Football 1972 Archive

Overall: 6-4
MIAC: 6-1 (1st place)

Season Review

Coach Dennis Raarup, who won the MIAC football title in 1971 in his rookie season as head coach, proved that fete was no fluke when he directed his Gusties to another first place finish in 1972. It was the 21st MIAC football title for the Gusties who had been the top grid power in the conference since the mid-twenties. St. John's and Concordia were the favorites for the title when the season began and held that rating through the first month of the season. The Gusties dropped their two opening non-conference games to Augustana (SD) and the Quantico Marines and appeared headed for a mediocre season.

Led by senior offensive stars, quarterback Rick Webb and fullback Tom Dahlberg, the Gusties did a complete turnabout when the conference season opened and rolled to six consecutive wins to clinch the title. The Gustavus squad overpowered all the pre-season favorites, blowing seventh rated Concordia off the field and hanging on to win 31-30 for the key victory of the season. On their way to the title they upset top-ranked St. John’s and captured the MIAC title with their victory over Hamline. The Gusties missed their goal of an undefeated conference season in the league finale when their injury ridden forces were completely overwhelmed by a fired-up St. Thomas team. They also lost their final game to strong Western Illinois. Dr. Dennis Raarup, who guided his Gusties from a darkhorse position to their second straight football title, was signally honored by his fellow coaches when he was voted “MIAC Coach of the Year.”

Tom Dahlberg set a new school rushing mark at 3,315 yards, being drafted by San Francisco.

1972 MIAC Final Standings
Team W L T
GUSTAVUS 6 1 0
St. John's 5 2 0
Concordia 4 3 0
UM-Duluth 4 3 0
St. Thomas 3 4 0
Hamline 3 4 0
Augsburg 3 4 0
Macalester 0 7 0
1972 Final Results (6-4-0, 6-1-0)
GA Opponent
7 Augustana 20
6 Quantico Marines 14
17 UM-Duluth 12
31 Concordia 30
35 Macalester 7
14 Augsburg 9
23 St. John’s 6
20 Hamline 7
3 St. Thomas 43
0 Western Illinois 40
1972 Roster
Number Name Year Position Hometown
10 Gary Webb FR FB Osseo, Minn.
11 Rick Webb SR QB St. Paul, Minn.
12 Kurt Deter JR End Foley, Minn.
13 Mark Pfundstein FR QB St. Paul, Minn.
14 Rand Jensen FR End Bloomington, Minn.
15 Jack Rendulich SO QB Duluth, Minn.
20 Tom Wetzel JR HB Wells, Minn.
21 Dan Doshan SO HB Robbinsdale, Minn.
22 Dave Kemnitz FR HB Robbinsdale, Minn.
24 Daryl Velasco SR HB Robbinsdale, Minn.
25 Bill Vincent FR HB Silver Bay, Minn.
26 Ken Rodning JR HB Gaylord, Minn.
27 Steve Ogren SR HB Austin, Minn.
28 Don Johnson SO HB New Ulm, Minn.
29 Willie Skillern JR HB Houston, Texas
30 Greg Boehmke FR FB Truman, Minn.
32 Wayne Dietz SO FB Gaylord, Minn.
34 Joel Hokanson FR HB Clarissa, Minn.
35 Craig Thauwald JR HB Preston, Minn.
36 George Rindelaub SO FB Marshall, Minn.
37 Brian Bakk FR HB Wayzata, Minn.
40 Scott Malcolm FR HB Cedar Rapids, Iowa
41 Tom Dahlberh SR FB Luverne, Minn.
42 James Kruger SO HB St. Peter, Minn.
43 Gary Quist SO HB Gaylord, Minn.
46 John Feldman JR HB Kenyon, Minn.
50 Mike Parlanti SO Guard Eveleth, Minn.
51 John Otteson SR FB New Richmond, Wisc.
52 Steve Regli JR Guard Edina, Minn.
54 Terry Madsen FR End New Ulm, Minn.
55 Gary Clauer FR Center Coon Rapids, Minn.
56 Randy Rieke SO Center Fairfax, Minn.
57 Gary Bodelson FR End Red Wing, Minn.
59 Ron Gillund FR Guard Hendricks, Minn.
61 Don Mooers JR Guard Duluth, Minn.
62 Joel Monke SO Center St. Peter, Minn.
63 Steve Brandt JR Guard Gaylord, Minn.
65 Dave Radtke SO Tackle Bloomington, Minn.
67 Steve Higley JR End Minneapolis, Minn.
68 Wade Bailey SR Guard Hudson, Wisc.
70 Rebby Bowman SR Tackle Wayzata, Minn.
71 Mark Brennan JR Tackle Lakeville, Minn.
72 George Hicks SO Tackle Pipestone, Minn.
73 Randy Nielson FR Tackle Anoka, Minn.
74 Dennis Riley JR Tackle Robbinsdale, Minn.
75 Brad Hanson FR Tackle Edina, Minn.
76 Chuck Holsworth JR Tackle New Ulm, Minn.
77 Steve Olsonowski SO Tackle Edina, Minn.
78 Mark Zeise SR Tackle New Ulm, Minn.
79 Eric Buetow SO Tackle Silver Bay, Minn.
80 Pat O’Malley JR End Robbinsdale, Minn.
81 Pat West FR End Wayzata, Minn.
82 Kent Waryan SO End Robbinsdale, Minn.
83 Steve Walli SO End Duluth, Minn.
84 David Adney FR End Park Center, Minn.
85 Greg Quist SR End Gaylord, Minn.
86 Mark Norgaard SR End Lakeville, Minn.
87 Mark Nelson JR End Duluth, Minn.
88 Kit Mezzenga FR End Minnetonka, Minn.
89 James Goodwin JR End Blackduck, Minn.
Head Coach: Dennis Raarup
Team Statistics
Rushing Gustavus Opponents
Carries 477 462
Net yards gained rushing 1747 1595
Ave. per game 174.7 159.5
TD’s 12 11
Passing
Attempts 192 199
Completions 82 86
Intercepted 15 17
Gain 1093 1252
Ave. per game 109.3 125.2
TD’s 5 13
Total Offense
Plays 669 661
Gain 2840 2847
Ave. per game 284.0 284.7
First Downs
Rushing 86 79
Passing 50 53
Penalty 3 6
Total 139 138
Scoring
Touchdowns 20 26
PAT Kick 18-20 16-19
PAT Other 0-0 1-7
Field Goals 6-13 4-7
Safeties 0 1
Total Points 156 188
Ave. per game 15.6 18.8
Penalties
Number 50 36
Yards 512 409
Fumbles
Number 36 36
Lost 17 15
Interceptions
Number 17 15
Yards 182 437
Punt Returns
Number 19 22
Yards 106 106
Kickoff Returns
Number 33 38
Yards 527 793
Return Touchdowns 3 2
Punting
Number 64 67
Yards 2132 2279
Average 33.3 34.0
Blocked 0 2
Scoring/Quarters
First 50 20
Second 41 60
Third 35 42
Fourth 30 67
Total 156 188
Individual Statistics
Rushing Attempts Net Average TD
Tom Dalhberg 193 791 4.1 5
Dan Doshan 118 389 3.3 1
Rick Webb 71 306 4.3 4
Willie Skillern 28 175 6.3 1
Steve Ogren 19 112 5.9 0
Jack Rendulich 23 47 2.0 1
Kurt Deter 1 8 8.0 0
James Krueger 1 6 6.0 0
Dave Kemnitz 2 3 1.5 0
Wayne Dietz 7 0 - 0
John Feldmann 1 -8 - 0
Gary Webb 2 -28 - 0
Mark Pfundstein 21 -35 - 0
Passing Attempts Completed Interceptions Yards TD
Rick Webb 105 50 6 609 4
Mark Pfundstein 48 22 4 346 1
Jack Rendulich 33 8 4 90 0
Others 6 2 1 48 0
Scoring TD’s Points PAT Kick Pat Other Field Goals
Don Mooers 0 36 18-20 6-13
Tom Dahlberg 5 30
Rick Webb 4 24
Kurt Deter 2 12
Dan Doshan 1 6
Willie Skillern 1 6
Jack Rendulich 1 6
Mark Nelson 1 6
Pat O’Malley 1 6
Kent Waryan 1 6
Tom Wetzel 1 6
John Otteson 1 6
Daryl Velasco 1 6
Pass Receiving Number Yards TD
Mark Nelson 26 361 1
Pat O’Malley 18 237 1
Dan Doshan 14 146 0
Steve Ogren 7 111 0
Steve Walli 5 70 0
Kent Waryan 5 600 1
Kurt Deter 4 84 2
Tom Dahlberg 3 24 0
Interceptions Number Yards
Tom Wetzel 9 99
Daryl Velasco 2 31
Kent Waryan 2 12
John Feldmann 1 6
John Otteson 1 4
Chuck Holsworth 1 0
Don Johnson 1 -2
Craig Thauwald 1 32
Punting Number Yards Average Blocked
Gary Webb 27 902 33.4 0
John Feldmann 17 614 36.1 0
Others 20 616 - 0
Punt Returns Number Yards
Tom Wetzel 10 55
Ken Rodning 6 23
Kent Waryan 2 15
Daryl Velasco 1 13
Kickoff Returns Number Yards
Dan Doshan 15 260
Willie Skillern 8 107
Kent Waryan 6 96
Daryl Velasco 3 55