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Cobber Football Opponent - Gustavus

 At Gustavus , Sat. Oct. 24, 1998 , 1:00, 
Lloyd Hollingsworth Field

 Oct. 24 Concordia (3-3, 3-4) loses 49-17 at Gustavus (5-1,  6-1) 
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10/21 Pregame notes by Gustie SID Tim Kennedy |

Gustavus Season to date
9/12 Martin Luther  15 at Gustavus 44 | Summary|Stats|
9/19 Gustavus 40 at Carleton 14  | Summary |Stats |
9/26 Macalester 3 at Gustavus 37 | Summary |Stats |
10/3 Gustavus 26  at St. Thomas 23 | Summary | Stats |
10/10 Augsburg 7 at Gustavus 21 | Trib | GAC Story | Stats |
10/17 Gustavus 24 Bethel 27 | Stats |
 

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GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS
OFFENSE
        9       Chris Barnick   WR
        82      Charlie Vacek   TE
        65      Dan Duncan      LT
        74      Warren Stoltman LG
        60      Michael Thiede  C
        77      Jeremy Bredeck  RG
        73      Joel Skaaland   RT
        20      Chris Swansson  SE
        81      Greg TeBrake    WR
        18      Bob Southworth  QB
        35      Travis Prunty   RB

DEFENSE
        99      Ron Davis       DE
        55      Brent Staples   DT
        93      Nathan Bannick  DT
        91      Tim Sundby      DE
        40      Matt Nesvig     SLB
        38      Dan Dauwalter   MLB
        30      Ryan Timm       WLB
        14      Brian Sorum     CB
        19      Steve Leth      FS
        8       Brent Schultze  SS
        28      Ryan Frank      CB

SPECIAL TEAMS
        15      Ryan Boutwell   K
        53      Shane McClinton P
        73      Joel Skaaland   LS
        3       Dan Elling      H
        8       Brent Schultze  PR
        2       Michael Anderson KR
        80      Chris Greavu   KR

COACHING STAFF
  Head Coach:  Jay Schoenebeck
 Assistant Coaches:  Travis Armstrong,
Tom Brown,Greg  Ellsworth, Dennis Raarup,
Gregg Roberts,  Lance Taylor, Adam Haisman,
Brian Haukoos, Cullen Nelson and Omar Payne.
 
 
 

1998 Gustavus Football Roster
No Name Pos Ht Wt Yr. Hometown
1 Joe Arlt DB 5-10 159 FY Lakeville
2 Michael Anderson DB 6-0 184 FY Blue Earth
3 Dan Elling QB 6-1 184 SR Eagan
4 Nick Dwyer WR 5-11 150 FY Fairmont
5 Brent Olson TE 6-4 219 JR St. Peter
6 Stephen Nesvig QB 6-3 190 FY Gaylord/Sibley East
7 Rob Rieckenberg DB 6-1 175 JR Delano
8 Brent Schultze DB 5-11 193 JR Ceylon/Fairmont
9 Chris Barnick WR 6-1 202 SR St. Peter
10 Adam Pehrson LB 5-11 195 JR St. Peter
11 Ryan Wangen RB 6-1 193 JR New Richland/NRHEG
12 Kyle Hicok DB 5-9 180 SO Lake Crystal/LCWM
13 Kyle Blasing LB 5-11 185 JR Atwater/ACGC
14 Brian Sorum DB 5-11 198 SR Pine Island
15 Ryan Boutwell K 6-1 194 SR Shoreham, VT
16 Charleston Thomas WR 5-9 171 FY Minneapolis/North
17 Mike Fogal DB 5-9 168 JR Mankato/Loyola
18 Bob Southworth QB 6-2 206 SR Gibbon/G-F-W
19 Steve Leth DB 6-2 180 JR Mantorville/Kasson-Mantorville
20 Chris Swansson WR 5-10 170 SR Woodbury
21 Mark Hargis WR 5-10 180 SO Woodbury
22 Casey West DB 5-9 165 SO Cleveland
23 Ben Bigelow DB 6-0 185 JR Mantorville/Kasson-Mantorville
24 Ryan Gustafson WR 5-8 153 SO St. Peter
25 Eric Skoog LB 6-0 195 SO Inver Grove Hts/Simley
26 Jason Schuette DB 5-11 172 SO Mayer/Waconia
27 John Wurm DB 5-11 197 JR Champlin
28 Ryan Frank DB 5-10 186 SO Blue Earth
29 Curt Baldus DB 5-10 178 FY Victoria/Chaska
30 Ryan Timm LB 5-11 198 SR Huron, SD
31 Adam Vahl LB 5-7 192 FY Lake Benton
32 Adam Arnoldy DB 6-0 185 FY Eagle Lake/Mankato East
33 Scott Harman RB 5-9 192 SR Golden Valley/Armstrong
34 Adam Bell LB 6-0 182 SO Pelican Rapids
35 Travis Prunty RB 6-1 182 JR Inver Grove Heights/SPA
36 Eric Clark RB 5-9 185 JR Delano
37 Eric Mattson LB 5-11 220 SR Carver/Chaska
37 Dan Routh RB 5-9 170 SO New Richland
38 Dan Dauwalter LB 6-2 220 SR Carver/Chaska
38 Jacob Cassady RB 5-11 222 FY St. Paul/SPA
39 Andy Barnick LB 6-0 205 SO St. Peter
40 Matt Nesvig DB 6-2 207 JR Gaylord/Sibley East
41 Kevin Firkus DB 6-2 175 FY Woodbury
42 Ryan Britz RB 6-0 205 JR St. Peter
43 Christian White K 5-10 190 SO Northfield
44 Eric Schmidt RB 6-1 199 FY Mankato/East
45 Ben Lindberg DB 5-11 180 SO Cambridge
46 Jason Stockwell RB 6-0 216 JR Red Wing
47 Dan Josephson TE 6-4 190 SO Detroit Lakes
48 Jeremy Berg LB 5-11 204 FY Hartland/NRHEG
49 Andy Miller LB 6-2 205 JR St. Peter
50 Mark Elfstrom  LB 6-2 235 SO Anchorage, AK
51 Eric Johnson OL 6-1 250 FY Lake Crystal
52 Brian Bergstrom LB 6-1 197 FY Burnsville
53 Shane McClinton DL/P 6-2 205 SR Storm Lake, IA
53 Adam Haugerud OL 5-10 232 FY Montevideo
54 Chris Kampa DL 6-3 244 FY Cambridge
55 Brent Staples DL 6-3 257 SR Windom
56 Andy Kopperud OL 5-9 243 SO Westbrook/WWG
57 Matt Mettler DL 5-9 190 FY Forest Lake
58 Joe Vogel LB 5-11 184 FY Plymouth/Minn. Acad
59 Geoff Knobloch OL 6-2 226 JR Inwood, IA/W. Lyon
60 Mike Thiede OL 6-2 255 SR Lancaster, WI
61 Ryan Coddington OL 5-10 268 FY Maple Grove/Osseo
62 Jed Rohlf DL 5-10 235 SO Coon Rapids
63 Drew Gehler OL 6-1 218 SO Anchorage, AK
64 Josh Cook OL 6-0 302 FY Benson
65 Daniel Duncan OL 6-5 315 JR Ivanhoe
66 Bob Vaughn III OL 5-11 245 FY Blaine
67 Jon Peterson OL 6-4 212 FY Decorah, IA
68 Nick Greenig OL 6-2 254 FY St. Peter
69 Steve Stauff OL 6-1 235 FY Cleveland
70 Thor Lossen OL 6-5 241 FY Winona
71 Mike Deschneau LB 5-8 216 SO Arden Hills/Mds. View
71 Jeff Brown OL 6-4 249 FY Montevideo
72 Lance Staples DL 6-1 241 FY Windom
73 Joel Skaaland OL 6-3 267 JR Detroit Lakes
74 Warren Stoltman OL 6-2 269 SR Brainerd
75 Jacob Thorius OL 6-3 219 SO Indianola, IA
76 Chris Deschneau OL 6-1 199 SO Arden Hills/Mds. View
77 Jeremy Bredeck OL 5-11 281 SR Delano
78 Jesse Harvey OL 6-7 244 SO Owatonna
79 Pat Watson DL 6-2 220 SR Chanhassen/Chaska
80 Chris Greavu WR 5-9 161 FY Woodbury
81 Greg TeBrake WR 5-11 202 JR St. Peter
82 Charlie Vacek TE 6-2 218 JR Stewart/McLeod West
83 John Youngdahl WR 6-4 199 JR Austin, TX/Westlake
84 Mike Gahlon TE 6-2 200 FY Dellwood/Mahtomedi
85 Joe Altermatt WR 5-10 150 FY Sanborn/Red Rock Cent.
86 Mark Haukoos TE 6-5 198 FY St. Peter
87 Brady Brau WR 6-1 194 SO Lucan/Wabasso
88 Ben Krakow LB 6-2 221 SR Brooklyn Park/Cooper
88 Charlie Agerter WR 6-1 160 FY Rochester/Lourdes
89 Brent Fury WR 6-2 188 SO Janesville/JWP
90 Greg Joslin LB 6-4 213  SO  Cambridge
91 Tim Sundby DE 6-3 221 SO Detroit Lakes
92 Seth Jacobson DE 6-2 196 SO N. Richland/NRHEG
93 Nathan Bannick DT 6-5 288 SR St. Peter
94 Dan Willie DL 6-2 228 JR Carlton
95 Josh Peterson DL 6-1 233 FY South St. Paul
96 Shawn Mars LB 6-1 210 SR South St. Paul
97 Christian Bjornson DL 6-1 220 JR Pemberton/JWP
98 Cameron Scripture DL 6-4 214 JR Kasson/K-Mantorville
99 Ron Davis DL 5-9 236 SR Wasec


About Saturday's Game
By Tim Kennedy, Gustavus SID

The Gusties will welcome Concordia College to Lloyd Hollingsworth Field  in a premier MIAC matchup between two of the upper echelon teams.  Gustavus enters the contest with a record of 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the MIAC while Concordia brings a record of 4-2 overall and 3-2 in the MIAC into the matchup.

     The MIAC title race took several interesting turns last week as St. John's remained undefeated with a 21-0 win at Concordia while Bethel moved into a second place tie with the Gusties as a result of their 27-24 win in Arden Hills.  The Cobbers fell into a fourth place tie with Augsburg and St. Thomas as result of their loss to the Johnnies.  The Gusties desperately need a win against a quality Cobber squad if they are to stay in the hunt for the MIAC title.

     Saturday's matchup features two of the premier quarterbacks in the MIAC in the Gusties' Bob Southworth and the Cobbers' Ethan Pole.  Both signal callers have been three-year starters and are masters at reading defenses. Pole, who's father is the head coach at Luther, has completed 307-of-562 passes for 4,329 yards and 37 TDs in his career, while Southworth has completed 484-of-847 for 6,008 yards and 43 TDs in his career.  Pole was recognized as a second team All-MIAC quarterback last year while Southworth was selected to the first team.

MEET THE HEAD COACHES

     Gustavus Head Coach Jay Schoenebeck is in his fifth season at Gustavus with a career record of 18-27.  Concordia Head Coach Jim Christopherson is in his 30th season with a career record of 207-88-7.

A LOOK AT GUSTAVUS

    The Gusties had their seven-game win streak snapped last week in the heartbreaking loss at Bethel.  While the defeat was disappointing to Jay Schoenebeck and his squad, they are still very much in the thick of the MIAC title race and they are in control of their own destiny.  If the Gusties win their four remaining games they will be the 1998 MIAC Champions.  Should Gustavus and Bethel win their final four games and St. John's fall only to the Gusties there would be a three-way tie for the title; however, there is still a lot of football to be played including this battle with the always tough Cobbers.  The Gusties will need to make the most of their offensive opportunities against a Cobber defense that is ranked fifth in the league allowing 301.4 yards per game.

    Gustavus currently ranks first in the MIAC in total offense averaging 405.0 yards per game and first in scoring averaging 29.6 points per game.  The Gusties compiled 469 yards against the Royals last week including 229 yards on the ground.  Travis Prunty and Ryan Britz took advantage of a tremendous performance by the offensive line to run for 111 and 105 yards, respectively.  Bob Southworth had another big day through the air as he completed 24-of-40 passes for 241 yards and two TDs and wide receiver Chris Barnick had the biggest day of his career grabbing 11 balls for 98 yards. Defensively, the Gusties struggled a bit as they allowed a season high 482 yards to the Royals.  Bethel quarterback Joe Persuitti threw for 322 yards and two TDs.  Gustavus enters the game ranked third in the MIAC in defense allowing 288.0 yards per game and second in scoring defense allowing only 14.80 points per game.  It will be important for Lance Taylor's unit to control the line of scrimmage if the Gusties hope to defeat the Cobbers.

A VIEW OF THE COBBERS

     The Cobbers had a three-game winning streak snapped as they fell 21-0 to St. John's.  The game was played in very rainy and cold conditions in Moorhead.  The loss marked the first time in 21 years that Concordia has been shut out in MIAC play.  Game conditions dictated that the ball be kept on the ground and the Cobbers just could not control the line of scrimmage against a strong and physical Johnnie defensive unit.  Concordia, which ranks seventh in the league in total offense averaging 307.8 yards per game, has a balanced attack.  The Cobbers run the ball  265 times and passed  230 times this season.  Ethan Pole has completed 74-of-145 passes for 1,073 yards and 12 TDs with eight interceptions.  On the ground, the Cobbers are led by tailback Marcus Ludtke with 87 carries for 385 yards. Defensively, Concordia ranks fifth in the league in total defense allowing 301.4 yards per game.  The Cobbers rank seventh against the rush giving up 141.4 yards per game and second against the pass allowing 160.0 yards per game.  Concordia's defense is led by interior linemen Ryan Albrecht and Mark Hankel who have combined to record 22 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks this season.  Linebacker Chad Bertram is fourth on the squad in tackles with 25 including six for loss, while safety Eric Stenehjem has compiled 30 tackles, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble.

GAME NOTES

The Gusties had two running backs rush for over 100 yards last week for the first time since September 16, 1995.  Travis Prunty, who leads in MIAC in rushing with an average of 91.6 yards per game, ran for 111 yards while Ryan Britz bulldozed his way to 105 yards including a 65-yard TD run.  The unsung heroes behind the Gustavus rushing success is the starting offensive line of Dan Duncan, Jeremy Bredeck, Michael Thiede, Warren Stoltman and Joel Skaaland.  This veteran group has allowed only eight sacks all season and is a very big reason why the Gusties rank first in the MIAC in total offense averaging 405.0 yards per game. Hats off to Coach Gregg Roberts "Hogs".

With a victory, Gustavus will become the 51st (out of 225) program in Division III to reach the 400 win plateau.   The Gusties current all-time record is 399-259-21 (.620).  There are already four teams from the MIAC that have reached 400 wins including St. Thomas 445, St. John's 444, Carleton 427, and Concordia 402.  When Gustavus joins the 400 club, the MIAC will become the first conference in Division III to have five teams compile 400 victories.

The record watch continues for Bob Southworth and Brent Staples as these two seniors leave their names dotted all over the Gustavus football record books.  Southworth continues to chase the career TD passing mark of 45 held by Dean Kraus and the career total offense mark also held by Kraus.  He needs three TD passes to break the career TD pass mark and 810 yards of total offense to break Kraus' mark of 6,708.  Southworth currently holds eight school passing records.  Staples needs three sacks to break Chad Zemples career sack mark of 24.  Staples is currently at four sacks on the season and 21.5 for his career.  The career record watch has ended for Chris Swansson as he broke John Huepenbeckers career yards receiving mark of 1,674 yards last Saturday against Bethel.  Swanny's current total is now 1,687 yards.  He also holds the career marks for receptions with 137 and touchdowns with 18.  Sorry Swanny there are no more career records to break!

The 1998 Gustavus football team is a multi-talented bunch as 32 of the 104 players compete in another sport for the Gusties.  Of the 31 dual sport athletes, 17 play baseball, seven compete in track and field, four play hockey, three play basketball and one swims.  Individuals that are two sport starters include Brent Staples (hockey), Bob Southworth (basketball), Chris Swansson (baseball), Brian Sorum (baseball), Jesse Harvey (track and field), Dan Duncan (track and field), and Chris Barnick (baseball).  In addition, Bob Southworth (basketball) and Chris Swansson (baseball) earned all-conference honors in their second sport.

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