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Communications Office • Bob Nygaard, Director • University of Minnesota Duluth • Duluth, MN 55812-2496 bnygaard@d.umn.edu • (218) 726-8191 • www.umdbulldogs.com • @umdbulldogs November 15, 2012

OPENING ROUND NCAA II PLAYOFF BOUT AT NO. 9 MISSOURI WESTERN SATURDAY AWAITS NO. 7 BULLDOGS HUDDLE UP: The University of Minnesota Duluth's quest for a third NCAA Division II national championship in six seasons starts this Saturday (Nov. 17) when the seventh-ranked Bulldogs pay a visit to St. Joseph, Mo., for a first-round playoff clash with No. 9 Missouri Western State University. Opening kickoff is set for 12 p.m. at Spratt Stadium (8,000/artificial turf) on the Missouri Western State campus. THE RECORDS: UMD, owners of a six-game winning streak, is 10-1 overall and placed second in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference standings with that same record. Missouri Western, which has won five straight, also sports a 10-1 mark in all games and claimed the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association title by going 9-1. HOW THEY RANK: Here is how UMD and Missouri Western stacked up in this week's American Football Coaches Association Division II and the D2Football.com polls as well as the last NCAA II Super Region 3 Rankings. AFCA D2Football Region 3 UMD No. 7 No. 5 No. 6 MWSU No. 9 No. 8 No. 3 THE BROADCAST: The Bulldogs-Griffons matchup will be carried live on 1490 The Fan (KQDS-AM) with Jeff Papas handling the play-by-play responsibilities The broadcast can also be heard on KQ 105.5 FM in Grand Rapids/Hibbing , KQ 106.7 FM in Ely/Virginia and at: www.fan1490.com. Saturday's NCAA II playoff opener will be videostreamed as well and is available for free at: http://www.americaonesports.com /static/misswest.html THE COACH: The numbers certainly speak for themselves. Two NCAA II national championships, five NSIC titles (including four in a row from 2008 to 2011), three perfect 11-0 regular seasons, six NCAA II playoff appearances, five NSIC North Division crowns, an even 100 victories and a .800 overall winning percentage. Bob Nielson has accomplished all this -- and much more -- in his 10 seasons of head coaching activity at UMD. Last fall, Nielson directed his charges, which included 15 All-NSIC picks and a quartet of All-Americans, to an 11-3 overall record and a quarterfinal round berth (their fourth in as many

2012 NSIC FOOTBALL STANDINGS Team (Overall) Minnesota State-Mankato (11-0) UMD* (10-1) Winona State (9-2) U. of Sioux Falls (9-2) St. Cloud State* (7-4) Bemidji State* (7-4) Northern State* (6-5) Wayne State (6-5) Augustana (5-6) Southwest Minnesota State (4-7) U. of Mary* (4-7) Minot State* (3-8) Upper Iowa (2-9) Concordia-St. Paul (2-9) Minnesota Crookston* (2-9) Minnesota State-Moorhead* (1-10)

W 11 10 9 9 7 7 6 6 5 4 4 3 2 2 2 1

L 0 1 2 2 4 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 9 9 9 10

PCT 1.000 .909 .818 .818 .636 .636 .545 .545 .455 .364 .364 .273 .182 .182 .182 .091

PF 416 503 409 344 394 265 358 290 401 325 274 190 287 282 187 184

PA 171 224 279 222 294 206 292 238 357 400 385 358 448 348 451 400

*North Division members

years) in the NCAA II playoffs before bowing out to eventual national runnerup Wayne State University. In 2010, the Bulldogs did something no other NCAA II club had ever been able to do – finish 15-0 for a second time. Along the way, UMD brought home the school’s second NCAA II title and third consecutive NSIC crown (a program first), amassing a 10-0 league mark for the third time in as many years. For his efforts, Nielson was bestowed with two of the most prestigious national coaching honors in Division II football – the American Football Coaches Association DII Coach of the Year and the Liberty Mutual DII Coach of the Year awards – in addition to being selected for that same honor by Don Hansen’s Football Gazette and the NSIC. Nielson returned to the UMD sidelines in 2008 following a four-season hiatus and proceeded to oversee one of the most impressive oneyear turnarounds in NCAA Division II history, taking a club which had gone 4-6 in 2007 and molding it into a national champion. Along the way, his Bulldogs rolled up a 15-0 overall mark (only the third NCAA II team to

2010 & 2008 NCA A II Champions

ever accomplish that feat), set or equaled 50 team and individual records, captured the NSIC title and turned out a whopping nine AllAmericans. He followed that up two years ago by going 11-2 in all games and advancing to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA II playoffs. Named the 2008 NCAA II Coach of the Year by American Football Monthly magazine, D2Football.com, and the Football Gazette, Nielson now owns a dazzling 100-25 overall record at UMD (that .800 winning percentage is far and away the best mark in the program’s storied 80-year existence) and is 170-58-1 (.744) in his 20 seasons of coaching at the collegiate level. Nielson, a three-time NSIC Coach of the Year honoree (2010, 2008 and 2002) whose first tour of duty with the Bulldogs ran from 19992003, was officially appointed to his old post on Jan. 3, 2008. (He continues to also serve as UMD’s athletic director, a position he’s held since 2003-04). During his five previous years with the Bulldogs, Nielson helped marshal the UMD program to new heights. In 2002, for example, his Bulldogs posted their second unbeaten, untied regular season record at that


time (11-0), advanced to the NCAA II playoffs for the first time ever and captured the NSIC championship. Nielson's resume also includes directing UMD to its inaugural post-season appearance (the 2001 Mineral Water Bowl in Excelsior Springs, Mo.) and the school's second greatest one-year turnaround to date (the Bulldogs went 7-4 in 2000 after managing a 3-8 mark the previous fall). The runnerup for the 2002 American Football Monthly magazine NCAA II Coach of the Year award, Nielson, 53, joined the UMD staff in the spring of 1999 after he had guided the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to a share of the 1998 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title (its first since 1983) and an initial berth in the NCAA III playoffs. He amassed a record of 22-11 in three years with the Blugolds, including a 10-3 mark in his farewell season when Wisconsin-Eau Claire notched a team standard for victories. Nielson, the Football Gazette’s 1998 Division III Coach of the Year, also was employed for five years as the head football coach at his alma mater, Wartburg College, where he strung together five successive non-losing seasons and attained a pair of back-to-back NCAA III playoff berths (1993 and 1994), and for two years at Ripon College (1989-90). NIELSON BY THE NUMBERS Record at UMD (Year) 100-25 (10th) Overall Coaching Record (Year) 170-58-1 (20th) Career NSIC Record 78-15 Career NCAA II Playoff Record 11-3 Career NCAA III Playoff Record 3-3 Career Home Record (at UMD) 53-8 Career Away Record (at UMD) 47-17 vs. Missouri Western State 1-0 THE SERIES: The Bulldogs and Griffons have met only two times previously, the first of which took place on Sept. 20, 2007 in Duluth where then-20th ranked Western Missouri prevailed 45-27. UMD, ranked 17th at the time, returned the favor the following year (Sept 6) by walking out of Spratt Stadium with a 47-18 victory in tow on their way to a 15-0 season and a firstever national championship. LAST WEEK: UMD rolled up a season-high 496 yards on the ground and ran on 66 of their 77 plays from scrimmage while turning back Northern State University 49-31 on a wet, and blustery day at James S. Malosky Stadium. Three different Bulldog eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark on the afternoon, including quarterback Chase Vogler, who accounted for 224 yards (12 shy of the school single-game record) and five touchdowns on 22 carries. Rookie running back Logan Lauters finished with 149 rushing yards and had the other two touchdowns while his sophomore backfield mate, Austin Sikorski, added another 102 yards. Three touchdowns by Vogler, including a key nine-yard scamper with 14 seconds to go in the first half, and another score by Lauters helped stake UMD to a 28-14 lead heading

BULLDOG PROBABLE TWO-DEEPS vs. MISSOURI WESTERN STATE

UMD Offense

WR 88 Zach Zweifel (6-0, 195, So) 6 Joe Reichert (6-3, 210, Jr) WR 86 Aaron Roth (5-9, 185, So) 17 Justin Fowlkes (5-8, 170, Fr) LT 79 Jake Bscherer (6-6, 310, Sr) 78 Phillip Rutz (6-4, 300, So) LG 74 Garth Heikkinen (6-4, 315, Sr) 63 Austin LeTextier (6-2, 285, Fr) C 67 Grant Snobrich (6-3, 290, Jr) 71 Andrew Pattock (6-3, 295, So) RG 70 Andrew Muer (6-2, 290, So) 63 Austin LeTextier (6-2, 285, Fr) RT 77 Tom Olson (6-6, 285, Jr) 78 Phillip Rutz (6-5, 300, So) TE 81 Ben Helmer (6-3, 245, Sr) 82 Kris Olson (6-3, 235, Jr) TE 89 Jeremy Reierson (6-6, 250, Jr) 44 Ryan Meisbauer (5-9, 205, So) QB 18 Chase Vogler (6-1, 195, Sr) 14 Jon Lynch (6-5, 200, Sr) RB 21 Austin Sikorski (5-11, 200, So) 11 Logan Lauters (5-8, 195, Fr) or 41 Brian Lucas (5-11, 200, So) LDE NG RDE OLB ILB ILB OLB LCB RCB SS FS

UMD Defense

96 Chris Vandervest (6-1, 275, Jr) 95 Buma Foncham (5-11, 255, So) 47 Wayne Sebold (6-5, 265, Jr) 46 Nate Zuk (6-1, 230, Jr) 56 Blake Rogers (5-11, 230, Sr) 31 Colby Ring (6-1, 220, Jr) 33 Nathan Zibolski (6-1, 220, Fr) 25 Ty Fischer (6-0, 190 Fr) 29 Kenny Chowa (5-9, 180, Jr) 24 Travis Nordhus (6-0, 190, Jr) 27 Cameron Harper (6-2, 210, Sr)

98 Jacob Brusehaver (6-4, 250, So) 69 Matt Wicklund (6-3, 250, Jr) 48 Mitch Ziegler (6-2, 235, So) 57 Ryan Peterson (6-4, 215, Fr) 51 Gavin Grady (6-3, 235, So) 59 Brent Stiglich (6-0, 210, Fr) 55 Yusef Hussan (6-0, 220, So) 4 Chris Blake (5-11, 180, Jr) 19 Darion Fletcher (5-9, 175, Fr) 37 Jordan Hoekstra (6-4, 220, Sr) 30 David Boegel (5-11, 195, Fr)

UMD Specialty PK 84 Andrew Brees (6-2, 185, Fr) 15 Alex Brown (6-1, 200, Jr) P 15 Alex Brown (6-1, 190, Jr) 84 Andrew Brees (6-2, 185, Fr) LS 55 Yusef Hassan (6-0, 220, So) 74 Garth Heikkinen (6-4, 315, Sr) SS 74 Garth Heikkinen (6-4, 315, Sr) 55 Yusef Hassan (6-0, 220, So) H 18 Chase Vogler (6-1, 195, Sr) 15 Alex Brown (6-1, 190, Jr) KR 86 Aaron Roth (5-9, 185, So) 17 Justin Fowlkes (5-8, 170, Fr) PR 86 Aaron Roth (5-9, 185, So) 88 Zach Zweifel (6-0, 195, So)

into the third quarter. The Wolves pulled to within seven when they took the second half kickoff and marched 77 yards on eight plays, but Vogler answered for the Bulldogs by bolting 64 yards (a personal and 2012 UMD best) into the end zone. Northern State, which had won six of its previous seven games coming into the day, never got within 10 points of UMD the rest of the way. Missouri Western capped off the first 10-win regular season in program history and captured the 2012 MIAA title outright by rallying for a 21-20 road triumph over Northwest Missouri State University Saturday. The Griffons,who

2010 & 2008 NCA A II Champions

were outgained in total offense (455-186) and mustered just nine total first downs the entire afternoon against the Bearcats, overcame a 17-point second-half deficit and sealed the win on quarterback Travis Partridge's twoyard touchdown run with 67 seconds to go in regulation. THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING: The Bulldogs' team captaincy responsibilities this fall are being shared by a quintet of seniors -- injured defensive end Joe Akey, free safety Cameron Harper, offensive guard Garth Heikkinen, tight end Ben Helmer and quarterback Chase Vogler.


PLAYOFF PASTS: This marks the seventh year -- all since 2002 -- the Bulldogs have been invited to the NCAA II dance and they are 11-4 in their 15 lifetime playoff assignments. With the exception of a first-round loss at the University of North Dakota in 2005 (when UMD was under the direction of Kyle "Bubba" Schweigert), Bob Nielson has been at the Bulldog controls for all of those engagements. A complete listing of UMD's NCAA II playoff appearances is as follows: Date Opponent Round UMD-OPP 11/23/02 @NW Missouri State 1st 41-45 11/12/05 @North Dakota 1st 12-23 11/22/08 Chadron State 2nd 20-10 11/29/08 @Grand Valley State Quarters 19-132OT 12/6/08 @California U. (Pa.) Semis 45-7 12/13/08 NW Missouri State Champ. 21-14 11/21/09 Nebraska-Kearney 2nd 42-7 11/28/09 Grand Valley State Quarters 10-24 11/27/10 St. Cloud State 2nd 20-17 OT 12/4/10 Augustana Quarters 24-13 12/11/10 NW Missouri State Semis 17-13 12/18/10 Delta State Champ. 20-17 11/19/11 Saginaw Valley State 1st 30-27 OT 11/26/11 @CSU-Peublo 2nd 24-21 12/3/11 Wayne State (Mich.) Quarters 25-31 Home: 6-2 Road: 3-2 Neutral Site: 2-0 THESE 'DOGS HAD THEIR (NSIC) DAY: A pair of three-time selections -- senior free safety Cameron Harper and senior offensive guard Garth Heikkinen -- highlighted the list of 18 Bulldogs who received All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division recognition for 2012. Accompanying that duo on the 27-member All-NSIC North Division first team were freshman placekicker Andrew Brees, senior offensive tackle Jake Bscherer, junior cornerback Kenny Chowa, sophomore nose tackle Buma Foncham, sophomore offensive guard Andrew Muer, junior inside linebacker Colby Ring and sophomore return specialist Aaron Roth. UMD also placed seven more players on the All-NSIC

2012 BULLDOG SCHEDULE/RESULTS Date Opponent Time(CST) Aug. 30 at Southwest Minn. State* W, 45-20 Sept. 8 Winona State* W, 38-16 Sept. 15 at Concordia-St. Paul* W, 70-24 Sept. 22 Augustana College* W, 42-34 51-49 Sept. 29 at St. Cloud State* L, Oct. 6 MSU-Moorhead* W, 45-14 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

at Minot State* W, 44-6 Bemidji State* W, 30-0 at Minnesota Crookston* W, 38-14 U. of Mary* 53-14 Northern State* 49-31 at Missouri Western State# 12 p.m.

*Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Game #NCAA II Playoffs (First Round)

2012 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH ROSTER NO. 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 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

NAME Sam Renk Beau Bofferding Greg Hynes Chris Blake Garrett Glaus Joe Reichert Gavin Glenn Austin Selvick Drew Bauer Dan Desorcy Logan Lauters Brent Jorgensen Mitchell Van Effen Jon Lynch Alex Brown Steve Ierulli Justin Fowlkes Chase Vogler Darion Fletcher Kal Herzog Austin Sikorski Jeron Johnson Tyler McLaughlin Travis Nordhus Ty Fischer Tyler Smrcina Cameron Harper Chaz Thomas Kenny Chowa David Boegel Colby Ring Billy Christianson Nathan Zibolski Caleb Belknap Ben Young Kerwin McKay Jordan Hoekstra Jesse Johnson Alex Kovala Kim Torp Brian Lucas Pat Alexander Beau Bates Ryan Miesbauer Clint Nievinski Nate Zuk Wade Sebold Mitch Ziegler Nick Lloyd Jordan Bauman Gavin Grady Gavin Brown Dylan Graf Ben McDonald Yusef Hassan Blake Rogers Ryan Peterson Mark Nahorniak Brent Stiglich David Runnoe Adam Gorman Jacob Sass Austin LeTextier Ryan Link Dilan Czech Eric Sargeant Grant Schnobrich Cameron Hehn Matt Wicklund Andrew Muer Andrew Pattock Connor Randall Matt Catton Garth Heikkinen Willy Westerman Peter Bateman Tom Olson Phillip Rutz Jake Bscherer Lex Pelke Ben Helmer Kris Olson Collin Stinogel Andrew Brees Eric Woodcock Aaron Roth Jay Schlichte Zach Zweifel Jeremy Reierson Joe Akey Jesse Reemtsma Darnell Small Alex Wachowiak Tim Sommer Fossam Foncham Chris Vandervest Jake Lambrecht Jacob Brusehaver Isaac Vesel Craig Huberty Justin Laureys Clay LeVasseur Sam Olson

POS. DB WR QB DB WR WR QB WR QB DB RB QB DB QB P RB WR QB DB WR RB RB PK DB DB DB DB RB DB DB LB RB LB RB DB DB DB DB DB PK RB TE LB TE LB LB DL DL LB DL LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB OL DL OL OL OL OL LB OL OL DL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR/P TE TE WR PK TE WR TE WR TE DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL LB QB LB TE

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

WGT. 180 165 185 180 185 210 165 205 205 185 195 195 200 200 200 195 170 195 175 205 200 205 180 190 190 180 210 215 185 195 220 230 220 210 195 195 220 190 200 185 210 250 210 205 200 230 265 235 220 245 235 220 200 215 220 230 215 200 210 260 240 210 285 280 290 220 290 270 250 280 295 290 240 315 265 245 285 300 310 215 245 235 210 185 250 185 240 195 250 260 245 245 290 225 255 275 210 250 255 220 175 210 200

YR. So. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL (PREVIOUS TEAM) Peru, Ill. (LaSalle-Peru Township H.S.) Marshall, Minn. (Marshall H.S.) St. Louis Park, Minn. (St. Louis Park H.S.) Superior, Wis. (Superior H.S.) Rosemount, Minn. (Augustana College-S.D.) Superior, Wis. (Superior H.S.) Adel, Iowa (Adel Desoto Minburn H.S.) New Berlin, Wis. (Eisenhower H.S.) Inver Grove Heights, Minn. (Eagan H.S.) Plover, Wis. (Stevens Point H.S.) Cedarburg, Wis. (Cedarburg H.S.) De Pere, Wis. (De Pere H.S.) Escanaba, Mich. (Escanaba H.S.) Plymouth, Minn. (Benilde-St. Margaret’s H.S.) Elkhart Lake, Wis. (Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah H.S.) Bradenton Fla. (U. of North Alabama) Delavan, Wis. (Delavan-Darien H.S.) Inver Grove Heights, Minn. (Rosemount H.S.) Inver Grove Heights, Minn. (Simley H.S.) Eau Claire, Wis. (Memorial H.S.) Plover, Wis. (Stevens Point H.S.) Los Angeles, Calif. (Cerritos College) Andover, Minn. (Andover H.S.) Rochester, Minn. (Mayo H.S.) Wausau, Wis. (West H.S.) Hudson, Wis. (Hudson H.S.) Blaine, Minn. (Spring Lake Park H.S.) Las Vegas, Nev. (Pal Verde H.S.) Menomonie, Wis. (Menomonie H.S.) Plymouth, Minn. (Wayzata H.S.) Baxter, Minn. (Brainerd H.S.) Pine City, Minn. (Pine City H.S.) Dennison, Minn. (Cannon Falls H.S.) Menasha, Wis. (Menasha H.S.) Madison, Wis. (Edgewood H.S.) Kettle Moraine, Wis. (Kettle Moraine H.S.) Weston, Wis. (D.C. Everest H.S.) Benton, Ark. (Bryant H.S.) Marengo, Wis. (Ashland H.S.) Brumunddal, Norway (Montana State U.) Damascus, Md. (West Point Prep) Hillsboro, Wis. (Hillsboro H.S.) Excelsior, Minn. (Minnetonka H.S.) South Range, Wis. (Northwestern H.S.) Mosinee, Wis. (Mosinee H.S.) Willow River, Minn. (Moose Lake-Willow River H.S.) Colby, Wis. (Colby H.S.) Kenosha, Wis. (Bradford H.S.) Luxemburg, Wis. (Luxemburg-Casco H.S.) Stratford, Wis. (Stratford H.S.) Minnetonka, Minn. (Hopkins H.S.) Becker, Minn. (Becker H.S.) Racine, Wis. (Racine-Lutheran H.S.) Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi H.S.) Burnsville, Minn. (Burnsville H.S.) Plainfield, Ill. (Joliet J.C.) Lino Lakes, Minn. (Centennial H.S.) Prescott, Wis. (Prescott H.S.) Curtiss, Wis. (Medford H.S.) Appleton, Wis. (Kimberly H.S.) Mequon, Wis. (Homestead H.S.) Waseca, Minn. (Waseca H.S.) East Grand Forks, Minn. (Sacred Heart H.S.) Inver Grove Heights, Minn. (Rosemount H.S.) Hamel, Minn. (Wayzata H.S.) Chisago City, Minn. (Chisago Lakes H.S.) Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Kennedy H.S.) Waukesha, Wis. (Pewaukee H.S.) Duluth, Minn. (Two Harbors H.S.) Perham, Minn. (Perham H.S.) Circle Pines, Minn. (Centennial H.S.) Eagan, Minn. (Eagan H.S.) Maple Grove, Minn. (Osseo H.S.) Duluth, Minn. (Central H.S.) Ashland, Wis. (Ashland H.S.) La Crescent, Minn. (La Crescent H.S.) Coon Rapids, Minn. (Totino-Grace H.S.) Amherst, Wis. (Amherst H.S.) Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (U. of Wisconsin) Menomonie, Wis. (Menomonie H.S.) Ellsworth, Wis. (Ellsworth H.S.) Foley, Minn. (Foley H.S.) St. Cloud, Minn. (Tech H.S.) West Allis, Wis. (Greendale H.S.) Eagan, Minn. (Eagan H.S.) Plymouth, Minn. (Wayzata H.S.) Mankato, Minn. (West H.S.) Monona, Wis. (Monona Grove H.S.) Rio, Wis. (U. of Wisconsin) Merrill, Wis. (Merrill H.S.) Blaine, Minn. (Spring Lake Park H.S.) Madison, Wis. (La Follette H.S.) Stevens Point, Wis. (Stevens Point H.S.) Neenah, Wis. (Neenah H.S.) Duluth, Minn. (East H.S.) Green Bay, Wis. (Ashwaubenon H.S.) Little Falls, Minn. (Little Falls H.S.) Hutchinson, Minn. (Hutchinson H.S.) La Crescent, Minn. (La Crescent H.S.) Lena, Wis. (Lena H.S.) Granger, Ind. (South Bend Clay H.S.) Rogers, Minn. (Rogers H.S.) Foley, Minn. (Foley H.S.)

HEAD COACH: Bob Nielson ASSISTANT COACHES: Curt Wiese, John Steger, Peter Lue, Tyler Yelk, Trey Dill, Jake Landry, Andy Prevost, D.J. Winfield ATHLETIC TRAINERS: Mike Wendinger, Charla Buxbaum, Lori Christie, Stephanie Ebel, David Bloomquist, Amanda Shelton STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH: Matt Bauman EQUIPMENT MANAGER: John Hanna VIDEO COORDINATOR: Max Florestano STUDENT MANAGER: Aaron Sarvey


North Division second team -- senior tight end Ben Helmer, freshman running back Logan Lauters, junior center Grant Schnobrich, sophomore running back Austin Sikorski, junior defensive end Chris Vandervest (a 2011 first teammer), senior quarterback Chase Vogler, and sophomore wide out Zach Zweifel -- while honorable mention status was attained by junior offensive tackle Tom Olson and junior outside linebacker Nate Zuk. Heikkinen was voted to the first team for the third straight year after receiving honorable mention honors as a redshirted freshman in 2009. Harper secured first team honors for the second time in three seasons as he, Chowa and Zweifel all were second team selections one year ago. CUTTING TO THE CHASE: Senior Chase Vogler, who has established highs for both passing yards (2,112) and passing touchdowns (19) this fall, currently ranks 17th in the country -- and second in the NSIC -- in passing efficiency (157.01). The Inver Grove Heights, Minn., native heads into the postseason situated in the No. 2 spot on UMD's all-time charts for total offense yardage (10,107) and the No. 3 position for pass yards (7,388). In 53 career appearances with the Bulldogs, Vogler has completed what currently stands as a school-record 63.1 percent of his throws while also running for more yards (2,719) than any field general in program history. In addition, he's a remarkable 46-5 as a starter (7-2 in the NCAA II playoffs) since assuming that role three years back as a firstyear freshman. Those 46 victories are not only a UMD record, but they are the tops among all active NCAA II quarterbacks.

THE LAST TIME ....

KICK RETURN FOR TD UMD - Justin Fowlkes vs. St. Cloud State (9/22/12), 80 yards OPP - Talo Pascal, Minnesota Crookston (10/27/12), 88 yards PUNT RETURN FOR TD UMD - Aaron Roth vs. Minnesota Crookston (11/5/11), 65 yards OPP - Paul Woodward, Northern State (11/10/12), 32 yards -- off a blocked punt INTERCEPTION RETURN FOR TD UMD - Cameron Harper vs. Minot State (10/13/12), 75 yards OPP - Aldin Foster-Rettig, Northwest Missouri State (12/13/08 -- NCAA II playoffs), 44 yards FUMBLE RECOVERY FOR TD UMD - Gavin Grady vs. Minnesota Crookston (10/27/12), 0 yards OPP - Corey Orth, Colorado State-Pueblo (11/26/11 -- NCAA II playoffs), 0 yards EXTRA POINT ATTEMPT RETURN FOR 2 PTS UMD - Jim Johnson vs. Central Washington (9/23/06) OPP - Trevor Hyatt, Chadron State (11/22/08) SHUTOUTS UMD - UMD 30, Bemidji State 0 (10/20/12) OPP - Wayne State College 7, UMD 0 (9/17/11) OVERTIME GAME UMD 30, Saginaw Valley State 27 (11/19/11 - NCAA II playoffs) 100 RUSHING YARDS Chase Vogler vs. Northern State (11/10/12), 224 yards Logan Lauters vs. Northern State (11/10/12), 149 yards Austin Sikorski vs. Northern State (11/10/12), 102 yards 200 RUSHING YARDS Chase Vogler vs. Northern State (11/10/12), 224 yards 300 YARDS PASSING Ted Schlafke at St. Cloud State (11/10/07), 350 yards 400 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Ted Schlafke at St. Cloud State (11/10/07), 495 yards 150 YARDS PASS RECEIVING D.J. Winfield at Central Washington (8/30/10), 160 yards TWO BULLDOGS RUSHED FOR 100 YARDS Chase Vogler (224), Logan Lauters (149) and Austin Sikorski (102) vs. Northern State (11/10/12)

UMD CAREER TOTAL OFFENSE LEADERS Name TP Yds TD 1. Ted Schlafke (2005-08) 1,692 11,591 106 2. Chase Vogler (2009- ) 1,414 10,107 96 3. Ricky Fritz (2008-02) 1,464 9,926 90 UMD CAREER PASSING LEADERS Name Yds 1. Ted Schlafke (2005-08) 11,591 2. Ricky Fritz (2008-02) 8,711 3. Chase Vogler (2009- ) 7,388 UMD CAREER RUSHING LEADERS Name TP Yds 1. Isaac Odim (2008-10) 589 4,242 2. Dave Rufledt (2001-04) 648 3,228 3. Brad Foss (2007-10) 531 3,011 4. Ted McKnight (1973-76) 502 2,957 5. Corey Veech (1982-86) 606 2,768 6. Chase Vogler (2009- ) 496 2,719

TD 106 90 59 Austin Sikorski Avg 7.2 5.1 5.6 5.9 4.6 5.5

TD 72 47 30 47 30 37

HE KEEPS GOING, AND GOING, AND GOING: AllAmerican senior offensive guard Garth Heikkinen will make his school-record 54th consecutive start this Saturday, having cracked the starting lineup in every outing since the start of the 2009 season. No active interior lineman in NCAA II football has more starts to his name than Heikkinen, UMD's first four-time All-NSIC North Division honoree.

Chase Vogler

Aaron Roth

2012 WON-LOSS SUMMARY Home Overall Away Overall Day Games Night Games Natural Grass Artificial Turf Leading After 1st Quarter Trailing After 1st Quarter Tied After 1st Quarter

W L 6 0 4 1 5 0 5 1 1 0 9 1 9 1 0 0 1 0

2010 & 2008 NCA A II Champions

W L Leading at Halftime 9 1 Trailing at Halftime 0 0 Tied at Halftime 1 0 Leading After 3rd Quarter 10 1 Trailing After 3rd Quarter 0 0 Tied After 3rd Quarter 0 0 Overtime 0 0 When Scoring First 7 1 When Opponent Scores First 3 0


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2012 UMD FOOTBALL STARTERS

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SCSU MSUM MSU

BSU UMC

UM

NSU MWS

Joe AKEY LDE LDE LDE Chris BLAKE LCB LCB LCB LCB LCB LCB LCB Gavin BROWN OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB Jake BSCHERER LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT RDE LOT Kenny CHOWA RCB RCB RCB RCB RCB RCB RCB RCB RCB RCB RCB Ty FISCHER LCB Darion FLETCHER LCB LCB LCB Buma FONCHAM NG NG NG NG NG NG NG NG Justin FOWLKES WR WR Cameron HARPER FS FS FS FS FS FS FS FS FS FS FS Garth HEIKKINEN LOG LOG LOG LOG LOG LOG LOG LOG LOG LOG LOG Ben HELMER TE TE TE TE TE TE TE TE TE TE TE Jordan HOEKSTRA SS SS SS SS SS Brian LUCAS RB RB Andrew MUER ROG ROG ROG ROG ROG ROG ROG ROG ROG ROG ROG Travis NORDHUS SS SS SS SS SS SS Tom OLSON ROT ROT ROT ROT ROT ROT ROT ROT ROT ROT ROT Joe REICHERT WR WR WR WR WR WR WR Jeremy REIERSON TE TE TE TE TE TE TE Colby RING ILB ILB ILB ILB ILB ILB ILB ILB ILB ILB ILB Blake ROGERS ILB ILB ILB ILB ILB ILB ILB ILB ILB ILB ILB Aaron ROTH WR WR WR WR WR WR WR Wayne SEBOLD RDE RDE RDE RDE RDE RDE RDE RDE RDE RDE Austin SIKORSKI RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB RB Grant SNOBRICH C C C C C C C C C C C Chris VANDERVEST NG NG NG LDE LDE LDE LDE LDE LDE LDE LDE Chase VOGLER QB QB QB QB QB QB QB QB QB QB QB Nathan ZIBOLSKI OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB Nate ZUK OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB OLB Zach ZWEIFEL WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR

THE GIFT OF GRAB: Wide receiver Zach Zweifel, who led the Bulldogs in pass receptions as a true freshman last season, paces UMD in that same department this fall with 39 catches (one more than his rookie-year total) for a team-leading 585 yards and five touchdowns (both career bests). Both he and rookie wide out Logan Lauters had caught at least one passes in 10 straight games before coming up empty in last Saturday's regular season finale with Northern State. STATISTICALLY SPEAKING: UMD currently ranks among the NCAA II leaders in a host of statistical categories such as:

Category Third Down Conv. % Kickoff Returns Scoring Offense Sacks Allowed Rushing Offense Rushing Defense Passing Efficiency

Rnk 2nd 2nd 4th 5th 10th 13th 15th

Avg 54.0 26.6 ypr 45.7 ppg 0.55 spg 268.8 ypg 99.4 ypg 159.5

THE BIG 1-0-0: Last Saturday's 49-31 win over Northern State was Bob Nielson's 100th as a Bulldog head coach. In his 10 seasons of overseeing the UMD football program, Nielson has produced a 100-25 overall record, including a 62-6 mark during his second tour of duty. The legendary Jim Malosky is the only other UMD coach to reach the 100-win milestone, but he needed 164 games to do so.

was chosen to the 26-member 2012 Capital One Academic All-District 3 Division II team.

THERE'S NOTHING HE CAN'T TACKLE: Third-year starting free safety Cameron Harper, who is one of three Bulldogs to take part in all 53 games over the past four seasons (quarterback Chase Vogler and offensive guard Garth Heikkinen are the two others), now stands fifth on UMD's alltime tackles list with 272 stops. Strong safety Jim Johnson (276 tackles between 2005-08) holds down the No. 4 slot while strong safety Kevin Westbrock (277, 1998-2001) is third. No slouch in the classroom either, Harper maintains a 3.53 cumulative grade point average as an accounting major and early this month

Date Player (Opp) Att. Aug. 30 Logan Lauters (SMSU) 9 Sept. 8 Austin Sikorski (WSU) 16 Sept. 15 Chase Vogler (CSP) 10 Sept. 29 Chase Vogler (SCSU) 14 Oct. 13 Austin Sikorski (MSU) 9 Nov. 10 Chase Vogler (NSU) 22 Nov. 10 Logan Lauters (NSU) 11 Nov. 10 Austin Sikorski (NSU) 15

2010 & 2008 NCA A II Champions

WHAT A RUSH: UMD continues to lead the NSIC in rushing with a 268.8 yards per game average. The Bulldogs, who as a team are averaging 5.6 yards a carry this fall, have produced at least one, 100-yard runner in six of their 11 games to date including: Yards 104 113 100 120 106 224 149 102

TD 1 2 2 2 1 5 2 0

Chase Vogler now has six 100-yard rushing games to his collegiate credit while Austin Sikorski has five.


JUST WIN, BABY: Since the opening of the 2008 season, no NCAA II outfit in the country has amassed more victories (62) or compiled a better winning percentage (.918 off a 62-6 record) than UMD. Northwest Missouri State is next in each of those two categories (59-10, .855). A SENIOR MOMENT: Eleven Bulldogs seniors are embarking on their final postseason activity as collegians. That group includes defensive end Joe Akey, offensive tackle Jake Bscherer, free safety Cameron Harper, offensive guard Garth Heikkinen, tight end Ben Helmer, strong safety Jordan Hoesktra, linebacker Nick Lloyd, quarterback Jon Lynch, linebacker Blake Rogers, wide receiver Collin Stinogel and quarterback Chase Vogler. Since this class first arrived on campus back in 2008, they have been part of the most prolific run in the 80-year history of Bulldog football. That run has included a 62-6 overall record, two NCAA Division II national championships, a record four straight NSIC titles (2008-11), two separate 17-game winning streaks, and five NCAA II playoff appearances. MAKING A POINT: In terms of per-game average, the Bulldogs are scoring at a record-breaking clip thus far in 2012. Bob Nielson-coached teams occupy five of the top six spots in the UMD's single-season points race: Year Games Points PPG 2012 11 503 45.73 2002 12 539 44.92 2008 15 613 40.86 2010 15 595 39.66 1961 9 354 39.33 2009 13 498 38.30 THE DRIVE FOR FIVE IS NO MORE: The 2012 Bulldogs came within just one game of becoming the second school ever -- and first in nearly 60 years -- to lay claim to five consecutive NSIC crowns. UMD, the NSIC's first four-peat champions since 1978 (the University of Minnesota-Morris), was looking to join St. Cloud State (1951-55) in that exclusive group of five-time titleholders.

BULLDOG BITS: The Bulldogs will head into the 2013 season toting a 40-game NSIC home winning streak, having not lost a league engagement at Malosky Stadium since succumbing 37-27 to Concordia University-St. Paul on Oct. 7, 2000. Throw in NCAA II playoff and nonconference games and UMD is an even more impressive 45-0 overall against NSIC schools in Duluth during that stretch ... Redshirted freshman cornerback Ty Fischer made his first collegiate start last Saturday afternoon against Northern State and wound up having a hand in three total tackles ... The three kickoffs the Bulldogs have returned for touchdown this fall (two by sophomore Aaron Roth and one by redshirted freshman Justin Fowlkes) equal a team single-season (the 2009 and 2001 cubs share that mark). Roth, who has all 14 of UMD's punt returns in 2012, is the first Bulldog to bring two kickoffs back for scores in 12 years (Cash

2012 BULLDOG FOOTBALL SUPERLATIVES ALL-NSIC NORTH DIVISION Andrew Brees (First Team) Jake Bscherer (First Team) Kenny Chowa (First Team) Fossam Foncham (First Team) Cameron Harper (First Team) Garth Heikkinen (First Team) Andrew Muer (First Team) Colby Ring (First Team) Aaron Roth (First Team) Ben Helmer (Second Team) Logan Lauters (Second Team) Grant Schnobrich (Second Team) Austin Sikorski (Second Team) Chris Vandervest (Second Team) Chase Vogler (Second Team) Zach Zweifel (Second Team) Tom Olson (Honorable Mention) Nate Zuk (Honorable Mention) NSIC ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Joe Akey Chris Blake Alex Brown Jacob Brusehaver Garret Glaus Cameron Harper Ben Helmer Kal Herzog Nick Lloyd Ryan Miesbauer Andrew Pattock Joe Reichert Sam Renk Austin Selvick Collin Stinogel Mitchell Van Effen

Langeness in 2000) .... Since suffering a 51-49 walkoff loss at St. Cloud State last month, the Bulldogs have proceeded to post six wins in a row while outscoring the opposition 259-79. ... UMD has scored at least five touchdowns in 10 of its 11 games thus far (the exception was four against Bemidji State University last month) ... Cornerback Darion Fletcher, who has been called on to start three times this season, is the lone true UMD freshman to receive playing time in 2012 ... The 2012 season marks the first time in the 80-year history of UMD football that the entire regular season schedule consisted of conference games only ... Junior Alex Brown has been called on to punt only five times the last three games, but had two of its kicks blocked (once which was returned 32 yards for a touchdown) in last Saturday's 49-31 win over Northern State ... With the exception of two occasions (Sept. 19, 2011 and Oct. 31, 2011), UMD has cracked the Top 10 in every AFCA II poll since Sept. 29, 2008. It did maintain the top spot in that ranking from Nov. 2, 2010 until after its 7-0 loss to Wayne State College (Sept.

2010 & 2008 NCA A II Champions

Garth Heikkinen NSIC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Sept. 17 • Chase Vogler (Offense) Sept. 24 • Aaron Roth (Special Teams) Nov. 12 • Chase Vogler (Offense) D2FOOTBALL.COM NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Sept. 17 • Chase Vogler CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 3 TEAM Cameron Harper

17), when it tumbled to No. 11 ... UMD is now 177-53-4 (a .765 winning percentage) all-time at Malosky Stadium, its home since the 1966 season, and crafted a 20-1 mark there over the past three years. TO THE VICTORS: This Saturday's winner will move on to the second round of the NCAA II playoffs (Super Region 3 semifinals) on Nov. 24 to face unbeaten and No. 2-seeded Henderson State University (Ark.) on the road. No. 1 seed Minnesota State University-Mankato will host either Harding University (No. 5) or Northwest Missouri State (No. 4) that same afternoon. Those two clubs will square off this Saturday in Maryville, Mo.


2012 UMD Football Minnesota Duluth Combined Team Statistics (as of Nov 14, 2012) All games

2012 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH STATISTICS/RESULTS

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Date Aug 30, 2012 Sep 08, 2012 Sep 15, 2012 Sep 22, 2012 Sep 29, 2012 Oct 6, 2012 Oct 13, 2012 Oct 20, 2012 Oct 27, 2012 Nov 3, 2012 Nov 10, 2012

Opponent at Southwest Minnesota WINONA STATE at Concordia-St. Paul AUGUSTANA at St. Cloud State MSU-MOORHEAD at Minot State BEMIDJI STATE at Minnesota Crookston MARY NORTHERN STATE

Rushing

Sikorski, Austin Vogler, Chase Lauters, Logan Lucas, Brian Johnson, Jeron Ierulli, Steve Thomas, Chaz Roth, Aaron Reichert, Joe Fowlkes, Justin Lynch, Jon Team Zweifel, Zach Total Opponents Passing

Vogler, Chase Lynch, Jon Total Opponents Receiving

Zweifel, Zach Reichert, Joe Roth, Aaron Fowlkes, Justin Helmer, Ben Stinogel, Collin Olson, Kris Sikorski, Austin Reierson, Jeremy Lauters, Logan Lucas, Brian McKay, Kerwin Selvick, Austin Alexander, Pat Total Opponents Field Goals

gp

11 11 11 11 10 11 3 11 9 11 8 6 11 11 11 gp

11 8 11 11

att

gp

6-8

Scoring

td

Score by Quarters Minnesota Duluth Opponents

net avg

effic comp-att-int

pct

157.01 155-244-6 220.00 7-10-0 159.49 162-254-6 115.84 207-399-12

Brees, Andrew Vogler, Chase Brees, Andrew Sikorski, Austin Lauters, Logan Roth, Aaron Zweifel, Zach Reichert, Joe Lucas, Brian Ierulli, Steve Fowlkes, Justin Stinogel, Collin Johnson, Jeron Reierson, Jeremy Helmer, Ben Harper, Cameron Grady, Gavin Ring, Colby Thomas, Chaz Alexander, Pat Olson, Kris Team Total Opponents

gain loss

Att. 2432 5055 3503 4254 4524 2519 1831 5948 309 812 666

td

no.

yds

avg

pct. 01-19

fg

15 - 6-8 9 8 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 - - 69 6-8 30 6-11 1st

2nd

5 4 3 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 21 17

2-3

61-64 61-64 24-25

132 192 20 78

td

20-29

kick

3rd

92 58

td

lg avg/g

64 192.0 35 12.5 64 201.1 66 241.5

lg avg/g

37 53.2 39 43.9 45 34.5 64 29.0 42 16.8 27 11.6 13 5.5 16 4.5 12 3.9 2 0.3 39 4.3 16 16.0 4 1.0 2 0.4 64 201.1 66 241.5

30-39

3-4

40-49

1-1

Interceptions

4th

87 68

lg blk

50-99

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1-2

OT

0 0

no.

Chowa, Kenny Blake, Chris Harper, Cameron Nordhus, Travis Foncham, Fossam Ring, Colby Rogers, Blake 0-0

46

PAT rush rcv pass dxp saf

1-2 2-2 1-1 4-5 0-1

Overall 10-1 10-1 0-0

Total 503 224

-

pts

- 92 - 83 - 54 - 48 - 30 - 30 - 24 - 24 - 18 - 18 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 12 6 6 6 6 6 2 1 2 1 503 - 224

Home 6-0 6-0 0-0

Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards PUNTS-AVG TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 4TH-DOWN Conversions

54 68.5 64 64.5 60 57.0 53 38.3 22 18.3 28 11.4 18 28.7 16 2.9 13 2.4 8 1.5 0 -0.2 0 -1.3 0 -0.7 64 268.8 53 99.5

63.5 2112 19 70.0 100 2 63.8 2212 21 51.9 2656 17

15.0 13.2 14.6 14.5 16.8 12.8 10.2 9.8 7.8 1.0 23.5 16.0 4.0 2.0 13.7 12.8

75.0 0-0

yds

Record: All games Conference Non-Conference

lg avg/g

125 802 48 754 6.0 9 106 760 51 709 6.7 15 107 649 22 627 5.9 8 65 434 13 421 6.5 4 34 189 6 183 5.4 2 29 130 5 125 4.3 3 15 87 1 86 5.7 1 8 41 9 32 4.0 0 2 22 0 22 11.0 0 4 16 0 16 4.0 0 1 0 2 -2 -2.0 0 7 0 8 -8 -1.1 0 1 0 8 -8 -8.0 0 504 3130 173 2957 5.9 42 311 1379 285 1094 3.5 11

11 39 585 9 30 395 11 26 379 11 22 319 11 11 185 11 10 128 11 6 61 11 5 49 10 5 39 11 3 3 11 2 47 1 1 16 4 1 4 5 1 2 11 162 2212 11 207 2656 fg

Score 45-20 38-16 70-24 42-34 49-51 45-14 44-6 30-0 38-14 53-14 49-31

W W W W L W W W W W W

0

3 2 2 2 1 1 1

Punting

no.

Kick Returns

no.

Roth, Aaron Total Opponents

14 14 12

Fowlkes, Justin Roth, Aaron Helmer, Ben Heikkinen, Garth Zibolski, Nathan Total Opponents Roth, Aaron Fowlkes, Justin Sikorski, Austin Vogler, Chase Lauters, Logan Total Opponents

Total Offense 2010 & 2008 NCA A II Champions

yds avg

46 34 80 13 1 23 62

15.3 17.0 40.0 6.5 1.0 23.0 62.0 lg

28 953 34.0 60 2 0 0.0 0

Punt Returns

All Purpose

UMD 269 149 102 18 2957 504 5.9 268.8 42 2212 162-254-6 8.7 13.7 201.1 21 5169 6.8 469.9 34-905 14-115 12-259 12-5 51-556 30-31.8 32:55 74/137 14/20

no. yds avg

Brown, Alex Team

Away 4-1 4-1 0-0

18 12 2 1 1 34 47

g

rush

td

1 0

yds avg

td

483 406 15 0 1 905 923 rcv

26.8 33.8 7.5 0.0 1.0 26.6 19.6 pr

27 34 75 13 1 23 62

tb

td

OPP 210 70 124 16 1094 311 3.5 99.5 11 2656 207-399-12 6.7 12.8 241.5 17 3750 5.3 340.9 47-923 12-138 6-27 19-7 62-463 51-34.7 27:05 59/146 10/22 lg

0 0 1 0 0 1 0

yds avg

115 8.2 115 8.2 138 11.5

Neutral 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 1

fc i20 50+ blk

6 0

3 0

1 0

2 0

lg

40 40 36 lg

1 2 0 0 0 3 1

80 92 8 0 1 92 88

kr

ir

total avg/g

11 32 379 115 406 0 932 84.7 11 16 319 0 483 0 818 74.4 11 754 49 0 0 0 803 73.0 11 709 0 0 0 0 709 64.5 11 627 3 0 0 0 630 57.3 11 2957 2212 115 905 259 6448 586.2 11 1094 2656 138 923 27 4838 439.8 g plays

rush

pass

total avg/g


2012 UMD Football Minnesota Duluth Overall Individual Statistics (as of Nov 14, 2012) AllDULUTH games DEFENSIVE STATISTICS 2012 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ## 31 27 24 95 4 56 46 96 33 29 37 19 52 51 59 30 25 47 98 57 55 69 91 48 22 49 90 1 16 93 53 32 84 67 3 89 42 86 81 77 41 88 21 TM

Defensive Leaders

Ring, Colby Harper, Cameron Nordhus, Travis Foncham, Fossam Blake, Chris Rogers, Blake Zuk, Nate Vandervest, Chris Zibolski, Nathan Chowa, Kenny Hoekstra, Jordan Fletcher, Darion Brown, Gavin Grady, Gavin Stiglich, Brent Boegel, David Fischer, Ty Sebold, Wade Brusehaver, Jacob Peterson, Ryan Hassan, Yusef Wicklund, Matt Reemtsma, Jesse Ziegler, Mitch Johnson, Jeron Lloyd, Nick Akey, Joe Renk,Sam Ierulli, Steve Wachowiak, Alex Graf, Dylan Christianson, Billy Brees, Andrew Schnobrich, Grant Hynes, Greg Reierson, Jeremy Alexander, Pat Roth, Aaron Helmer, Ben Olson, Tom Lucas, Brian Zweifel, Zach Sikorski, Austin Team Total Opponents

ua

28 36 27 13 24 12 16 11 15 19 17 17 10 9 13 13 11 7 7 7 4 2 1 . 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 339 389

a

45 30 21 26 13 24 18 22 16 12 13 12 18 19 11 7 9 9 7 3 4 6 6 6 3 1 1 1 1 . . . . . 1 . . . 1 . 1 . 1 . 368 465

Tackles tot

73 66 48 39 37 36 34 33 31 31 30 29 28 28 24 20 20 16 14 10 8 8 7 6 5 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 707 854

tfl/yds

4.5-39 3.0-4 2.0-12 9.5-27 1.5-3 5.0-25 1.5-8 5.5-23 3.0-18 1.5-3 1.0-2 . 3.5-10 4.5-13 1.5-14 1.0-1 . 4.0-13 4.5-24 . . 2.0-5 1.5-6 0.5-3 . . . 1.0-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-254 59-150

Sacks no-yds

2.5-32 . . 2.5-11 . 3.0-23 1.0-7 2.5-15 2.0-16 1.0-3 . . 1.0-7 0.5-2 . . . 0.5-4 2.0-17 . . 0.5-3 1.5-6 0.5-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-149 6-30

Pass defense int-yds brup

1-23 2-80 2-13 1-1 2-34 1-62 . . . 3-46 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-259 6-27

2010 & 2008 NCA A II Champions

1 7 3 2 4 1 3 . 2 7 2 5 1 . . . 2 1 . 1 1 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 23

qbh

2 1 1 3 . 2 2 2 1 . . . 1 3 . . . . 2 . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 5

Fumbles rcv-yds

. . 2-0 3-0 . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-0 5-0

ff

2 . . 2 . 1 . . 1 1 . . . . . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 10

blkd kick

. . . . . . . 1 . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2

saf

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 .


2010 & 2008 NCA A II Champions

7-13 6-12 9-11 6-12 5-12 5-12 5-10 4-15 9-15 8-11 10-14 74-137

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

22 24 10 26 34 16 18 10 12 17 21 210

4-13 5-12 5-12 11-19 8-14 2-10 5-17 3-14 5-12 6-13 5-10 59-146

25 19 37 21 20 26 25 19 18 30 29 269

Total

3rd Down Conversions

45 - 20 38 - 16 70 - 24 42 - 34 49 - 51 45 - 14 44 - 6 30 - 0 38 - 14 53 - 14 49 - 31 503 - 224

Score

1-2 1-1 1-2 1-1 0-0 2-2 0-0 4-5 0-3 3-3 1-1 14-20

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

2-4 1-3 0-1 1-1 1-1 0-1 1-3 1-2 0-2 2-2 1-2 10-22

4 11 5 5 4 17 10 10 10 8 7 11 7 7 2 8 4 6 9 16 8 3 70 102

4th Down Conversions

12 12 18 11 11 12 14 9 11 14 25 149

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

31:49 33:03 37:45 29:33 27:35 34:23 26:28 36:41 36:45 29:00 39:08 362:10

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

3:38 6:06 15:30 -0:54 -4:50 8:46 -7:04 13:22 13:30 -2:00 18:16 64:20

6.2 6.0 6.6 4.8 5.6 3.8 8.0 4.1 4.9 6.6 7.5 5.9

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

3.7 2.9 3.0 3.4 5.2 3.6 2.8 1.6 2.1 3.4 6.1 3.5

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

6.5 8.5 7.9 6.1 10.1 7.1 4.2 3.9 6.4 6.0 5.7 6.7

Avg Yds/Pass

7.0 6.3 8.2 6.1 6.0 5.9 8.8 5.8 5.4 8.2 7.3 6.8

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

5.6 6.5 5.8 5.0 8.0 5.3 3.6 3.1 4.2 4.3 5.9 5.3

2-30.5 4-31.5 0-0.0 4-29.5 5-40.6 3-31.3 4-30.8 4-38.5 1-38.0 0-0.0 3-12.0 30-31.8

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

4-30.5 3-23.7 5-41.6 4-37.0 3-44.0 7-28.1 7-35.1 7-36.7 4-34.5 5-35.4 2-37.5 51-34.7

69-386 69-447 50-290 81-409 80-642 56-295 74-264 58-182 52-217 59-251 62-367 710-3750 Punting Number-Avg

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

Total Offense Plays-Yards

304 68-479 375 63-397 228 82-675 301 66-404 466 61-367 191 71-421 169 56-490 152 71-410 161 74-397 114 69-564 195 77-565 2656 758-5169

Avg Yds/Play

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

Yards

28-47-0 236 23-44-1 115 13-29-0 310 28-49-1 227 32-46-1 164 14-27-0 252 18-40-1 202 12-39-3 229 11-25-1 114 11-19-1 294 17-34-3 69 207-399-12 2212

8.1 7.2 11.5 7.8 6.6 9.7 10.1 8.5 7.1 10.5 6.3 8.7

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

Passing Comp-Att-Int

17-29-0 12-16-0 23-27-0 17-29-1 11-25-1 17-26-1 10-20-0 19-27-2 10-16-1 22-28-0 4-11-0 162-254-6

Avg Yds/Rush

22-82 25-72 21-62 32-108 34-176 29-104 34-95 19-30 27-56 40-137 28-172 311-1094

TOP Margin

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

Rushing Number-Yards

39-243 47-282 55-365 37-177 36-203 45-169 36-288 44-181 58-283 41-270 66-496 504-2957

28:11 26:57 22:15 30:27 32:25 25:37 33:32 23:19 23:15 31:00 20:52 297:50

2 1 0 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 1 16

Time of Possession

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

Pen

16 2 18 2 6 2 15 0 22 1 8 3 9 4 7 2 6 1 5 0 12 1 124 18

First Downs Rush Pass

Note: Game totals are displayed in the format TEAM/OPPONENT for each category

Southwest Minnesota WINONA STATE Concordia-St. Paul AUGUSTANA St. Cloud State MSU-MOORHEAD Minot State BEMIDJI STATE Minnesota Crookston MARY NORTHERN STATE Totals

Opponent

Southwest Minnesota WINONA STATE Concordia-St. Paul AUGUSTANA St. Cloud State MSU-MOORHEAD Minot State BEMIDJI STATE Minnesota Crookston MARY NORTHERN STATE Totals

Opponent

2012 UMD Football Minnesota Duluth Team Game-by-Game Comparison (as of Nov 15, 2012) All games 2012 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH GAME-BY-GAME COMPARISION

5-28 5-74 2-25 3-32 6-80 4-30 5-98 6-62 3-15 6-51 6-61 51-556

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

6-42 5-49 3-38 4-21 7-67 9-66 9-57 6-46 5-37 4-18 4-22 62-463

76 33 118 39 117 106 113 83 160 115 128 1088 Penalties Number-Yards

96 136 106 161 239 113 109 98 86 45 90 1279

Return Yards

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

1 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6

0 2 0 1 1 1 1 4 5 1 3 19

Sacks

/ / / / / / / / / / / /

0 2 1 2 4 4 5 2 0 1 0 21

0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 3 1 0 11

TurnOvers


2012 UMD Football Minnesota Duluth Game Superlatives (as of Nov 14, 2012) All games GAMESINGLE-GAME HIGHS 2012 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTAINDIVIDUAL DULUTH INDIVIDUAL HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing TD Rushes Long Rush Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing TD Passes

Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions Long Reception Field Goals

Long Field Goal Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20

Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return Tackles Sacks Tackles For Loss Interceptions

22 22 224 5 64 29 29 22 296 3 3 3 64 8 113 2 2 64 1 1 1 1 1 1 46 5 40.6 60 1 1 1 40 92 12 2.0 2.0 2.5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Lauters, Logan vs Northern State (Nov 10, 2012) Vogler, Chase vs Northern State (Nov 10, 2012) Vogler, Chase vs Northern State (Nov 10, 2012) Vogler, Chase vs Northern State (Nov 10, 2012) Vogler, Chase vs Northern State (Nov 10, 2012) Vogler, Chase at Southwest Minnesota (Aug 30, 2012) Vogler, Chase vs Augustana (Sep 22, 2012) Vogler, Chase at Concordia-St. Paul (Sep 15, 2012) Vogler, Chase at Concordia-St. Paul (Sep 15, 2012) Vogler, Chase at Concordia-St. Paul (Sep 15, 2012) Vogler, Chase vs Bemidji State (Oct 20, 2012) Vogler, Chase vs MARY (Nov 3, 2012) Vogler, Chase vs Bemidji State (Oct 20, 2012) Zweifel, Zach vs MARY (Nov 3, 2012) Roth, Aaron at Minot State (Oct 13, 2012) Reichert, Joe vs Augustana (Sep 22, 2012) Stinogel, Collin vs MARY (Nov 3, 2012) Fowlkes, Justin vs Bemidji State (Oct 20, 2012) Brees, Andrew at Southwest Minnesota (Aug 30, 2012) Brees, Andrew vs Winona State (Sep 08, 2012) Brees, Andrew vs MSU-Moorhead (Oct 6, 2012) Brees, Andrew at Minot State (Oct 13, 2012) Brees, Andrew at Minnesota Crookston (Oct 27, 2012) Brees, Andrew vs MARY (Nov 3, 2012) Brees, Andrew vs MARY (Nov 3, 2012) Brown, Alex at St. Cloud State (Sep 29, 2012) Brown, Alex at St. Cloud State (Sep 29, 2012) Brown, Alex at St. Cloud State (Sep 29, 2012) Brown, Alex vs MSU-Moorhead (Oct 6, 2012) Brown, Alex at Minot State (Oct 13, 2012) Brown, Alex at Minnesota Crookston (Oct 27, 2012) Roth, Aaron vs Bemidji State (Oct 20, 2012) Roth, Aaron vs Augustana (Sep 22, 2012) Brown, Gavin vs Winona State (Sep 08, 2012) Zibolski, Nathan at St. Cloud State (Sep 29, 2012) Brusehaver, Jacob vs MSU-Moorhead (Oct 6, 2012) Brusehaver, Jacob vs MSU-Moorhead (Oct 6, 2012) Chowa, Kenny vs Winona State (Sep 08, 2012) Ring, Colby vs Augustana (Sep 22, 2012) Blake, Chris at St. Cloud State (Sep 29, 2012) Harper, Cameron at Minot State (Oct 13, 2012) Chowa, Kenny vs Bemidji State (Oct 20, 2012) Blake, Chris vs Bemidji State (Oct 20, 2012) Foncham, Fossam vs Bemidji State (Oct 20, 2012) Rogers, Blake at Minnesota Crookston (Oct 27, 2012) Nordhus, Travis vs MARY (Nov 3, 2012) Nordhus, Travis vs Northern State (Nov 10, 2012) Harper, Cameron vs Northern State (Nov 10, 2012) Chowa, Kenny vs Northern State (Nov 10, 2012)

2010 & 2008 NCA A II Champions


2012 UMD Football Minnesota Duluth Game Superlatives (as of Nov 14, 2012) All games TEAM GAME HIGHS 2012 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH TEAM HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties

Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20

Long Punt Return

66 496 8.0 7 7 29 29 23 310 11.5 5 82 675 8.8 70 5 37 6 6 6 6 98 4 3 3 5 40.6 60 1 1 1 40

vs Northern State (Nov 10, 2012) vs Northern State (Nov 10, 2012) at Minot State (Oct 13, 2012) at Concordia-St. Paul (Sep 15, 2012) vs Northern State (Nov 10, 2012) at Southwest Minnesota (Aug 30, 2012) vs Augustana (Sep 22, 2012) at Concordia-St. Paul (Sep 15, 2012) at Concordia-St. Paul (Sep 15, 2012) at Concordia-St. Paul (Sep 15, 2012) vs MARY (Nov 3, 2012) at Concordia-St. Paul (Sep 15, 2012) at Concordia-St. Paul (Sep 15, 2012) at Minot State (Oct 13, 2012) at Concordia-St. Paul (Sep 15, 2012) at Minot State (Oct 13, 2012) at Concordia-St. Paul (Sep 15, 2012) at St. Cloud State (Sep 29, 2012) vs Bemidji State (Oct 20, 2012) vs MARY (Nov 3, 2012) vs Northern State (Nov 10, 2012) at Minot State (Oct 13, 2012) vs Bemidji State (Oct 20, 2012) vs Bemidji State (Oct 20, 2012) vs Northern State (Nov 10, 2012) at St. Cloud State (Sep 29, 2012) at St. Cloud State (Sep 29, 2012) at St. Cloud State (Sep 29, 2012) vs MSU-Moorhead (Oct 6, 2012) at Minot State (Oct 13, 2012) at Minnesota Crookston (Oct 27, 2012) vs Bemidji State (Oct 20, 2012)

2010 & 2008 NCA A II Champions


Minn. Duluth (10 - 1 - 0)

UMD INThru: THE11/10/2012 2012 NCAA II STATISTICS - Week 11 TEAM RANKINGS

2012 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS

158 teams ranked in Division II 16 teams ranked in the Northern Sun Conference

10-1 W-6 Category

Northern Sun Conference Record: 10-1 Thu 08/30/2012

@ Southwest Minn. St. *

45 - 20

W

Sat 09/08/2012

WINONA ST. *

38 - 16

W

Sat 09/15/2012

@ Concordia-St. Paul *

70 - 24

Sat 09/22/2012

AUGUSTANA (SD)

Sat 09/29/2012

Rushing Offense

National Actual Rank 10 268.82

National Leader Lenoir-Rhyne

Actual Conf Northern Sun Rank Conference Leader 384.40 1 Minn. Duluth

Actual 268.82

Passing Offense

93

201.09

Merrimack

399.20

10

Upper Iowa

286.27

W

Total Offense

19

469.91

Shippensburg

539.64

2

Winona St.

471.09

Scoring Offense

4

45.73

Henderson St.

53.30

1

Minn. Duluth

45.73

42 - 34

W

Rushing Defense

13

99.45

Shepherd

37.60

2

Minn. St. Mankato

74.00

@ St. Cloud St. *

49 - 51

L

Pass Efficiency Defense

44

115.86

West Ala.

86.83

4

Minn. St. Mankato

103.48

Sat 10/06/2012

MINN. ST. MOORHEAD *

45 - 14

W

Sat 10/13/2012

@ Minot St.

44 - 6

W

Sat 10/20/2012

BEMIDJI ST.

30 - 0

W

Sat 10/27/2012

@ Minn.-Crookston

38 - 14

W

Sat 11/03/2012

MARY

53 - 14

Sat 11/10/2012

NORTHERN ST.

49 - 31

Sat 11/17/2012

@ Mo. Western St.

HOME GAME IN CAPS

* Night Game

Total Defense

35

340.91

Indiana (PA)

242.73

4

Minn. St. Mankato

264.09

Scoring Defense

29

20.36

Indiana (PA)

11.18

4

Minn. St. Mankato

15.55

Net Punting

152

26.50

Colorado Mines

41.59

15

Augustana (SD)

38.92

Punt Returns

98

8.21

Abilene Christian

25.22

11

Upper Iowa

20.08

W

Kickoff Returns

2

26.62

Morehouse

27.08

1

Minn. Duluth

26.62

Turnover Margin

T-28

.73

Missouri S&T

2.00

4

Minn. St. Mankato

1.45

W

Pass Defense

113

241.45

West Ala.

127.73

13

Minn. St. Mankato

190.09

Passing Efficiency

15

159.51

Henderson St.

185.25

1

Minn. Duluth

159.51

Sacks

T-89

1.91

West Tex. A&M

4.00

8

Mary

2.82

Tackles For Loss

116

5.64

West Va. Wesleyan

11.09

11

Concordia-St. Paul

7.82

5

.55

Midwestern St.

.40

1

Minn. Duluth

.55

^ Neutral Site

OT Overtime Game

Sacks Allowed T=tied at this ranking

PLAYER RANKINGS

Player must have played in 75% of team's games Summary of the top 100 national leaders and top 25 conference leaders 15 categories ranked Category Rushing

National Actual Rank Austin Sikorski 81 68.55 Player

Chase Vogler

98

64.45

Logan Lauters

National Leader Quiteh (Bloomsburg)

Actual Conf Rank 174.73 7

Northern Sun Conference Leader Simmons (Winona St.)

Actual 144.18

10

57.00

16

Passing Efficiency (Min. 15 Att./Game)

Chase Vogler

17

157.01

Rodgers (Henderson St.)

189.41

2

Klaphake (St. Cloud St.)

161.80

Total Offense

Chase Vogler

44

256.45

Clancy (Merrimack)

399.40

7

Klaphake (St. Cloud St.)

306.09

Austin Sikorski

68.55 Voegeli (Merrimack)

10.80

Hanna (Sioux Falls)

6.27

Zach Zweifel

53.18

Voegeli (Merrimack)

150.00

21

Hosch (Upper Iowa)

99.45

Kenny Chowa

.27

Moro (St. Cloud St.)

.91

T-10

Moro (St. Cloud St.)

.91

Travis Nordhus

.20

Receptions Per Game Receiving Yards Per Game Interceptions Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game)

21

T-23 Accardi (Colorado Mines)

51.12

Weich (Wayne St. (NE))

44.84

Punt Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game)

Aaron Roth

50

8.21

Hughes (West Va. Wesleyan)

28.31

6

Thielen (Minn. St. Mankato)

11.19

Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game)

Justin Fowlkes

21

26.83

Laughinghouse (St. Augustine's)

40.14

3

Ojika (Winona St.)

26.89

Field Goals

Andrew Brees

T-95

.55

Barnes (Tarleton St.)

1.80

T-8

Brockshus (Minn. St. Mankato)

1.55

Scoring

Chase Vogler

43

8.36

Williams (Findlay)

12.60

3

Simmons (Winona St.)

10.91

Andrew Brees

T-66

Hosch (Upper Iowa)

185.82

All-Purpose Runners

7.55

T-6

Austin Sikorski

4.91

T-21

Aaron Roth

84.73

White (West Chester)

200.18

Sacks

Davis (Elizabeth City St.)

1.41

Moore (Concordia-St. Paul)

1.27

Tackles

Wilson (Central St. (OH))

12.60

DeJong (Minn. St. Moorhead)

11.00

Furr (Fort Valley St.)

2.65

Moore (Concordia-St. Paul)

1.91

Tackles For Loss T=tied at this ranking

Fossam Foncham

.86

2010 & 2008 NCA A II Champions

20

T-21


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