Football 1962 Archive

Overall: 2-6
MIAC: 2-5 (T-6th place)

Season Review

There was only one game in the 1962 season in which Gustavus did not at least produce a healthy threat, and give rival coaches a few premature grey hairs. Perhaps it is a trivial excuse, but with just a few more “breaks,” four quarters instead of three, this could have been a different season. Hope alone, however, does not produce a fourth quarter. A future of hard work and determination very likely may. Any ball club so young, that can produce three quarters of good ball can certainly keep alive the expectation of better things to come.

These four emotions, calculation, anticipation, frustration, and exultation, characterize, with remarkable accuracy, the effect of the Gustavus football season. Trying desperately to emerge from the throes of a general athletic decline, the Gustavus football squad, showed periodic determination, enthusiasm, and even sparks of talent. It was a young squad, however; and the course of the season belied its age.

How many times during the year were the hopes for a victory aroused in the first half only to be shattered in the second. Coach Don Roberts’ ball club has shown the student body effective potential which needs only the time to mature and to gain experience before it can blossom into a winning team, bringing to Gustavus once more the laurals that only a short time ago seemed impregnable. The bright spots we did have, the outstanding individual performance, the occasional combined team efforts for victory, particulary the Homecoming game, which few who saw will ever forget, were applauded vigorously by the fans, and the dark days were generously acknowledged to be what they were, the occasional failings of a young club which gave every indication of being desirous of proving itself. Coach Roberts has a winning tradition to uphold. If the finer moments of this season are any indication for the future, he will, through vigorous and intelligent coaching, vindicate himself admirably.

1962 MIAC Final Standings
Team W L T
St. John’s 7 0 0
UM-Duluth 5 1 1
St. Thomas 5 2 0
Concordia 3 3 1
Macalester 3 4 0
GUSTAVUS 2 5 0
Augsburg 2 5 0
Hamline 0 7 0
1962 Final Results (2-6-0, 2-5-0)
GA Opponent
0 Augustana 7
18 Augsburg 26
8 St. John’s 28
18 Hamline 14
16 St. Thomas 27
6 UM-Duluth 22
38 Concordia 22
6 Macalester 38
1962 Roster
Number Name Year Position Hometown
Donley Johnson
J. Patrick Hart SO Center Minneapolis, Minn.
Ron Severson JR End Braham, Minn.
Mike Kjos
Ron Johnson
Chuck Linnerooth
Gary Engen
Charles Edwards JR End St. Paul, Minn.
Bill Bierman
Dave Franzen
Jeff Haines
Phil Rogosheske
John Rudolph
Dennis Smith JR Guard Park Rapids, Minn.
Earl Gray
Jim Welte JR Center Big Fork, Minn.
Conrad Carlson
Jim Harder JR QB Litchfield, Minn.
Dave Spong JR Tackle Cannon Falls, Minn.
Joe Hartkopf
Al Pearson SO Tackle Missoula, Montana
Jim Schwandt
Collin Kebo
Jeff Hanson JR Center Minnetonka-Excelsior, Minn.
Roger Hanson SO FB Bloomington, Minn.
Bill Buckner JR HB Chisago City, Minn.
Bob Burmaster
Ron Erickson SO QB Hastings, Minn.
Wayne Lenzmeier
Richard Pressnall
Guy Gilchrist
Joe Reese JR End Kensington, Minn.
Arlee Randall
Jim Mitchell
Fred Thunhorst SR Tackle St. Paul, Minn.
John Martens JR HB St. Peter, Minn.
Don Fogal
Bob Johns
Al Molde
Kent Rosenblum
Paul Carlson
Head Coach: Don Roberts
Team Statistics
Rushing Gustavus Opponents
Carries
Yards gained rushing
Yards lost rushing
Net yards gained rushing
Ave. per game
TD’s
Passing
Attempts
Completions
Intercepted
Gain
Ave. per game
TD’s
Total Offense
Plays
Gain
Ave. per game
First Downs
Rushing
Passing
Penalty
Total
Scoring
Touchdowns
PAT Kick
PAT Other
Field Goals
Safeties
Total Points
Ave. per game
Penalties
Number
Yards
Fumbles
Number
Lost
Interceptions
Number
Yards
TD’s
Punt Returns
Number
Yards
TD’s
Kickoff Returns
Number
Yards
TD’s
Punting
Number
Yards
Average
Blocked
Scoring/Quarters
First
Second
Third
Fourth
Total
Individual Statistics
Rushing Attempts Gain Loss Net Average
Passing Attempts Completed Interceptions Yards
Scoring TD’s Points PAT Kick Pat Other Field Goals
Pass Receiving Number Yards
Interceptions Number Yards
Punting Number Yards Average Blocked
Punt Returns Number Yards
Kickoff Returns Number Yards