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Former Gustavus football player Ryan Hoag has been blogging about his experience playing professional football in the United Football League. In his latest installment, Ryan writes about getting ready for his first game with the New York Sentinels on Saturday, October 10 in Orlando, Florida.
The Gustavus football team got off to a solid start and trailed 24-12 at the intermission, but St. Thomas outscored the Gusties 24-0 in the second half and pulled away for the 45-12 victory. Senior tight end Cameron Maurer made four catches for 128 yards and one touchdown. Maurer accounted for half of the Gusties' 248 yards of total offense. Gustavus is now 1-3 overall and 1-2 in the MIAC.
Football Player TJ Ridley Named Semifinalist For National Football Foundations National Scholar-Athlete Award
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the 154 semifinalists for the 2009 William V. Campbell Trophy (formerly known as the Draddy Trophy), endowed by HealthSouth, and the candidates for the 2009 NFF National Scholar- Athlete Awards. Gustavus senior defensive back T.J. Ridley has been selected as one of those 154 semifinalists.
The Gustavus football team lost to #6 Saint John's University 38-10 at Hollingsworth Field in St. Peter on Saturday afternoon. The Johnnie defense limited the Gusties to 190 yards of total offense and forced four turnovers. Gustavus battled to stay close and pulled to within 14 points at 24-10 when Jordan Becker hit Eliott Herdina with a 26-yard pass midway through the third quarter, but Saint John's pulled away for the 38-10 win in the fourth quarter.
Gustavus welcomes Saint John's University to Lloyd Hollingsworth Field on Saturday for an early-season Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match-up. The Gusties enter the game with a record of 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the MIAC after defeating Hamline 30-24 in two overtimes last Saturday, while the Johnnies enter with a record of 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the MIAC after beating Concordia 31-19 a week ago.
The Gustavus men's soccer team remained undefeated in MIAC play with a 3-2 win over a scrappy Concordia squad in St. Peter on Sunday afternoon. The Cobbers scored twice early in the game and held a 2-1 lead at the intermission. Sophomore midfielder Mark Adams was the difference for Gustavus as his two second half goals allowed the Gusties to claim a hard-fought 3-2 victory.
The Gustavus football team is giving first year head coach Peter Haugen quite an introduction to college football with two dramatic finishes in his first two games. Last week, the Gusties suffered a heartbreaking loss to Coe College in the final seconds, however this week, Haugen's squad turned the tables and scored on the first play of the second overtime to claim a thrilling 30-24 win over Hamline in St. Paul.
The Gustavus football team opens Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play on Saturday with a game at Hamline at 1 pm. The Gusties enter the contest with a mark of 0-1 after falling to Coe 27-24 last Saturday, while the Pipers enter with a record of 1-0 after defeating Martin Luther 34-0 last weekend. This will be the 77th meeting all-time between the Gusties and Pipers.
Coe defensive back Jacob Breitbach intercepted a Jordan Becker pass in the end zone with :09 left in regulation play ending a furious fourth quarter Gustavus rally and allowing the Kohawks to hold on for the 27-24 victory. Coe controlled play for the first 45 minutes of the game and led 20-3 through three quarters. Gustavus, however, shook off the first game jitters and exploded for 21 points in the fourth quarter to make a game of it. Coe improves to 2-1, while the Gusties fall to 0-1.
The Gustavus football team opens its 2009 season on Saturday at 1:00 pm at home against Coe College of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. You can listen and watch the game through the Gustavus Athletics website. Read on for a full preview of the contest.