Football 1986 Archive

Overall: 4-6
MIAC: 4-5 (T-6th)

Season Review

One of the most exciting comebacks in Gustavus history, the Golden Gusties triumphed over the wind and rain to defeat the St. John’s Jonnies for a Homecoming victory at Hollingsworth Field. It was their second win of the season.

After a slow and disappointing start, the Gusties finally put it all together at St. Olaf and won their first game on Parent’s Day. It was this game that put them on the right track and allowed them to end the season respectably. Head Coach Dennis Raarup commented, “After a slow start, 0-4, we came together as a team and finished 4-2 in our last six games.”

The Golden Gusties finished the year with a record of 4-6. Senior tight end Dave Spiegler was named Most Valuable Player for the 1986 season, and Paul Gesme was awarded the coveted Craig Olson Award. According to Raarup, the team “set the stage for next year.”

1986 MIAC Final Standings
Team W L T
Concordia 9 0 0
Macalester 6 2 1
Carleton 6 3 0
St. Thomas 6 3 0
St. John's 4 4 1
GUSTAVUS 4 5 0
Hamline 4 5 0
St. Olaf 4 5 0
Augsburg 1 8 0
Bethel 0 9 0
1986 Final Results (4-6-0, 4-5-0)
GA Opponent
14 Nebraska-Wesl. 23
13 Carleton 19
13 Concordia 38
28 St. Olaf 15
29 Macalester 42
28 St. John’s 20
20 St. Thomas 50
13 Hamline 35
31 Bethel 21
28 Augsburg 7
1986 Roster
Number Name Year Position Hometown
1 Mark E. Keller FR K Rochester, Minn.
3 Michael Muedeking FR P/K Waseca, Minn.
4 Chris McCartney SO QB/WR Coon Rapids, Minn.
5 Mac Ryerse SR K/P Edina, Minn.
7 Dana Berg FR WR Ft. Collins, Colorado
8 Jeff Erdmann FR QB Lewiston, Minn.
9 Todd Raarup SO QB/WR St. Peter, Minn.
10 Doug Burggraaff SR QB Bloomington, Minn.
11 Jeff Lindstrom SO WR Esko, Minn.
12 Mark Lundquist SR WR St. Paul, Minn.
13 Mark Phinney FR QB Wood Lake, Minn.
15 Dean Kraus SO QB Hopkins, Minn.
16 Rob Illies SO WR/QB Mound, Minn.
17 John Lilleberg FR WR Jackson, Minn.
19 T. Jay Torgelson SO RB Appleton, Minn.
20 Kevin Rich SO OLB Maplewood, Minn.
21 Paul Beuning SR FB Belgrade, Minn.
23 Steve Kvaal FR RB Willmar, Minn.
24 Bill Rosati SO TB Coleraine, Minn.
25 Barry Larsen JR DB Mankato, Minn.
26 Steve Harstad SR TB Burnsville, Minn.
27 Kevin Dreier SR DB Owatonna, Minn.
28 Gene Pagel SR DB Circle Pines, Minn.
29 Paul Koenig FR DB Hutchinson, Minn.
30 Jeff Hargis FR FB Manly, Iowa
31 Peter Morken JR LB Spring Grove, Minn.
32 Marc Bachman JR TB Fairmont, Minn.
33 Lee Fahrenz SR WR Rochester, Minn.
34 Tim Cota SO FS Eden Prairie, Minn.
35 John Kulick SO FB Anoka, Minn.
36 Brad Pinchuk FR DB Glenview, Illinois
37 Jeffrey Buss FR LB Prior Lake, Minn.
38 Mark Riggs SR OLB Burnsville, Minn.
39 Joel Gregersen SO LB Le Sueur, Minn.
41 David Manahan FR DB Mankato, Minn.
42 Walter Peck JR K/DB Albert Lea, Minn.
43 Tim Schwartz FR TB Gaylord, Minn.
44 Bruce Johnson FR TB Jackson, Minn.
45 Tim Manahan FR DB Mankato, Minn.
46 Eric Huntoon FR DB Rochester, Minn.
47 Timothy Baker SO DB Brooklyn Center, Minn.
48 Jon Olson FR WR Kiester, Minn.
49 Tim Johnson FR FB Burnsville, Minn.
50 Stacy Guetzkow FR LB Watertown, Minn.
51 Todd Conrad FR C New Brighton, Minn.
52 Duane Farkas FR OL Ely, Minn.
53 Stacey Medin FR DL Caledonia, Minn.
54 Reid Jaeger SO DT Mapleton, Minn.
55 Craig Hassell FR C St. Paul, Minn.
56 Gregory Solberg FR OL Lanesboro, Minn.
57 Jonathan Reppe SO OL Wanamingo, Minn.
58 Jay Stave FR OL Blue Earth, Minn.
59 Jeff Weiland SO OG Mayer, Minn.
60 Ron Peterson JR LB/P Detroit Lakes, Minn.
61 Kevin Beyer FR DT Minnesota Lake, Minn.
62 Drew Prochazka SO NG Rochester, Minn.
63 Mark Anderson JR OG Albert Lea, Minn.
65 Darin Zimmerman JR C Chisago Lakes, Minn.
66 Chad Carlson FR OG Lewiston, Minn.
67 Dean Gustafson SO OG Eden Prairie, Minn.
68 David Werner JR OG St. Paul, Minn.
69 Bobby Kronschnabel JR OLB Stillwater, Minn.
71 Tim Robertson SR OG Burnsville, Minn.
72 Steve Mau SO DT Stillwater, Minn.
73 Rich Thibodeau FR OL Duxbury, Massachusetts
74 Marc Iverson SO OT St. Peter, Minn.
75 Jay Armstrong FR NG Winnebago, Minn.
76 Perry Wiest FR OT Le Sueur, Minn.
77 Chris Anderson SO DL Spicer, Minn.
78 Bruce Gruys SO OL Annandale, Minn.
79 Lee Aanonsen JR OT St. Peter, Minn.
81 Michael Erickson SO TE Minnetonka, Minn.
83 Tim Carter SO WR Mapleton, Minn.
84 Brian Ehlenfeldt FR P/TE Lewiston, Minn.
85 Jeff Corl FR TE Hutchinson, Minn.
86 Dave Spiegler SR TE Waukon, Iowa
87 Paul Gesme SR OLB Minnetonka, Minn.
88 Byron Brand FR DT Brooklyn Park, Minn.
89 Matt Von Eschen SR NG Arlington, Minn.
90 Scott Pearson FR DB Duluth, Minn.
91 Bob Freytag FR OLB Excelsior, Minn.
92 James Van Dusen FR LB Howard Lake, Minn.
93 Michael Regnier FR OLB Minnetonka, Minn.
96 Jeffrey Zabel FR LB Minnesota Lake, Minn.
97 Pete Thayer SR LB Bloomington, Minn.
98 Dave Fuecker JR TE Bloomington, Minn.
99 John Emery JR LB Circle Pines, Minn.
Head Coach: Dennis Raarup
Team Statistics
Rushing Gustavus Opponents
Carries 445 420
Yards gained rushing 1810 1572
Yards lost rushing 251 315
Net yards gained rushing 1559 1257
Ave. per game 155.9 125.7
TD’s 13 18
Passing
Attempts 364 271
Completions 182 141
Intercepted 32 14
Gain 2283 2310
Ave. per game 228.3 231.0
TD’s 15 18
Total Offense
Plays 809 691
Gain 3842 3567
Ave. per game 384.2 356.7
First Downs
Rushing 82 65
Passing 100 79
Penalty 14 12
Total 196 156
Scoring
Touchdowns 30 37
PAT Kick 24-28 28-32
PAT Other 2-2 2-5
Field Goals 3-5 4-8
Safeties 0 2
Total Points 217 270
Ave. per game 21.7 27.0
Penalties
Number 54 51
Yards 447 459
Fumbles
Number 30 29
Lost 18 14
Interceptions
Number 14 32
Yards 82 300
TD’s 0 0
Punt Returns
Number 15 18
Yards 70 109
TD’s 0 0
Kickoff Returns
Number 43 42
Yards 725 618
TD’s 0 0
Punting
Number 42 51
Yards 1349 1744
Average 32.1 34.8
Blocked 2 1
Scoring/Quarters
First 42 59
Second 43 95
Third 74 65
Fourth 58 51
Total 217 270
Individual Statistics
Rushing Attempts Net Average TD
Steve Harstad 267 380 1.42 3
Dean Kraus 100 366 3.66 7
Paul Beuning 73 270 3.70
Tim Schwartz 60 268 4.47
Passing Attempts Completed Interceptions Yards TD
Dean Kraus 267 140 26 1783 13
Doug Burggraaff 83 36 5 419
Scoring TD’s Points PAT Kick Pat Other Field Goals
Dave Spiegler 8 48
Dean Kraus 7 42
Mac Ryerse 32 23 3-5
Paul Beuning 4 26 1-1
Steve Harstad 4 26 1-1
Pass Receiving Number Yards TD
Dave Spiegler 54 681 7
Todd Raarup 46 594 1
Chris McCartney 20 261
Michael Muedeking 8 134
Paul Beuning 10 114
Dave Fuecker 10 112
John Kulick 8 101
Interceptions Number Yards
John Emery 5 48
Kevin Dreier 3 0
David Manahan 2 0
Punting Number Yards Average
Eric Huntoon 23 697 30.3
Brian Ehlenfeldt 9 344 38.2
Peterson 6 254 42.3
Kickoff Returns Number Yards
Chris McCartney 24 472