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The News
1999 Concordia Football vs St. John's
at St. John's Oct. 16, 1999, 1:00 

10/17 Listen to game archived on Real Audio

10/17 Cobbers drop game, but remain tied for conference lead By Jim Stellon The Forum - 

10/17 Mike McFeely column: More to game than  football The Forum - 10/17

10/17 St. John's edges Concordia-Moorhead Jon Roe / Star Tribune Story |

10/17 Pioneer Press story: Gustavus Creates Crowd at Top | by RAY RICHARDSON STAFF WRITER 

10/16 Saint John's 7, Concordia 3, Game story by Michael Hemmesch SJU SID

10/16 Box Concordia (4-2, 4-1) loses 7-3 at St. John's (5-1, 4-1)

10/16 Concordia-Moorhead QB beats the odds to return to football Jon Roe / Star Tribune

10/15 Vettelson, Cobbers need huge game at St. John's By Kevin Schnepf  The Forum - 10/15/1999

10/15 The Concordian: Cobbers roll past St. Olaf, Homecoming victory brings MIAC record to 4-0 Tim Hanson,  The Concordian 

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St. John's 4-1 Season to date
10/9 St. John's 20 @ Bethel 24 | Summary | SJU box |
10/2 Augsburg 0 @ St. John's 55 | Story | Box |
9/25St. John's 34 @ St. Thomas 18 | box | Sum
9/18 Macalester 7 @ St. John's 42 | Box |
9/11UW-Eau Claire 28 @ St. John's 40 | Summary | Box |

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Series SJU 32-26-7 |
Last Year SJU 21-0 |
'99 Schedule CC | Opp |
'98 Rec CC 4-6, 4-5 |
'98 SJU 11-1, 9-0 |
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The Setting
Oct. 16 1999, 
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October 16, 1999

at Saint John's 7, Concordia-Moorhead 3
by Michael Hemmesch SJU SID

Collegeville, Minn. -- Saint John’s University senior wide receiver Ben Sieben, Melrose, caught a 32-yard TD pass from senior quarterback Corey Stanger, Becker, with 3:10 left in the first half that would be the only scoring the Johnnies would need in a 7-3 win over Concordia-Moorhead College at Clemens Stadium on the SJU campus. SJU entered the game as the 17th ranked team in the latest AFCA poll, while Concordia-Moorhead received votes in the same poll. A crowd of over 6,000 watched the game in Collegeville as part of family weekend activities at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.

The Cobbers opened the scoring in the first quarter on a 23-yard field goal by senior Clayton Horgen, Fergus Falls. The Cobbers drove 46 yards in 14 plays after intercepting a Corey Stanger pass on the first possession of the game.

After a punt on the Johnnies’ second possession of the game, the Cobbers drove 60 yards in 16 plays, but fumbled on the SJU five-yard line. SJU junior Marc Jerzak, Milaca, recovered the fumble for the Johnnies to end Concordia’s possible scoring drive.

The rest of the game was very evenly matched as both teams could not sustain many long drives. SJU did drive 72 yards in the third quarter, but it ended at the Cobber 27-yard line after a failed fourth-down conversion attempt. Concordia did have a final drive in the last minute of the game, but it ended on a sack at the Johnnie 47-yard line.

Corey Stanger was 14-for-29 in the game for 199 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Ben Sieben caught nine passes for 138 yards and the only Johnnie touchdown in the game. SJU senior punter Phil Barry, Crete, Neb., showed why he was last week’s national special teams player of the week as he punted six times for a 41.7 average, including a school record 79-yard punt in the second quarter. Barry, the leading punter in the nation, now has the six longest punts in SJU school history.

Concordia junior quarterback Jeff Hertel, Fargo, N.D., was 11-for-23 passing for 152 yards. Senior fullback Nathan Reiff, Whitehall, Mont., carried the ball 17 times for 66 yards.

SJU out gained Concordia 287 to 268 yards in total offense. Both teams ran for less than 100 yards in the game, 97 for the Cobbers and 88 for the Johnnies. Both teams had 13 first downs and Concordia had the advantage in time of possession by only a minute. The Cobbers suffered from two lost fumbles, just as SJU suffered by throwing two interceptions.

The game marked the 31st meeting between SJU head coach John Gagliardi and Concordia head coach Jim Christopherson. This is the longest such coaching match-up in NCAA college football history. Gagliardi now leads the series 19-9-3, dating back to their first meeting in 1969. Gagliardi, in his 51st season as a collegiate head coach, now has 358 wins. He is the winningest active coach in all of college football and second all-time.

SJU is now 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the MIAC. Concordia falls to 4-2 overall, 4-1 in the MIAC. SJU and Concordia are two of four teams currently tied for the top spot in the MIAC with 4-1 records. Gustavus Adolphus and St. Thomas are the other two teams. SJU will travel to Hamline next Saturday, while Concordia hosts Gustavus Adolphus. Both games begin at 1 p.m.

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1999 Saint John's University Football
Two-Deep Lineup vs. Concordia-Moorhead (Tentative as of Oct. 12)
"FB Chris Moore and SS Ryan Danielson most likely will not play" according to SJU SID

OFFENSE
WR      3 - Ben Sieben, Sr., 5-9, 170
        21- Jeremy Forsell, Jr., 5-11, 185
RT      75 - Chad O'Hara, Sr., 6-6, 250
        67 - Kyle Schlomann, Jr., 6-0, 250
RG      70 - Josh Pantzke, So., 6-6, 270
        79 - Jeff Macalena, Jr., 6-4, 265
C       60 - Brandon Vonderharr, Sr., 6-3, 250
        61 - Eric Johnson, So., 6-0, 270
LG      62 - Chris Salvato, Jr., 6-1, 265
        55 - Brian Bohlman, Jr., 5-11, 225
LT      51 - Spencer Sokoly, Sr., 6-4, 235
        74 - Ted Griffin, Fr., 6-4, 270
TE      31 - Nate Kirschner, Jr., 6-3, 210
88 - Matt Lloyd, Jr., 6-0, 230
SE      1 - Steve Lynch, Sr., 6-1, 180
        84 - John Treptau, So., 6-3, 210
FB      20 - Ryan Tritz, Jr., 5-9, 205
QB      12 - Corey Stanger, Sr., 6-3, 235
        18 - Joe Ashfield, Sr., 6-3, 210
HB      44 - Aaron Krych, Jr., 6-1, 235
        33 - Jeff Radel, So., 6-0, 185

DEFENSE
DE      58 - Tim Pahula, Jr., 5-10, 230
        89 - Alex Wesley, Jr., 6-3, 235
DT      77 - Brian Zirbes, Jr., 6-3, 235
        89 - Alex Wesley, Jr., 6-3, 235
LB      32 - Beau LaBore, Jr., 6-2, 210
        58 - Tim Pahula, Jr., 5-10, 230
NG      52 - Pete Corkrean, Jr., 5-11, 200
        93 - Pat Gilbert, So., 6-2, 225
LB      25 - Brandon Novak, Sr., 5-10, 210
        48 - Jamie Jones, So., 6-2, 210
DT      88 - Phil Trier, Jr., 6-2, 210
54 - Josh Hart, Jr., 6-1, 205
DE      42 - Eric Serbus, Sr., 5-11, 185
        7 - Mike Omann, Jr., 6-2, 205
CB      9 - Grady McGovern, Sr., 6-1, 190
        15 - Mike Mikkelson, Sr., 5-10, 185
FS      35 - Phil Barry, Sr., 6-1, 200
        5 - Brad Beyer, So., 6-2, 200
SS      19 - Marc Jerzak, Jr., 5-8, 175
        2 - Andy Hover, Jr., 6-0, 170
CB      22 - Will Gibson, Sr., 6-0, 195
        2 - Andy Hover, Jr., 6-0, 170

SPECIAL TEAMS
PK      5 - Joe Linhoff, Sr., 6-4, 200
LS      6 - Pat Reichert, So., 6-3, 190
H       9 - Grady McGovern, Sr., 6-1, 190
KOK     11 - Joe Rotondi, Jr., 6-0, 190
P       35 - Phil Barry, Sr., 6-1, 200
PR      9 - Grady McGovern, Sr., 6-1, 190
KR      41 - Chris Moore, Jr., 5-11, 200
25 - Brandon Novak, Sr., 5-10, 210
3 - Ben Sieben, Sr., 5-9, 170
 
 
 

Cobber probable starters
offense
Pos side No Name Gr Ht Wt H'town St
C  52 Chad Quamme Jr. 6-0 250 Fargo ND
FB  44 Nathan Reiff Sr. 5-10 200 Whitehall MT
HB  2 Jason Braaten Jr. 5-10 180 Dent MN
OG Left 63 Joel Nelson Jr. 6-1 250 Fargo ND
OG Right 61 Josh Thompson So. 6-2 270 West Fargo ND
OT Right 75 Jake Estenson Sr. 6-5 280 Rice Lake WI
OT Left 79 Mark Haugen So. 6-4 280 Moorhead MN
QB  1 Jeff Hertel Jr. 6-2 180 Fargo ND
SB  21 Raleigh Schmidt So. 6-2 175 Tracy MN
TE  87 Brian Martodam So. 6-4 225 Hawley MN
WR  81 Adam Strainer Jr. 6-3 190 Helena MT

Defense
Pos side No Name Gr Ht Wt H'town St
CB Strong 22 Eric Wold Jr. 5-11 190 Fargo ND
CB Weak 42 Dan Tollefson Jr. 5-10 170 Madison MN
DE Left 55 Travis Boyd Jr. 6-2 245 Lake Isabella CA
DE Right 99 Mark Hankel Jr. 6-2 235 Mapleton ND
DT Left 90 Ben Holm So. 6-5 245 Gillette WY
DT Right 94 Jeff Westrum Jr. 6-2 265 Clearbrook MN
FS  7 Travis Olson So. 6-2 200 Hawley MN
MLB  49 Joel Vettleson Jr. 6-1 215 Richmond MN
OLB Strong 3 Jordan Nesvig Sr. 6-2 220 Fargo ND
OLB Weak 57 Nels Paulson Sr. 6-3 210 Cambridge MN
SS  9 Jeff Hartquist Jr. 6-1 195 Pipestone MN

Kicking
Kpos No Name Gr Ht Wt H'town St
H 7 Travis Olson So. 6-2 200 Hawley MN
K/P 35 Clayton Horgen Sr. 6-2 215 Fergus Falls MN
KR 2 Jason Braaten Jr. 5-10 180 Dent MN
PR 89 Josh Wynia Fr. 5-10 175 Billings MT
PR 29 Matt Palmen Jr. 5-11 175 Mora MN
SNFG 52 Chad Quamme Jr. 6-0 250 Fargo ND
SNPNTS 49 Joel Vettleson Jr. 6-1 215 Richmond MN


Pregame Notes by  Michael Hemmesch, St. John's SID

The Teams:
Saint John's University Johnnies vs. Concordia-Moorhead College Cobbers.

The Records:
SJU dropped its first game of the season to Bethel last Saturday, 24-20, leaving the Johnnies with a 3-1 record in the MIAC and a 4-1 record overall.  Concordia-Moorhead currently has sole possession of first place in the MIAC with a 4-0 conference record after skirting by St. Olaf last weekend, 17-10.  The Cobbers are 4-1 overall.

The Coaches:
Saint John's is coached by John Gagliardi, who is the winningest active coach in college football and second all-time with a 357-106-11 career record.  Gagliardi is in his 51st year as a collegiate coach and 47th year at SJU.  Gagliardi is 51 wins away from the all-time record set by Eddie Robinson of Grambling. During the Gagliardi era at SJU, the Johnnies have a 25-17-3 record against the Cobbers.

Jim Christopherson is in his 31st year of coaching at Concordia-Moorhead and has compiled a 212-92-7 career record, placing him fourth in wins among active Division III coaches.

This will be the 31st meeting with both Christopherson and Gagliardi coaching their respective teams.  This is believed to be the longest such coaching match-up in NCAA college football history.  Gaglairdi currently leads the series 18-9-3, dating back to 1969.

The Series:
Saint John's leads the series 31-28-6, dating back to 1923.  The Johnnies are 6-1-2 against Concordia-Moorhead in the 90s and defeated the Cobbers, 21-0, in 1998.

The last time the Cobbers defeated the Johnnies was in 1990, 30-28, at the Metrodome.  The last time Concordia defeated SJU in Collegeville was in 1988, when the Cobbers prevailed 28-7.  Since that loss in 1988, SJU is 55-4-1 at home and 49-2-1 during the regular season.

Notes:
In this week's AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) rankings, SJU dropped from fifth to 17th in the country in Division III, but remains the only MIAC team ranked in the top 25.

Concordia & SJU Players Ranked in NCAA Div. III Statistics (10/12/99)
Rushing    16. Chris Moore, SJU 132.6 ypg
Scoring    23. Chris Moore, SJU 10.0 ppg
Punting     1. Phil Barry, SJU  47.1 ypp
           14. Clayton Horgen, CMC 40.3 ypp
Punt Ret    7. Chris Moore, SJU 17.6 ypr
All-Purpose
Yards       9. Chris Moore, SJU 199.4 ypg

Total Offense   21. SJU  434.6 ypg
Rushing Offense 26. SJU  207.8 ypg
Scoring Offense 18. SJU  38.2 ppg
 
 
 

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