Football 1987 Archive

Overall: 10-0
MIAC: 9-0 (1st place)

Season Review

The Gustavus football team, led by Head coach Dennis Raarup, brought pride and excitement to our school with its 10-0 record. Their desire to win backed by intense practice proved to be a winning combination. Quarterback Dean Kraus described this year’s season as a “year of coming together.” According to Kraus, the team’s “Never say die attitude” was the key to many victorious comebacks throughout the season.

The Gusties finished off Homecoming celebrations by reigning victorious over St. Thomas at Hollingsworth Field. Their “Never say die attitude” continued to carry the Gusties as they triumphed over Hamline, Bethel and Augsburg giving them the title of 1987 MIAC championjs. Adrenalin and excitement flowed as our Gusties participated in the NCAA Division III playoffs at Gustavus against St. John’s. Unfortunately, we were defeated 7-3, a tough loss felt by all.

1987 would be remembered as a year of record accomplishments for the Gustavus football team. Never in Gustavus history had a team won all 9 conference games. Three players were named All-Conference; senior Marc Iverson- offensive tackle, senior Darin Zimmerman- offensive center, and senior Dean Kraus-quarterback. Dean Kraus was also named MVP in the MIAC Conference, and freshman Mike Schumacher was named Leading Rusher for the MIAC Conference, with an averaged 8 yards per carry.

Coach Raarup commented, “The team was able to accomplish its dream of winning the MIAC and going through the regular season undefeated.” This was Coach Raarup’s last season with the Gustavus football team. Coach Steve Byrne would be taking his place as Head Coach in the 1988 season. He offered the following outlook for the team’s upcoming season, “I am looking forward to 1988, as we will graduate only six starters, and shall return as a strong, experienced team.”

1987 MIAC Final Standings
Team W L T
GUSTAVUS 9 0 0
St. John's 7 2 0
Concordia 7 2 0
Carleton 5 4 0
Hamline 5 4 0
St. Thomas 5 4 0
Macalester 3 6 0
St. Olaf 3 6 0
Augsburg 0 8 1
Bethel 0 8 1
1987 Final Results (10-1-0, 9-0-0)
GA Opponent
24 Nebraska-Wesl. 7
27 Carleton 15
38 Concordia 35
19 Macalester 17
21 St. Olaf 10
32 St. John’s 31
19 St. Thomas 15
38 Hamline 0
56 Bethel 0
48 Augsburg 12
NCAA Playoffs
3 St. John's 7
1987 Roster
Number Name Year Position Hometown
1 Doug Dittbenner SO K Fairmont, Minn.
2 Joseph Paulsen FR TE Lake Crystal, Minn.
3 Michael Muedeking SO WR/K Waseca, Minn.
4 Chris McCartney SR WR Coon Rapids, Minn.
5 John Gaunt FR DB Minneapolis, Minn.
6 Wade Shanahan FR QB/DB Chisago City, Minn.
7 Dana Berg SO WR Ft. Collins, Colorado
8 Troy Dunlap SO CB Anoka, Minn.
9 Todd Raarup SR WR St. Peter, Minn.
10 John Daugherty FR DB St. Peter, Minn.
11 Scott Ostermann FR DB Good Thunder, Minn.
12 Dan Frost FR QB Coon Rapids, Minn.
13 Nathan Weir FR DB Red Wing, Minn.
14 Jeff Erdmann SO QB Lewiston, Minn.
15 Dean Kraus JR QB Minnetonka, Minn.
x15 Brent Kuphal FR WR Gaylord, Minn.
16 Jon Willis FR CB Wayzata, Minn.
17 Corey Johnson FR WR Atlanta, Georgia
18 John Love FR QB New Ulm, Minn.
19 T. Jay Torgelson JR DB Appleton, Minn.
x19 Mark Nerhus FR DB Windom, Minn.
20 Kevin Rich JR OLB Maplewood, Minn.
x20 Jeff Miller FR TB Winthrop, Minn.
21 Mike Novak FR DB Montevideo, Minn.
22 Chris Cohen FR RB Minnetonka, Minn.
23 Steve Kvall SO OLB Willmar, Minn.
24 Dan Johnson FR DB Dassel, Minn.
25 Barry Larsen SR SS Mankato, Minn.
x25 Erik Iverson FR RB Moorhead, Minn.
26 Gerald Illies FR RB Elrosa, Minn.
27 Brad Martell FR DB New Brighton, Minn.
28 Rob Aitkin FR LB Bemidji, Minn.
29 Mike Schumacher FR TB Wayzata, Minn.
30 Jeff Hargis SO FB Manly, Iowa
31 Peter Morken SR LB Spring Grove, Minn.
32 Marc Bachman JR TB Fairmont, Minn.
x32 Tom Durrell FR RB Antioch, Minn.
33 Jonathan Reppe SR FB Wanamingo, Minn.
34 Tim Cota JR FS Eden Prairie, Minn.
x34 Anthony Hauschildt FR DB Red Wing, Minn.
35 John Kulick JR FB Anoka, Minn.
x35 Philip Maurer FR DB Medford, Wisc.
36 Brad Pinchuk SO DB Glenview, Illinois
37 Rick Peterson FR LB/DB Owatonna, Minn.
38 Bradley Parks FR P/PK Boulder Junction, Wisc.
39 Mark Dalton FR RB Cannon Falls, Minn.
41 Eric Brandt FR OLB Stillwater, Minn.
42 Walter Peck SR DB Albert Lea, Minn.
43 Tim Schwartz SO TB Gaylord, Minn.
44 Bruce Johnson SO FB Jackson, Minn.
45 Tim Manahan SO DB Mankato, Minn.
x45 Jerry McKenzie FR FB Hudson, Wisc.
46 Eric Huntoon JR SS Rochester, Minn.
x46 Todd Christianson FR RB Red Wing, Minn.
47 Timothy Baker JR DB Brooklyn Center, Minn.
x47 Scott Klosterman FR CB St. Anthony, Minn.
48 Jon Olson SO WR Kiester, Minn.
49 John Davis FR LB Vail, Colorado
50 Eric Rhodenbaugh FR LB Stillwater, Minn.
51 Todd Conrad SO C New Brighton, Minn.
52 Alan Amdahl FR C Atwater, Minn.
53 Stacey Medin SO DT Caledonia, Minn.
54 Reid Jaeger JR DT Mapleton, Minn.
55 Tim Campion FR LB Minneapolis, Minn.
56 Doug Wheeler FR NG Mounds View, Minn.
57 Steve Wilson FR C Valley, Nebraska
58 Jay Stave SO OL Blue Earth, Minn.
59 Jeff Weiland JR OG Mayer, Minn.
60 Ron Peterson SR LB Detroit Lakes, Minn.
62 Drew Prochazka JR NG Rochester, Minn.
x62 Eugene Schabert FR TE Red Wing, Minn.
63 Mark Anderson SR OG Albert Lea, Minn.
64 Sven Erlandson SR OG Fridley, Minn.
65 Darin Zimmerman SR C Lindstrom, Minn.
66 Chad Carlson SO OG Lewiston, Minn.
67 Dean Gustafson JR OG Eden Prairie, Minn.
68 David Werner SR OG St. Paul, Minn.
69 Bobby Kronschnabel SR OLB Stillwater, Minn.
70 Steve Dittrich FR OL Albert Lea, Minn.
71 Trent Steel FR NG Hopkins, Minn.
72 Steve Mau JR DT Stillwater, Minn.
73 Bob Leibforth FR OG Arlington Heights, Illinois
74 Marc Iverson JR OT St. Peter, Minn.
75 Jay Armstrong SO NG Winnebago, Minn.
76 Perry Wiest SO OT Le Sueur, Minn.
78 Bruce Gruys JR OT Annandale, Minn.
79 Daniel Kauppi FR DT Redwood Falls, Minn.
80 Kevin Finley SO TE New Brighton, Minn.
81 Michael Erickson JR TE Minnetonka, Minn.
82 Marc Tennis FR TE/SS Rochester, Minn.
83 Tim Carter JR WR Mapleton, Minn.
84 Brian Ehlenfeldt SO P/TE Lewiston, Minn.
85 Stephen Prekker FR TE Wayzata, Minn.
86 Kent Odland FR SS Marshall, Minn.
87 Paul Pehrson FR TE St. Peter, Minn.
88 Bryon Brand SO DT Brooklyn Park, Minn.
89 Joel Tomlinson FR NG White Bear Lake, Minn.
90 Scott Pearson SO DB Duluth, Minn.
91 Steve Ramberg FR TE/LB Minneapolis, Minn.
92 James Van Dusen SO LB Howard Lake, Minn.
93 Jeff Buss SO LB Prior Lake, Minn.
94 Keith Jackson JR SS Eden Prairie, Minn.
95 Tim Johnson SO OLB Burnsville, Minn.
96 Jeff Zabel SO LB Minnesota Lake, Minn.
97 Steve Berg JR DT Eden Prairie, Minn.
98 Dave Fuecker SR TE Bloomington, Minn.
99 John Emery SR LB Circle Pines, Minn.
Head Coach: Dennis Raarup
Team Statistics
Rushing Gustavus Opponents
Carries 525 371
Yards gained rushing 2586 1350
Yards lost rushing 244 261
Net yards gained rushing 2342 1089
Ave. per game 234.2 108.9
TD’s 26 12
Passing
Attempts 258 292
Completions 136 132
Intercepted 14 22
Gain 1815 1638
Ave. per game 181.5 163.8
TD’s 18 5
Total Offense
Plays 783 663
Gain 4157 2727
Ave. per game 415.7 272.7
First Downs
Rushing 114 57
Passing 93 83
Penalty 16 9
Total 223 149
Scoring
Touchdowns 45 18
PAT Kick 37-42 12-14
PAT Other 0-5 2-4
Field Goals 5-9 6-9
Safeties 0 0
Total Points 322 142
Ave. per game 32.2 14.2
Penalties
Number 46 64
Yards 402 521
Fumbles
Number 16 27
Lost 8 17
Interceptions
Number 22 14
Yards 238 154
TD’s 1 1
Punt Returns
Number 27 21
Yards 194 107
TD’s 0 0
Kickoff Returns
Number 33 57
Yards 634 918
TD’s 0 0
Punting
Number 38 5
Yards 1180 1793
Average 31.1 33.8
Blocked 1 0
Scoring/Quarters
First 54 36
Second 99 41
Third 44 39
Fourth 125 25
Total 322 142
Individual Statistics
Rushing Attempts Gain Loss Net Average TD
Marc Bachman 35 116 4 112 3.2 1
Chris Cohen 5 11 8 3 0.6 0
Tom Durell 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Jeff Erdmann 12 40 8 32 2.7 0
Jeff Hargis 2 6 0 6 3.0 0
Gerald Illies 3 4 1 3 1.0 0
Bruce Johnson 27 133 1 132 4.9 1
Corey Johnson 1 0 11 -11 -11.0 0
Dean Kraus 96 388 131 257 2.7 6
John Kulick 109 406 2 404 3.7 2
Jeff Miller 12 83 0 83 6.9 1
Jonathan Reppe 13 43 5 38 2.9 0
Mike Schumacher 105 907 34 873 8.3 9
Tim Schwartz 104 449 39 410 3.9 6
Passing Attempts Completed Interceptions Yards TD
Jeff Erdmann 19 7 3 73 0
Dean Kraus 235 126 11 165 17
Mike Schumacher 1 1 0 26 0
Tim Schwartz 3 2 0 41 1
Scoring TD’s Points PAT Kick Pat Other Field Goals
Marc Bachmann 1 6
Doug Dittbenner 52 37-42 5-9
Michael Erickson 1 6
Kevin Finley 1 6
Dave Fuecker 1 6
Bruce Johnson 1 6
Corey Johnson 2 12
Dean Kraus 6 36
John Kulick 3 18
Tim Manahan 1 6
Chris McCartney 3 18
Jeff Miller 1 6
Todd Raarup 7 42
Mike Schumacher 10 60
Tim Schwartz 7 42
Pass Receiving Number Yards TD
Marc Bachman 1 2 0
Michael Erickson 1 6 1
Kevin Finley 12 113 0
Dave Fuecker 17 258 1
Bruce Johnson 3 22 0
Corey Johnson 9 119 2
John Kulick 18 193 2
Jeff Miller 1 17 0
Chris McCartney 14 182 3
Michael Muedeking 3 53 0
Todd Raarup 33 471 7
Mike Schumacher 8 136 1
Tim Schwartz 16 243 1
Interceptions Number Yards
John Emery 3 51
Peter Morken 3 20
Eric Huntoon 3 0
Tim Manahan 2 78
Troy Dunlap 2 20
Timothy Baker 2 12
Brad Pinchuck 2 22
Mike Novak 2 13
Tim Cota 1 22
Punting Number Yards Average Blocked
John Daugherty 31 964 30.5 1
Brian Ehlenfeldt 5 168 33.6 0
Eric Huntoon 2 66 33.0 0
Punt Returns Number Yards
Timothy Baker 1 3
Jeff Miller 1 10
Chris McCartney 15 140
Mike Novak 7 29
Tim Schwartz 3 12
Kickoff Returns Number Yards
Troy Dunlap 1 11
Chris McCartney 14 324
Mike Schumacher 9 108
Tim Schwartz 9 191