Football 1970 Archive

Overall: 8-2
MIAC: 5-2 (2nd place)

1970 MIAC Final Standings
Team W L T
Concordia
GUSTAVUS 5 2 0
UM-Duluth
1970 Final Results (8-2-0, 5-2-0)
GA Opponent
42 Eau Claire, Wisc. 6
62 Bemidji State 6
14 Macalester 17
63 Augsburg 14
24 St. John’s 8
13 Hamline 0
44 St. Thomas 14
41 UM-Duluth 15
0 Concordia 13
20 Youngstown 7
1970 Roster
Number Name Year Position Hometown
**Missing Freshman
80 Steve Fisher JR End Henderson, Minn.
81 Scott Olson SO End Braham, Minn.
82 Joel Henderson SR End Robbinsdale, Minn.
85 Greg Quist SO End Gaylord, Minn.
86 Mark Norgaard SO End Lakeville, Minn.
88 Chester Fuller JR End Atlanta, Georgia
70 Rebbie Bowman SO Tackle Wayzata, Minn.
72 Scott Paulus SO Tackle St. Anthony Village, Minn.
73 Dave Bates JR Tackle Winnbago, Minn.
75 Gary Halvarson JR Tackle Minneapolis, Minn.
76 Phil Dalen SR Tackle Orono, Minn.
77 Harry Gibson SR Tackle Robbinsdale, Minn.
78 Mark Zeise SO Tackle New Ulm, Minn.
79 Craig Olson SR Tackle Owatonna, Minn.
60 Jim Gehrke JR Guard W. St. Paul, Minn.
61 Greg Johnson SR Guard Crosby-Ironton, Minn.
62 Dean Rye SO Guard Waynesboro, Virginia
63 Mark Swenson SO Guard Braham, Minn.
64 Dennis Baldus SR Guard Grand Meadow, Minn.
65 Gary Liupakka SO Guard Esko, Minn.
66 Steve Lewis JR Guard St. Paul, Minn.
67 Jeff Thauwald JR Guard Preston, Minn.
68 Wade Bailey SO Guard Hudson, Wisc.
69 Jim Gehrke JR Guard Sibley, Minn.
50 Gary Forsberg SO Guard Braham, Minn.
53 Doug Childs SR Center Edina, Minn.
54 Bob Olson SO Center Grantsburg, Wisc.
57 Jack Skoog SO Center St. Paul, Minn.
41 Tom Dahlberg SO FB Luverne, Minn.
42 Bruce Dahlmeier SR FB Spring Lake Park, Minn.
43 John Otteson SO FB New Richmond, Wisc.
46 Chuck Sherman SO FB Albert Lea, Minn.
35 Steve Matson SO FB Bloomington, Minn.
30 Chuck Puffer JR HB Kellogg, Minn.
32 Rich Reinholdz SR HB Robbinsdale, Minn.
34 Jim McCallum SR HB Richfield, Minn.
36 Rod Toomey SO HB Rochester, Minn.
21 John Vollum SR HB Albert Lea, Minn.
22 Marty Vandree SR HB Golden Valley, Minn.
25 Craig Goudy JR HB Cannon Falls, Minn.
27 Steve Ogren SO HB Austin, Minn.
29 Jim Rajala SO HB Princeton, Minn.
10 Brian Robb JR HB St. Paul, Minn.
40 Buster West SR HB Brownton, Minn.
24 Mick Goudy SR QB Cannon Falls, Minn.
11 Rick Webb SO QB St. Paul, Minn.
13 Rich Lindh JR QB Glencoe, Minn.
15 Gary Wagner SO QB Le Center, Minn.
Head Coach: Jocko Nelson
Team Statistics
Rushing Gustavus Opponents
Carries 614 404
Yards gained rushing 2787 1312
Yards lost rushing 226 326
Net yards gained rushing 2561 986
Ave. per game 256.1 98.6
TD’s 28 4
Passing
Attempts 130 308
Completions 61 134
Intercepted 6 29
Gain 950 1811
Ave. per game 95.0 181.1
TD’s 14 9
Conversions 0 4
Total Offense
Plays 741 712
Gain 3511 2797
Ave. per game 351.1 279.7
First Downs
Rushing 127 63
Passing 43 72
Penalty 8 15
Total 178 150
Scoring
Touchdowns 45 13
PAT Kick 36-44 5-6
PAT Other 1-1 4-7
Field Goals 5-13 3-5
Safeties
Total Points 323 100
Ave. per game 32.3 10.0
Penalties
Number 54 34
Yards 487 265
Fumbles
Number 15 31
Lost 8 19
Interceptions
Number 29 6
Yards 235 57
TD’s 1 0
Punt Returns
Number 26 28
Yards 261 63
TD’s 1 0
Kickoff Returns
Number 24 58
Yards 478 847
TD’s 0 0
Punting
Number 61 66
Yards 2133 2226
Average 35.0 33.7
Blocked 0 1
Scoring/Quarters
First 67 0
Second 119 16
Third 76 43
Fourth 61 41
Total 323 100
Individual Statistics
Rushing Attempts Gain Loss Net Average
Tom Dahlberg 245 1182 24 1158 4.7
Chuck Puffer 104 433 8 425 4.1
Marty Vandree 79 395 32 363 4.6
Rick Webb 78 384 98 286 3.7
Jim McCallum 23 103 0 103 4.5
Brian Robb 20 93 5 88 4.4
Steve Ogren 22 64 10 54 2.5
Mike Munson 9 37 3 34 3.8
Craig Goudy 7 31 7 24 3.4
Rich Lindh 2 16 0 16 8.0
Willie Skillern 7 11 4 7 1.0
Kurt Deter 16 34 29 5 0.8
Chuck Sherman 1 4 0 4 4.0
Buster West 1 0 -6 -6 -6.0
Passing Attempts Completed Interceptions Yards TD
Rick Webb 90 50 1 775 12
Kurt Deter 31 8 4 140 2
Brian Robb 5 1 1 19 0
Rich Lindh 3 2 0 16 0
Mick Goudy 1 0 0 0 0
Scoring TD’s Points PAT Kick Pat Run Field Goals
Brian Robb 6 89 42-36 1-1 13-5
Tom Dahlberg 12 72
Rick Webb 6 36
Marty Vandree 6 36
Chuck Puffer 4 24
Mark Nelson 3 18
Pat O’Malley 3 18
Jim McCallum 2 12
Kurt Deter 1 6
Tom Wetzel 1 6
Buster West 1 6
Pass Receiving Number Yards TD
Brian Robb 21 326 5
Pat O’Malley 10 156 3
Mark Nelson 10 133 3
Chuck Puffer 5 112 2
Craig Goudy 4 81 0
Buster West 4 51 0
Marty Vandree 3 32 1
Mike Munson 1 31 0
Steve Ogren 1 27 0
Bill West 1 9 0
Willie Slillern 1 2 0
Interceptions Number Yards
Rich Reinholdz 8 77
Buster West 6 62
Tom Wetzel 4 22
Craig Thauwald 2 23
Ken Rodning 2 23
Dennis Baldus 2 4
Paul Patterson 2 0
Mick Goudy 1 18
Rich Lindh 1 5
Chuck Sherman 1 1
Punting Number Yards Average
Greg Quist 53 1865 35.2
Rich Lindh 5 170 34.0
Bill West 3 98 32.7
Punt Returns Number Yards
Buster West 12 171
Brian Robb 8 49
Rich Reinholdz 2 8
Marty Vandree 2 5
Greg Quist 1 25
Ken Rodning 1 3
Kickoff Returns Number Yards
Buster West 6 106
Marty Vandree 4 91
Chuck Puffer 4 82
Craig Goudy 4 77
Brian Robb 3 48
Steve Ogren 2 67
Tom Wetzel 1 20

Season Review

In Jocko Nelson’s fifth and final year as head football coach, the Gusties finished in second place with an MIAC record of 5-2-0. Overcoming injuries, they were contenders for the title throughout the season but the Gusties were unable to recapture the MIAC title from the Cobbers of Concordia who snatched away the championship from Jocko Nelson's charges in 1969.

Playing despite the loss of six regulars, the squad began the season with an upset victory over Eau Claire. In the home opener, the Gusties shone in all areas as they defeated Bemidji State, 62-6. Five TDs were scored by sophomore fullback Tom Dahlberg. Lacking the balanced running attack they had shown in previous games, the Gusties lost to Macalester, 14-17; the loss became more important as the season continued. Time ran out with the Gusties on the five yard line at Mac. Wholloping the Auggies, the GAC team staged a brillant comeback to defeat Augsburg. Continuing on their winning ways, the Gusties outscored St. John’s, 28-8, for a Homecoming victory. By defeating Hamline in the following week’s actions, the Gustavus squad became part of the three-way tie for the MIAC championship, sharing the title with Concordia and Duluth. In their next game, the Gusties easily overpowered St. Thomas. They remained tied for first as Concordia and Duluth won their games. Breaking their all-time scoring record of 284 points in one season, the Gusties overran Duluth putting them out of contention for a shot at the MIAC title.

Playing their last conference game against Concordia for the championship, the Gusties were set back when QB Rick Webb was sidelined early in the game with a shoulder separation. Although freshman Kurt Deter was a strong substitute for Webb, the Cobbers defeated the Gusties, 13-0. The Gusties closed their season with a big victory over Youngstown.

Tom Dahlberg led the MIAC in rushing while smashing both the Gustavus and the the MIAC single season rushing records. Webb finished third in the conference’s total offensive standings despite a first quarter shoulder separation in the Concordia game.

The many one-sided games throughout the 1969 season provided coach Nelson with the opportunity to give many of his players experience, and found nearly every position filled by an experienced player. Thus, once again, the future looked bright for the Golden Gusties.

Gustavus Football History - 1970