Football 1980 Archive

Overall: 7-3
MIAC: 6-2 (2nd)

Season Review

The Gustavus community had a lot to cheer about this year, as their “Golden Gusties” played a terrific season and came through with a 7-3 overall and 6-2 MIAC record. This year’s co-captains were defensive linebackers Jon and Dave Najarian, safety Ed Drenttel, and halfback Ron Straka. Straka was also chosen, by his team, this year’s Most Valuable Player.

The Gusties’ season started off unfortunately with a very disappointing loss to the U of W, LaCrosse, but came back to win 7 out of the next 8 games. In their last game, they lost to their archrivals, the Concordia Cobbers in a heart-breaking game which determined the MIAC champions.

1980 MIAC Final Standings
Team W L T
Concordia 7 1 0
GUSTAVUS 6 2 0
St. John's 5 3 0
Hamline 5 3 0
St. Olaf 4 4 0
Augsburg 4 4 0
St. Thomas 2 5 1
Bethel 2 6 0
Macalester 0 7 1
1980 Final Results (7-3-0, 6-2-0)
GA Opponent
6 UW-LaCrosse 25
20 Macalester 7
35 Bethel 21
26 St. Thomas 0
24 St. John’s 16
7 Augsburg 31
27 St. Olaf 3
10 Hamline 7
23 Winona State 0
22 Concordia 23
1980 Roster
Number Name Year Position Hometown
1 Jim O’Neill FR K Crystal, Minn.
2 Paul Sandelin FR K/P/HB Browerville, Minn.
4 Scott Youngblom FR S St. Peter, Minn.
5 Duncan Puffer JR HB St. Paul, Minn.
6 Jim Macaulay JR LB Moose Lake, Minn.
7 Steve Erickson FR S Minnetonka, Minn.
8 Tom Kleist FR CB Brooklyn Park, Minn.
9 Mark Bartlett FR QB St. Peter, Minn.
10 Bill Michael JR QB Rochester, Minn.
11 Todd Osmundson SO QB Aurora, Minn.
12 Roger Yost FR S LeRoy, Minn.
13 Tom Franz JR DE Edina, Minn.
14 Neal Hagberg JR QB Montevideo, Minn.
16 Steve Andreasen FR SE Richfield, Minn.
17 Mark Erickson FR SE Long Lake, Minn.
18 Craig Utterberg SR S Buffalo, Minn.
19 Jim Peterson SR CB/S Duluth, Minn.
20 Phil Skow FR SE Mountain Lake, Minn.
21 Bruce Bade JR CB Arlington, Minn.
22 Ed Drenttel SR S/CB St. Peter, Minn.
23 Kent Johnson FR HB Sidney, Montana
24 John Moynihan SR HB Edina, Minn.
25 Jeff Pedersen FR CB St. Peter, Minn.
26 Craig Bitter SO HB Eden Prairie, Minn.
27 Bill Wavrin SO S Ely, Minn.
28 Kyle Nascene SO SE Pine City, Minn.
29 Tim Dittberner JR CB Oakdale, Minn.
30 Jim Bjork JR FB Rochester, Minn.
31 Dave Erlandson FR SE Fridley, Minn.
32 Ron Straka SR HB St. Peter, Minn.
33 Tom Anderson FR SE Axtell, Nebraska
34 Phil Goeres FR SE Minneapolis, Minn.
35 Andy Ward FR FB White Bear Lake, Minn.
36 Mark Poppe SR S Phoenix, Arizona
37 Don Ryan SO S Brainerd, Minn.
38 Doug Anderson SO FB Willmar, Minn.
39 Jim Alexander FR FB Rochester, Minn.
40 Ron Nelson FR S Mankato, Minn.
41 Greg Laszewski JR S/P Roseville, Minn.
42 Alan Hughes FR HB St. Peter, Minn.
43 Rolf Erickson FR S St. Louis Park, Minn.
44 Mark Truran SO SE W. St. Paul, Minn.
45 Laine Sletta SO CB New Ulm, Minn.
46 Bob Muir FR CB Maplewood, Minn.
47 Stu Sneer FR S Mountain Lake, Minn.
48 Tracy Bahl FR CB Fairbault, Minn.
49 Terry Petersen FR LB Belgrade, Minn.
50 Dan Thorson SR NG/DT Detroit Lakes, Minn.
51 John Setnes FR LB Cottage Grove, Minn.
52 Mike Dopp FR C St. Peter, Minn.
53 Kelly Bevans JR OT Minneapolis, Minn.
55 Charlie Farrow JR NG/LB Rochester, Minn.
56 Dave Magee SO OG Austin, Minn.
58 Ken Ericson FR DT Lawrenceville, New Jersey
59 Mike Zea SR OT/C Blackduck, Minn.
60 Paul Hodnefield SO C Bloomington, Minn.
61 Harlan Anderson SR OG Fairmont, Minn.
62 Craig Peterson SO DT Robbinsdale, Minn.
x62 Tom Dahl FR OT/K/P St. Paul, Minn.
63 Mark Johnson FR OG Gibbon, Minn.
64 Perry Lynum SO OG Stillwater, Minn.
65 Brian Dahl SO C Mankato, Minn.
66 Gregg Backstrom FR OG Fairomont, Minn.
67 Gregg Roberts SR OG/OT St. Peter, Minn.
68 Bob Holmes JR NG Manitowoc, Wisc.
69 Ron Lutes SO C/OG Minneapolis, Minn.
70 Bob Surbrook JR OG/OT Eau Claire, Minn.
71 Dan Sadloske JR OG/OT Bloomington, Minn.
72 Curt Scherer SR OT Osseo, Minn.
73 Dave Proeschel SO DT Hayfield, Minn.
74 Joe Polson JR OT Bloomington, Minn.
75 Dan Gilyard SO LB Sebeka, Minn.
x75 Erick Boe FR OT LeSueur, Minn.
76 Scott Wesloh JR DT Golden Valley, Minn.
78 Greg Langmo SR DT Litchfield, Minn.
79 Craig Lenz SR DT Hutchinson, Minn.
80 Tim Roberts SO TE/K St. Peter, Minn.
81 Mike Daum JR DE Minnetonka, Minn.
82 Jon Najarian SR LB Minneapolis, Minn.
83 Mark Tipps JR SE Roseville, Minn.
84 Tom Marks SO DE/TE St. Louis Park, Minn.
85 Paul Rambow SR SE Osseo, Minn.
86 Dave Najarian SR LB Minneapolis, Minn.
87 Jim Huepenbecker JR TE Mankato, Minn.
88 Steve Clausen SO SE Ellendale, Minn.
89 Jody Erickson FR TE Brainerd, Minn.
90 Dave Dvorak SO DE Rochester, Minn.
91 Craig Hagberg SO DE Montevideo, Minn.
92 Steve Wagner FR NG Osseo, Minn.
93 Laine Satter JR SE Wheaton, Minn.
95 Jeff Knutsen FR DE Melrose Park, Penn.
96 Mike Thyen FR SE Paynesville, Minn.
97 Derrick Olson FR DT/DE Edina, Minn.
98 John Engstrom FR DE Cambridge, Minn.
99 Roger Rogotzke SR DE Fairfax, Minn.
Head Coach: Dennis Raarup
Team Statistics
Rushing Gustavus Opponents
Carries 497 485
Yards gained rushing 2192 1984
Yards lost rushing 290 310
Net yards gained rushing 1902 1674
Ave. per game 190.2 167.4
TD’s 18 9
Passing
Attempts 156 227
Completions 79 90
Intercepted 12 22
Gain 1225 1186
Ave. per game 122.5 118.6
TD’s 9 5
Total Offense
Plays 653 712
Gain 3127 2860
Ave. per game 312.7 286.0
First Downs
Rushing 95 96
Passing 48 63
Penalty 9 9
Total 152 168
Scoring
Touchdowns 27 14
PAT Kick 17-26 13-16
PAT Other 0-0 0-1
Field Goals 7-9 6-10
Safeties 0 0
Total Points 200 133
Ave. per game 20.0 13.3
Penalties
Number 45 42
Yards 478 388
Fumbles
Number 26 27
Lost 16 15
Interceptions
Number 22 12
Yards 187 153
TD’s 0 2
Punt Returns
Number 36 33
Yards 290 231
TD’s 0 0
Kickoff Returns
Number 26 33
Yards 444 448
TD’s 0 0
Punting
Number 52 58
Yards 1889 1768
Average 36.3 33.9
Blocked 1 0
Scoring/Quarters
First 67 26
Second 50 24
Third 58 41
Fourth 25 42
Total 200 133
Individual Statistics
Rushing Attempts Gain Loss Net Average TD
Doug Anderson 13 50 0 50 3.8 0
Jim Alexander 4 10 0 10 2.5 0
Craig Bitter 3 61 4 57 19.0 1
Jim Bjork 57 189 5 184 3.2 0
Neal Hagberg 114 349 191 158 1.4 4
Alan Hughes 12 53 0 53 4.4 0
Bill Michael 12 57 8 49 4.1 0
John Moynihan 68 331 28 303 4.5 4
Duncan Puffer 27 100 14 86 3.2 0
Ron Straka 187 992 40 952 5.1 9
Passing Attempts Completed Interceptions Yards TD
Neal Hagberg 144 54 12 1187 9
Bill Michael 12 5 0 38 0
Scoring TD’s Points PAT Kick Pat Other Field Goals
Craig Bitter 1 6
Jim Bjork 2 12
Neal Hagberg 4 24
John Moynihan 4 24
Jim O’Neill 38 17-26 7-9
Paul Rambow 2 12
Tim Roberts 3 18
Ron Straka 9 54
Mark Tipps 2 12
Pass Receiving Number Yards TD
Craig Bitter 1 4 0
Jim Bjork 6 33 2
Jim Huepenbecker 1 9 0
Alan Hughes 3 24 0
Tom Marks 3 31 0
John Moynihan 1 2 0
Duncan Puffer 1 5 0
Paul Rambow 25 520 2
Tim Roberts 21 343 3
Ron Straka 9 110 0
Mark Tipps 8 144 2
Interceptions Number Yards
Bruce Bade 2 23
Tim Dittberner 2 15
Ed Drenttel 3 14
Greg Laszewski 2 20
Craig Lenz 1 10
Dave Najarian 2 2
Jon Najarian 4 38
Jim Peterson 6 65
Punting Number Yards Average Blocked
Greg Laszewski 50 1865 37.3 1
Bill Michael 1 26 26.0 0
Punt Returns Number Yards
Jim Peterson 17 109
Ron Straka 16 156
Scott Youngblom 3 17
Kickoff Returns Number Yards
Jim Bjork 2 17
Jim Peterson 2 107
Duncan Puffer 6 56
Tim Roberts 3 9
Ron Straka 12 233
Scott Youngblom 1 22