Football 1979 Archive

Overall: 7-3
MIAC: 5-3 (5th place)

Season Review

After completing what was described by many as a quick season, the Gustie’s football team finished with seven wins and three losses. “Overall,” said Head Coach Dennis Raarup, “it was a pretty good year.”

The coach stated that the Gusties were a pretty loose team and enjoyed their football. “Enjoyment of the game,” said Raarup, “was very important to the players and to the coaches. When we were up-tight, we didn’t play so hot.”

According to Raarup, intensity and injuries were the biggest obstacles that the Gusties faced. “The first five games of the season, really took their toll. After Opening up the season and playing under pressure like we did, our intensity in the games began to decline and the injuries began to pile up. Regardless of those problems, everyone worked harder and made the season more satisfying.”

1979 MIAC Final Standings
Team W L T
Concordia 6 2 0
St. Olaf 6 2 0
St. John's 6 2 0
St. Thomas 6 2 0
GUSTAVUS 5 3 0
Hamline 3 5 0
Augsburg 3 5 0
Bethel 1 7 0
Macalester 0 8 0
1979 Final Results (7-3-0, 5-3-0)
GA Opponent
45 Augustana 27
35 Hamline 13
56 St. Thomas 32
69 Poly Tech, Mex. 12
45 St. John’s 17
15 St. Olaf 18
22 Bethel 7
9 Concordia 23
16 Augsburg 24
51 Macalester 0
1979 Roster
Number Name Year Position Hometown
2 J.C. Chrest SR K Winthrop, Minn.
3 Greg Vangen SO K Albert Lea, Minn.
4 Steve Swansson SR DB Willmar, Minn.
5 Duncan Puffer SO HB/QB Roseville, Minn.
6 Jim Macaulay SO LB Moose Lake, Minn.
9 Brad Baker SR QB/P St. Peter, Minn.
10 Bill Michael SO QB/HB Rochester, Minn.
11 Todd Osmundson FR QB Aurora, Minn.
13 Tom Franz SO DE/LB Edina, Minn.
15 Todd Treimer SR S Bloomington, Minn.
16 Bruce Yerigan FR QB Cambridge, Minn.
17 John Horsnell FR CB W. St. Paul, Minn.
18 Craig Utterberg JR S Buffalo, Minn.
19 Jim Peterson JR CB Duluth, Minn.
20 Roger Willhaus SR FB/QB Owatonna, Minn.
21 Greg Mikel SO FB Medford, Minn.
22 Ed Drenttel JR S/CB St. Peter, Minn.
24 John Moynihan JR HB Edina, Minn.
25 John Huepenbecker SR SE Mankato, Minn.
26 Craig Bitter FR HB Eden Prairie, Minn.
27 Bill Wavrin FR S/SE Ely, Minn.
28 Kyle Nascene FR SE Pine City, Minn.
29 Tim Dittberner SO CB/S Oakdale, Minn
30 Jim Bjork SO FB Rochester, Minn.
31 Dave Rode SR LB Hopkins, Minn.
32 Ron Straka JR HB St. Peter, Minn.
33 Gordy Engstrand SR DE/CB Mound-Westonka, Minn.
34 Phil Martin SO CB Clara City, Minn.
35 Mike Getchman FR FB Bloomington, Minn.
36 Mark Poppe JR S Phoenix, Arizona
37 Don Ryan FR LB Brainerd, Minn.
38 Doug Anderson FR FB Willmar, Minn.
39 Dan Gilyard FR LB Sebeka, Minn.
41 Greg Laszewski SO S/P Roseville, Minn.
42 Jay Schoenebeck SR HB Green Bay, Wisc.
43 Bob Farkas FR HB Ely, Minn.
44 Mark Truran FR HB W. St. Paul, Minn.
45 Laine Sletta FR CB/LB New Ulm, Minn.
46 Rod Fenstra SO CB Elk River, Minn.
48 Matt Lerner FR LB Minneapolis, Minn.
50 Dan Thorson JR NG Detroit Lakes, Minn.
51 Dave Harmsen SR LB/DE Lake Wilson, Minn.
52 Bill Annis JR LB Hesperia, Michigan
53 Kelly Bevans SO OT/TE Minneapolis, Minn.
54 Paul Gramstad FR LB Moundsview, Minn.
55 Gary Williams SR C Rosemount, Minn.
56 Dave Magee FR OG Lyle, Minn.
57 Jeff Wilk FR C Duluth, Minn.
58 Kris Johansen SR DT Janesville, Minn.
59 Mike Zea JR C/OT Blackduck, Minn.
60 Paul Hodefield FR OG Bloomington, Minn.
61 Harlan Anderson JR OG Fairmont, Minn.
62 Eric Hedlund JR OG/C Phoenix, Arizona
63 Greg Waskewics SR OG Rochester, Minn.
64 Perry Lynum FR OG Stillwater, Minn.
65 Brian Dahl FR OT Mankato, Minn.
67 Gregg Roberts SR OT/OG St. Peter, Minn.
68 Bob Holmes SO NG Manitowoc, Wisc.
69 Ron Lutes FR OG/OT Minneapolis, Minn.
70 Bob Surbrook SO OG Eau Claire, Minn.
71 Dan Sadloske SO OG/OT Bloomington, Minn.
72 Curt Scherer JR OT Osseo, Minn.
73 Dave Proeschel FR DT Hayfield, Minn.
74 Joe Polson SO OT Bloomington, Minn.
75 Paul Kojetin SO DT Minnetonka, Minn.
76 Mike Burlager SR OT Spring Lake Park, Minn.
77 Larry Busack SO DT Echo-Woodlake, Minn.
78 Greg Langmo JR DT Litchfield, Minn.
79 Craig Lenz SR DT Hutchinson, Minn.
80 Tim Roberts FR TE St. Peter, Minn.
81 Mike Daum SO DE Minnetonka, Minn.
82 John Najarian JR LB Minneapolis, Minn.
83 Mark Tipps SO SE Roseville, Minn.
84 Bruce Bade SO SE Arlington, Minn.
85 Paul Rambow SR TE Osseo, Minn.
86 Dave Najarian JR LB Minneapolis, Minn.
87 Pete Bengtson SR DE Edmonds, Wash.
88 Chuck McDaniel FR DT Welcome, Minn.
90 Dave Dvorak FR DE Rochester, Minn.
91 Craig Hagberg FR DE Montevideo, Minn.
93 Jon Gerths SR NG Farmington, Minn.
94 Brad Howerton SO DT Hopkins, Minn.
95 Bill Smith SO DE Grand Rapids, Minn.
96 Tom Marks FR TE St. Louis Park, Minn.
98 John Mundstock FR DE Rochester, Minn.
99 Roger Rogotzke SR DE Fairfax, Minn.
Head Coach: Dennis Raarup
Team Statistics
Rushing Gustavus Opponents
Carries 570 415
Yards gained rushing 3348 1667
Yards lost rushing 237 231
Net yards gained rushing 3111 1536
Ave. per game 311.1 153.6
TD’s 36 14
Passing
Attempts 197 198
Completions 99 94
Intercepted 16 12
Gain 1302 1474
Ave. per game 130.2 147.4
TD’s 14 7
Total Offense
Plays 767 613
Gain 4413 2946
Ave. per game 441.3 294.6
First Downs
Rushing 152 64
Passing 54 60
Penalty 17 13
Total 223 137
Scoring
Touchdowns 50 23
PAT Kick 45-49 13-20
PAT Other 1-1 2-3
Field Goals 4-7 6-11
Safeties 2 0
Total Points 363 173
Ave. per game 36.3 17.3
Penalties
Number 59 66
Yards 565 607
Fumbles
Number 29 31
Lost 20 20
Interceptions
Number 12 16
Yards 83 202
TD’s 0 1
Punt Returns
Number 26 14
Yards 235 31
TD’s 0 0
Kickoff Returns
Number 35 55
Yards 618 968
TD’s 0 0
Punting
Number 32 57
Yards 1049 1917
Average 32.8 33.6
Blocked 0 2
Scoring/Quarters
First 123 37
Second 73 39
Third 85 39
Fourth 82 58
Individual Statistics
Rushing Attempts Gain Loss Net Average TD
Doug Anderson 7 30 0 30 4.3 0
Brad Baker 106 396 171 225 2.1 6
Craig Bitter 6 123 3 120 20.0 2
Jim Bjork 95 318 0 318 3.3 2
Bob Farkas 3 3 3 0 0 0
Mike Getchman 1 2 0 2 2.0 0
Bill Michael 24 108 10 98 4.1 1
Greg Mikel 6 42 0 42 7.0 0
John Moynihan 29 180 10 170 5.9 4
Todd Osmundson 7 26 1 25 3.6 0
Duncan Puffer 23 117 2 115 5.0 0
Jay Schoenebeck 135 1030 25 1005 7.4 11
Ron Straka 115 913 12 901 7.8 9
Roger Willhaus 12 57 0 57 4.8 1
Bruce Yerigan 1 3 0 3 3.0 0
Passing Attempts Completed Interceptions Yards TD
Brad Baker 179 93 11 1256 13
Bill Michael 13 3 5 18 0
Todd Osmundson 4 3 0 28 1
Scoring TD’s Points PAT Kick Pat Other Field Goals
Brad Baker 6 36
Craig Bitter 2 12
Jim Bjork 4 24
J.C. Chrest 50 38-42 4-7
Jim Huepenbecker 4 25 1-1
Tom Marks 1 6
Bill Michael 1 6
John Moynihan 4 24
Paul Rambow 3 18
Tim Roberts 2 12
Jay Schoenebeck 13 78
Ron Straka 9 56
Greg Vangen 6 6-6
Roger Willhaus 1 6
Pass Receiving Number Yards TD
Jim Bjork 6 79 2
Jim Huepenbecker 36 534 4
Tom Marks 1 18 1
John Moynihan 3 17 0
Kyle Nascene 1 10 0
Duncan Puffer 1 5 0
Paul Rambow 4 81 3
Tim Roberts 11 169 2
Jay Schoenebeck 23 272 2
Ron Straka 10 104 0
Mark Tipps 2 13 0
Interceptions Number Yards
Bruce Bade 1 6
Tim Dittberner 3 10
Ed Drenttel 1 0
John Horsnell 1 2
Greg Laszewski 1 10
Jim Macaulay 1 11
Jim Peterson 1 -4
Steve Swansson 1 48
Dan Thorson 1 0
Todd Treimer 1 0
Punting Number Yards Average Blocked
Brad Baker 20 624 31.2 0
Greg Laszewski 12 425 35.4 0
Punt Returns Number Yards
Jim Huepenbecker 21 216
Craig Lenz 2 19
Jim Peterson 3 0
Kickoff Returns Number Yards
Craig Bitter 3 51
Jim Bjork 4 48
Greg Laszewski 1 2
John Moynihan 7 124
Jay Schoenebeck 5 95
Ron Straka 13 299
Steve Swansson 1 2
Roger Willhaus 1 0