis-H W O2 Northern Iowa L O8 Wichita State-H L O15 Bradley-H W O23 Colorado A&M W O30 Emporia State-H W N6 Iowa State L N13 New Mexico-H W J1 #Arizona W #Salad Bowl at Phoenix 1949 (6-2-1) Coach: Warren Gaer S16 S. Dakota State-H S23 Emporia State-H O1 Bradley O7 South Dakota-H

W W W W

47-0 14-0 0-6 20-21 17-14 31-29 43-20 0-2 13-0 14-13 199-105

40-0 42-0 17-7 48-6

O15 Oklahoma A&M L O21 St. Louis-H W O28 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) T N5 Iowa State-H L N12 Wichita State W

0-28 27-14 13-13 8-21 7-6 202-95

1950 (6-2-1) Coach: Warren Gaer S15 Denver-H W S23 Emporia State W S30 South Dakota W O6 Oklahoma A&M-H T O14 Northern Iowa W O21 Wichita State-H L O27 Detroit L N4 Bradley-H W N11 Iowa State W

7-0 47-6 41-13 14-14 34-18 14-17 13-14 42-14 35-21 247-117

1951 (7-2) Coach: Warren Gaer S14 Abilene Christian-H W S22 Denver W S29 Bradley W O6 Northern Iowa-H W O11 Detroit-H W O20 Oklahoma A&M L O27 Iowa State-H L N3 Great Lakes-H W N10 Wichita State W

19-7 20-7 20-14 39-6 26-6 14-27 0-13 35-20 14-7 187-107

1952 (2-7) Coach: Warren Gaer S20 Northern Iowa W S27 Dayton L O4 Emporia State-H W O10 Boston College L O18 Detroit L O24 Bradley-H L N1 Denver-H L N8 Iowa State L N15 Wichita State-H L

14-12 13-34 34-18 14-20 0-57 0-33 19-27 7-55 14-41 115-297

1953 (4-4) Coach: Warren Gaer S19 Kansas State L S25 Denver L O10 South Dakota-H W O17 Wichita State L O25 Iowa State-H W O31 Bradley W N6 Wayne State (Mich.)-H L N13 Northern Iowa-H W

0-50 14-33 18-0 0-27 12-7 21-13 19-25 27-20 111-175

1954 (2-7) Coach: Warren Gaer S18 Colorado L S24 Denver-H L O1 Wichita State-H L O9 Northern Iowa W O16 South Dakota L O23 Bradley-H L O30 Iowa State L N5 Kansas State-H L N12 Wayne State (Mich.) W

0-61 13-33 6-54 14-12 26-33 7-14 0-35 18-53 33-24 117-319

1955 (4-4) Coach: Warren Gaer S16 North Dakota State-H W S23 Denver L S30 Northern Iowa-H L O8 Washington (Mo.) W O15 Boston University L O22 Bradley W O29 Iowa State-H W N12 Wichita State L

28-6 7-33 14-21 39-19 2-32 40-7 27-21 7-59 164-198

1956 (3-6) Coach: Warren Gaer S15 Utah State-H L S22 San Jose State L S29 Northern Iowa L O6 Bowling Green-H L O13 Washington (Mo.)-H W O20 Wichita State L O27 Bradley-H W N3 Iowa State L N10 Detroit W

33-39 7-26 0-20 7-46 14-6 14-27 55-47 14-39 26-13 170-263

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Year-by-Year Results 1957 (7-2) Coach: Warren Gaer S14 Northern Iowa-H W 34-12 S28 S. Dakota State-H W 25-7 O5 North Texas State W 19-6 O12 Washington (Mo.) W 19-7 O19 Colorado State-H (cancelled) O26 Bradley W 21-13 N2 Iowa State-H W 20-0 N9 Wichita State L 7-14 N16 West Texas State-H W 20-19 J1 #Louisville L 20-34 185-112 #Sun Bowl at El Paso 1958 (2-7) Coach: Warren Gaer S13 S. Dakota State L S20 Iowa State L S27 Colorado State-H L O4 Northern Iowa L O11 North Texas State-H L O18 Tulsa L O25 Bradley-H W N8 Washington (Mo.) W N15 Wichita State-H L

6-12 0-33 0-21 16-20 0-42 0-59 14-12 28-21 8-32 72-252

1959 (2-7) Coach: Tom O’Connell S18 Iowa State-H L S25 Central Michigan-H L O2 Northern Iowa-H L O16 St. Ambrose-H L O24 Bradley W O31 West Texas State L N7 Washington (Mo.)-H W N14 Wichita State L N21 North Texas State L

0-41 21-41 6-14 22-23 20-12 21-34 7-0 7-20 2-62 106-247

1960 (4-5) Coach: Bus Mertes S17 Iowa State S23 SE Missouri-H O1 Northern Iowa O8 Colorado State College O14 Evansville-H O22 North Texas State 029 Bradley-H N5 Washington (Mo.)-H N11 Wichita State-H

0-46 17-6 3-14 0-30 14-0 7-29 14-6 21-6 7-32 86-169

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1961 (5-4) Coach: Bus Mertes S16 Iowa State-H L S23 Southern Illinois W S30 Colorado State College W 07 Northern Iowa-H W 014 Idaho State-H L 028 Bradley-H W N4 North Texas State L N11 Wichita State L N18 Nebraska-Omaha W

0-21 7-0 7-0 21-6 11-12 24-13 21-28 13-20 36-13 140-114

1962 (8-2) Coach: Bus Mertes S15 Iowa State L S22 Southern Illinois-H W S29 Colorado State College-H W 06 South Dakota W 013 Northern Iowa W 020 Wichita State-H W 026 Bradley W N3 Idaho State L N10 N. Dakota State-H W N17 Evansville W

7-14 14-13 21-0 15-14 21-15 10-0 30-13 14-33 40-6 32-0 204-108

1963 (4-4) Coach: Bus Mertes S21 Cincinnatti L 0-28 S28 SW Missouri State L 6-13 O5 South Dakota-H W 23-0 O12 Northern Iowa-H W 21-12 O26 Bradley W 27-8 N2 Idaho State-H W 15-12 N9 Western Illinois L 12-14 N16 Nebraska-Omaha-H L 29-34 N23 Iowa State (Cancelled) 133-121

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1964 (6-4) Coach: Bus Mertes S19 Iowa State S26 South Dakota O3 Western Illinois-H

L W L

0-25 28-14 12-14

O10 Northern Iowa L O17 Southern Illinois-H L O24 Nebraska-Omaha W O31 Bradley-H W N7 So. Dakota State-H W N14 Abilene Christian-H W N21 Louisville W

14-41 19-28 24-19 46-19 37-15 14-3 14-8 208-186

1965 (6-4) Coach: Jack Wallace S18 Iowa State L S25 South Dakota W O2 SW Missouri State-H W O9 Northern Iowa-H W O16 Southern Illinois W O23 Western Kentucky L O30 Abilene Christian W N6 West Texas State L N13 Louisville-H L N20 Nebraska-Omaha-H W

0-21 17-0 24-8 31-7 28-12 21-28 24-7 14-20 17-32 36-30 212-165

1966 (8-2) Coach: Jack Wallace S17 NW Missouri-H W S24 Northern Iowa W O1 Southern Illinois-H W O8 Wichita State-H W O15 Louisville L O22 Western Kentucky-H W O29 North Texas State-H W N5 Quantico Marines L N12 South Dakota-H W N19 Nebraska-Omaha W

27-0 9-6 30-7 34-16 26-66 37-21 17-13 13-21 31-14 53-0 250-164

1967 (4-5) Coach: Jack Wallace S16 Louisville-H L S23 North Texas State L S30 Wichita State L O7 NW Missouri W O14 Northern Iowa-H W O21 Nebraska-Omaha-H W N4 South Dakota State W N11 South Dakota-H L N18 Southern Illinois L

7-46 0-31 13-46 7-0 10-7 23-15 34-21 35-37 17-45 139-248

1968 (5-5) Coach: Jack Wallace S14 Northern Arizona-H W S21 Arkansas State-H L S28 Quantico Marines-H L O5 Wichita State W O12 Northern Iowa L O19 Nebraska-Omaha W O26 Southern Illinois-H L N2 South Dakota L N16 So. Dakota State-H W N23 Louisville W

30-14 14-46 31-33 26-23 19-21 32-14 20-21 28-49 28-20 38-37 266-278

1969 (7-2-2) Coach: Jack Wallace S13 Louisville-H T S20 South Dakota State W O4 North Texas-H W O11 Northern Iowa-H L O18 Nebraska-Omaha W O25 Western Illinois-H W N1 South Dakota W N8 Arkansas State T N15 Southern Illinois W N22 Idaho State W D13 *Arkansas State L *Pecan Bowl @ Arlington, Texas

24-24 21-16 27-23 13-23 31-21 44-7 29-24 21-21 19-17 58-30 21-29 308-236

1970 (7-4) Coach: Jack Wallace S12 Idaho State-H W S19 Weber State W S26 Nebraska-Omaha-H W O3 North Texas State L O10 Northern Iowa L O17 Northern Arizona W O24 Western Illinois W 031 Abilene Christian-H L N7 South Dakota-H W N14 Southern Illinois-H W N21 Louisville L

39-10 36-19 51-22 13-37 10-13 31-17 28-24 13-33 37-28 21-9 14-23 293-235

1971 (7-4) Coach: Jack Wallace S11 New Mexico State S18 Abilene Christian-H S25 Louisville-H O2 Northern Arizona

3-7 34-17 10-7 38-13

L W W W

O9 Northern Iowa-H W O16 Tampa-H L O23 South Dakota-H W O30 North Texas State L N6 Southern Illinois L N13 Indiana State W N20 West Texas State W

28-0 2-36 49-7 12-21 32-34 27-15 32-28 267-185

1972 (7-5) Coach: Jack Wallace S16 West Texas State-H W 40-12 S23 Memphis State W 23-7 S30 North Texas State-H W 54-8 O7 South Dakota L 23-28 O14 Northern Iowa W 21-14 O21 Tampa L 7-24 O28 New Mexico State-H W 28-10 N4 Southern Illinois-H W 19-9 N11 NE Louisiana-H W 35-7 N18 Idaho State L 21-24 N25 Louisville L 0-27 D9 *Tennessee State L 7-29 277-199 *Pioneer Bowl at Wichita Falls, Texas 1973 (2-9) Coach: Jack Wallace S1 New Mexico State-H L S8 West Texas State L S22 Louisville-H L S29 Lamar-H W O6 Tulsa L O13 Northern Iowa-H L O20 North Texas State L O27 Dayton L N3 Wichita State W N10 Southern Illinois L N17 Temple-H L

12-27 10-13 17-27 24-10 7-44 3-31 7-19 9-16 13-10 20-37 10-35 132-289

1974 (3-7-1) Coach: Jack Wallace S7 Dayton-H L S14 West Texas State-H L S21 Lamar L S28 Long Beach State L O5 North Texas State-H T O12 Northern Iowa L O19 Louisville W O26 New Mexico State W N2 Wichita State L N9 Northern Arizona-H W N16 Tulsa-H L

7-21 17-37 6-18 13-20 24-24 17-41 38-35 29-28 14-23 34-16 14-52 213-315

1975 (3-8) Coach: Jack Wallace S6 New Mexico State L S13 North Texas State-H L S20 Louisville-H W S27 NE Louisiana L O11 Northern Iowa-H L O18 West Texas State L O25 Long Beach State-H L N1 Southern Illinois W N8 Tulsa L N15 Wichita State-H W N22 Temple L

10-14 3-7 31-7 25-38 24-27 6-24 10-31 38-27 7-70 27-23 7-44 188-312

1976 (1-10) Coach: Jack Wallace S4 New Mexico State-H L S11 Iowa State L S18 Southern Illinois-H L S25 Louisville L O2 Colorado L O9 Long Beach State L O16 Wichita State L O23 West Texas State-H W N6 Temple-H L N13 Tulsa-H L N20 North Texas State L

29-30 14-58 15-27 24-37 24-45 10-41 23-33 34-14 7-31 20-45 0-63 200-424

1977 (2-9) Coach: Chuck Shelton S10 Arkansas State-H L S17 Temple L S24 New Mexico State L O1 Long Beach State-H L O8 Indiana State-H L O15 West Texas State L O22 Wichita State L O29 Lamar-H W N5 Tulsa-H L N12 Louisville L N19 Southern Illinois W

29-31 0-42 9-35 10-27 20-23 7-31 17-47 43-21 23-33 13-18 13-9 184-317

1978 (4-7) Coach: Chuck Shelton S2 Texas-Arlington-H W S9 Southern Illinois-H W S16 Temple-H L S23 Arkansas State L S30 Iowa State L O7 Wichita State-H W O14 Indiana State L O28 Tulsa L N4 New Mexico State L N11 West Texas State-H W N17 Long Beach State L

25-23 38-14 29-36 0-10 7-35 48-22 0-13 20-43 20-21 24-21 0-25 211-264

1979 (3-8) Coach: Chuck Shelton S1 Indiana State L S8 New Mexico State-H W S15 Temple L S22 Colorado W S29 Louisville-H L O6 NE Missouri State-H W O13 Long Beach State-H L O20 Wichita State L N3 Northern Michigan-H L N10 Southern Illinois-H L N17 West Texas State L

12-19 14-13 21-43 13-9 21-31 41-6 14-17 17-24 26-30 21-22 18-28 218-242

1980 (8-3) Coach: Chuck Shelton S6 Indiana State-H L S13 Augustana S.D.-H W S20 Lamar W S27 Southern Illinois-H L O4 Texas-Arlington W O11 Colorado W O18 West Texas State-H W O25 New Mexico State W N1 Wichita State-H W N8 Nebraska-Omaha-H W N22 Long Beach State L

10-13 42-0 38-7 28-34 30-20 41-22 27-21 28-22 38-15 17-0 7-21 306-175

1981 (10-1) Coach: Chuck Shelton S5 Northern Iowa W S12 Indiana State-H W S19 Western Illinois-H W S26 Kansas State W O3 Long Beach State-H W O10 Wichita State W O24 West Texas State-H W O31 Tulsa L N7 Southern Illinois W N14 Illinois State W N21 Nebraska-Omaha-H W

39-30 17-14 21-6 18-17 18-7 24-23 21-13 6-59 22-17 13-10 53-0 252-196

1982 (4-7) Coach: Chuck Shelton S4 Northern Iowa-H W S11 Idaho State-H L S18 Southern Illinois L S25 Iowa State L O2 Indiana State-H L O9 Western Illinois W O16 Nebraska-Omaha L 023 Tulsa-H L 030 West Texas State W N6 Wichita State-H L N13 Illinois State W

40-13 21-41 17-24 10-35 19-29 31-12 17-27 18-34 31-24 29-38 42-35 275-312

1983 (1-10) Coach: Chuck Shelton S3 Northern Iowa L S10 S. Dakota State-H L S17 Western Illinois L S24 Illinois State-H L O1 Wichita State L O8 Southern Illinois L O15 New Mexico State L O22 Missouri State-H L O29 West Texas State-H W N5 Tulsa-H L N12 Indiana State-H L

10-34 3-20 14-31 17-36 0-43 9-28 23-42 11-22 36-26 13-22 0-38 136-342

1984 (4-7) Coach: Chuck Shelton S1 Missouri State-H S8 Northern Iowa-H S15 Iowa State S22 New Mexico State-H S29 Illinois State O6 NE Missouri State-H O13 Western Illinois O20 Indiana State

12-17 28-33 17-21 35-28 0-28 31-17 20-37 3-17

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24-31 24-9 0-58 31-6 10-17 20-17 21-10 21-24 3-10 27-28 15-45 196-255

1986 (Exhibition only) 1987 (5-5) Coach: Nick Quartaro S5 Loras L S12 Dana L S19 Graceland-H W S26 Alma L O10 Quincy-H W O17 Concordia (NE)-H L O24 Buffalo State W O31 Concordia (MN)-H W N7 Dayton L N14 Sioux Falls W

0-31 3-43 24-7 0-21 42-14 13-14 52-13 36-13 6-28 45-33 221-217

1988 (7-3) Coach: Nick Quartaro S3 Simpson S10 Dana-H S17 Central Methodist S24 Wartburg-H O1 Dayton-H O8 Quincy O15 Loras-H O22 St. Francis O29 Concordia (St. Paul) N5 North Central

55-21 38-28 24-3 31-3 0-29 21-15 26-22 0-39 54-7 20-21 269-188

W W W W L W W L W L

1989 (7-3) Coach Rob Ash S2 Simpson-H W S9 Dana L S16 Central Methodist-H W S23 Wartburg W S30 Alma-H W O7 Evansville W O14 Loras W O21 St. Francis-H L O28 Dayton L N4 North Central-H W 1990 (6-4) Coach: Rob Ash S8 Simpson L S15 Rose-Hulman-H W S22 Hope L S29 Nebraska Wesleyan L O6 Aurora W O13 Dayton L O20 Wisconsin-Oshkosh-H W O27 Millikin W N3 St. Norbert-H W N10 Evansville-H W 1991 (4-6) Coach: Rob Ash S7 Simpson-H L S14 Rose-Hulman L S21 Hope-H L S28 Nebraska Wesleyan-H L O5 Aurora-H W O12 Dayton-H L O19 Wisconsin-Oshkosh W O26 Millikin-H L N2 St. Norbert W N9 Illinois Benedictine W 1992 (7-2-1) Coach: Rob Ash S12 Simpson S19 Augustana Ill.-H S26 Millikin-H O3 Aurora O10 Chicago-H

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31-22 28-31 40-14 31-21 35-20 23-6 32-18 36-49 14-38 38-7 308-226

O17 Dayton L O24 Quincy-H W O31 Illinois Benedictine W N7 Olivet-Nazarene-H W N14 Evansville W

9-38 59-7 59-6 50-14 17-7 334-158

1993 (8-2) Coach: Rob Ash S11 Simpson-H W S18 Augustana Ill. W S25 Butler L O2 Aurora-H W O9 Chicago W O16 Valparaiso W O23 Dayton-H L O30 Illinois-Benedictine-H W N6 San Diego W N13 Evansville-H W

35-9 54-48 3-28 47-14 33-19 31-12 7-35 48-33 17-14 29-27 304-239

1994 (7-3) Coach: Rob Ash S10 Simpson S17 San Diego-H S24 Aurora \O1 Butler-H O8 Evansville O15 Valparaiso-H O22 Dayton O29 Nebraska-Kearney N5 Wisconsin-Oshkosh-H N12 St. Ambrose-H

22-6 14-9 26-0 20-28 31-21 23-3 7-24 14-17 41-7 19-0 217-115

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1995 (8-1-1) Coach: Rob Ash S2 Missouri Western-H T S9 St. Ambrose W S16 Wisconsin-LaCrosse L S23 Aurora-H W S30 Butler W O7 Evansville-H W O14 Valparaiso W O21 Dayton-H W O28 San Diego W N11 Northwestern IA.-H W 1996 (8-3) Coach: Rob Ash S7 Morningside-H W S14 St. Norbert W S21 San Diego-H W S28 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) L O5 Butler-H W O12 Evansville W O19 Valparaiso-H W O26 Dayton L N2 Aurora W N9 Wayne State (Neb.)-H W N16 Northwestern IA. L

19-19 23-0 7-14 37-7 29-8 23-6 28-21 34-23 9-0 28-6 237-104 32-26 31-0 34-7 12-16 51-7 55-34 27-12 16-19 43-13 54-41 6-13 363-188

20-35 44-21 13-17 38-59 14-3 20-28 26-22 30-21 26-7 49-21 280-234

1997 (8-3) Coach: Rob Ash S6 Morningside W S13 St. Norbert-H W S20 South Florida W S27 Valparasio W O4 Wayne State (Neb.) W 011 Dayton-H L O18 Evansville-H W O25 San Diego L N1 Aurora-H W N8 Butler L N15 Northwestern (Iowa)-H W

7-0 48-7 23-22 27-7 35-17 13-14 28-18 30-39 45-0 13-14 27-20 296-158

7-16 21-31 28-31 21-26 27-14 0-13 21-0 14-23 6-0 55-8 200-162

1998 (7-3) Coach: Rob Ash S5 Morningside-H W S12 St. Ambrose L S19 Wisconsin-LaCrosse-H W S26 Quincy W O3 Valparaiso-H W O10 Dayton W O24 San Diego-H W O31 Butler-H W N7 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) L N14 Towson L

12-0 18-24 28-21 59-34 33-18 28-21 37-13 41-7 21-27 14-17 291-182

1999 (7-4) Coach: Rob Ash S4 Morningside S11 St. Ambrose-H S18 Wis.-Stevens Point-H S25 Quincy-H O2 Valparasio

21-17 47-3 17-28 48-7 17-27

20-20 39-19 30-12 20-30 31-19

W W L W L

O9 Saint Mary’s (Calif.)-H W O16 Dayton-H L O23 Butler W O30 San Diego W N6 Jacksonville W N20 Western Illinois L

38-7 14-20 53-6 41-20 34-14 0-24 330-173

2000 (7-4) Coach: Rob Ash S2 McKendree-H W S9 St. Ambrose W S16 Wis.-Stevens Point W S30 San Diego-H W O7 Valparasio-H W O14 Southern Illinois L O21 Dayton L O28 Butler-H W N4 Jacksonville-H W N11 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) L N18 Towson-H L

28-11 33-16 37-29 52-12 54-7 23-35 13-41 62-41 42-0 43-45 23-30 410-267

2001 (5-5) Coach: Rob Ash S1 Truman State L 29-40 S8 St. Ambrose-H W 43-27 S15 Davidson canceled (9-11) S22 Quincy-H W 33-7 S29 San Diego L 24-31 O6 Florida Atlantic-H W 31-7 O13 Valparaiso L 7-17 O20 Dayton-H L 23-24 O27 Butler W 41-39 N3 Missouri State L 14-63 N10 Jacksonville W 31-23 276-275 2002 (5-6) Coach: Rob Ash A29 Western Illinois L S7 Truman State-H L S14 Missouri-Rolla W S21 Wisconsin-LaCrosse-H W S28 Quincy W O5 Valparaiso-H W O12 Albany-H (2 OT) W O19 Dayton L O26 Butler L N2 San Diego-H L N9 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) L

7-64 14-28 28-25 35-17 45-28 52-35 49-42 7-35 44-48 46-51 28-46 355-429

2003 (6-6) Coach: Rob Ash A28 Illinois State L S6 William Penn-H W S13 Missouri-Rolla-H W S20 Wisconsin-Platteville L S27 Morehead State L O4 Jacksonville-H W O11 San Diego L O18 Butler-H W O25 Valparaiso (OT) L N1 Dayton-H L N8 Saint Mary’s (Calif.)-H W N15 Waldorf-H W

13-27 38-24 28-7 20-21 17-34 40-34 35-41 24-7 45-51 15-31 20-13 47-17 342-307

2004 (10-2) Coach: Rob Ash S2 Missouri State L S11 William Penn-H W S18 Wisconsin-Platteville-H L S25 Morehead State-H W O2 Jacksonville W O9 San Diego-H W O16 Butler W O23 Valparaiso-H W O30 Dayton W N6 Upper Iowa-H W N13 Waldorf-H W N20 *Morehead State W *PFL Championship

26-31 16-6 23-33 42-12 20-7 41-38 43-6 37-10 13-6 45-27 39-7 20-17 365-200

2005 (6-4) Coach: Rob Ash S1 Northern Iowa L S10 Illinois State L S17 Wisconsin-Platteville W S24 Austin Peay State-H W O1 Davidson W O8 Dayton-H L O22 San Diego L O29 Butler-H W N5 Valparaiso W N12 Waldorf-H W

17-52 19-56 37-14 54-0 58-17 17-25 26-31 56-10 49-24 43-0 376-229

2006 (9-2) Coach: Rob Ash A31 Northern Iowa-H L S9 Upper Iowa-H W S16 Wisconsin-Platteville-H W S23 Valparaiso W S30 Morehead State-H W O7 Waldorf-H W O14 Butler W O21 San Diego-H L O28 Dayton W N4 Davidson-H W N11 Jacksonsville W

7-48 40-7 35-7 21-7 33-7 35-3 29-0 0-37 21-9 35-15 47-28 303-168

2007 (6-5) Coach: Steve Loney A30 Illinois State W S8 Waldorf-H W S15 Wisconsin-Platteville W S22 Northern Iowa-H L S29 Valparaiso-H W O6 Butler-H W O13 San Diego L O20 Davidson L O27 Jacksonville-H W N3 Morehead State L N10 Dayton-H L

27-24 45-14 20-7 7-45 48-20 37-19 19-59 21-24 42-14 0-33 27-34 293-293

2008 (6-5) Coach: Chris Creighton A28 Upper Iowa-H W S6 Lehigh L S13 William Penn-H W S27 San Diego-H L O4 Butler L O11 Dayton L O18 Campbell-H W O25 Davidson-H W N8 Morehead State-H W N15 Jacksonville L N22 Valparaiso W

17-13 0-19 36-0 17-43 15-21 9-27 45-0 20-17 19-15 9-41 32-0 219-196

2009 PRESEASON POLL PIONEER FOOTBALL LEAGUE COACHES POLL 1. San Diego (six first-place votes) 2. Dayton (three first-place votes) Jacksonville (two first-place votes) 4. Morehead State 5. Butler 6. DRAKE 7. Davidson 8. Marist 9. Valparaiso 10. Campbell

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Drake Football — ­ A Rich Tradition HEISMAN TROPHY BALLOTING

NCAA POST-GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Johnny Bright — 1951, fifth

Joseph Worobec (1973)

FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

NCAA STATISTICAL LEADERS

Ted Sloane (1925) All-Sports Magazine

Johnny Bright (1949) — total offense, 1,950 yards

Johnny Bright (1951) American Football Coaches Association, running back

Johnny Bright (1950) — total offense, 2,400 yards

Mike Samples (1972) American Football Coaches Association, defensive tackle Pat Dunsmore (1981) American Football Coaches Association, tight end Craig Wederquist (1982) Associated Press, offensive tackle Matt Garvis (1995) American Football Coaches Association/Kodak 1-AA, linebacker Mike Foster (1999 and 2000) American Football Coaches Association/Kodak 1-AA, defensive lineman Billy Cundiff (2000 and 2001) Sports Network, kicker Aaron Overton (2002) Sports Network, receiver Ira Vandever (2002) Sports Network, quarterback Grant Knowles (2004) Sports Network, offensive guard James Mickley (2004) Sports Network, tight end Scott Phaydavong (2004, 2005, 2006) Sports Network, running back Andy Green (2006, 2007) Sports Network, safety

NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

ALL-TIME DRAKE FOOTBALL TEAM Linemen Bud Adams Herb Hedlund Dennis McKnight Charlie Pell Mike Samples Marv Shearer Pete Solverson Dick Steere Craig Wederquist Joe Worobec

1939-41 1936-38 1977-80 1904-06 1970-72 1954-57 1970-73 1947-50 1979-82 1970-72

Ends Tom Bienemann William Bliss Pat Dunsmore Jerry Mertens Manley Sarnowsky Ted Sloane Doug Winslow

1947-50 1898-01 1979-82 1954-57 1963-66 1923-25 1969-72

Backs Bill Boelter Johnny Bright Karl Kassulke Lynn King Roger LaBrasca Pug Manders Duane Miller Floyd Miller Dick Nesbitt Glenn Simons Amero Ware Buford Waterhouse Felix Wright

1921-23 1949-51 1961-62 1928-30 1954-57 1936-38 1966-69 1947-50 1927-29 1911-13 1979-82 1955-56 1977-80

Centers Waldo Don Carlos Russ Sprong

1928-30 1915-19

POST-SEASON BOWL GAME APPEARANCES Blue-Gray Karl Kassulke, 1962 Jack Matia, 1978 Rick Casko, 1980 John Ware, 1981

East-West Shrine Game Ted Sloane, 1925 Herb Hedlund, 1938 Pug Manders, 1939 Johnny Bright, 1951

Chicago Tribune All-Star Game Pug Manders, 1939

North-South Game Ralph Gruben, 1946 Tom Bienemann, 1950 Dick Steere, 1950

Copper Bowl Tom Newell, 1958 Coaches All-American Glenn Lott, 1975

Senior Bowl Jack Matia, 1979 Dennis McKnight, 1981

DRAKE BOWL GAME APPEARANCES 1946 Raisin Bowl, Fresno, Calif. Drake 13, Fresno State 12 1949 Salad Bowl, Phoenix, Ariz. Drake 14, Arizona 13 1958 Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas Louisville 34, Drake 20 1969 Pecan Bowl, Arlington, Texas Arkansas State 29, Drake 21 1972 Pioneer Bowl, Wichita Falls, Texas Tennessee State 29, Drake 7

Note: The all-time Drake football team was selected by a special committee in conjunction with the school’s centennial in 1980-81.

Johnny Bright (1984)

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football | 09 All-Conference Bulldogs Drake competed in the Missouri Valley Conference in football from 1908 through 1951 and from 1971 through 1985. Drake joined the Pioneer Football League in 1993. Listed below are those players who earned first-team all-league playing honors. PIONEER FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2008 - Steve Platek, TE 2007 - Jacob Craig, DB Andy Green, DB Scott Phaydavong, RB 2006 - James Adams, LB Willie Cashmore, RB Jacob Craig, DB Andy Green, DB Matt Haas, OL Kevin Jennings, DE Scott Phaydavong, RB 2005 - James Adams, LB Chris Daniels, DL Jace Denison, DB Ryan Horvath, P Dave Pammer, OL Scott Phaydavong, RB Shawn Rodgers, DE 2004 - Ryan Horvath, P Jason Jones, WR Grant Knowles, OG James Mickley, TE Eric Papp, LB Scott Phaydavong, RB Mark Wilke, OT 2003 - Ryan Horvath, P Grant Knowles, OG Brook Leonard, DE Jonathan Taylor, RB Mark Wilke, OT 2002 - Jason Dvorak, DT Ryan Horvath, P Aaron Overton, WR Jeff Seaman, TE Jonathan Taylor, RB Ira Vandever, QB 2001 - Billy Cundiff, K Eric Douglas, DT Matt Seamer, LB Cedric Stanley, CB Jason Thiss, OG Ira Vandever, QB 2000 - Sean Coughlin, OL Billy Cundiff, K Mike Foster, DL Cedric Stanley, DB Scott Wilhelm, LB 1999 - Sean Coughlin, OL

Billy Cundiff, K Mike Foster, DL Jake Wilson, LB 1998 - Solon Bell, QB Sean Coughlin, OL Billy Cundiff, K Mike Foster, DL Jason Grove, RB Tait Johnson, DB Jim Skarlis, DL Jake Wilson, LB 1997 - Jeramy Fisher, DB Felix Gallagher, OL Scott Kesselring, OL Jace Smrcka, DL 1996 - Rob Berkley, WR Felix Gallagher, OL B.J. Hellyer, DB John Kuenster, LB Nate Schneider, OL Jace Smrcka, DL 1995 - Tom Boecker, LB Felix Gallagher, OL Matt Jones, OL Matt Sneller, P 1994 - Tom Boecker, DB Matt Garvis, LB Matt Jones, LB Craig Ortwerth, DE Todd Sauer, DT 1993 - Chad Briley, WR Roy Fletcher, QB Brad Nemec, DB Todd Sauer, DT MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE 1984 - Joe Adrian, NG 1982 - Pat Dunsmore, TE Tim Hansen, NG Dave Killpack, DB Amero Ware, RB Craig Wederquist, OL Mike Williams, WR 1981 - Henrik Mike-Meyer, K Mark Panozzo, DL Lance Shields, DB Will Shupe, LB John Ware, OL Amero Ware, RB 1980 - Greg Benton, DB

1979 - 1978 - 1977 - 1976 - 1975 - 1974 - 1973 - 1972 - 1971 - 1951 - 1950 - 1949 - 1948 - 1947 -

Rick Casko, QB Pat Dunsmore, WR Dennis McKnight, C Henrik Mike-Mayer, PK Mike Moeller, OL Amero Ware, RB Pat King, P Bob Smith, NG Rich Suchanuk, TE Wardell Wright, RB Rich Carstens, DL David Glover, DL Jack Matia, OL Al Byers, C Phil Ferguson, DB Paul Proffitt, WR Al Byers, C Gary Melchoir, DL Mark Wood, DB Dan Zarazan, LB Todd Gaffney, PK Jim Herndon, RB Mark Spivey, DL Rodney Allen, OL Glenn Lott, LB Jim O’Connor, RB Larry Bernsten, C Rudi Holmes, DB Glenn Lott, LB Jim O’Connor, RB Pete Solverson, OL Bill Stevenson, DL Jerry Heston, RB Mike Samples, DL Doug Winslow, WR Joe Worobec, OL Steve Boekholder, DL Bob Garcea, C Mike Samples, DL Doug Winslow, WR Johnny Bright, B Tom Bienemann, E Johnny Bright, B Dick Steere, T Tom Bienemann, E Johnny Bright, B Dick Steere, T Tom Bienemann, E Dick Steere, T Tom Bienemann, E

1946 - 1945 - 1941 - 1939 - 1938 - 1937 - 1936 - 1935 - 1934 - 1933 - 1932 - 1931 - 1930 - 1929 - 1928 - 1925 - 1924 - 1923 - 1922 - 1919 - 1916 - 1915 - 1913 - 1912 - 1911 - 1909 - 1908 -

Ralph Gruben, G Ralph Gruben, G Leonard Adams, G Allen Dillon, T Pug Manders, B Pug Manders, B Herb Hedlund, T Pug Manders, FB Bill Pettit, C My Ubl, QB Versil Deskin, E My Ubl, QB Paul Brechler, G Jack Potts, QB Al Wieland, HB Milo Bowers, G Fred Blanck, T Milo Bowers, G John Briley, E Waldo Don Carlos, C John Briley, E Lynn King, QB Waldo Don Carlos, C Bill Groustra, G Lynn King, QB Dick Nesbitt, HB Eddie Stevens, E Chuck Delmege, E Gib Holliday, T Les Jones, G Lynn King, QB Dick Nesbitt, HB Lyle Ewart, G Ted Sloane, E Glen Spear, B Sam Orebaugh, B Ted Sloane, E Sam Orebaugh, B Bill Boelter, B Russ Sprong, C Russ Sprong, C Russ Sprong, C Glenn Simons, B Norborne Crowell, G Glenn Simons, B Christie McCormick, T Bob Evans, B Bob Evans, B

Bulldog Wheels Club

The Bulldog Wheels Club plays an integral part in the growth and development of the Drake athletic program by providing essential transportation for coaches and administrators to meet the demands of recruiting, public relations, and development activities. These automobile dealerships have made a commitment to Drake University and the athletic department through their participation in our courtesy car program. Drake athletics salutes these outstanding dealerships for their generous support. JIM BINTER Charles Gabus Ford 4545 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, IA 50310 515-270-0707

JOE KOEBKE Saturn of Des Moines 9900 Hickman Road Clive, IA 50325 515-252-1700

JOHN LEPELTAK Holmes 11206 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50325 515-253-3000

Steve Luebke Toyota of Des Moines 4475 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, IA 50310 515-276-4911

MARK HUMMEL Hummel’s Nissan 4770 Merle Hay Road Urbandale, Iowa 50322 515-253-0719

BRUCE STRASSBURG Des Moines Imports 11400 NW 54th Avenue Grimes, IA 50311 515-270-0706

Willis Auto Campus 9800 Hickman Rd Des Moines, IA 50325 800-568-0497

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2009 Opponents Grand View

Sept. 5 • Drake Stadium • 6 p.m.

Location:............................. Des Moines, Iowa Enrollment:................................................ 1,900 Nickname:...............................................Vikings Colors:................................ Red, White & Black Conference:....... Mid-States (Midwest Division) 2008 Record:...................................................3-8 Offensive Formation:...................... Pro-Style Defensive Formation:..............................5-4-2 Head Coach:.............................Mike Woodley Alma Mater:................. Northern Iowa, 1974 School Record:....................................one year Career Record:.................... 16-34, four years Starters Returning:.............. 11-Off., 11-Def. Series Record:.............................First meeting SID:................................................. Molly Brown E-Mail:............... mabrown@grandview.edu Office Phone:.......................... (515) 263-6040 FAX Phone:.........................................(515) 263 Web Site:.........................www.gvvikings.com

Missouri S&T

Oct. 10 • Drake Stadium • 1 p.m.

Location:.......................................................Rolla, Mo. Enrollment:..........................................................6,000 Nickname:......................................................... Miners Colors:....................................... Silver, Gold & Green Conference:......... NCAA Division II Independent 2008 Record:.............................................................7-4 Offensive Formation:....................................Spread Defensive Formation:...........................................3-4 Head Coach:........................................Kirby Cannon Alma Mater:...........................Missouri State, 1981 School Record:.................................31-79, 10 years Career Record:.................................................... same Starters Returning:............ 6-Off., 5-Def., 2-Spec. Series Record:................................ Drake leads, 3-0 Last Meeting.......................Drake, 28-25, 9/14/02 SID:...............................................................John Kean E-Mail:............................................... jkean@mst.edu Office Phone:...................................(573) 341-4140 FAX Phone:.......................................(573) 341-4880 Press Box Phone:............................(573) 341-4057 Web Site:...............................................www.mst.edu

Campbell

Nov. 7 • Drake Stadium • 1 p.m.

Location:................................ Buies Creek, N.C. Enrollment:................................................4,663 Nickname:............................ Fighting Camels Colors:......................................Orange & Black Conference:..........Pioneer Football League 2008 Record:.................................................1-10 Offensive Formation:......................... Spread Defensive Formation:................................. 4-3 Head Coach:.................................. Dale Steele Alma Mater:................South Carolina, 1976 School Record:........................ 1-10, one year Career Record:..........................................same Starters Returning:...............11-Off., 10-Def. Series Record:........................Drake leads 1-0 Last Meeting:............Drake, 45-0, 10/18/08 SID:......................................................Joe Prisco E-Mail:....................... priscoj@campbell.edu Office Phone:..........................(910) 893-1369 FAX Phone:.............................(910) 893-1330 Press Box Phone:........................................N/A Web Site:......................www. GoCamels.com

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Marist

Sept. 12 • Poughkeepsie, N.Y. • 12 p.m.

Location:..........................Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Enrollment:................................................4,256 Nickname:.........................................Red Foxes Colors:............................................ Red & White Conference:..........Pioneer Football League 2008 Record:.................................................. 4-7 Offensive Formation:.......................Multiple Defensive Formation:......................Multiple Head Coach:...................................Jim Parady Alma Mater:................................. Maine, 1983 School Record:...................89-84-1, 17 years Career Record:......................................... Same Starters Returning:................ 8-Off., 10-Def. Series Record:........................... First meeting SID:.................................................Mike Ferraro E-Mail:.........Michael.J.Ferraro@marist.edu Office Phone:.........................(845) 575-3321 FAX Phone:.............................(845) 471-0466 Press Box Phone:..................(845) 575-3155 Web Site:.................. www.GoRedFoxes.com

San Diego

Oct. 17 • San Diego, Calif. • 4 p.m.

Location:..........................................San Diego, Calif. Enrollment:..........................................................7,800 Nickname:............................... Toreros (Bullfighter) Colors:.....................Columbia Blue, Navy & White Conference:.................... Pioneer Football League 2008 Record:.............................................................9-2 Offensive Formation:............................West Coast Defensive Formation:...........................................4-2 Head Coach:........................................Ron Caragher Alma Mater:.............................................UCLA, 1990 School Record:.................................18-4, two years Career Record:....................................................Same Starters Returning: ........... Off.-8, Def.-7, Spec.-2 Series Record:................................................Tied 8-8 Last Meeting:............. San Diego, 43-17, 9/27/08 SID:...............................................................Ted Gosen E-Mail:................................. tgosen@sandiego.edu Office Phone:...................................(619) 260-4745 Fax Phone:........................................(619) 260-2990 Press Box Phone:............................(619) 260-2982 Web Site:................................www.usdtoreros.com

Dayton

Nov. 14 • Drake Stadium • 3 p.m.

Location:............................................... Dayton, Ohio Enrollment:..........................................................7,700 Nickname:........................................................... Flyers Colors:......................................................... Red & Blue Conference:.................... Pioneer Football League 2008 Record:.............................................................9-3 Offensive Formation:....................................Spread Defensive Formation:...........................................4-3 Head Coach:.................................. Rick Chamberlin Alma Mater:......................................... Dayton, 1980 School Record:..................................... 9-3, one year Career Record:....................................................Same Starters Returning:............................4-Off., 8-Def,. Series Record:...........................Dayton leads, 21-4 Last Meeting..............................Dayton, 10/11/f08 SID:....................................................Doug Hauschild E-mail:.......................................... sid@udayton.edu Office Phone:...................................(937) 229-4390 FAX Phone:.......................................(937) 229-4461 Press Box Phone:............................(937) 449-2851 Web Site:.............................www.daytonflyers.com

South Dakota

Sept. 19 • Vermillion, S.D. • 4 p.m.

Location:...................................Vermillion, S.D. Enrollment:.................................................9,291 Nickname:............................................. Coyotes Colors:............................................. Red & White Conference:......................................Great West 2008 Record:................................................... 6-5 Offensive Formation:........................Multiple Defensive Formation:................................. 3-4 Head Coach:................................Ed Meierkort Alma Mater:............ Dakota Wesleyan, 1982 School Record:..................... 39-18, five years Career Record:........................94-73, 16 years Starters Returning:... 9-Off., 5-Def.,2-Spec. Series Record:.................... Drake leads, 11-5 Last Meeting:................USD, 28-23, 10/7/72 SID:........................................................Tom Berg E-Mail:.............................. tom.berg@usd.edu Office Phone:..........................(605) 677-8813 FAX Phone:..............................(605) 677-5618 Press Box Phone:..............................(605) 677 Web Site:..................... www.usdcoyotes.com

Davidson

Oct. 24 • Davidson, N.C. • 12 p.m.

Location:.............................................Davidson, N.C. Enrollment:..........................................................1,800 Nickname:......................................................Wildcats Colors:........................................................Red & Black Conference:.................... Pioneer Football League 2008 Record:.............................................................4-7 Offensive Formation:...................Multiple 2-Back Defensive Formation:................................ Multiple Head Coach:..........................................Tripp Merritt Alma Mater:...........................UNC-Charlotte, 1990 School Record:..............................20-21, four years Career Record:....................................................Same Starters Returning: ........... 5-Off., 6-Def., 3-Spec. Series Record:................................ Drake leads, 3-1 Last Meeting:....................Drake, 20-17, 10/25/08 SID:...........................................................Marc Gignac E-mail:...........................magignac@davidson.edu Office Phone:...................................(704) 894-2123 FAX Phone:.......................................(704) 894-2636 Press Box Phone:............................(704) 892-2962 Web Site:..................www.DavidsonWildcats.com

Butler

Nov. 21 • Indianapolis, Ind. • 12 p.m.

Location:........................................Indianapolis, Ind. Enrollment:..........................................................4,200 Nickname:..................................................... Bulldogs Colors:..................................................... Blue & White Conference:.................... Pioneer Football League 2008 Record:.............................................................6-5 Offensive Formation:....................................Spread Defensive Formation:................................ Multiple Head Coach:................................................. Jeff Voris Alma Mater:........................................DePauw, 1989 School Record:........................... 13-20, three years Career Record:............................28-54, eight years Starters Returning:............ 7-Off., 8-Def., 1-Spec. Series Record:...........................Drake leads 12-5-1 Last Meeting.......................Butler, 21-15, 10/4/08 SID:...........................................................Jim McGrath E-Mail:....................................jmcgrath@butler.edu Office Phone:...................................(317) 940-9414 FAX Phone:.......................................(317) 940-9808 Press Box Phone:............................(317) 940-9817 Web Site:.............................www.butlersports.com

Valparaiso

Oct. 3 • Drake Stadium • 1 p.m.

Location:............................................Valparaiso, Ind. Enrolment:...........................................................3,980 Nickname:...................................................Crusaders Colors:................................................... Brown & Gold Conference:.................... Pioneer Football League 2008 Record:.............................................................3-8 Offensive Formation:................................. Multiple Defensive Formation:...........................................4-3 Head Coach:......................................... Stacy Adams Alma Mater:.... Northwest Missouri State, 1990 School Record:..............................14-30, four years Career Record:.................................................... same Starters Returning:..............................5-Off.,5-Def. Series Record:..............................Drake leads, 13-3 Last Meeting:......................Drake, 32-0, 11/22/08 SID:.................................................Ryan Wronkowicz E-mail:...................Ryan.Wronkowicz@valpo.edu Office Phone:...................................(219) 464-5232 FAX Phone:.......................................(219) 464-5762 Press Box Phone:............................ (219) 464 5232 Web Site:..........................www.valpoathletics.com

Jacksonville

Oct. 31 • Drake Stadium. • 1 p.m.

Location:......................................... Jacksonville, Fla. Enrollment:..........................................................3,436 Nickname:.....................................................Dolphins Colors:....................................................Green & Gold Conference:.................... Pioneer Football League 2008 Record:.............................................................9-4 Offensive Formation:....................................Spread Defensive Formation:...........................................4-3 Head Coach:.............................................Kerwin Bell Alma Mater:.......................................... Florida, 1987 School Record:.............................. 12-12, two years Career Record:.................................................... same Starters Returning:.............................7-Off., 9-Def. Series Record:................................ Drake leads, 7-1 Last Meeting:...........Jacksonville, 41-9 11/15/08 SID:................................................................Joel Lamp E-Mail:.................................................. jlamp@ju.edu Office Phone:...................................(904) 256-7409 FAX Phone:.......................................(904) 256-7424 Press Box Phone:............................(904) 256-7588 Web Site:........................www.JUDolphins.comom

Pioneer Football League Commissioner:.............................. Patty Viverito Office Phone:..............................(314) 421-2268 Fax Phone:...................................(314) 421-3505 Web site:................www.pioneer-football.org/

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Composite Thursday, Sept. 3 Butler at Albion, 12 p.m. Methodist at Campbell, 12 p.m. St. Joseph’s (Ind.) at Valparaiso, 12 p.m. Jacksonville at Webber International, 4 p.m. Marist at Sacred Heart, 5 p.m. Davidson at Elon, 6 p.m. Southern Virginia at Morehead State, 6 p.m. San Diego at Azusa Pacific, 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 Grand View at Drake, 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 Birmingham Southern at Campbell, 12 p.m. Lenoir-Rhyne at Davidson, 12 p.m. Fordham at Dayton, 12 p.m. *Drake at Marist, 12 p.m. Morehead State at St. Francis (Pa.), 12 p.m. Butler at Franklin, 12:30 p.m. Valparaiso at Concordia (Wis.), 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Samford, 6 p.m. San Diego at Northern Colorado, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 Hanover at Butler, 12 p.m. Dayton at Robert Morris, 12 p.m. Old Dominion at Jacksonville, 12 p.m. Morehead State at North Carolina Central, 12:30 p.m. *Marist at San Diego, 3 p.m. Drake at South Dakota, 4 p.m. *Campbell at Davidson, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 *Duquesne at Dayton, 12 p.m. *Marist at Bucknell, 12 p.m. *Butler at Morehead State, 1 p.m. Carthage at Valparaiso, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 *San Diego at Butler, 12 p.m. *Davidson at Jacksonville, 12 p.m. *Dayton at Morehead State, 12 p.m. *Campbell at Marist, 12 p.m. *Valparaiso at Drake, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 *Morehead State at Davidson, 12 p.m. *Jacksonville at Marist, 12 p.m. *Dayton at Campbell, 12 p.m. *San Diego at Valparaiso, 1 p.m. Missouri S&T at Drake, 1 p.m.

Schedule Saturday, Oct. 17 *Valparaiso at Butler, 12 p.m. *Davidson at Dayton, 12 p.m. *Morehead State at Jacksonville, 12 p.m. *Drake at San Diego, 4 p.m. Campbell at Old Dominion, 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 *Butler at Campbell, 11 a.m. *Drake at Davidson, 12 p.m. *Dayton at Valparaiso, 12 p.m. *Marist at Morehead State, 12 p.m. *Jacksonville at San Diego, 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 *Davidson at Butler, 11 a.m. *Valparaiso at Marist, 11 a.m. *Morehead State at Campbell, 12 p.m. *San Diego at Dayton, 12 p.m. *Jacksonville at Drake, 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 Georgetown at Marist, 12 p.m. *Butler at Dayton, 12 p.m. *Valparaiso at Jacksonville, 12 p.m. *Campbell at Drake, 1 p.m. *Davidson at San Diego, 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 *Butler at Jacksonville, 12 p.m. *Marist at Davidson, 12 p.m. *San Diego at Morehead State, 12 p.m. *Dayton at Drake, 1 p.m. *Campbell at Valparaiso, 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 *Drake at Butler, 12 p.m. *Marist at Dayton, 12 p.m. *Morehead State at Valparaiso, 12 p.m. *Jacksonville at Campbell, 12 p.m. Southern Utah at San Diego, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 2008 Gridiron Classic #NEC Champion at PFL Champion

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Drake Football A to Z Longtime Drake athletic historian Paul Morrison has developed his own alphabetical history of Drake football.

A - For All-Stars. Drake has had 15 football players play in post-season bowl all-star games.

B - Johnny Bright and Bill Boelter, two of Drake’s brightest stars.

Bright’s career is legendary and Boelter had five touchdowns against Mississippi State in 1922. He later served as head basketball coach at Drake from 1925-32.

C - Colorado, which felt the

Bulldogs’ sting in 1979 and 1980 by scores of 13-9 and 41-22, with Chuck Shelton coaching Drake to victories in both games.

D - Pat Dunsmore, who

earned first-team AllAmerican honors as a tight end at Drake in 1981 and later was a member of the Chicago Bears 1986 Super Bowl championship team.

E - Chuck Everett, who

won 10 letters in football, basketball and tennis at Drake in the mid-twenties.

F - The Bulldogs played Roger LaBrasca started at quarterback for four years at Drake, climaxing his career by guiding the Bulldogs to the Sun Bowl on New Year’s Day in 1958. As a senior in 1957, he ranked third in the nation in total offense behind John Brodie and Paul Hornung.

Fordham in the Polo Grounds in New York City in 1931. For the Ferguson Family that provided nine football letters, three each from Ken (1972-74), Phil (1975-77) and George (1977-79).

G - Warren Gaer, football coach from 1949-58 who had the

incomparable Johnny Bright and finished with a 43-43-2 record. He led Drake to an appearance in the 1958 Sun Bowl.

H - Willie Heston. The famed member of Michigan’s 1901 team, who

scored 72 touchdowns in his career for the Wolverines, coached a 4-4 Drake team in 1905 but irked many Drake fans by turning over the team before the end of the season to head for Canton, Ohio, and a semipro career. ...Another Heston, Jerry, who set a school record with 827 rushing attempts during his career from 1970-74. Heston, who enjoyed 12 100yard rushing games, rushed for 3,019 yards in his career.

N - The Bulldogs played Notre Dame eight times, including a 1929 game at Soldier Field in Chicago when they led 7-6 going into the fourth quarter, only to lose, 19-7.

O - The Notre Dame series was largely a result of the friendship of Ossie Solem and Knute Rockne, legendary coach of the Fighting Irish, both of Norwegian descent. Solem had a 54-35-2 mark in 11 years as Drake football coach before moving to the University of Iowa in 1932. He later coached at Syracuse and Springfield.

P - Charles A. Pell, considered one of Drake’s greatest of all-time in

football and track. He was a fullback on the Bulldogs’ 1898 team which posted a 4-2 record with victories over Nebraska and Iowa.

Q - Who but coach Nick Quartaro who started the Bulldogs in the nonscholarship era, finishing 5-5 in 1987 and 7-3 in 1988.

R - The Bulldogs played in the first Raisin Bowl at Fresno, Calif., in 1946, beating host Fresno State, 13-12.

S - They didn’t come any tougher than Ted Sloane, Drake’s lightweight

end in the early 1920s. Oldtimers still talk about his performance, without a headgear, in upsetting Nebraska, 14-0, in 1925. In this dedication game of Drake Stadium, there were 26 fumbles, 16 by Nebraska, in a snowstorm.

T - Charles Taylor, one of the early greats, had a 115-yard kickoff return against the Haskell Indians in 1905. The football field was longer in those days.

U - My Ubl quarterbacked the Bulldogs in 1934-35, after transferring from Minnesota. The Gophers wouldn’t permit him to continue his career there because of a chest injury. In fact, Ubl had his signed death certificate and ended up marrying his nurse.

V - Vee Green, who was head coach at Drake from 1933-46. W - Jack Wallace, who was head coach of the Bulldogs for 12 seasons, finishing 33 years on the Drake athletic staff as men’s golf coach before his death in an auto accident in 1995.

X - The Xs and Os that all coaches use to win games. Y - Gus Young, who scored a record five touchdowns against Iowa Normal (now Northern Iowa) in 1900.

Z - Z, the middle initial of Bill Luftman who played end for Drake in 193638 ... Terry Zang was quarterback of the 1961 and 1962 football teams, completing 53.1 percent of his passes (86-162). He later signed a pro contract with the Green Bay Packers.

I - Iowa State. The largest crowd ever to see a Drake home game

occurred in 1949 when 21,000 filled Drake Stadium to watch the Bulldogs play Iowa State. The Bulldogs always will cherish the series finale against the Cyclones when they claimed a 20-17 victory in Ames in 1985.

J - John Jennett. This lineman was captain of the Bulldogs in 1952 and

also lettered three times as a pole vaulter. He later became head track coach at Northern Iowa where his 1968 track captain was Lynn King who would serve as athletic director at Drake from 1990-2000.

K - Lynn King, the one noted above as well as the other one who gained

fame here in football, basketball and baseball (1928-30). He later was a member of the famous St. Louis Cardinals Gas House Gang. Notre Dame selected King as the quarterback on its all-opponent team in 1929 and again in 1930.

L - Quarterback Roger LaBrasca ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead Drake to a 55-47 wild victory past Bradley in 1956 which was the highest scoring college football game in the nation that year.

A veteran of 20 seasons as an NFL assistant, former Drake aide Jim Johnson (left) was defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2001-08. Johnson, died of cancer on July 28, 2008, at the age of 68. Johnson was defensive coordinator for the Bulldogs from 1969-72. Wade Harman, a two-year starting linebacker at Drake in 1984 and 1985, has been the tight end coach with the Baltimore Ravens since 2000, including the 2001 Super Bowl championship team.

M - The Manders clan: Pug, Phil and Red. Pug and Phil were on the

Drake team which went 8-2, losing only to Notre Dame and Tulsa in 1937. Pug later led the NFL in rushing in 1941.

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