Same injury has quarterbacks Mohler, Jensen listed as questionable for Bison football playoff game

The injury is to the acromioclavicular joint. In other words, North Dakota State quarterbacks Brock Jensen and Jose Mohler have the same shoulder injury.

The injury is to the acromioclavicular joint. In other words, North Dakota State quarterbacks Brock Jensen and Jose Mohler have the same shoulder injury.

In a season of twists at the position for NDSU, add another one with the fact both Jensen and Mohler suffered similar AC separations at Missouri State last Saturday.

"I don't know what the chances of that happening are," Jensen said.

Both are questionable for Saturday's Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoff game against Robert Morris University (Pa.). It's a 6 p.m. kickoff at the Fargodome.

Jensen's injury is unrelated to the broken collarbone he suffered in early October. Last week was his first game back.


He was hurt in the second quarter when he took a shot as he was trying to throw the ball away while eluding a rush. He landed on his shoulder.

Mohler was injured on the first play of the third quarter in a similar play. He was rolling out to his right when he was pushed to the turf after delivering the ball.

"My shoulder got under my body," Mohler said. "It was a sharp pain, like somebody stuck a knife in it."

If neither can play, junior Dante Perez will start NDSU's first home playoff game in 18 years. But Mohler, who came back into the game last Saturday, said his ailment is getting better by the day.

"I should be good to go," he said.

Both Jensen and Mohler say they are thankful the offense is getting another chance after getting blanked 3-0 at Missouri State. The last time the Bison were shut out was 2005 at Southern Illinois.

"It would have been horrible going into the offseason with zero points in your last game," Mohler said. "This is a chance to redeem ourselves."

Said Jensen: "Scoring zero would have been a tough way to end the season. Coming into our first home playoff game, we'll have a lot of fire in our eye. It will definitely be a different offense on the field, I can guarantee you that."


Forum reporter Jeff Kolpack can be heard on the Saturday Morning Sports Show, 9-11 a.m. on WDAY-AM (970). He can be reached at (701) 241-5546.

Kolpack's NDSU media blog can be found at

Jeff would like to dispel the notion he was around when Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, but he is on his third decade of reporting with Forum Communications. The son of a reporter and an English teacher, and the brother of a reporter, Jeff has worked at the Jamestown Sun, Bismarck Tribune and since 1990 The Forum, where he's covered North Dakota State athletics since 1995.
Jeff has covered all nine of NDSU's Division I FCS national football titles and has written three books: "Horns Up," "North Dakota Tough" and "Covid Kids." He is the radio host of "The Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack" April through August.
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