Football 1984 Archive

Overall: 6-2-1
MIAC: 6-2-1 (T-2nd place)

Season Review

After a hesitant start, Coach Dennis Raarup’s 1984 Gustie football team developed into a real scoring machine and finished the season with a 6-2-1 record to tie St. Thomas for 2nd place behind undefeated MIAC champion Hamline. Following a 14-14 opening game tie with St. Thomas, the team split the next four games before going on a roll in which they outscored four opponents 160-50, behind the passing of senior Eric Lande and the strong defensive play of seniors Kurt Ploeger and Mark Lantz.

The Gusties capped the season with a 42-34 win over St. John’s at Collegeville giving them an unblemished road record. Raarup lost a large corps of experienced seniors, but several freshmen saw extended action and would be ready to step in the following year.

1984 MIAC Final Standings
Team W L T
Hamline 8 0 1
GUSTAVUS 6 2 1
St. Thomas 6 2 1
St. John's 6 3 0
St. Olaf 4 3 2
Macalester 4 5 0
Augsburg 3 5 1
Concordia 3 5 1
Carleton 2 7 0
Bethel 0 9 0
1984 Final Results (6-2-1, 6-2-1)
GA Opponent
14 St. Thomas 14
30 St. Olaf 25
6 Concordia 10
67 Augsburg 7
13 Hamline 27
35 Macalester 0
31 Carleton 7
51 Bethel 9
42 St. John’s 34
1984 Roster
Number Name Year Position
1 David Nelson JR PB
2 Eric Lande SR QB
3 Michael Capozzi SR DB
4 Todd Krough JR DB
5 Mac Ryerse SO K/QB
6 Cliff Landry SO WR
7 Brad Toft FR QB
8 Larry Bodin JR WR
9 Todd Raarup FR QB
10 Marc Illies SR RB/DB
11 Chris McCartney FR QB
12 Mark Lundquist SO DB
13 Tim Holland FR DB
14 Tom Illies JR WR/P
15 Doug Burggraaff SO QB
16 John McCally SO OLB
17 Alex Erickson FR QB
20 Rob Jacobson SO RB
21 Paul Beuning SO RB/DB
22 Todd Madigan SO RB
23 Dean Borgh FR RB
24 Jeff Braun SR RB
25 Barry Larsen FR RB
26 Steve Harstad SO RB
27 Kevin Dreier SO DB
28 Joel Pederson JR DB
29 Jim Isaak SO DB
30 Bob Kern FR DB
31 Peter Morken FR RB
32 Rick Straka FR RB
33 John Galle FR LB
34 Eric Ollerman FR DB
35 Scott Robinson JR RB
36 Marc Bachman FR DB/RB
37 Tom Bjork JR OLB
38 Mark Riggs SO OLB
39 John Kulick FR RB
40 Richard Orred FR DB
41 Brent Schafer FR DB
42 Walter Peck FR K
43 Steve Buchholz FR WR
44 Steve Krogulski FR RB
46 Randy Richert SR OLB
47 Brian Ploof FR RB
48 Mike Dille SR RB
49 Jonathan Reppe FR RB/LB
50 Matt Hammerlund SR C
51 Scott Croonquist SR ILB
52 Doug Magee SO OLB
54 Mark Lantz SR ILB
55 Chuck Day JR OG
56 Greg Luhman JR LB
57 Mark Rodning SR OG
58 Scott Fritz JR OL
59 Tom Kern SR OT
60 Ron Peterson FR LB
61 David Burns JR OL
62 John Hortop FR OL
63 Mark Anderson FR OL
65 Darin Zimmerman FR OT
67 Steve Dahl SR OT
68 David Werner FR OL
69 Bobby Kronschnabel FR OLB
70 Martin Johnson JR DT
71 Tim Robertson SO OL
72 Kurt Ploeger SR DT
73 Mike Jacobson SO NG
74 Carl Kopp FR OL
75 Scott Fransen JR OT
76 Dave Elfstrand FR DT
77 Bill Belvedere JR OL
78 Cameron Foster SR DT
79 Lee Aanonsen FR OL
80 Peter Overgaard FR WR
81 Lee Glenna SO OLB
82 Christopher Vilt FR TE
83 Mike Farley FR DB
84 Kent Petrocco FR WR
85 Paul Sandbaken SO WR
86 Dave Spiegler SO TE
87 Paul Gesme SO OLB
89 Matt Von Eschen SO LB/DT
92 Lee Schmitz FR DB/P
94 Greg Mueller FR WR
95 Dan Utoft FR DB
96 Craig Peterson JR TE
97 David Gooding JR NG
98 Dave Fuecker FR TE
99 John Bilski FR DT
Head Coach: Dennis Raarup
Team Statistics
Rushing Gustavus Opponents
Carries 393 413
Yards gained rushing 1515 1440
Yards lost rushing 169 308
Net yards gained rushing 1346 1132
Ave. per game 149.6 125.8
TD’s 16 7
Passing
Attempts 282 196
Completions 145 88
Intercepted 13 19
Gain 1908 1240
Ave. per game 212 137.8
TD’s 22 9
Total Offense
Plays 675 609
Gain 3254 2372
Ave. per game 361.6 263.6
First Downs
Rushing 70 55
Passing 82 56
Penalty 13 6
Total 165 117
Scoring
Touchdowns 41 17
PAT Kick 33-39 13-16
PAT Other 1-2 0-1
Field Goals 2-6 6-11
Safeties 1 0
Total Points 289 133
Ave. per game 32.1 14.8
Penalties
Number 40 40
Yards 276 390
Fumbles
Number 20 24
Lost 13 13
Interceptions
Number 19 13
Yards 257 133
TD’s 3 1
Punt Returns
Number 19 19
Yards 131 56
TD’s 0 0
Kickoff Returns
Number 22 35
Yards 420 572
TD’s 0 0
Punting
Number 47 59
Yards 1495 1836
Average 31.8 31.1
Blocked 0 1
Scoring/Quarters
First 31 37
Second 118 37
Third 57 19
Fourth 83 40
Total 289 133
Individual Statistics
Rushing Attempts Gain Loss
Jeff Braun 20 54 5
Doug Burggraaff 7 51 8
Mike Dille 139 570 5
Steve Harstad 19 29 13
Marc Illies 67 269 12
Rob Jacobson 27 76 6
John Kulick 5 23 0
Eric Lande 35 101 94
Cliff Landry 28 118 0
Barry Larsen 2 11 1
Chris McCartney 1 14 0
Scott Robinson 29 141 2
Rick Straka 10 58 2
Passing Attempts Completed Interceptions
Doug Burggraaff 12 6 1
Marc Illies 4 2 0
Eric Lande 263 136 12
Cliff Landry 2 1 0
Scoring TD’s Points PAT Kick
Larry Bodin 1 6
Doug Burggraaff 1 6
Michael Cappozi 1 6
Scott Croonquist 1 6
Chuck Day 1 6
Mike Dille 10 60
Steve Harstad 1 8
Marc Illies 5 30
Tom Illies 7 42
John Kulick 1 6
Eric Lande 2 12
Craig Peterson 1 6
Ron Peterson 1 6
Todd Raarup 1 6
Scott Robinson 1 6
Mac Ryerse 39 33-38
Dave Spiegler 2 12
Rick Straka 4 24
Pass Receiving Number Yards TD
Larry Bodin 3 33 1
Chuck Day 1 6 1
Mike Dille 15 147 0
Steve Harstad 6 68 1
Marc Illies 13 248 4
Tom Illies 46 604 7
Rob Jacobson 4 30 0
Cliff Landry 8 72 0
Craig Peterson 1 21 1
Todd Raarup 2 41 1
Scott Robinson 1 18 0
Dave Spiegler 23 355 2
Rick Straka 22 265 4
Interceptions Number Yards
Michael Capozzi 3 102
Scott Croonquist 3 26
Tim Holland 1 10
Mark Lantz 4 60
Eric Ollerman 3 8
Joel Pederson 3 27
Ron Peterson 1 24
Punting Number Yards Average
Tom Illies 9 325 36.1
Ron Peterson 38 1170 30.8
Punt Returns Number Yards
Marc Illies 2 21
Tom Illies 13 84
Richard Orred 1 6
Rick Straka 3 20
Kickoff Returns Number Yards
Jeff Braun 1 18
Marc Illies 8 145
Tom Illies 8 162
Rob Jacobson 1 20
Cliff Landry 1 15
Rick Straka 3 60