September 3, 2013
Location: St. Paul, Minn.
Stadium: Sea Foam Stadium (3,500 seating).
Coach: Ryan Williams, 3rd year, 8-11.
2012 record: 2-9 (1-6 NSIC South).
Top offensive returnees: James Peterson, so., QB (191-377-20, 2,560 yards, 21 TDs), Tre Spears, jr., RB (173 carries, 885 yards, 4 TDs), Cordell Smith, jr., WR (43 catches, 627 yards, 5 TDs).
Top defensive returnees: Jordan Halverson, jr., LB (105 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 4 sacks), Zach Moore, sr., DL (39 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 14 sacks), Mike Willett, sr., DB (76 tackles, 1 INT, 5 pass deflections).
Top special teams returner: Tom Obarski, jr., K/P (34-for-36 PAT, 10-for-14 FGs; 56 punts, 40.8 average).
Notes: Obarski was named to the - Watch List - for the Fred Mitchell Award that recognizes collegiate place kickers for their excellence on the football field and in the community. . . .
Moore was the South defensive preseason player of the year. . . .
The Golden Bears led the NSIC in red zone offense efficiency last season.