Of interest: On Oct. 11, Minnesota-Morris, which just ended a 27-game losing streak three weeks ago, smelled victory against Northern State at Swisher Field. Morris grabbed a 19-18 lead over the Wolves with 7:10 left in the game. But then the Cougars got Vakapuna’d. Helped by the Wolves' offensive line, Northern running back Iloa Vakapuna blasted off on touchdown runs of 54 and 38 yards late in the fourth quarter to give the Wolves a 33-19 win over the Cougars.
“I have tons of happy memories,” Miller told the American News. “My greatest memories are of Duluth GAMES. I have vivid memories of all of them, from the time we got slapped 56-0 (1986, Duluth later had to forfeit because it had used an ineligible player) in my opening game against them to the first time we beat them in the (1988) ‘Fog Bowl’ 17-7, a 6-3 win on Gypsy Day (1989) and when we used a miracle pass to win 20-17 (1990) after we were down by 14 points.”
PLAYERS: Steve Cowherd, George, Wash.; Eric Lund, St. Cloud, Minn.; DeSean Williams, Glen Oak, Ohio; Travis Schafer, Sioux Falls; Tate Glader, Rapid City; Dave Snelling, Sturgis; Nate Giesen, Wright, Wyo.; Tyre Smith, Kansas City, Mo.; Nate Breske, Webster; Tom Ramerth, Minneapolis, Minn.; Ryan Mors, Huron; Leslie Epps, Sioux Falls; Brent Pickar, Sturgis; Ben Aurich, St. Paul, Minn.; Jason Gallardo, Denver, Colo.; Shane Carter, Aberdeen; Pete Peterson, Aberdeen; Mark Chamernick, St. Louis Park, Minn.; Derek Del Duca, Denver, Colo.
Tom Skoog, Graceville, Minn.; Jacob Hill, Fairfield, Calif.; Gary Shaw, Indio, Calif.; Kevin Dunn, Eden; Jeff Drexler, Harrisburg; Jim Salfrank, Aberdeen; Shawn Barnett, Lakeville, Minn.; Chad Huff, Aberdeen; Iloa Vakapuna, Tonga Islands; Troy Hoff, Scotland; Lon Nordbye, Rapid City; Ben Elliss, Mancos, Calif.; Jason Stoebner, Tripp; Tyler Carson, Langford; Ivory Johnson, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Derrick Orth, Mobridge; Ryan Stewart, Cottage Grove, Minn.; Chad Lunski, Grand Forks, N.D.; Rob Carroll, Big Sky, Mont.;
Mike LeBrun, Egan; Brady Whitis, LaCrosse, Kan.; Owen Sandine, Salem; Jeff Larson, Aberdeen; Jon Small, Alpena; Rob Schelske, Tripp; Brett Clarke, Ipswich; Evile Puna, Waianee, Hawaii; Joey Rempp, Yankton; Lorenzo Lee, Lower Brule; Brian Baum, Alpena; Ben Jacobs, Springfield; Tony Weishaar, Laurens, Iowa; Charles Hermansen, Eureka; John Porisch, Flandreau; Eric Cuka, Tripp; Kyle Porisch, Flandreau; Ryan Martin, Aberdeen; Hunter Hameister, Rapid City; Justin Bussler, Rapid City; Joffre Longoria, Gilroy, Calif.;
Terry Thaden, Aberdeen; Ryan Nielsen, Dell Rapids; Josh Mehrer, Anoka, Minn.; Joe Fischer, Portland, Ore.; Dale Muellner, Blaine, Minn.; Bob Hall, Lester Prairie, Minn.; Lee Keller, Edgeley, N.D.; Jason Claussen, Ben City; Chris Hortness, Peever; Chris Turner, Lincoln, Neb.; Jim Miller, St. Cloud, Minn.; Andy Fields, Roseville, Minn.; Josh Graves, Volga; Dave Mohn, Aberdeen; Mike Hanson, Wilmot; Jake Noterman, Chaska, Minn.; Colin Steen, Brookings; Cory Appl, Milbank; Wade Crosby, Platte; Mark Uyeyama, Vancouver, British Columbia.