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Cobber Football Opponent - St. Thomas
At O'Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul, Sat. Nov. 7, 1998.
Nov. 7 Cobbers (4-4, 4-5) lose 48-21 at St. Thomas (6-2, 6-3)
St. Thomas Season
Tickets are $4 adults, $2 students no reserved seating Gates open at noon.Broadcast Info:
- KPHT FM 92.7 Radio, Larry Knutson with play by play and Craig Samuelson with color commentary.
Pregame show begins at 12:40.
Nov. 7 Cobbers (4-4, 4-5) lose 48-21 at St. Thomas
(6-2, 6-3) |
| Box Score | 11/7 MIAC Action | Listen 11/7 live on Real Audio |
Game Summary by Gene McGivern, STU SID
ST. PAUL -- St. Thomas junior quarterback Greg Kaiser threw four first-half touchdown passes, leading the Tommies (6-3 overall, 6-2 MIAC) to 48-21 home victory Saturday over the visiting Concordia-Moorhead Cobbers (4-5, 4-4). Kaiser completed 16-of-31 passes for 314 yards with one interception.
The win was the fifth straight for St. Thomas and clinched a winning season for first-year head coach Don Roney. The Toms had three interceptions and now have 12 in their last three games. Steve Nolander had his fifth interception in the last three games and returned it 75 yards for the Toms final TD.
UST junior transfer Brad Grossman had two TDs and finished with 160 all-purpose yards. Grossman rushed 11 times for 90 yards and had three catches for 57 yard. His 40-yard TD catch gave the Toms a 28-14 halftime lead, and his 31-yard scoring run in the fourth period made it 42-14.
UST senior tight end Chris Chappuis had a 71-yard punt return that set up the Toms second TD, then caught a 37-yard TD pass for a 21-7 lead.
The Tommies outgained the Cobbers 456-352 yards.
Junior linebacker Blane Tetreault picked off a pass and chipped in 10 tackles, and freshmen defensive linemen Andy Kaiser and Aaron Johnson each had 1 1/2 sacks and eight tackles.
Cobber sophomore fullback Len Crouse rushed 25 times for 103 yards and one TD. Pole completed 18-of-34 for 201 yards, including a 38-yard TD pass to Adam Strainer.
The Tommies close the season Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Metrodome vs. Hamline, while Concordia takes on Augsburg on Friday at 2 p.m.
STU Depth Chart
1998 St. Thomas FB Depth Charts/Nov. 2
QB (9) Greg Kaiser JR (12) Andy Juntunen, JR
RB (22) Ben Duffey , SR (29) Nate Sundberg, SO or
(35) Brad Grossmann, JR
FB (43) Mike Westland, JR (34) Jeff Hoffman, SR
FL (17) Mark Warder, SR (83) Tore Evenson, FR
TE (5) Chris Chappuis, SR (88) Ty Whitney, FR
WR (87) Jason Dahlen, FR (10) Matt Lechner, SR
RT (62) Will Hankee, JR (64) Jesse Johnson, SO
RG (72) John Fiedler, SR (77) Andrew Restrepo, SO
C (71) John Stewart, JR (52) Pete Cullen, SO
LG (67) Tom Virnig, JR (77) Andrew Restrepo, SO
LT (75) Brian Hartigan, JR (51) Nick Johnson, SO
PK (6) Nick Tietz, JR or (43) Mike Westland, JR
DE (40) Joe Madigan, JR (99) Mike Leiss, SO
DT (93) Aaron Johnson, FR (65) Mike Varpness, FR
DT (98) Josh Harrington, JR (65) Mike Varpness, FR
DE (96) Andy Kaiser, FR (48) Bryan Sykes. FR
OLB (28) Blane Tetreault, JR (21) Frank Streit, JR
ILB (55) Paul Humbert, SR (25) Teddy Michel, SR
OLB (3) Scott Solinger, JR (24) Brett Gjovik, SO
SS (45) Steve Nolander, JR (38) James Westin, FR
FS (14) Tim Balthazor, JR (7) Joe McCarney, FR
CB (23) Darren Nelson, JR (1) Windlan Hall, SR
CB (27) Corey Heimer, SR (19) Matt Boro, FR
P (29) Nate Sundberg, SO (12) Andy Juntunen, JR
KR (42) Tom Eldridge, SO
(35) Brad Grossman, JR
PR (5) Chris Chappuis,
(23) Darren Nelson, JR
1998 Football Roster
Head Coach: Don Roney (1st year) | Biography
Asst. Coaches: Bill Burke (Defensive coor.), Dan Green (DL), Gene Wise (DE), Jesse Moyer (LBs), Dick Crandall (DBs), Dick Rinehart (Sp. Tm.), Trent Hanson (DBs), George Wemeier (Off. Coor.), Clint Ewald (OL), Jaime Sherwood (OL), John Coatta (RBs), Tom Flood (WR).
Equipment Manager -- Willy McCoy
Head Athl. Trainer -- Roger Casey, Jr.
(C)-co-captains *letters won
No. Name POS YR HT WT Hometown/HS
1 ***Windlan Hall CB SR 5-9 165 Burnsville
2 *Greg Baur WR JR 6-1 185 Apple Valley
3 **Scott Solinger DB JR 5-11 185 St. Francis
5 ***Chris Chappuis TE SR 6-1 195 Faribault/Bethlehem Academy
6 **Nick Tietz PK JR 5-9 160 New Brighton/Irondale
7 Joe McCarney FS FR 5-10 175 Redwood Falls/Red. Valley
8 *Joel Rice QB SO 6-1 185 St. Anthony
9 **Greg Kaiser QB JR 6-3 205 Mora
10 ***Matt Lechner WR SR 6-0 180 St. Louis Park
11 Trevor Lee CB FR 5-10 155 Thief River Falls
12 *Andy Juntunen QB-P JR 6-2 200 Blaine
13 **Chris Shuba CB SR 6-1 155 Woodbury
14 **Tim Balthazor FS JR 6-0 180 Champlin/Champlin Park
15 Jeremy Krentz SS FR 5-10 185 Bloomington/Kennedy
16 Justin Fatheree DB FR 6-4 175 Somerset, Wis.
17 ***Mark Warder (C) WR SR 6-3 200 Burnsville
18 Jerrold Gray WR FR 6-2 195 St. Paul/Cretin-Derham Hall
18 Mike Zinda FS FR 5-10 170 North St. Paul
19 Matt Boro DB FR 6-0 180 Fairmont
20 **John Penshorn FS JR 6-0 175 Richfield
20 Mike Kline PK FR 6-0 185 Rochester/Mayo
21 **Frank Streit LB JR 6-1 205 LeRoy/LeRoy-Ostrander
22 ***Ben Duffey RB SR 5-10 175 Richfield
23 **Darren Nelson CB JR 5-9 160 Mpls./Holy Angels
24 *Brett Gjovik LB SO 6-0 185 New Richmond, Wis.
25 ***Teddy Michel LB SR 5-10 195 St. Paul/St. Thomas Academy
26 Tom Labanowski FB SO 5-8 185 Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame
27 ***Corey Heimer CB SR 5-10 185 Adams/Southland
28 *Blane Tetreault LB JR 6-2 215 Fridley
29 *Nate Sundberg RB SO 6-1 230 Red Wing
30 Connell Nolan CB FR 5-9 155 Burnsville
31 *Nick Halvorson CB SO 5-11 190 Woodbury
32 **Scott Bailey FB SR 6-4 210 Hutchinson
33 *Johnny Allen LB SO 6-0 232 St. Paul/Highland Park
34 ***Jeff Hoffman FB SR 5-11 205 Two Harbors
35 Brad Grossman RB JR 5-8 170 Cottage Grove/Park
35 Grant Olson CB FR 5-8 155 Alexandria
37 Jeremie Greer RB SO 5-9 185 St. Paul/Central
38 **Mike McDonough RB JR 5-5 165 McHenry, Ill.
38 James Westin DB FR 5-11 175 Oakdale/Tartan
39 Bob Hannah DB FR 6-2 190 Cottage Grove/Park
40 **Joe Madigan DE JR 6-3 245 St. Paul/Central
41 Ryan Patin RB SO 5-11 215 Stillwater
42 *Tom Eldridge RB SO 5-7 155 Sun Prairie, Wis.
42 Nate Morrisette FS FR 5-11 175 Oakdale/Hill-Murray
43 **Mike Westland FB-PK JR 6-1 225 Albert Lea
44 David Perkins RB SR 5-9 195 St. Paul/Harding
45 **Steve Nolander SS JR 6-3 195 Albert Lea
46 *Mark Heaney DE JR 6-1 215 Minneapolis/Blake
48 Brian Sykes DE FR 6-2 205 Woodbury
48 Chris Carman TE FR 6-1 190 Grand Meadow
50 Matt LeFevour LB FR 6-1 195 Arlington Hts., Ill./Hersey
51 *Nick Johnson C SO 6-0 265 Bloomington/Jefferson
52 *Pete Cullen OT SO 6-1 210 Coon Rapids
53 *Mike Harker-Hansen SS JR 6-0 200 Woodbury
54 Victor Nwachukwu LB SR 5-10 190 Enugo, Nigeria
55 ***Paul Humbert (C) LB SR 6-1 215 Bloomington/Holy Angels
56 Jestin Fangman LB SO 6-1 210 Chaska/St. Louis Park
57 Ed Carlson C FR 6-3 230 New Hope/Robb. Cooper
58 **Pete Moosbrugger LB JR 5-11 220 LaGrange Park, Ill./Naz. Academy
60 **Joe Busch OG JR 6-0 215 Rochester/Lourdes
61 Shane Kaufman LB FR 5-11 190 Maplewood/North St. Paul
62 **Will Hankee OT JR 6-2 240 White Bear Lake/St. Thomas Ac.
63 Andy Deans OG FR 5-10 240 Pine Springs
64 Jesse Johnson OT SO 6-3 230 Forest Lake
65 Mike Varpness OT FR 6-3 230 Bloomington/Richfield
66 Brendan McGrath LB FR 5-11 180 Wausau, Wis./Newman
67 *Tom Virnig OG SR 6-3 275 St. Cloud/Cathedral
68 *Josh O'Neill DE SO 6-3 230 Lakeville
70 Justin Wallick DT FR 6-0 260 Bloomington/Kennedy
71 **John Stewart C JR 6-1 235 Roseville
72 ***John Fiedler OG SR 6-1 285 St. Paul/Como Park
73 Chuck Carver DT FR 6-2 225 Faribault/Bethl. Academy
75 **Brian Hartigan OG JR 6-2 260 W. Springs, Ill./Nazareth Acad.
76 Willie Glenn DT SR 6-3 310 Bloomington/Jefferson
77 *Andrew Restrepo OG SO 5-11 270 Plymouth/Wayzata
78 Scott OÕBrien DT SO 5-6 200 Golden Valley/R. Armstrong
80 Brian Brenberg WR FR 6-2 190 Wyoming/Forest Lake
81 *Ryan Tauer TE SO 6-3 205 Mahtomedi
82 Will Bryant WR JR 6-0 195 Clarks Grove/Albert Lea
83 Tore Evenson WR FR 6-2 185 Red Wing
84 Justin Hall WR FR 6-1 175 Maplewood/Tartan
85 Ryan Hunder WR FR 5-8 165 Cottage Grove/Park
86 Corey Jean PK FR 5-9 170 Stevens Point, Wis.
87 Jason Dahlen WR SO 5-11 170 Eden Prairie
88 Ty Whitney TE FR 6-4 190 Golden Valley/R. Armstrong
89 Casey Wiessner WR JR 5-11 170 St. Anthony
90 *Conor Casey DE SO 6-4 225 Washburn, Wis.
91 Peter Anderson DE FR 6-3 205 Hutchinson
92 Shaun Harrington DT FR 5-9 265 LeRoy/LeRoy-Ostrander
93 Aaron Johnson DT FR 6-4 250 Duluth/Central
95 *Joe Loftus DE SO 6-2 230 Coon Rapids/Totino-Grace
96 Andy Kaiser DE FR 6-3 245 Mora
98 **Josh Harrington DT JR 6-0 220 LeRoy/LeRoy-Ostrander
99 Mike Leiss DE SO 6-2 225 Mpls./Roosevelt
Game notes from Gene McGivern, STU SID
Toms host Cobbers, eye fifth consecutive victory
Welcome to MIAC football
on the UST campus. Todays game features the Concordia Cobbers (4-4 overall,
4-3 MIAC) and St. Thomas (5-3, 5-2).
Last year these teams played here Oct. 11 with unbeaten records and first place on the line. The Cobbers won 28-7 although both eventually tied for second in the MIAC (7-2). Concordia made the NCAA playoffs but lost at home to MIAC champ Augsburg.
St. Thomas has won four in a row and is coming off an impressive 33-10 win last Saturday at 6-1 Bethel. The Toms have picked off nine passes the last two games, with Steve Nolander grabbing four, In the four-game win streak, the Toms have 11 picks and six fumble revoveries. They now rank 14th nationally in turnover margin at plus 1.62 per game (25 gained, 12 lost).
Nolander was named MIAC Defensive Player of the Week and teammate Ben Duffey was named MIAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week this Monday. Duffey rushed 32 times for 202 yards and two TD at Bethel -- his second 200-yard rushing game of October. He needs 82 rushing yards in the last two games to become the fourth Tommie to reach 2,000 career yards.
Concordia started the season averaging 29 ppg in its first five outings. But the Cobbers have just three TD in the last three games. They were shutout by St. Johns (21-0), zapped by Gustavus (49-17) and topped Macalester at home last Saturday 18-6 despite being outgained 328-289 yards.
THE SERIES -- The Toms trail 32-23 in the all-time series. The
Toms won six in a row until losing last season here 28-7.
LAST SEASON -- In a battle of unbeatens in early October, Concordia built a 14-0 halftime lead. After UST pulled within a TD, the Cobbers broke it open in the final 19:00. QB Ethan Pole threw two TD passes to Tory Langemo and also ran 38 yards for the final TD. The Cobbers used 11 sacks and 268 yards rushing while committing just one turnover in ending USTs school-record eight-game home field win streak. Tommie QB Greg Kaiser completed 21-of-36 for 276 yards, including a TD pass to Mark Warder, who caught eight passes for 150 yards.
THE COACHES -- Jim Christopherson is 208-89-7 in 30 seasons at Concordia. He's ranked No. 3 in career victories among active NCAA Division III coaches. A star player at Concordia, Christopherson went on to play two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. In his 30-year tenure, his Cobber teams have won or shared 11 MIAC titles. They reached the NAIA national semifinals four time, winning the NAIA championship twice... USTs Don Roney (5-3) was a 12-year UST assistant coach and head coach at North Hennepin CC from 1985-88.
DOME TICKETS -- Tickets for this weeks MIAC Metrodome Showcase will be on sale today at halftime in the main ticket window. They also will be available in the UST athletic office this week and on sale at the Metrodome prior to the game. One-day tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students. (No passes are accepted), and are good for the two Thursday or three Friday games on that day.
UST NOTES -- Steve Nolander leads the MIAC in interceptions with six and now ranks third on the all-time UST list with 12 on his career... Four Albert Lea High grads will be on the field today as Nolander, FB Mike Westland and WR Will Bryant of the Toms play against former teammate Marcus Ludtke, the Cobbers starting halfback... UST had 13 upperclass football players named to the MIAC Academic Honor Roll for the fall semester with cumulative gpas of 3.35 or higher (see complete list on insert page)... The Toms clinched a .500 season and winning MIAC finish last week. They would finish as high as tied for second in the MIAC race with two wins and another Gustavus loss... Junior Brad Grossman rushed 14 times for 79 yards last week after his 103-yard game two weeks ago vs. Augsburg... Junior LB Blane Tetreault, the teams leading tackler, has been on a tear during the Toms' win streak. He had 11 tackles and a fumble recovery at Bethel; 14 tackles and a clutch end zone pickoff vs. Augsburg; and had 18 tackles in the win at Carleton.
COBBER NOTES -- The Cobbers have had winning seasons and top-four MIAC finishes in 11 of the last 12 years. They need to win today and beat Augsburg next Friday to achieve those two feats again.
10/14/98 Notebook [top]
Football (2-3 o'rall, 2-2 MIAC)
Duffeyís career day leads Toms past Macalester
St. Thomas senior halfback Ben Duffey rushed for a career-best 265 yards on 30 carries and three touchdowns in the Tomsí 33-10 win over Macalester Saturday on the Scotsí field. The 265 yards was just 14 off the MIAC and school record of 279 yards set in 1976 by Dave Gervais...
Duffey, who recorded his sixth career 100-yard rushing game, was chosen Co-Offensive Player of the Week in the MIAC for his performance. Duffey had touchdown runs of 72 and 7 yards in the fourth period to break open the game. Duffey now leads the MIAC in rushing and needs to average 64 yards a game over his last five outings to become the fourth UST back to rush for 2,000 career yards. He surpassed 2,000 career all-purpose yards and moved from No. 10 to No. 4 on the UST career rushing list with the big afternoon...
The Toms, playing without injured starting QB Greg Kaiser, led just 12-10 at halftime before outscoring the Scots 21-0 in the second half. Nate Sundberg rushed 18 times for 103 yards as the Toms finished with 401 yards rushing and 565 yards of total offense. Backup QB Andy Juntunen replaced Kaiser and completed 13-of-22 passes for 164 yards and a TD pass of 11 yards to Mike Westland (JR-Albert Lea)...
Leading receivers were Westland, with six catches for 90 yards, and Chris Chappuis (SR-Faribault/Bethlehem Academy), who caught four for 53 yards...
On defense, the Toms held Macalester to zero net rushing yards on 22 carries and just 175 yards of total offense. Steve Nolander made his eighth career interception and also had two tackles for loss; Tim Balthazor had six tackles and three pass break-ups; and Corey Heimer had seven tackles...
UST takes records of 2-2 MIAC and 2-3 overall into Saturdayís 1 p.m. game at Carleton. That game can be heard on KYMN radio 1080 AM...
Kaiser and injured tight end Ryan Tauer may return this week vs. Carleton.