Trailing 13-0 at halftime with only 79 total yards of offense, the Gustavus football team was in need of a spark. The momentum shifted in the home team’s favor on the first drive of the second half with a touchdown, which was followed by four more drives finishing in the endzone, resulting in a 35-13 win over Augsburg on Saturday afternoon. The victory propels the Gusties to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, while the Auggies drop to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the league.
The Gustavus Adolphus College football team continues play at Hollingsworth Field for the second straight week Saturday for a 1 p.m. matchup against Augsburg College in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener. The Gusties enter the game with a 2-0 overall record after defeating UW-River Falls 24-21 last Saturday, while the Auggies are 0-2 after losing 24-14 at Concordia-Wisconsin last week.
The Gustavus football team battled the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Saturday afternoon at Hollingsworth Field for the 2016 home opener. The Gusties defeated UW-River Falls by a final score of 24-21.
The Gustavus Adolphus College football team returns home to St. Peter on Saturday for a 1 p.m. matchup against the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The Gusties enter the game with a 1-0 overall record after defeating Westminster College 35-6 last Saturday in Fulton, Mo., while the Falcons are 0-1 after a 35-20 loss at Coe College.
Brendan Boche had a perfect day kicking the football for Gustavus (1-0) in the team's 35-6 season-opening win over Westminster (Mo.). The Gustie junior was a perfect 5-for-5 on extra point attempts, and his kickoffs – six for 365 yards (60.8 average) with one touchback – played a big part in the field-position battle. For his performance, Boche was named MIAC Football Special Teams Athlete-of-the-Week.
The Gustavus football team started its 100th season on the right foot, defeating Westminster College 35-6 on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties scored touchdowns on their first two possessions and never looked back. Gustavus accumulated 479 yards of offense on 275 passing and 204 rushing. Luke Martinez (Sr., Lenexa, Kan.) had a breakout game after missing all last season due to injury as he scored three touchdowns with 129 yards on 21 carries. In his first start under center, Michael Veldman (So., Becker, Minn.) was extremely efficient, completing 21-of-25 passes for 266 yards and a touchdown. Velman also added an six-yard rushing touchdown. Jordan Kahlow (So., Le Sueur, Minn.) led the defense with six tackles.
The 2016 Gustavus football campaign marks a monumental milestone in the program’s history as the Gusties celebrate their 100th season of football. This season’s offense will create a new identity with the loss of record-setting quarterback Mitch Hendricks and All-American receiver Matthew Boyce, while the defense is restructured to cater to its strengths. After three consecutive winnings seasons, expectations are high for the Gusties in 2016.
UPDATE: Memorial services for "Moose" Malmquist have been announced. Saturday, October 1 - 9 a.m. Memorial Service in Christ Chapel will be live streamed through the Gustavus website. Monday, October 3 - Memorial Service at Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia, Minn. Visitation at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m., and lunch following at noon at Elim Lutheran Church.
The Gustavus football program welcomed more the 150 alumni, family, and friends to its 26th annual Golden Gustie Football Golf Tournament held August 5 at Shoreland Country Club. The golf tourney marked the first official event of the football program’s 100th season, which culminates with a celebration event on October 1 after the homecoming game against Concordia.
His experiences on the hill have allowed him to discover his vocation, play on the Golden Gusties football team, and – most recently – to spend the summer on an archaeological dig in Portugal after winning the College’s Kehm Smith Award.