Football To Host Carleton On Saturday

Posted on October 16th, 2009 by

Jordan Becker was named Co-MIAC Offensive Player of the Wee.

Jordan Becker was named Co-MIAC Offensive Player of the Week.

Welcome

Gustavus welcomes Carleton College to Lloyd Hollingsworth Field today for a mid-season MIAC match-up. The Gusties enter the game with a record of 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the MIAC after claiming a thrilling 34-33 Homecoming victory over Pacific Lutheran last Saturday.  Carleton enters with a record of 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the MIAC after a 31-28 loss to Augsburg in Minneapolis last Saturday.

Today is Hall of Fame Day at Gustavus and eight individuals will be inducted into the Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame tonight at 7:00 pm in Alumni Hall.  The eight new inductees are Scott Anderson (’92 – Football), Dan Dohmeier (’86 – Baseball),  Leisha Johnson Ronning (’90 – Basketball), Bob Klindworth (’93 – Cross Country/Track and Field), Jon Lindquist (’92 – Golf). Amy McCrea Morrell (’91 – Tennis), Kerri Pool Foss (’94 – Soccer), and Steve Wilkinson (Men’s Tennis Coach).

Fullback/Tight End Brandon Jonker made his first collegiate TD catch last weekend.

Fullback/Tight End Brandon Jonker made his first collegiate TD catch last weekend.

The Series
Gustavus and Carleton will be facing each other for the 35th time today.  The Gusties have compiled a mark of 17-14-3 in the all-time series. The Gusties picked up a thrilling 30-29 win in overtime in Northfield last year.  Gustavus has controlled the series lately winning 12 straight back to the 1997 season.

Watch and Listen – You can watch and listen to the Gustavus vs. Carleton game through the Gustavus Athletics website.  You can also keep track of the game by following live stats.

Meet the Head Coaches
Gustavus Head Coach Peter Haugen is in his first season at the helm of the Gusties after spending the past 15 seasons as the head coach at Minneapolis Washburn High School. Haugen has compiled a record of 2-3 in his first five games directing the Gustavus football program. Carleton Head Coach Kurt Ramler has compiled a 17-18 overall record in four seasons directing the Knight football program. Ramler is a 1997 graduate of Saint John’s University.  He received his master’s degree in education from Wagner in 2003.

Elliott Herdina made two TD catches last week pushing his career total to 10 in 15 games.

Elliott Herdina made two TD catches last week pushing his career total to 10 in 15 games.

About Today’s Game
Scouting the Gusties

Gustavus broke out of its offensive slump in a big way against Pacific Lutheran University last Saturday with 432 yards of total offense including 310 yards in the air and 122 yards on the ground.  The result was a thrilling 34-33 win over the Lutes as Jordan Becker hit Elliott Herdina with a one-yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds left in regulation play.  Becker made the big plays when he had to down the stretch to help the Gusties rally from a 33-22 deficit for the one-point victory.  Becker completed 8-of-11 passes in the team’s final two possessions including a six-yard TD pass to Blake Noennig and the game-winner to Herdina.  Running backs Greg Ramaker (17 carries for 67 yards) and Kendrick Hall (12 carries for 50 yards) gave the Gusties an effective rushing attack as they combined to carry 29 times for 117 yards.  Defensively, outside linebacker Dustin Kammerer led the way with nine tackles (five solo, four assisted), two tackles-for-loss, a fumble recovery, and a quarterback sack.  Last week’s thriller marked the third time this season that the Gusties have gone to the final seconds of the game with the decision in doubt.

Safety Joe Welch (#21) recently became only the 14th player in Gustavus football history to record 200 career tackles.

Safety Joe Welch (#21) recently became only the 14th player in Gustavus football history to record 200 career tackles.

Through five games, the Gustavus offensive unit is averaging 325.4 yards per game including 101.4 yards on the ground and 224.0 yards through the air.  The defense has been allowing 426.6 yards per game including 142.0 yards on the ground and 284.6 yards through the air.  Kendrick Hall leads the team in rushing at 63.0 yards per game, while Elliott Herdina is the team’s top receiver with 29 catches for 323 yards and five touchdowns.  Quarterback Jordan Becker has completed 88-of-166 passes for 1120 yards and 11 touchdowns with five interceptions.  Linebacker Tony Palma leads the team in tackles with 43, including 3.5 tackles-for-loss, and 1.5 quarterback sack.

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Scouting the Knights

Carleton came just short in a tense struggle with Augsburg in Minneapolis last Saturday falling 31-28 to the Auggies.  Quarterback Vaughn Schmid had a big game for Carleton as he completed 21-of-35 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns and ran for the ball 16 times for a career-high 105 yards and two more scores to lead the Knight offense.  Vaughn had a big first half as he threw two touchdown passes and ran for another to give Carleton a 21-13 lead at the intermission.  With score tied 28-28 midway through the fourth quarter, Augsburg made a 24-yard field goal to take a 31-28 lead.  Carleton was moving into position for the potential tying field goal with less than a minute to play when the Knights fumbled.  Augsburg recovered and ran out the clock.  The Knights compiled 490 yards of total offense in the contest including 280 yards passing and 210 yards through the air.

Through five games, the Carleton offense is averaging 361 yards per game including 132.8 yards on the ground and 228.2 yards through the air.  The defense has been allowing 386.6 yards per game including 187.0 yards on the ground and 199.6 yards through the air.  Jon Lien leads the team in rushing with 67 carries for 333 yards and two touchdowns and receiving with 25 catches for 192 and two touchdowns.  Quarterback Vaughn Schmid has completed 87-of-152 passes for 1052 yards and eight touchdowns with three interceptions.  Linebacker Mark Skoglund leads the team tackles with 41 including 4.5 tackles-for-loss, and 1.5 sacks.

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Gustie Game Notes

Jordan Becker Honored By MIAC As Co-Offensive Player of the Week - Senior quarterback Jordan Becker turned in the finest performance of his career as he completed 26-of-41 passes for 310 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions to help the Gusties defeat Pacific Lutheran 34-33 last Saturday in St. Peter. As a result of his fine effort, Becker was honored by the MIAC as co-Offensive Player of the Week with quarterback Marcus Brumm of Augsburg. Becker clinched the Gustie victory with a one-yard TD pass to Elliott Herdina with 12 seconds left in regulation play. With Gustavus trailing 33-22 in the fourth quarter, Becker completed 8-of-11 passes in the team’s final two drives including two touchdown passes to allow the Gusties to rally for the victory. Becker’s five touchdown passes in a game was one short of the school record of six held by Bob Southworth.

Former Gustavus Football Player Scott Anderson Will Be Inducted Into Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame Today –
One of the most talented fullbacks in the history of the Gustavus football program, Scott Anderson will be inducted into the Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame tonight in a ceremony in Alumni Hall.  Anderson, a LeSueur, Minn. native, completed his standout four-year career in 1992 with 2,079 yards rushing, which ranks ninth all-time at Gustavus (second most by a fullback).  A two-time all-conference performer, Anderson set the school record for longest run from scrimmage when he dashed 91 yards for a touchdown against St. Thomas in the Metrodome in November of 1990.  Nearly 20 years after his playing days, Anderson still shows up prominently in the Gustavus record books as he ranks seventh in career touchdowns with 28, and ninth in both career points with 170 and all-purpose yards with 2,885.

Joe Welch Joins Elite 200 Tackle Club –
Senior safety Joe Welch became only the 14th player in the history of the Gustavus football program to compile 200 career tackles on Saturday, October 3 against St. Thomas.  Welch has registered 209 tackles during his four seasons at Gustavus including 117 solo tackles and 92 assisted tackles.  His 117 solo tackles ranks fifth all-time behind Brian Bergstrom (167), Mark Lantz (128), Jared Sieling (126), and Shane Thielke (125).

Kicking Game A Strength For Gusties – Senior punter Matt Knutson and first year placekicker Tom Huepenbecker are having great seasons and are ranked among the leaders in the MIAC special teams statistics.  Knutson ranks second in punting with an average of 37.2 yards per punt (20 punts for 745 yards), while Huepenbecker ranks first in field goals made with four and third in kick scoring with an average of 5.3 points per game (16 points in three games).

Starting Lineups

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OFFENSE
7    Jordan Becker………………….QB
24    Kendrick Hall…………..………RB
83   Brandon Jonker…..……………FB
1    Cody Sukalski………….……..WR
79    Jack Breckner…………………..LT
78    Barry Koppen…………………..LG
68    Kevin Geurink…………….……C
51    Mike May    ………………………RG
65    Chris Martinez    …………………RT
85    Cameron Maurer    ………..………TE
8    Elliot Herdina    ………..…..……WR

DEFENSE

98    Christian Vanek    ………………DE

60    Tom Einberger………………NG
93    Todd Kremmin………………..DT
42    Lucas Armstrong…..…………OLB
25    Dustin Kammerer    …………OLB

52    Zach Lundquist    ……………MLB

45    Tony Palma    ………………SLB
28    Dan Opitz……………………CB
5    Brad Kruckeberg    ……………CB
34    Mike Mohs….………………FS
21    Joe Welch    …………………SS

SPECIAL TEAMS
18    Tom Huepenbecker    …………PK
12    Matt Knutson……..…………P
4    Logan Becker.………………H
21    Joe Welch………………….LS
35    Greg Lane………………….KR
21    Joe Welch….………………KR
8    Elliot Herdina………………PR

Carleton College

OFFENSE
17    Vaughn Schmid……………QB
39    Jon Lien…..………………….RB
2    Tyler Palin..……………….TE
69    Ted Longabaugh……..…….LT
60    Andw Wolter……….………LG
50    Tanner Martin….……………C
74    Will Taylor..……….…..…..RG
55    Brad Eckelman………..……..RT
14    C.J. Dale..…….…….……….WR
4    Erik Fabry………..…………WR
80    Dylan Bothun……………….WR

DEFENSE
46    Zack Armstrong…………….DE
65    Joe Boerma…….….….…..…NT
43    Adam Hallbeck….…………DE
24    Eric Murphy…..……………LB
53    Erin Jones……………..……..LB
40    Mark Skoglund..…..………..LB
45    Tyler Richards………..….…LB
31    Tsubasa Matsui….…………CB
25    Mike Elder…….……………FS
6    Neil Kolstad..………………SS
8    DeAngelo Willia.…………..CB

SPECIAL TEAMS
24    Eric Murphy………..……….PK
4    Erik Fabry……………………P
11     Tim Mulso…………………H
2    Tyler Palin……………LS

82    Owen Demke…..…….PR

25    Mike Elder……..…….……KR

1    Paul Hoffer……………………KR

 

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