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Gameday: Dubuque at No. 6 Wartburg

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Matchup: 
Dubuque (2-3, 1-1) @ No. 6 Wartburg (5-0, 2-0)
Location: Walston-Hoover Stadium (FieldTurf); Waverly, Iowa
Time: 1 p.m.
Watch: Knight Vision
Listen: 89.9 KWAR 
Follow: @NathanTFord on Twitter for updates

Forecast: Sunny, 53 degrees, 0 percent chance of precipitation, Wind: N at 6 mph

On the Line: The Knights look to finish the meat of their Iowa Conference schedule (against Central, Coe and Dubuque — the other three teams that have won IIAC championships since 1997) 3-0 — perhaps with three blowouts. Stan Zweifel has brought UD’s football program back to life, including a conference title in 2011. Bur he has yet to beat Wartburg in his five years at the helm.

Last Week: Wartburg demolished Coe, 43-0, to snap a three-game losing skid in that series. The Knights had a 523-195 advantage in total yards. Dubuque bounced back from a road loss to Luther with a 44-10 drubbing of Simpson at home. Zach Fry threw for 283 yards and four touchdowns.

Last Year: Taylor Jacobsmeier threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Jake Holsteen to keep the eventual Iowa Conference-champion Knights undefeated in league play with a 22-15 victory at Dubuque. The Spartans had a 123-yard advantage in total offense and 18-minute advantage in time of possession, but Wartburg made the plays when they mattered most.

The Series: Wartburg leads, 43-15

Impact Players

Preseason All-American left tackle Chris Brinkmeier and his offensive line-mates have improved in the running game. The Knights averaged  3.36 yards per carry in their first two games, 6.15 in the next three. Taylor Jacobsmeier has 29 catches for 557 yards — an average of 19.2 yards per catch — and five touchdowns as a wide receiver. He led the Knights’ game-winning TD drive at Dubuque at QB last year. Wartburg defensive end Cole Hinders was named Iowa Conference defensive player of the week after recording a season-high eight tackles, including two sacks, in the win over Coe. He has 16 tackles, 2 1/2 for loss, for the season.

Chris Brinkmeier
Chris Brinkmeier
Taylor Jacobsmeier
Taylor Jacobsmeier
Cole Hinders
Cole Hinders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler Rutenbeck, a first-team All-West Region pick last year, is averaging 13 1/2 receptions per game this season. He’s gained 498 yards and scored six touchdowns. Kicker Curtis Prull is 4-for-4 on field goal tries and 11-for-12 on extra points this season. UD missed a potential game-tying 37-yard field goal as time expired in Wartburg’s 2012 Homecoming game. Durrell Mitchell is third in the league with seven passes defended, one behind Wartburg cornerback Logan Pitz. Dubuque is second in pass efficiency defense in the IIAC (behind Wartburg).

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Tyler Rutenbeck
Curtis Prull
Curtis Prull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Season: Wartburg — at Augsburg (W 40-3), vs. No. 7 Bethel (W 31-14), vs. Wis.-Stout (W 45-14), at Central (W 35-14), at Coe (W 43-0), Dubuque (Oct. 18), Luther (Oct. 25), at Buena Vista (Nov. 1), at Simpson (Nov. 8), Loras (Nov. 15)

Dubuque — Wis.-La Crosse (L 8-24), at No. 8 Wis.-Platteville (L 21-26), Pacific (W 16-10), at Luther (L 14-28), Simpson (W 44-10), at No. 6 Wartburg (Oct. 18), Buena Vista (Oct. 25), at Loras (Nov. 1), Coe (Nov. 8), at Central (Nov. 15)

1 p.m. — Loras (1-4, 0-2) @ Central (3-2, 1-1)
1 p.m. — Coe (2-3, 1-1) @ Simpson (3-2, 0-2)
1 p.m. — Luther (4-1, 1-1) @ Buena Vista (3-2, 2-0)
1:30 p.m. — Dubuque (2-3, 1-1) @ No. 6 Wartburg (5-0, 2-0)

Lineups

No changes for Wartburg.

QB: 10 Logan Schrader (Jr., 5-11, 200), 15 Zach Hiller (Jr., 6-2, 175)
RB: 24 Brandon Domeyer (Jr., 6-1, 220), 26 Brandon Richardson (Fr., 5-10, 190)
WR: 23 Robbie Anstoetter (Jr., 6-1, 180), 83 Jordan Schmitt (Jr., 6-6, 210)
WR: 12 Taylor Jacobsmeier (Sr., 6-2, 185), 6 Will Ebert (Sr., 6-1, 200)
WR: 1 Donald Miller (Sr., 5-11, 175), 5 Mitch Frerichs (Jr., 5-10, 165)
TE: 80 Jake Holsteen (Sr., 6-4, 235), 86 Mitch Rahm (Jr., 6-3, 245)
LT: 73 Chris Brinkmeier (Sr., 6-5, 275), 60 Nolan Boyd (So., 5-11, 200)
LG: 68 Chase Wilhelms (Jr., 6-3, 315), 53 Quincy Griffith (So., 6-2, 285)
C: 52 Casey Krull (Sr., 6-2, 285), 79 Jake Walls (Jr., 6-2, 280)
RG: 72 Bjorn Nelson (Sr., 6-4, 285), 64 Stephen Creary (Jr., 6-1, 320)
RT: 71 Nick Jenson (Jr., 6-5, 275), 56 Bronson Tatham (Jr., 6-5, 285)
K: 98 Michael Bohlke (Jr., 6-1, 195), 93 Jason Lizalek (Jr., 6-1, 195)
KR: 4 Spencer Capitani (Sr., 5-11, 175), 1 Donald Miller (Sr., 5-11, 175)

DE: 90 Cole Hinders (Jr., 6-4, 245), 50 Nick Clasen (Jr.)
DT: 54 Miguel Lozan (Jr., 5-11, 245), 94 Chase Kleopfer (Sr., 6-1, 245)
DT: 91 Joe Stearns (So., 5-11, 245), 93 Matthew Formanek (Jr., 6-1, 235)
DE: 48 Andrew Ganshirt (Sr., 6-0, 215)35 Zach Twedt (Sr., 6-3, 215),
LB: 47 Will Janssen (Jr., 6-1, 200), 27 Dalton Ciavarelli (So., 6-0, 215) OR 44 Daylon Bacot (Sr., 5-10, 195)
LB: 42 Gunner Tranel (Jr., 6-0, 225), 49 Mason Simon-Ressler (So., 6-3, 195) OR 36 Brendan Schott (So., 5-10, 210)
LB: 28 Drew Kooi (Sr., 6-0, 215), 40 Rob Rottler (So., 5-11, 210)
CB: 19 Logan Pitz (So., 6-1, 190), 17 Alex Baxter (Jr., 6-0, 170)
S: 16 Skylar Dierikx (Sr., 6-0, 185), 25 James Garlock (Jr., 5-10, 190)
S: 43 Nick Mayberry (Jr., 6-0, 190), 21 Sawyer Anderson (So., 6-0, 180)
CB: 4 Spencer Capitani (Jr., 5-11, 175), 9 Germaine Dorsey (Sr., 5-9, 190)
P: 99 Grant Zimmerman (Jr., 6-3, 200), 12 Taylor Jacobsmeier (Sr., 6-2, 185)

Dubuque

QB: 12 Zach Fry (Sr., 6-4, 250), 11 Reggie Richter (So., 6-2, 210)
RB: 5 Alec Arvanitakis (Fr., 5-11, 185), 38 Charles Scott (Fr., 6-2, 210)
WR: 14 Tyler Rutenbeck (Sr., 6-4, 195), 2 Dylan Schultz (Fr., 6-1, 205)
WR: 15 Chris Bagley (Jr., 6-4, 210), 9 Najee Toomer (So., 5-10, 165)
WR: 3 Shaun Grewal (Sr., 5-10, 160), 83 Jonathan Duarte (So., 5-8, 170)
TE: 22 Lee Jones (Sr., 6-3, 250), 88 Tyler Santeler (Jr., 6-2, 230)
LT: 58 Dominique Ravenell (Jr., 6-6, 335), 60 Sawyer McCaffrey (Fr., 6-3, 320)
LG: 75 Patrick Cusack (So., 6-3, 300), 72 Jerrid Gift (Jr., 6-2, 265)
C: 63 Michael Murphy (Sr., 6-2, 275), 52 Benjamin DeLange (Jr., 6-1, 260)
RG: 53 Tanner Bronkema (Jr., 6-4, 270), 51 Mitchell Temperly (Fr., 6-2, 295)
RT: 76 Jake Naylor (Sr., 6-4, 275), 71 Kyle Andresen (Jr., 6-4, 240)
K: 31 Curtis Prull (Sr., 6-3, 220), 13 Brayden Neuendorf (Fr., 5-11, 180)
KR: 25 Oscar White (Jr., 6-1, 195), 3 Shaun Grewal (Sr., 5-10, 160)

DE: 55 Eric Peterson (Jr., 6-6, 260), 93 Ronald Brown (So., 6-6, 260)
DT: 56 Zach Marotta (Jr., 6-2, 240), 65 Franklin Blanche (So., 6-2, 245)
DT: 69 Mac Mahmens (Jr., 6-2, 295), 91 Dan Pike (Fr., 6-3, 250)
DE: 54 Will Hudson (So., 6-2, 270), 47 Cole Wentworth (Jr., 6-2, 240)
LB: 23 Everett Schwer (Jr., 6-1, 200), 42 Justin Wilson (So., 6-1, 190)
LB: 27 Trevor Stauner (Jr., 6-2, 230), 44 Jim McHugh (Sr., 6-1, 195)
LB: 48 Blaine Snitker (Jr., 6-2, 220), 45 Austin Rumer (Fr., 6-2, 210)
CB: 25 Oscar White (Jr., 6-1, 195), 21 Dylan Ramsey (Sr., 5-9, 175)
S: 1 Darren Myles (Sr., 6-3, 220), 12 Brian McCue (So., 5-11, 180)
S: 8 Vinny Whipple (Sr., 5-11, 195), 10 Cody Binicewicz (Fr., 6-1, 185)
CB: 7 Durrell Mitchell (Sr., 6-0, 185), 17 Jimmy Henderson (Fr., 5-10, 175)
P: 86 Mitch Michaelis (Sr., 5-11, 190), 16 Kayman Martens (So., 6-0, 200)

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