The Gustavus football team improved to 2-0 on the season with a convincing 30-14 win over St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday afternoon. The Gustie offense was impressive all day scoring four touchdowns and amassing 544 yards of total offense. Senior quarterback Jordan Stolp had a big day for Gustavus as he completed 33-of-49 passes for 378 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for one TD as well. The Gusties will play Hamline next Saturday in St. Peter, Minn.
The Gustavus offense had a big day against the Tommies running 95 plays from scrimmage and totalling 544 yards including 378 through the air and 166 on the ground. Stolp was the catalyst throwing for 378 yards, which is the second highest single game total in school history. Dean Kraus holds the record with 403 against Bethel in 1985. Stolp had two primary targets on the day including Chad Arlt who made nine catches for 142 yards and one touchdown and John Retka who also made nine catches for 109 yards and one touchdown. Mitch Anderson gave the Gusties a balanced attack as he carried 24 times for 117 yards and one touchdown.
The defense was particularly impressive in the first half limiting the Tommies to 128 yards of total offense and no points. The defense helped force seven St. Thomas turnovers, which the Gustie offense turned into 17 points. Gustavus intercepted three passes and recovered four fumbles on the day.
More to follow as stats become available…