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2011 Football Releases

December 6, 2011
Oglesby Named Second Team Academic All-American
Nick Oglesby showed his quality on the football field and in the classroom throughout his playing career at Pacific Lutheran University, and now he has an academic All-America award to show for it.

November 16, 2011
Marlow, Magnussen, Whitman Top PLU All-NWC List
Offensive tackle Rob Marlow, defensive end Erik Magnussen, and defensive back Justin Whitman have earned 2011 All-Northwest Conference First Team honors as voted on by the conference head coaches.

November 14, 2011
Football Moves Into Offseason With Heads Held High
The Pacific Lutheran University football team wrapped up the 2011 season this past weekend with a 13-6 victory over Willamette University.

November 12, 2011
Strong Defensive Effort Lifts PLU Past Bearcats
SALEM, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran had a strong defensive effort Saturday afternoon at McCulloch Stadium, holding Willamette to just two field goals as the Lutes defeated the Bearcats, 13-6, in a Northwest Conference football game.

November 10, 2011
Oglesby Earns Academic All-District Honor
Nick Oglesby, a senior starting offensive lineman for the Pacific Lutheran football team, has earned Capital One Academic All-District VIII honors.

November 7, 2011
Football Set For Final Game At Willamette
The Pacific Lutheran University football team will travel to Salem, Oregon this weekend for its final game of the 2011 season against the Willamette University Bearcats.

November 5, 2011
Lutes Build Early Lead, Hold On to Beat Pacific
PUYALLUP - Pacific Lutheran built a 35-0 lead in the third period and withstood a furious fourth quarter Pacific rally to defeat the visiting Boxers, 35-24, in a Northwest Conference football game played Saturday afternoon at Sparks Stadium.

October 31, 2011
Lutes To Take On Boxers In Home Finale
The Pacific Lutheran University football team will be in action for its final time at home during the 2011 season as the Lutes are set to take on the Pacific University Boxers.

October 29, 2011
Pioneers Rally to Knock off Pacific Lutheran, 34-32
PUYALLUP - Lewis & Clark College ended a couple decades of frustration on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Sparks Stadium, rallying from a 13-point halftime deficit to beat Pacific Lutheran, 34-32, in Northwest Conference football action.

October 24, 2011
Lutes Preparing For Another Dynamic NWC Foe
The Pacific Lutheran University football team is back at it again this week and the schedule does not get any easier as the Lutes prepare for a game against undefeated Lewis & Clark College.

October 22, 2011
Linfield Handles PLU in NWC Football Counter
McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Linfield rolled up a big margin in total yards and took advantage of four Pacific Lutheran turnovers in running past the Lutes, 45-7, in a Northwest Conference football game played Saturday afternoon at Maxwell Field.

October 17, 2011
Football To Face High-Powered No. 5 Linfield
The Pacific Lutheran University football team hits the road this week for a Northwest Conference game against No. 5 Linfield College.

October 15, 2011
End Zone Interception Seals 14-6 Win over Menlo
PUYALLUP - Safety Sean McFadden intercepted a tipped pass in the end zone with 16 seconds remaining in the game Saturday afternoon, sealing Pacific Lutheran's 14-6 football win over the Menlo College Oaks in front of a Homecoming crowd at Sparks Stadium.

October 10, 2011
Lutes Prepare For Homecoming Against Menlo
The Pacific Lutheran University football team turns its attention away from Northwest Conference action this week as the Lutes face off with NAIA foe Menlo College.

October 8, 2011
Kaylor's 36-Yard Field Goal Gives Lutes 20-17 Win
SPOKANE, Wash. - Nick Kaylor booted a 36-yard field goal as time expired to give visiting Pacific Lutheran a dramatic 20-17 win over Whitworth in a Northwest Conference football game on Saturday afternoon at the Pine Bowl.

October 3, 2011
Lutes Look To Spoil Whitworth Homecoming
The Pacific Lutheran University football team travels to Spokane, Wash. this weekend to take on the Whitworth University Pirates in as Northwest Conference play continues.

October 1, 2011
21-7 Final Makes It 23 of 24 for Lutes Over Loggers
PUYALLUP - Pacific Lutheran scored a touchdown in each of the final three quarters and kept Puget Sound off the scoreboard until the closing minutes Saturday in picking up a 21-7 Northwest Conference football win at Sparks Stadium.

September 26, 2011
Football To Take On Loggers In Tacoma Clash
The Pacific Lutheran University football team takes on the University of Puget Sound Saturday afternoon in a game for Tacoma bragging rights.

September 20, 2011
Lutes Prepare For Puget Sound During Bye Week
The Pacific Lutheran University football team is idle this week after a 27-18 loss to the hands of No. 19 California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

September 17, 2011
Cal Lu's Big Offensive Day Too Much for PLU
MOORPARK, Calif. - Cal Lutheran rolled up 552 yards of total offense Saturday afternoon on the way to a 28-17 non-conference football win over the visiting Pacific Lutheran Lutes at Moorpark College's Griffin Stadium.

September 13, 2011
Kaylor Receives NWC Special Teams Honor
Sophomore kicker Nick Kaylor has earned Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week recognition for his special teams role in Pacific Lutheran's season-opening 27-0 win over Hamline last Saturday.

September 12, 2011
Football To Be Tested This Week By No. 19 Cal Lutheran
The Pacific Lutheran University football team travels to Thousand Oaks, Calif. this week to take on the nationally ranked California Lutheran Kingsmen.

September 10, 2011
Defense Tough, Offense Solid as PLU Wins 27-0
PUYALLUP - Pacific Lutheran used a stingy defense and a solid performance from a young offense to defeat Hamline, 27-0, in the football opener for both teams played on a warm Saturday afternoon at Sparks Stadium.

September 8, 2011
Lutes Looking To Continue On Success From A Year Ago
Coming off an 8-1 season that saw the Pacific Lutheran University football team barely miss the NCAA national playoffs, the 2011 Lutes will have to transition from a team that has lost 13 starters from a season ago.

September 8, 2011
Football Set For Season Opener Against Hamline
The Pacific Lutheran University football team kicks off its season Saturday afternoon against visiting Hamline University from Minnesota. But a "Fair" warning - traffic and parking around Sparks Stadium will be brutal because of the Puyallup Fair.

August 8, 2011
Lutes Picked Third in NWC Preseason Poll
Pacific Lutheran has been picked to finish in third place behind defending champion Linfield and Willamette in the preseason poll of Northwest Conference football coaches.

August 8, 2011
Lutes Ranked Among Nation's Best To Open 2011
The Pacific Lutheran University football team opens the season just outside the Top 25 on D3football.com's annual preseason poll.

June 27, 2011
Future Lutes Lead Prep All-Star Team to Victory
A pair of future Pacific Lutheran football players provided big plays that helped lead their team to victory in the Earl Barden All-Star Classic held last Saturday at Zaepfel Stadium in Yakima.