Mark originally was rumored to have agreed to
walk on at Boise State, but then took a scholarship to Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon.
Stopczynski led the Centennial Patriots to the state title and the program's first 12-0 record. He rushed for more than 2000 yards on the season, (2332 yards) and scored a school record 28 TD's. "Stop" carried the ball 337 times for an average of 28 per game, and ran for a school record 337 yards on 47 carries in a 21-7 victory over Mountain View in the State playoffs. He ended up finishing the season with five school records. During the championship game, he rushed for 140 yards on 30 carries, a great outing, but still well below his 194 yards per game season average.
Mark graduated from Centennial in May 2004 and attended Eastern for only 1 quarter. He will be a Redshirt Freshman in eligibility when he joins the Broncos, (officially), in the fall.