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  • Gorilla John 92
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    Originally posted by NWFanatic View Post
    Central Mo jumped on the Paw with Phil’s # written on it. Really pissed off NW and got CMSU curbstomped that day
    Doesn't surprise me. Didn't start following the Mules until '01 but lack of discipline were part of the culture of his teams at UCM and it reared it's ugly head at least a couple of times a year.

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  • Bearcat06
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    Originally posted by GreenwoodBearcat View Post
    I was there.
    I had Doc Knapp with me... :D

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  • JurisBearcat
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    I was in the BMB.

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  • NWFanatic
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    Central Mo jumped on the Paw with Phil’s # written on it. Really pissed off NW and got CMSU curbstomped that day

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  • NW Normal
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    I remember Texas A&M Kingsville stomping on the Logo at midfield.

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  • voicefromthestands
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    Originally posted by catz54 View Post
    One of my favorite stories to tell from the 1999 Championship game is the story of Phil Voge. Whether you believe in God/Angels, or just believe there are things that intrinsically linked together that are not coincidences, this story always gives me chills. Phil Voge, a red-shirting freshman, was the younger brother of our senior, starting DT Matt Voge. Probably one of the most genuine and authentic families you will ever meet. Always a kind word, great teammates, and just the kind of football players every team needs. When we made the playoffs, the red shirting freshman often went home for the weekend after the week of practice. Unfortunately, Phil passed away in an auto accident. It was a devastating loss to a team that didn’t just play lip service to family. We were as close as any team I have ever been on. To honor his brother’s memory, Matt decided to change his number and wear his number #57 throughout the rest of the playoffs. When we were playing Carson Newmann, the game was a tough game. They were as talented a group as we have seen as Bearcats. Tremendous running game and I swear every DL was an animal. I think 2 ended up in the NFL. We were down by 8 with just over a minute to go and pretty much seemed as though the game was essentially over as CN was getting their yards on the option. Then the improbable happened. Almost seemed like a throw away moment, but the CN running back (who was an absolute stud) Melvin Oats, got hit and then drifted out of bounds to stop the clock. It was the play that gave us a sliver of hope to come back because it created 4th and 2. Most people think it was a mental error on the RB’s part. Unless, however you believe in something divine or something greater than ourselves. Because the clock stopped at :57 left. To this day, I will swear to anyone that was listening that Phil Voge was looking down on his teammates. Before the next snap, CN false starts and then we make the improbable comeback. That’s my favorite story from that game full of great storylines.
    Who was the team that came to Northwest that year and jumped up and down on the PAW? I want to say it was Central. Who ever, it was a big mistake. Thought we were going to be starting the game in the middle of a brawl.

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  • NW Normal
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    I talked with Matt Voge and his daughter at Homecoming this year. He was there for the 20th anniversary of the 1999 NC team. Other than a beard, he looked about the same as he did when he played.

    One thing I remember about the 4 OT game was the moonlight which cast an eerie glow on the post game celebration.

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  • NWFanatic
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    Catz -just being there is my favorite sports memory. I can’t imagine what it must feel like to have played in it.

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  • catfan4life
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    Originally posted by catz54 View Post
    One of my favorite stories to tell from the 1999 Championship game is the story of Phil Voge. Whether you believe in God/Angels, or just believe there are things that intrinsically linked together that are not coincidences, this story always gives me chills. Phil Voge, a red-shirting freshman, was the younger brother of our senior, starting DT Matt Voge. Probably one of the most genuine and authentic families you will ever meet. Always a kind word, great teammates, and just the kind of football players every team needs. When we made the playoffs, the red shirting freshman often went home for the weekend after the week of practice. Unfortunately, Phil passed away in an auto accident. It was a devastating loss to a team that didn’t just play lip service to family. We were as close as any team I have ever been on. To honor his brother’s memory, Matt decided to change his number and wear his number #57 throughout the rest of the playoffs. When we were playing Carson Newmann, the game was a tough game. They were as talented a group as we have seen as Bearcats. Tremendous running game and I swear every DL was an animal. I think 2 ended up in the NFL. We were down by 8 with just over a minute to go and pretty much seemed as though the game was essentially over as CN was getting their yards on the option. Then the improbable happened. Almost seemed like a throw away moment, but the CN running back (who was an absolute stud) Melvin Oats, got hit and then drifted out of bounds to stop the clock. It was the play that gave us a sliver of hope to come back because it created 4th and 2. Most people think it was a mental error on the RB’s part. Unless, however you believe in something divine or something greater than ourselves. Because the clock stopped at :57 left. To this day, I will swear to anyone that was listening that Phil Voge was looking down on his teammates. Before the next snap, CN false starts and then we make the improbable comeback. That’s my favorite story from that game full of great storylines.
    Thanks for sharing your perspective from the front lines on that game. I remember just before Oates went out of bounds on that play, Bill Curry was almost crowning CN as the National Champions. Then, on that 4th and 2, the RT flinches so quickly and gets back in his stance so fast that if you blink, you miss it. You and your teammates overcame so much adversity on and off the field that year that the NC was a fitting ending to a team that left it all out on the field.

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  • southside
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    Originally posted by catz54 View Post
    One of my favorite stories to tell from the 1999 Championship game is the story of Phil Voge. Whether you believe in God/Angels, or just believe there are things that intrinsically linked together that are not coincidences, this story always gives me chills. Phil Voge, a red-shirting freshman, was the younger brother of our senior, starting DT Matt Voge. Probably one of the most genuine and authentic families you will ever meet. Always a kind word, great teammates, and just the kind of football players every team needs. When we made the playoffs, the red shirting freshman often went home for the weekend after the week of practice. Unfortunately, Phil passed away in an auto accident. It was a devastating loss to a team that didn’t just play lip service to family. We were as close as any team I have ever been on. To honor his brother’s memory, Matt decided to change his number and wear his number #57 throughout the rest of the playoffs. When we were playing Carson Newmann, the game was a tough game. They were as talented a group as we have seen as Bearcats. Tremendous running game and I swear every DL was an animal. I think 2 ended up in the NFL. We were down by 8 with just over a minute to go and pretty much seemed as though the game was essentially over as CN was getting their yards on the option. Then the improbable happened. Almost seemed like a throw away moment, but the CN running back (who was an absolute stud) Melvin Oats, got hit and then drifted out of bounds to stop the clock. It was the play that gave us a sliver of hope to come back because it created 4th and 2. Most people think it was a mental error on the RB’s part. Unless, however you believe in something divine or something greater than ourselves. Because the clock stopped at :57 left. To this day, I will swear to anyone that was listening that Phil Voge was looking down on his teammates. Before the next snap, CN false starts and then we make the improbable comeback. That’s my favorite story from that game full of great storylines.
    good story thanks for sharing it.

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  • MeanGreen
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    I was there! Was my SR. year in High school what a great day!

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  • northwest missouri state
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    Originally posted by Kiss My Ass View Post
    I want to hear from the Bearcat fans who attended ALL FOUR of the national championship games in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 in Florence, Alabama, where the Bearcats finished as the runner up four years in a row. You will need to prove that you attended all four games.......oh say, something like.........still visible slash mark scars on your wrists, etc.
    only 2008 for me. the onside kick at the end was right in front of me and i had a clear view of one of our guys jump on the ball. or that’s how it looked but it happens so fast and then in the blink of an eye it’s a pileup with guys fighting for it. never watched a replay so to this day idk if my eyes saw it accurately and we got a bad break or if i missed something.

    we deserved to lose regardless so whatev.

    2005 i was at home and didn’t have $ for a trip

    2006 i was working in washington

    2007 i was working in oregon

    all the ones we won i have been fortunate enough to attend in person

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  • NWFanatic
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    Originally posted by catz54 View Post
    One of my favorite stories to tell from the 1999 Championship game is the story of Phil Voge. Whether you believe in God/Angels, or just believe there are things that intrinsically linked together that are not coincidences, this story always gives me chills. Phil Voge, a red-shirting freshman, was the younger brother of our senior, starting DT Matt Voge. Probably one of the most genuine and authentic families you will ever meet. Always a kind word, great teammates, and just the kind of football players every team needs. When we made the playoffs, the red shirting freshman often went home for the weekend after the week of practice. Unfortunately, Phil passed away in an auto accident. It was a devastating loss to a team that didn’t just play lip service to family. We were as close as any team I have ever been on. To honor his brother’s memory, Matt decided to change his number and wear his number #57 throughout the rest of the playoffs. When we were playing Carson Newmann, the game was a tough game. They were as talented a group as we have seen as Bearcats. Tremendous running game and I swear every DL was an animal. I think 2 ended up in the NFL. We were down by 8 with just over a minute to go and pretty much seemed as though the game was essentially over as CN was getting their yards on the option. Then the improbable happened. Almost seemed like a throw away moment, but the CN running back (who was an absolute stud) Melvin Oats, got hit and then drifted out of bounds to stop the clock. It was the play that gave us a sliver of hope to come back because it created 4th and 2. Most people think it was a mental error on the RB’s part. Unless, however you believe in something divine or something greater than ourselves. Because the clock stopped at :57 left. To this day, I will swear to anyone that was listening that Phil Voge was looking down on his teammates. Before the next snap, CN false starts and then we make the improbable comeback. That’s my favorite story from that game full of great storylines.
    I remember all the players had ‘57’ on the back of their helmets as well as written on the paw and midfield at Bearcat stadium. I still recall Mel turning to us, waving him arms and exhorting us to yell our loudest just before the CNC R tackle jumped offside

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    One of my favorite stories to tell from the 1999 Championship game is the story of Phil Voge. Whether you believe in God/Angels, or just believe there are things that intrinsically linked together that are not coincidences, this story always gives me chills. Phil Voge, a red-shirting freshman, was the younger brother of our senior, starting DT Matt Voge. Probably one of the most genuine and authentic families you will ever meet. Always a kind word, great teammates, and just the kind of football players every team needs. When we made the playoffs, the red shirting freshman often went home for the weekend after the week of practice. Unfortunately, Phil passed away in an auto accident. It was a devastating loss to a team that didn’t just play lip service to family. We were as close as any team I have ever been on. To honor his brother’s memory, Matt decided to change his number and wear his number #57 throughout the rest of the playoffs. When we were playing Carson Newmann, the game was a tough game. They were as talented a group as we have seen as Bearcats. Tremendous running game and I swear every DL was an animal. I think 2 ended up in the NFL. We were down by 8 with just over a minute to go and pretty much seemed as though the game was essentially over as CN was getting their yards on the option. Then the improbable happened. Almost seemed like a throw away moment, but the CN running back (who was an absolute stud) Melvin Oats, got hit and then drifted out of bounds to stop the clock. It was the play that gave us a sliver of hope to come back because it created 4th and 2. Most people think it was a mental error on the RB’s part. Unless, however you believe in something divine or something greater than ourselves. Because the clock stopped at :57 left. To this day, I will swear to anyone that was listening that Phil Voge was looking down on his teammates. Before the next snap, CN false starts and then we make the improbable comeback. That’s my favorite story from that game full of great storylines.

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  • NW Normal
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    Originally posted by Kiss My Ass View Post
    I want to hear from the Bearcat fans who attended ALL FOUR of the national championship games in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 in Florence, Alabama, where the Bearcats finished as the runner up four years in a row. You will need to prove that you attended all four games.......oh say, something like.........still visible slash mark scars on your wrists, etc.
    I was at the 1998 and 1999 NC games, I was at all four losses from 2005-2008, as well as the semi-final at North Alabama in 2005. We were the Buffalo Bills of D2. I was in Florence for 2009 and 2013 too! I was also at the 2010 debacle in Duluth. As the song goes, "I've been everywhere." Driving to KC for the 2015 game was easy. Driving to the 2016 game was not easy, but I did it.

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