Football 1975 Archive

Overall: 4-5
MIAC: 4-3 (3rd place)

Season Review

If statistics won ball games the 1975 Gustie gridders would have captured the MIAC crown. However as that old cliche goes, "the only statistic that really counts is the final score," and in that department the Gusties finished 4-3, which was good enough for a third place finish in conference competition. Although the Gusties finished first in offensive statistics, compiling over 3,400 yards in total offense, inconsistency and a number of bad breaks made the season a very frustrating one.

The offensive attack was led by senior quarterback, Mark Pfundstein, who broke all existing school passing records and ranked with the best quarterbacks in the nation statistically. Much of his success was due to the fine performance put forth by tight end Brad Langmo and wide receiver Mike Teasley. Langmo pulled in 38 receptions for 458 yards and two touchdowns while Teasley gained 646 yards on 34 receptions for 6 touchdowns.

The St. John’s game proved indicative of the types of problems that plagued the squad all year. Despite both a strong running and passing attack, the Gusties simply could not get the ball across their opponents goal line--fumbling two times within the Johnnie five yard line. These missed opportunities, as well as the inability to stop the Johnnie running game on the part of the defense, made victory impossible.

However when the Gustie offense and defense could get things together the results were devastating. In defeating heavily favored Concordia 20-3, the defense performed brilliantly, stopping the Cobber offense three times in goal line situations. The most impressive victory of the year came when the Gusties manhandled Augsburg 40-3 in this year’s Homecoming tilt in which freshman Kieth Bettes kicked a record setting 54 yard field goal and running back Bill Vincent scored two touchdowns. Unfortunately, the offense and defense didn’t get things together quite often enough.

Although Mark Pfundstein made All-Conference and was named the Gustie MVP for the ‘74 season, it was not until the fall of his senior year that the extent of his talent truly emerged. In 1975 he completed 131 passes for 1,853 yards and 15 touchdowns. As well as being named All-MIAC for the second consecutive year, Mark was named as the NAIA All-District 13 quarterback and received honorable mention in the NAIA All-American voting.

1975 MIAC Final Standings *****question regarding records and standings
Team W L T
St. John's 7 0 0
St. Thomas 5 2 0
St. Olaf 5 2 0
Concordia 3 4 0
Hamline 2 5 0
Augsburg 1 6 0
Macalester 0 7 0
1975 Final Results (4-5-0, 4-4-0)
GA Opponent
41 Augustana 42
0 UM-Duluth 28
30 Macalester 14
6 St. John’s 27
20 Concordia 3
40 Augsburg 0
21 Hamline 22
14 St. Olaf 27
40 St. Thomas 20
1975 Roster
Number Name Year Position Hometown
10 Dave Mjolsness SO QB/DB Red Wing, Minn.
11 Mike Malmquist JR HB Bemidji, Minn.
12 Rick Lund SO QB Faribault, Minn.
13 Mark Pfundstein SR QB St. Paul, Minn.
14 Brian Engel FR DB Howard Lake, Minn.
15 Kevin Donahue FR QB Appleton, Wisc.
20 Bill Ingaldson FR HB/DB Fridley, Minn.
21 Pete Taggatz SO DB Port Edwards, Wisc.
22 Charlie Wirth FR DB Appleton, Wisc.
24 Tom Doyscher SR DB Marshall, Minn.
25 Bill Vincent SR HB/DB Silver Bay, Minn.
26 Brad Madison JR DB Mankato, Minn.
27 Doug Saxen SR HB Welcome, Minn.
28 Al Sletten FR HB Wells, Minn.
29 Scott Swansson SO HB Willmar, Minn.
30 Jim Alker SO FB Rochester, Minn.
32 Keith Bettes FR K Minneapolis, Minn.
34 Bob Nickleby JR DB Hudson, Wisc.
35 Dave Bucher FR FB Zumbrota, Minn.
36 Marty Mauser FR LB Ely, Minn.
37 Brad Retzlaff SR FB New Ulm, Minn.
40 Rich Ryan JR OE St. Peter, Minn.
41 Mike Teasley JR OE Atlanta, Georgia
42 Dave Gibson SO DB St. Paul, Minn.
43 Casey Malmquist FR DB Bemidji, Minn.
46 Pat Conway SO DB Waseca, Minn.
50 Pete Henry JR LB Park Rapids, Minn.
51 Don Shields JR TE Clarissa, Minn.
52 Marc Sterle SO LB Hibbing, Minn.
53 Jon Bakken JR NG Esko, Minn.
54 Jim Vogt FR G Butterfield, Minn.
55 Brian Johnson FR LB Duluth, Minn.
56 Rich Rydlund FR DE Robbinsdale, Minn.
57 Gary Bodelson SR DE Red Wing, Minn.
58 Ron Gillund SR OG Hendricks, Minn.
61 Randy Swanson FR DE Lincoln, Neb.
62 Bruce Brabec FR OT Braham, Minn.
63 Brad Adams SR DE Bloomington, Minn.
64 Steve Skytte SO K N. St. Paul, Minn.
65 Jon Penrod FR G East DePere, Wisc.
66 Scott Racek SO C Burnsville, Minn.
67 Sylvester Smith SO LB Memphis, Tenn.
68 Greg Solberg JR G Chisago Lakes, Minn.
69 Terry Robinson SR LB Greenville, Minn.
70 Mark Thomsen SO T Burnsville, Minn.
71 Tim Olson FR OT Golden Valley, Minn.
72 Mike Keating SO DT Winsted, Minn.
74 Dick Stehura FR DT Lancaster, Wisc.
75 Brad Hanson SR OT Edina, Minn.
76 Dave Pfeiffer SO T Arrowhead, Minn.
77 Scott Taylor SO NG Appleton, Minn.
78 Steve Sizer JR DT Grasston, Minn.
79 Pat Baker FR OT St. Peter, Minn.
80 Greg Norgaard FR DE Lakeville, Minn.
81 Pat West SR DE Minnetonka, Minn.
82 Gary Hill FR WR Northfield, Minn.
83 Don Jensen SO DB Park Center, Minn.
85 Kevin Lindstrand SO SE Winthrop, Minn.
86 Gary Webb SR OE Osseo, Minn.
87 Doug Jacobson JR LB Bricelyn, Minn.
88 Brad Langmo SR TE Litchfield, Minn.
Head Coach: Dennis Raarup
Team Statistics
Rushing Gustavus Opponents
Carries 447
Yards gained rushing
Yards lost rushing
Net yards gained rushing 1531
Ave. per game 170
Attempts 243
Completions 137
Intercepted 9
Gain 1921
Ave. per game 213
TD’s 16
Total Offense
Ave. per game
First Downs
Rushing 95
Passing 90
Penalty 7
Total 192
PAT Kick
PAT Other
Field Goals
Total Points 212 183
Ave. per game 23.6 20.3
Number 44
Yards 387
Number 21
Lost 11
Punt Returns
Kickoff Returns
Number 49
Yards 1721
Average 35.1
Individual Statistics
Rushing Attempts Gain Loss Net Average
Jim Alker 149 542
Bill Vincent 83 493
Mark Pfundstein 99 162
Brad Retzlaff 26 102
Scott Swansson 40 116
Mike Malmquist 18 42
Doug Saxen 3 2
Randy Schreiner 2 6
Dave Bucher 12 29
Passing Attempts Completed Interceptions Yards TD
Mark Pfundstein 233 131 9 1853 15
Rick Lund 5 3 0 42 0
Kevin Donahue 2 1 0 5 1
Dave Mjolsness 3 2 0 21 0
Scoring TD’s Points PAT Kick Pat Other Field Goals
Pass Receiving Number Yards TD
Brad Langmo 38 458 2
Mike Teasley 34 646 6
Rich Ryan 17 237 2
Kevin Lindstrand 5 54 1
Mike Malmquist 8 86 0
Bill Vincent 15 215 1
Jim Alker 5 29 0
Interceptions Number Yards
Punting Number Yards Average Blocked
Punt Returns Number Yards
Kickoff Returns Number Yards