Here at Bender Commercial, placing bets is a common occurrence in our office. This week’s bet hits close to home as it’s the Key to the City football game this weekend between Augustana and University of Sioux Falls.
In the office, we have quite the rivalry going on as Nick Gustafson, Bradyn Neises, and Isaac Jorgensen are all Augie Alumni. Michael Bender is an Augie fan as 2/3 of his children attended there. Reggie Kuipers and Sarah Wolfswinkel are USF Alumni. Summer Hoffman is an avid USF fan as her son, Garret, plays on the team. Gerald Teunissen has a granddaughter at Augie, and another one at USF.
Last year, USF won by two points, 28-26. Who will take home bragging rights this year? Everyone is in agreement that it will be an exciting game with a great atmosphere!
Since departing the NAIA (12 years ago), where they were perennial national title contenders, the Cougars have won a single playoff game while competing at the Division 2 level. Moving from high school to college ball was tough on “The Coo.” Augie wins 27-21.