Another program on the rise is the one at Wisconsin-Stout. Two years ago the Blue Devils were shelled by Grand Valley ( Mich.) State 35-0, racking up minus-three yards in total offense. Last season Stout had the top passing game in the division, led by quarterback Tim Peterson (2,871 yards). Unfortunately for Stout supporters, even with 314.6 yards per game passing, the Blue Devils finished the season at 6-5.
It's rushing and defense that wins in Division III, and Augustana has both. The new streak begins against Lake Forest on Sept. 17.