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THE ULTIMATE TURF WAR NAIA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Sioux Falls (S.D.) vs. Carroll (Mont.) Barron Stadium

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SATURDAY, December 18, 2010

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2010 NAIA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Pursuit of perfection

Contributed photos / Carroll Colllege and University of Sioux Falls

Quarterbacks Gary Wagner (left) of Carroll College and Jon Eastman of Sioux Falls will meet this afternoon at Barron Stadium to battle for the NAIA championship.

Sioux Falls, Carroll bring unbeaten records into finale From staff reports This season, the road to the NAIA championship game was paved with perfection. The University of Sioux Falls and Carroll College have both enjoyed unbeaten seasons, rolling off 13 straight wins apiece, while further establishing themselves among the premiere football programs in the nation. Today, however, one of the teams will see its bid for an undefeated season come to a close, when the top-ranked Cougars and the No. 2-ranked Saints face off at 4:30 p.m. to determine the national championship. Sioux Falls is seeking its third straight NAIA title, and is appearing in the championship game for the fifth straight year. The Cougars will carry a remarkable 42-game winning streak into the game. Carroll College is no stranger to success, either. The Saints have won five NAIA titles and are appearing in the finals for the second time in three years. They lost to Sioux Falls in 2008 –– the first year the game was played at Barron Stadium. “I speak for a lot of guys, especially the seniors, (when I say that) it feels great to get back to Rome,� Saints senior defensive lineman Travis Schmidt told the Hekena Independent Record this week. Seeing as how they both have literally been here before, neither team is likely to be wide-eyed by today’s atmosphere, which will include a national TV audience. (The game is being aired by CBS College Sports Network). “Our guys know what to expect and I know this is a great football team that has been there before,� said Sioux Falls head coach Jed Stugart. Although today’s game is a rematch of the 2008 contest, there will be a new twist this time: The teams will be playing on Barron Stadium’s artificial turf, which was installed this past summer.

TODAY’S GAME: Carroll College, Mont. (13-0) vs. University of Sioux Falls, S.D. (13-0) Barron Stadium, 4:30 p.m., Rome, Ga.

Carroll College head coach Mike Van Diest

University of Sioux Falls head coach Jed Stugart

“Turf is great to play on, but we don’t have many players who have had experience playing on it,� said Carroll College head coach Mike Van Diest. Though Carroll doesn’t have much opportunity to play on artificial turf, Stugart doesn’t believe that will make much of a difference in today’s outcome. “Not a real change for us, we don’t think Carroll will be at a disadvantage being on the turf,� said Stugart. “They’re a fast, disciplined football team and we know that they’ll be on turf.� With topics ranging from the turf to the importance of special teams, Van Diest and Stugart took part in a conference call earlier this week. Van Diest said in preparation for the game, his team is working on pass offense and defense, along with their kicking game. “There’s a lot that goes into seeing how we match up with their personnel,� said Van Diest. “This game could be decided in the special teams

arena, and we know we have to emphasize that,� Stugart said. A 4:30 p.m. start today for the title game will also prove to not be much of a factor for either team. “Throughout the season we’ve kind of played at all times,� Stugart said. Van Diest added he thought the later start time for the game would prove to be good for the team. “This gives us a little more time to catch our breath on (gameday),� he said. Sioux Falls is holding onto 42 wins in a row entering the title game, but Stugart said that the Cougars hadn’t thought much about the streak. “They take one game at a time,� he said. “That’s not something we talk about.� He added, however, that it can be a great “motivator� for the teams that Sioux Falls has played in the past. “You get used to having that target on your back,� he said. Today’s game between Sioux Falls and Carroll

College is the resumption of a rivalry that is among the best in the nation at any level of football. The Saints lead the series 3-1, having beaten the Cougars in the national semifinals in 2002 (by a score of 20-17) and 2005 (55-0), and for the national championship in 2007 (179). The game three years ago marked the last loss for Sioux Falls, which defeated Carroll in the 2008 national title game 23-7. “The thing we always felt that was so fun about playing Carroll was that you knew it was going to be about the football game. It wasn’t going to be about trash talking,� former Sioux Falls head coach Kalen DeBoer told the Great Falls Tribune this week. “It’s about going out and playing your game, not about any extra-curricular stuff.� Sioux Falls owns four NAIA national championships; Carroll’s won five. DeBoer was an All-American receiver on the Cougars’ 1996 title team. DeBoer was three times named NAIA Coach of the Year. Van Diest has also won the award three times. In last week’s semifinals, USF quarterback Jon Eastman completed 19-of25 passes for 242 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Cougars to a 38-0 win over MidAmerica Nazarene. It was Eastman’s seventh performance with four or more scores this year. Meanwhile, Carroll College rolled to a 27-5 win over St. Xavier. The Saints’ defense contained the NAIA’s No. 1ranked passing game by holding the Cougars to 194 yards, well under their NAIA-leading aver-age of 363 yards per game. Carroll also used a pounding rushing game in the second half to con-trol the clock. The Saints racked up 292 rushing yards overall, with Jon Camino and Chance De-marais finishing with 128 and 119 yards, respectively.

2010 NATIONAL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SPECIAL EDITION Published by Rome News-Tribune, Rome, Ga. Sports Editor: David Dawson Editor: Charlotte Atkins Publisher: Otis Raybon

ON THE COVER The new turf at Barron Stadium will be on display today when the Carroll College Saints face the Sioux Falls Cougars in the NAIA National Championship game. Carroll’s Cory Peterson (pictured on the right on the cover) and Sioux Falls’ Dominic Studzinski have helped lead their teams into today’s contest. Player photos provided by the schools.

INSIDE TODAY’S SECTION Page 3

NAIA championship game history A look at the past winners Title-game records Final NAIA poll

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A closer look at the Sioux Falls Cougars Roster, team picture, stats

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A closer look at the Carroll College Saints Roster, team picture, stats

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Depth Charts A look at the two-deep charts for both teams

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2010 NAIA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

SATURDAY, December 18, 2010

NAIA ALL-TIME CHAMPIONS

Contributed photo / Carroll College

Carroll assistant coach Jim Hogan (center) and the Saints celebrate a big play earlier in the playoffs.

NAIA CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLE-GAME RECORDS

SIOUX FALLS’ ALL-TIME POSTSEASON RESULTS

INDIVIDUAL SINGLE-GAME RECORDS

15 total appearances; Overall record: 32-11

Rushing and Passing Plays 94, Jay McKinstrey, Northwestern (Iowa) vs. Wisconsin-LaCrosse, 1985, 6 rush, 88 pass Net Yards Rushing and Passing 557, Bobby Saiz, Adams State (Colo.) vs. Emporia State (Kan.), 1989, 78 attempts Rushes Attempted 49, Ken Parks, East Texas State vs. Carson-Newman (Tenn.), 1972, 165 yards Net Yards Rushing 318, Tyler Jack, East Central (Okla.) vs. Glenville State (W.Va.), 1993, 38 carries

Year 1988 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Record 0-1 0-1 1-1 4-0 2-1 1-1 3-1 2-1 2-1 1-1 2-1 4-0 3-1 4-0 4-0 3-0

Touchdowns by Rushing 5, Travis Soucie, Hastings (Neb.) vs. Bethany (Kan.), 1999 5, Tommy Cupil, Hardin-Simmons (Texas) vs. Missouri Valley, 1994 5, Bob Beliveau, Concordia (Minn.) vs. Northwestern (Iowa), 1978

Pct. .000 .000 .500 1.000 .667 .500 .750 .667 .667 .500 .667 1.000 .750 1.000 1.000 —

Result lost to Northwestern (Iowa) lost to Minot State (N.D.) lost to Mary (N.D.) National Title lost to Willamette (Ore.) lost to Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) lost to Georgetown (Ky.) lost to Carroll (Mont.) lost to N. Okla. State lost to Azusa Pac. (Calif.) lost to Carroll (Mont.) National Title lost to Carroll (Mont.) National Title National Title —

Round 1st 1st Quarters Finals Semis Quarters Finals Semis Semis Quarters Semis Finals Finals Finals Finals —

Championship game record: 4-2 Semifinal record: 7-4 Quarterfinal record: 11-3 First-round record: 14-2 Winning percentage: .766

Longest Rush 99, Kanye Burton, Lambuth (Tenn.) vs. Clinch Valley (Va.), 1995

CARROLL’S ALL-TIME POSTSEASON RESULTS

Passes Attempted 88, Jay McKinstrey, Northwestern (Iowa) vs. Wisconsin-LaCrosse, 1985, 36 completions Touchdown Passes Completed 4, several, last to occur, Clarence Anderson, Ottawa (Kan.) vs. Hastings (Neb.), Nov. 21, 2009

TEAM SINGLE-GAME RECORDS First Downs 41, Lambuth (Tenn.) vs. Lindenwood (Mo.), Nov. 22, 2008 38, Hardin-Simmons (Texas) vs. Lambuth (Tenn.), 1994 First Downs by Rushing 27, Linfield (Ore.) vs. Lewis & Clark (Ore.), 1991 First Downs by Passing 27, Hardin-Simmons (Texas) vs. Lambuth (Tenn.), 1994 Rushing and Passing Plays 108, Lambuth (Tenn.) vs. Lindenwood (Mo.), Nov. 22, 2008 106, Hardin-Simmons (Texas) vs. Lambuth (Tenn.), 1994, 42 rush, 64 pass

16 total appearances; Overall record: 40-10 Year 1978 1985 1986 1988 1993 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Rushes Attempted 85, Pittsburg State (Kan.) vs. Adams State (Colo.), 1988, 421 yards

Net Yards Passing 558, Adams State (Colo.) vs. Emporia State (Kan.), 1989, 70 attempts Passes Had Intercepted 9, Gardner-Webb (N.C.) vs. Concord (W.Va.), 1992 Number of Punts 15, Cumberland (Tenn.) vs. Pacific Lutheran (Wash.), 1993 Yards Gained on Punt Returns 136, Central State (Ohio) vs. Winona State (Minn.), 1993, 5 returns Yards Gained on Kickoff Returns 225, Northwestern (Iowa) vs. Midland Lutheran (Neb.), 1979, 6 returns

Result Lost in Quarterfinals Lost in Semifinals Lost in Semifinals Lost in Semifinals Lost in first round Lost in Semifinals Lost in Semifinals National Title National Title National Title National Title Lost in Quarterfinals National Title Lost in championship Lost in Semifinals —

Round 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd Finals Finals Finals Finals 2nd Finals 4th 3rd —

FINAL NAIA TOP 25 POLL

Net Yards Rushing 530, Willamette (Ore.) vs. Bethany (Kan.), 1997, 58 attempts

Passes Completed 45, Hardin-Simmons (Texas) vs. Lambuth (Tenn.), 1994, 64 attempts

Pct. .500 .667 .667 .667 .000 .667 .667 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .500 1.000 .750 .667 —

Championship game record: 5-1 Semifinal record: 7-6 Quarterfinal record: 13-2 First-round record: 15-1 Winning percentage: .800

Net Yards, Rushing and Passing 830, Oregon Tech vs. Carroll (Mont.), 1988, 72 plays

Passes Attempted 88, Northwestern (Iowa) vs. Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1985, 36 completions

Record 1-1 2-1 2-1 2-1 0-1 2-1 2-1 4-0 4-0 4-0 4-0 1-1 4-0 3-1 2-1 3-0

Records prior to postseason Rank

School (first-place votes)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

University of Sioux Falls (S.D.) (16) Carroll College (Mont.) (1) Saint Xavier University (Ill.) (1) MidAmerica Nazarene University (Kan.) Lindenwood University (Mo.) McPherson College (Kan.) Morningside College (Iowa) Ottawa University (Kan.) Dickinson State University (N.D.) University of Saint Francis (Ind.) Marian University (Ind.) McKendree University (Ill.) William Penn University (Iowa) Missouri Valley College Northwestern College (Iowa) Northwestern Oklahoma State University Georgetown College (Ky.) Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) South Dakota Mines & Technology University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) Kansas Wesleyan University Midland University (Neb.) Cumberland University (Tenn.) Southern Nazarene University (Okla.) Webber International University (Fla.)

Record

Pts

10-0 10-0 11-0 10-0 9-1 10-0 9-1 9-1 9-1 9-1 9-2 8-2 10-1 8-2 8-2 8-2 8-2 6-3 7-2 7-3 7-3 8-3 8-3 7-4 7-4

417 401 388 370 351 340 323 297 279 278 243 235 222 213 207 186 166 147 111 106 98 71 56 36 32

Year — Site, Champion, Score, Runner-up 1956 — Little Rock Ark. Montana State/St. Joseph’s (Ind.) 0-0 (tie) 1957 — St. Petersburg, Fla. Pittsburg State (Kan.) 27-26 Hillsdale (Mich.) 1958 — St. Petersburg, Fla. Northeastern State (Okla.) 19-13 Northern Arizona 1959 — St. Petersburg, Fla. Texas A&I 20-7 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 1960 — St. Petersburg, Fla. Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 15-14 Humboldt State (Calif.) 1961 — Sacramento, Calif. Pittsburg State (Kan.) 12-7 Linfield (Ore.) 1962 — Sacramento, Calif. Central State (Okla.) 28-13 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 1963 — Sacramento, Calif. St. John’s (Minn.) 33-27 Prairie View A&M (Texas) 1964 — Augusta, Ga. Concordia (Minn.)/Sam Houston State (Texas) 7-7 (tie) 1965 — Augusta, Ga. St. John’s (Minn.) 33-0 Linfield (Ore.) 1966 — Tulsa, Okla. Waynesburg (Pa.) 42-21 Wisconsin-Whitewater 1967 — Morgantown, W.Va. Fairmont State (W.Va.) 28-21 Eastern Washington 1968 — Montgomery, Ala. Troy State (Ala.) 43-35 Texas A&I 1969 — Kingsville, Texas Texas A&I 32-7 Concordia (Minn.) 1970-I — Greenville, S.C. Texas A&I 48-7 Wofford (S.C.) 1970-II — New Castle, Pa. Westminster (Pa.) 21-16 Anderson (Ind.) 1971-I — Birmingham, Ala. Livingston (Ala.) 14-12 Arkansas Tech 1971-II — Thousand Oaks, Calif. California Lutheran 30-14 Westminster (Pa.) 1972-I — Commerce, Texas East Texas State 21-18 Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 1972-II — Joplin, Mo. Missouri Southern 21-14 Northwestern (Iowa) 1973-I — Shreveport, La. Abilene Christian (Texas) 42-14 Elon (N.C.) 1973-II — Huntington, W.Va. Northwestern (Iowa) 10-3 Glenville State (W.Va.) 1974-I — Kingsville, Texas Texas A&I 34-23 Henderson State (Ark.) 1974-II — Seguin, Texas Texas Lutheran 42-0 Missouri Valley 1975-I — Kingsville, Texas Texas A&I 37-0 Salem (W.Va.) 1975-II — Thousand Oaks, Calif. Texas Lutheran 34-8 California Lutheran 1976-I — Kingsville, Texas Texas A&I 26-0 Central Arkansas 1976-II — Redlands, Calif. Westminster (Pa.) 20-13 Redlands (Calif.) 1977-I — Seattle, Wash. Abilene Christian (Texas) 24-7 Southwestern Oklahoma 1977-II — Thousand Oaks, Calif. Westminster (Pa.) 17-9 California Lutheran 1978-I — McAllen, Texas Angelo State (Texas) 24-14 Elon (N.C.) 1978-II — Findlay, Ohio Concordia (Minn.) 7-0 Findlay (Ohio) 1979-I — McAllen, Texas Texas A&I 20-14 Central State (Okla.) 1979-II — Findlay, Ohio Findlay (Ohio) 51-6 Northwestern (Iowa) 1980-I — Burlington, N.C. Elon (N.C.) 17-10 Northeastern State (Okla.) 1980-II — Tacoma, Wash. Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) 38-10 Wilmington (Ohio) 1981-I — Burlington, N.C. Elon (N.C.) 3-0 Pittsburg State (Kan.) 1981-II — Sherman, Texas Austin College (Texas)/Concordia (Minn.) 24-24 (tie) 1982-I — Edmond, Okla. Central State (Okla.) 14-11 Mesa (Colo.) 1982-II — McMinnville, Ore. Linfield (Ore.) 33-15 William Jewell (Mo.) 1983-I — Grand Junction, Colo. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 36-28 Mesa (Colo.) 1983-II — Tacoma, Wash. Northwestern (Iowa) 25-21 Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) 1984-I — Conway, Ark. Carson-Newman (Tenn.)/Central Arkansas 19-19 (tie) 1984-II — McMinnville, Ore. Linfield (Ore.) 33-22 Northwestern (Iowa) 1985-I — Conway, Ark. Hillsdale (Mich.)/Central Arkansas 10-10 (tie) 1985-II — Tacoma, Wash. Wisconsin-La Crosse 24-7 Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) 1986-I — Jefferson City, Tenn. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 17-0 Cameron (Okla.) 1986-II — McMinnville, Ore. Linfield (Ore.) 17-0 Baker (Kan.) 1987-I — Lawton, Okla. Cameron (Okla.) 30-2 Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 1987-II — Tacoma, Wash. Pacific Lutheran (Wash.)/Vacant * 16-16 (tie) 1988-I — Jefferson City, Tenn. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 56-21 Adams State (Colo.) 1988-II — New Wilmington, Pa. Westminster (Pa.) 21-14 WisconsinLa Crosse 1987-I — Lawton, Okla. Cameron (Okla.) 30-2 Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 1987-II — Tacoma, Wash. Pacific Lutheran (Wash.)/Vacant * 16-16 (tie) 1989-I — Jefferson City, Tenn. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 34-20 Emporia State (Kan.) 1989-II — Canton, Ohio Westminster (Pa.) 51-30 Wisconsin-La Crosse 1990-I — Grand Junction, Colo Central State (Ohio) 38-16 Mesa State (Colo.) 1990-II — Omaha, Neb. Peru State (Neb.) 17-7 Westminster (Pa.) 1991-I — Wilberforce, Ohio Central Arkansas 19-16 Central State (Ohio) 1991-II — Georgetown, Ky. Georgetown (Ky.) 28-20 Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) 1992-I — Boiling Springs, N.C. Central State (Ohio) 19-16 GardnerWebb (N.C.) 1992-II — Portland, Ore. Findlay (Ohio) 26-13 Linfield (Ore.) 1993-I — Ada, Okla. East Central (Okla.) 49-35 Glenville State (W. Va.) 1993-II — Portland, Ore. Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) 50-20 Westminster (Pa.) 1994-I — Pine Bluff, Ark. Northeastern State (Okla.) 13-12 ArkansasPine Bluff 1994-II — Portland, Ore. Westminster (Pa.) 27-7 Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) 1995-I — Tahlequah, Okla. Central State (Ohio) 37-7 Northeastern State (Okla.) 1995-II — Tacoma, Wash. Central Washington/Findlay (Ohio) 21-21 (tie) 1996-I — Weatherford, Okla. Southwestern Oklahoma 33-31 Montana Tech 1996-II — Savannah, Tenn. Sioux Falls (S.D.) 47-25 Western Washington 1997 — Savannah, Tenn. Findlay (Ohio) 14-7 Willamette (Ore.) 1998 — Savannah, Tenn. Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 17-14 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 1999 — Savannah, Tenn. Northwestern Oklahoma State 34-26 Georgetown (Ky.) 2000 — Savannah, Tenn. Georgetown (Ky.) 20-0 Northwestern Oklahoma State 2001 — Savannah, Tenn. Georgetown (Ky.) 49-27 Sioux Falls (S. D.) 2002 — Savannah, Tenn. Carroll (Mont.) 28-7 Georgetown (Ky.) 2003 — Savannah, Tenn. Carroll (Mont.) 41-28 Northwestern Oklahoma 2004 — Savannah, Tenn. Carroll (Mont.) 15-13 St. Francis (Ind.) 2005 — Savannah, Tenn. Carroll (Mont.) 27-10 St. Francis (Ind.) 2006 — Savannah, Tenn. Sioux Falls (S.D.) 23-19 St. Francis (Ind.) 2007 — Savannah, Tenn. Carroll (Mont.) 17-9 Sioux Falls (S.D.) 2008 — Rome, Ga. Sioux Falls (S.D.) 23-7 Carroll (Mont.) 2009 — Rome, Ga. Sioux Falls (S.D.) 25-22 Lindenwood (Mo.)

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University of Sioux Falls Cougars

University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls roster No. 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 40 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 50 52 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 64 66 67 68 71 72 74 75 76 78 79 80 81 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 93 94 96 97 98 99

Name Eastman, Jon Wieking , Braden Kala, Steven Cronin, Shane Schmeichel, Dan Bonte, Nick Ragland, Dominic Jensen, Brett Anderson, Alex Guarascio, Joey Lupkes, Mitch Adams, Denzel Bergmeier, Dustin Ollerich, Tyler Pree, Angelo Theilen, Brad Heck , Adam Madsen, Brock Benedetto, Tony Crowl, Jacob Dunbar, Mitch Johnson, Jordan Moen, Joe Bearshield, Bo Taylor, Jordan Neely, Darren Ackerman, Brock Walker, Chevon Fiene, Dakota Lopez, Adam Holmes, Zach Morales, Alex Martens, Joel Rawhouser, Jim Porter, Kristian Adams, Ryan Rapp, Alex Studzinski, Dominic Westerman, Mick Frericks, Michael Anderson, Eric Moore, Ray Covey, Cameron Andersen, Brandon Krause, Josh DeBey, Corey Swanson, Tyler Leegaard, Korben Uyeda, Dustin Hill, Michael Welbig, Brennan McCollough, Jordan Carlson, Jordan Studie, Jonathon Vlotho, Jared Peters, Casey Wasson, Kyle Saggese, Marco Johnson, Devin Garcia, Roger Bannister, Sheku Langford, Luke Dooyema, Sam Hawkins, Scott Sailors, Spencer Klein, Taylor Ryan, Jon VanHove, Austin Sandifer, Brian Ringling, Collin Benson, Braden Ellison, Michael Hicks, Michael Koolstra, Brandon Mann, Donnie Culp, Royce Andersen, Blake Hartley, Cory Santiago, Sean Turner, Antonio Ivarsson, Eric

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Ht. 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-2 5-11 6-0 6-1 5-10 6-4 6-3 6-0 5-11 6-0 6-3 5-8 6-6 6-0 5-11 6-0 5-9 5-9 6-1 6-0 5-9 6-1 5-11 5-10 5-10 5-7 6-1 6-0 6-0 5-8 5-9 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-1 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-11 6-1 6-0 5-11 6-3 6-2 6-5 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-5 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-5 5-11 6-0 5-11 6-0 5-9 6-5 6-2 6-1 5-10 6-2 6-5

Wt. 215 185 210 210 190 195 180 170 189 240 195 185 190 190 165 230 180 180 195 190 185 170 185 180 215 185 205 220 175 200 210 230 175 180 200 200 215 242 220 185 232 205 220 200 205 250 286 270 265 210 200 300 250 250 295 275 302 295 290 270 320 285 240 280 251 250 200 235 188 215 185 205 185 245 180 240 240 200 300 246 245

Hometown Midvale, UT Sioux Falls, SD Pittsburg, CA Prescott Valley, AZ Odessa, MN Garretson, SD Cypress, CA Viborg, SD Sioux Falls, SD Naples , FL Rock Rapids, IA Orange, CA Omaha, NE Presho, SD Pittsburg, CA Nashua, IA Sioux Falls, SD Raymond, MN Crystal Lake, IL Ashton, IA Cambridge , MN Platte, SD Cheyenne, WY Gregory, SD South Bend, IN Cheyenne, WY Montevideo, MN Fort Meyers, FL Cottonwood, MN Gillette, WY Tucson, AZ San Diego, CA Hartford, SD Columbus, NE Hawarden, IA Douglas , WY South Sioux City, NE Fort Atkinson, WI Chugwater, WY Crystal Lake, IL Irene, SD Sundance, WY Galt, CA Marion, SD Sioux Falls, SD Rock Rapids, IA Grand Island, NE Gillette, WY Honolulu, HI Dante, SD Dell Rapids, SD Cheyenne, WY Storm Lake, IA Douglas , WY Hawarden, IA Little Rock, IA Gillette, WY Downey, CA Richmond, CA Los Angeles, CA East Palo Alto, CA Haubstadt, IN Luverne, MN Elk Grove, CA Bellevue, NE Murrieta, CA Watertown, SD Garretson, SD Brooklyn Park, MN Platte, SD Gillette , WY Whittier, CA Richmond, CA Sioux City, IA Hastings, MN Imperial, CA Marion , SD Rapid City, SD Mundelein, IL Orlando, FL Fountain Hills, AZ

HOW THE COUGARS GOT HERE

Here’s a week-by-by look at Sioux Falls’ results this season: Date Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Nov. 6 Nov. 13

Opponent Northwestern Mid. Lutheran Doane Hastings Nebraska Wes. Briar Cliff Morningside Dakota Wesleyan Dordt Concordia

Result W, 41-24 W, 37-7 W, 66-13 W, 34-10 W, 44-0 W, 66-21 W, 28-3 W, 63-3 W, 49-0 W, 44-7

Nov. 20

NAIA Playoffs Opening Round Northwestern Ok. St. W, 33-14

Nov. 27

Quarterfinals McKendree

W, 27-7

Dec. 4

Semfinals MidAmerica Naz.

W, 38-0

THE LOW-DOWN ON THE COUGARS: Three Players to Watch on Offense: Jon Eastman, senior, quarterback (passed for 3,293 yards, 45 TD, 6 INT, completed 66.1 percent of passes, rushed for 125 yards) Jon Ryan, senior, receiver (set a NAIA record with 24 pass receptions this season; made 74 receptions for 1,340 yards; TD in 11 of 13 games this season and 9 multi-touchdown performances) Chevon Walker, senior, running back (rushed for 778 yards, 14 TD, 6.1 yards per carry; made 13 receptions for 137 yards, TD; 28.4 yards per kick return, second team All-GPAC as a kick returner and running back)

Three Players to Watch on Defense: Dominic Studzinski, senior, linebacker (57.5 tackles, 8 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, forced fumble, 3 pass deflections, 3 pass break-ups; first-team All-GPAC) Dan Schmeichel, senior, safety (57 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss, INT, 5 pass deflections, 4 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles) Eric Anderson, sophomore, linebacker (52 tackles, 7 tackles for a loss, 3 sacks, 2 INT, 4 pass deflections, 2 pass break-ups, 4 recovered fumbles, 3 forced fumbles)

The skinny on the Cougars: USF ranked No. 1 in total defense (200.4 yards per game) and scoring defense (8.4 points allowed per game) for the third straight season. The Cougars are also ranked first against the pass (113.5 yards per game) and fifth against the rush (86.8 yards per game). On offense, USF ranks sixth in the country with 280.7 pass yards per game. The pass has been the fo cus of the USF offense this season, with quarterback Jon Eastman and Jon Ryan connecting for 24 of Eastman’s 45 scores this season. The Cougars have steadily improved their run game this season, averaging 170.7 rush yards per game.

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University of Sioux Falls’ Jordan Taylor runs against the Northwestern Oklahoma State defense in the first round of the NAIA playoffs.

     

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Carroll College Saints

Carroll College

Carroll College roster No. 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 21 22 23 23 24 25 25 27 28 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 76 77 78 79 80 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97

Name John Camino Casey Crippen Jared Mayernik Ryan Egan Justin Smith Chance Demarais Wilson Bowlby Drew Clausen Galen Mills Colton Schofield Mike Siegersma Andrew Lopez Matt Ritter Matt Upham David Kries Tyler Han Dakota Stonehouse Dane Broadhead Gary Wagner C.J. Tanner Thomas Dolan Greg Tucker Sean Donahue Jeff Deal Will Hendrickson Jordan Pine Mike Waldenberg Preston Antila Jared Hunt Pat Regan Justin Knight Tucker Vezina Corey Peterson Dustin Rinker Shawn Jensen Tyler Caldwell Dylan LaPlante Colton Sherley Colter Rood Brian Strobel Casey Norbeck Travis Schmidt Sean Condon Spencer Chamberlain Garrett Graff T.J. Crippen Thomas Robison Blake Stenzel Noah McWilliams Devin Mock Bubba Bartlett Tom Yaremko Seth McVey Ryan McCormick Daniel Long Joe Dunning Ted Morigeau Andy Fjeseth Lynn Mallory Logan Chidesters Spencer Savage Josh Ziegler Dakota Amy Decker Roberts Nick Petrusha Zach Zosel Rhakeem Harris Glade Hall Zach Balcom Will DeVries Ben Wahl Tyson Cooper Nathan Woods Perry Huff Anthony Rio Mike Bruce Aaron Lenk Jordan Malinski Dominic Salle Evan Spading Ryan Gilmore Connor Goudreau Donald Phipps Matt Carey Nick Skinner Billy Wagner Tyzer Cady Jake Frauenholtz Lat Wipplinger Trey Infanger Colton Watt Cole Coba Tyler Jacobsen Isiah Linnell Levi Coughlin Anthony Hogan Will Wright Brandon Arlian Matt Kriz Josh Haasnoot Jacob Pellerin Dillon Slaugh Bryan Graupmann Mason Siddick

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Ht. 6-1 6-2 5-11 5-8 6-0 6-0 5-11 5-11 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-0 5-11 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-3 5-11 5-10 5-9 6-0 5-10 5-9 5-9 6-3 6-0 5-9 6-0 5-8 5-9 6-0 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-1 5-11 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-1 5-10 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-4 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-2 6-5 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-4 6-6 5-11 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-0 6-2

Wt. 230 185 175 180 195 222 178 175 202 232 195 185 190 190 180 180 195 218 195 165 228 185 185 190 160 185 180 165 190 197 170 200 167 185 205 208 230 228 195 205 195 255 210 225 205 215 204 195 225 198 246 205 215 200 215 221 195 282 230 215 270 215 235 260 270 280 252 270 260 260 280 242 280 235 215 292 284 225 270 250 280 280 290 265 260 180 188 200 200 170 205 225 175 208 252 225 225 225 215 250 215 250 200 260

Pos. RB DB WR WR DB RB DB WR DB DE WR DB WR DB P WR QB QB QB DB LB WR DB RB DB RB DB DB WR DB DB DB WR RB LB LB LB LB RB DB DB DE LB LB RB LB LB LB LB LB TE K LB DB RB LB DB OL LB LB DL LB DE DL C OL LB OL DL OL OL OL OL OL DL OL OL DE OL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR WR WR WR WR TE TE WR WR DL TE DE DL DE DL DL DL DE DT

Hometown Buffalo, WY Sheridan, MT Stocket, MT Great Falls, MT Tigard, OR Malta, MT Coeur d’ Alene, ID Spokane, WA Powell, WY Henderson, NV Nampa, ID Bozeman, MT Butte, MT Helena, MT Spokane, WA Chester, MT Glennwood Springs, CO Rupert, ID Havre, MT Nine Mile Falls, WA Billings, MT Las Vegas, NV Montana City, MT Kennewick, WA Sheridan, WY Olympia, WA Great Falls, MT Green River, WY Helena, MT Miles City, MT Coeur d- Alene, ID Dillon, MT Helena, MT Riggins, ID Missoula, MT Helena, MT Temecula, CA Helena, MT Green River, WY Kettle Falls, WA Butte, MT Gillette, WY Laurel, MT Helena, MT Chester, MT Colstrip, MT Pocatello, ID Great Falls, MT Homer, AK American Falls, ID Rathdrum, ID Happy Valley, OR Albuquerque, NM Fallon, NV Buffalo, WY Billings, MT Polson, MT Dillon, MT Hauser, ID Blackfoot, ID Veradale, WA Florence, MT Harrison, ID Billings, MT Helena, MT Eugene, OR Elgin AFB, FL Shoreline, WA Missoula, MT Havre, MT Walla Wall, WA Soda Springs, ID Columbia Falls, MT Bremerton, WA Stevensville, MT Ketchikan, AK Graham, WA Billings, MT Seattle, WA Bellvue, WA Yerington, NV Campbell, CA Pocatello, ID Redmond, WA Olympia, WA Havre, MT Colstrip, MT Everett, WA Roberts, MT Salmon, ID Bonners Ferry, ID Boise, ID Missoula, MT Eureka, MT Helmville, MT Helena, MT Fruitland, ID Big Timber, MT Athol, ID Prundale, CA Post Falls, ID Peoa, UT Great Falls, MT Kirkland, WA

THE LOW-DOWN ON THE SAINTS: Three Players to Watch on Offense: John Camino, senior, running back (rushed for 1,276 yards, 16 TD, averaged 5.7 yards per carry and a long of 73) Gary Wagner, senior, quarterback (passed for 1,876 yards, 21 TD, nine interceptions, 71 percent completion percentage, rushed for 450 yards, three TD) Bubba Bartlett, senior, tight end (caught 62 passes, 651 yards, six TD, 10.5 yards per catch, 54.3 yards per game)

Three Players to Watch on Defense: Brian Strobel, junior, defensive back (95 total tackles, 66 solo, four tackles for loss, four interceptions, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovered) Lynn Mallory, junior, linebacker (81 total tackles, 46 solo, 12 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, four pass breakups, one forced fumble, two fumbles recovered) Travis Schmidt, senior, defensive end (60 total tackles, 27 solo, 14.5 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovered)

The skinny on the Saints: Carroll averaged 40.2 points per game and averaged 447 total yards per game. As a team, they had 3,085 yards rushing for an average of 5.2 yards per carry and 37 rushing TDs. The Saints passed for 2,726 yards and 30 TDs. They converted on 55.7 percent of third downs and 51.7 percent of fourth downs. The Saints defense allowed 14.3 points per game and 257 yards per game. They forced 31 turnovers (19 interceptions, 12 fumble recoveries). They allowed only 11 rushing TDs and 10 passing TDs for the season. They gave up 89.8 rushing yards per game. On special teams, Carroll averaged 34.1 yards per punt. They averaged 25.3 yards per kick return and 7.1 per punt return. The Saints made 7-of-11 field goals with long of 42 yards.

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Carroll College running back Bubba Bartlett runs against Marian College during the quarterfinals of the NAIA playoffs.

HOW THE SAINTS GOT HERE:

Here’s a week-by-by look at Carroll College results this season: Date Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13

Opponent Rocky Mountain Eastern Oregon UM-Western Montana Tech MSU-Nothern Rocky Mountain Eastern Oregon Montana Western Montana Tech MSU-Northern

Result W, 24-20 W, 49-12 W, 28-2 W, 31-13 W, 65-13 W, 42-37 W, 61-34 W, 42-3 W, 46-10 W, 35-10

Nov. 20

NAIA Playoffs Opening Round Azusa Pacific

W, 35-21

Nov. 27

Quarterfinals Marian

W, 38-6

Dec. 4

Semfinals St. Xavier

W, 27-5


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SATURDAY, December 18, 2010

Rome News-Tribune

2010 NAIA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Carroll College Saints’ two-deep chart OFFENSE Left Tackle 58 Zach Zosel Jr. 6-3 280

Left Guard 77 Donald Phillips Sr. 6-4 290

Center 50 Andy Fjeseth Sr. 6-2 282

Right Guard 57 Nick Petrusha Jr. 6-0 270

Right Tackle 76 Connor Gourdreau So. 6-5 270

69 Mike Bruce So. 6-4 292

70 Aaron Lenk So. 6-2 284

57 Nick Petrusha Jr. 6-0 270

70 Aaron Lenk So. 6-2 284

74 Ryan Gilmore Sr. 6-2 280

Tight End 44 Bubba Bartlett Sr. 6-1 246

Quarterback 16 Gary Wagner Sr. 6-2 195

85 Cole Coba Fr. 6-3 225

15 Dane Broadhead Jr. 6-2 218

Wide Receiver 11 Matt Ritter Jr. 5-11 190

Wide Receiver 28 Corey Peterson Sr. 5-8 167

Running Back 1 John Camino Sr. 6-1 230

Wide Receiver 82 Lat Wipplinger Jr. 6-1 200

24 Jared Hunt So. 6-3 190

9 Mike Siegersma Fr. 6-1 195

5 Chance Demarais So. 6-0 222

16 Gary Wagner Sr. 6-2 195

Kicker 45 Tom Yaremko So. 6-1 205

Kick Returner 21 Jeff Deal Jr. 5-9 190

ABOVE: Carroll College’s Colton Schofield makes a tackle against Marian in the quarterfinals of the NAIA playoffs. LEFT: Carroll running back Chance Demarais gains yardage during the semifinals of the NAIA playoffs against St. Xavier. BELOW: The Carroll College Saints celebrate during their 27-5 win against St. Xavier in the semifinals. The win put the Saints in the championship game against the University of Sioux Falls.

DEFENSE Left End 36 Travis Schmidt Sr. 6-4 255

Nose Tackle 97 Mason Siddick Sr. 6-2 260

Right End 59 Rhakeem Harris So. 6-4 252

8 Colton Schofield Jr. 6-1 228

53 Spencer Savage Jr. 6-2 270

42 Noah McWilliams Jr. 6-3 225

Photos contributed by Carroll College

Outside Linebacker 18 Thomas Dolan Sr. 6-3 228

Inside Linebacker 51 Lynn Mallory Jr. 6-3 230

Outside Linebacker 40 Thomas Robinson Jr. 5-11 204

30 Tyler Caldwell So. 6-1 208

37 Spencer Chamberlain

48 Joe Dunning So. 6-1 221

So. 6-2 225

Left Center 23 Mike Waldenberg Sr. 5-9 180

Strong Safety 27 Tucker Vezina Jr. 6-0 200

Free Safety 49 Ted Morigeau Jr. 5-10 195

Bandit 34 Brian Strobel Jr. 5-11 205

Right Corner 25 Pat Regan Sr. 6-0 197

4 Justin Smith Jr. 6-0 195

7 Galen Mills So. 6-3 202

7 Galen Mills So. 6-3 202

12 Matt Upham Fr. 5-11 190

10 Andrew Lopez Jr. 6-0 185

Punter 13 David Kries Jr. 6-0 180

Submitted by Carroll College

University of Sioux Falls Cougars’ two-deep chart OFFENSE Left Tackle 68 Kyle Wasson Sr. 6-2 302

Left Guard 56 Dustin Uyeda Jr. 5-11 265

Center 52 Corey Debey So. 5-11 265

Right Guard 66 Jared Vlotho So. 6-2 300

Right Tackle 67 Casey Peters Jr. 6-3 270

59 Jordan McCollough

76 Luke Langford So. 6-4 280

78 Sam Dooyma Fr. 6-3 240

54 Tyler Swanson Fr. 6-2 280

74 Roger Garcia Jr. 6-2 265

Fr. 6-5 300

Quarterback 1 Jon Eastman Sr. 6-2 215

ABOVE: University of Sioux Falls’ Mike Hicks (89) runs against the MidAmerica Nazarene defense during semifinal action of the NAIA playoffs. The 38-0 shutout sent the Cougars to the NAIA championship game against Carroll College. RIGHT: Cougars John Ryan and Alex Anderson celebrate during action this season. BELOW: University of Sioux Falls’ Dakota Wesleyan makes a catch earlier this eason. Photos by University of Sioux Falls and Elisha Page / Argus Leader

14 Tyler Ollerich Jr. 6-3 215

Tailback 29 Chevon Walker Sr. 5-11 195

H-Back 83 John Ryan Sr. 6-4 205

X-Back 9 Alex Anderson Jr. 6-4 195

U-Back 81 Taylor Klein Jr. 6-0 230

Y-Back 84 Austin VanHove So. 6-3 220

26 Jordan Taylor So. 6-1 220

89 Mike Hicks Jr. 5-10 185

18 Brock Madsen So. 5-9 175

10 Joey Gaurascio Sr. 6-3 240

81 Taylor Klein Jr. 6-0 230

Kicker 1 Braden Wieking So. 6-2 180

DEFENSE Defensive Line 90 Brandon Koolstra Sr. 6-0 245

Defensive Line 97 Sean Santiago So. 5-10 300

Defensive Line 93 Royce Culp Jr. 6-5 240

99 Eric Ivarsson Jr. 6-5 245

60 Jordan Carlson So. 6-4 250

94 Blake Anderson Sr. 6-2 240

Linebacker 42 Dom Studzinski Sr. 6-1 235

Linebacker 45 Eric Anderson So. 6-0 235

Linebacker 5 Nick Bonte So. 6-10 195

Linebacker 48 Brandon Anderson Jr. 6-0 205

33 Alex Morales Sr. 6-0 230

57 Mike Hill Sr. 6-3 215

2 Steven Kala Sr. 6-2 210

32 Zach Holmes Jr. 6-0 210

Defensive Back 31 Adam Lopez Jr. 6-2 209

Defensive Back 15 Angelo Pree Jr. 5-10 180

Defensive Back 24 Joe Moen Sr. 5-11 195

Defensive Back 4 Dan Schmeichel Jr. 5-11 190

12 Denzel Adams Jr. 5-10 185

8 Brett Johnson So. 6-0 195

3 Shane Cronin Sr. 6-2 210

44 Michael Frericks So. 6-2 185

Punter 1 Braden Wieking Fr. 6-2 180

Submitted by University of Sioux Falls


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