Tag: football

AU survives opening battle in overtime

Season opener leaves many on the edge of their seats until the last second RYAN HEUER rtheuer12@ole.augie.edu In times of desperation, a quarterback—in peewee and the pros—usually looks for his go-to wide receiver. Such was the case for the Augustana…

Football posts first winning record in three years

Jacob Belgum jbbelgum13@ole.augie.edu Snowy conditions could not slow down Augustana’s march to a winning record Saturday, as the Vikings trounced Southwest Minnesota State 47-3. The victory restored order in the series between the two teams that has been defined by…

Game attendance up after six-year decline

KAYLYN DEITER kkdeiter13@ole.augie.edu A slight increase in student game day attendance was recorded as the 2014 football season drew to a close. But this uptick in attendance numbers revealed another reality: student turnout at Augustana athletic events has consistently decreased…

Football team, brothers prep for final game as teammates

Jacob Belgum jbbelgum13@ole.augie.edu Senior defensive tackle Mo Kromah will take the field a final time Saturday. His younger brother, Ashford, will be out there with him. The team will show up at Southwest Minnesota State after some up-and-down recent play.…

Vikings conquer Warriors, Newell hits 3,000 yards

Matthew Housiaux mjhousiaux12@ole.augie.edu In his final game at Kirkeby-Over Stadium, senior Dajon Newell went out not with a whimper but with a bang. Augustana’s running back rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, leading his team to a 33-8…

Cougars maul Vikings

Vikings squander chances in 23-12 loss to Cougars Jacob Belgum jbbelgum13@ole.augie.edu Thomas Elness tkelness12@ole.augie.edu Three years into a cross-town rivalry, Augustana remains winless against the University of Sioux Falls. The Cougars downed the Vikings, 23-12, to take the key to…

No Adrian, no problem

Why NFL running backs are less significant than ever   Jacob Belgum jbbelgum13@ole.augie.edu Jim Brown, Walter Payton, Barry, Emmitt, Tomlinson. These names are as common to an NFL fan’s lexicon as Namath, Bradshaw, Elway, Montana and Favre. Adrian Peterson may…

Augustana takes on USF

Jacob Belgum jbbelgum13@ole.augie.edu The Augustana football team returns home, Saturday, for their most anticipated matchup of the season: USF. The Cougars boast a 5-0 record, trouncing their opponents by an average of 35 points per contest. The Vikings have been…

Vikings dismantle Mary, 52-0

Jacob Belgum jbbelgum13@ole.augie.edu Jared Rubado jjrubado14@ole.augie.edu 52-0. Homecoming games do not get much sweeter than that. Augustana built a 24-0 halftime lead that proved insurmountable and refused to stop suffocating the University of Mary until the clock struck zero. After…

Football team travels to Upper Iowa to open NSIC South play

Jacob Belgum jbbelgum13@ole.augie.edu After a 3-1 start featuring three blowout victories and an unfortunate loss against a top-five team, Augustana football heads east  to battle the undefeated Upper Iowa Peacocks this weekend. The matchup pits a pair of teams bouncing…