November 6, 2010

Football Falls 17-14 On The Road To Augsburg

More news about: Gustavus Adolphus

The Gustavus football team suffered a heartbreaking 17-14 loss at the hands on Augsburg on Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis.  After scoring the go-ahead touchdown at the 12:55 mark of the fourth quarter, the Auggies kept the Gusties out of the end zone for the remainder of the game. With the loss, Gustavus falls to 3-6 overall and 2-5 in the MIAC, while Augsburg improves to 4-5 overall, and 2-5 in the MIAC.

Paul Stommes led the Gustavus defense with a season-high 12 tackles

"The loss is disappointing," said Head Coach Peter Haugen.  "Give Augsburg credit.  They played tough and battled through a lot of adversity; yet still found a way to come out on top."

The Gustavus defense had Augsburg's number to start the game, forcing the Auggies to punt on their first four possessions.  Within that time, Gustavus got on the board with a touchdown at the 14:08 mark of the second quarter.  Quarterback Logan Becker broke free for a 26-yard touchdown run to give Gustavus a 7-0 lead.  The Gusties did an outstanding job pinning the Auggies deep in the first half.  Cody Sukalski registered three punts for a total of 134 yards (44.7 avg.) in the half.

Augsburg cut the lead at the 4:48 mark of the second quarter when Muneer Al-Hameed spun off a tackler and bolted down the sideline for a 73-yard touchdown scamper.  Dan Optiz blocked the extra point attempt to keep the Gusties in front 7-6.  Al-Hameed would lead all rushers in the game with 138 yards on 20 carries.

After punts by both squads to start the second half, the two teams traded scores on three consecutive series.  Jack Christopherson put Augsburg up 9-7 with a booming 41-yard field goal at the 6:52 mark.  The Gusties answered with a Logan Becker touchdown on a 10-yard run at the 1:53 mark, giving Gustavus a 14-9 lead.  Becker's touchdown capped a 10 play 62-yard drive.  The Auggies took the lead back 17-14 at the 12:38 mark of the fourth quarter on 19-yard touchdown pass from Al-Hameed to Phil Putratz.  Putratz (2) and Josh Pronschinske (2) combined to make Augsburg's only four catches of the afternoon.

Logan Becker ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday against Augsburg.

The Augsburg defense picked off a pass and forced a punt before stopping Gustavus short on fourth down in their final possession to close the game.  The Gusties recorded 167 yards rushing and 137 yards passing for a total of 304 yards in the game.  The Gustavus defense held Augsburg to just 66 yards passing.   The Auggies ran for 182 yards for a total of 248 yards on the afternoon.

Gustavus was 3-for-14 on third down and 1-for-3 in red-zone scoring chances.  Augsburg scored on both of its red-zone scoring chances while going 3-for-11 on third down.

"We simply didn't convert in big situations.  We have to be able to take advantage of those chances and today it was the difference," said Haugen.  "I'm proud our effort though.  The guys fought hard from start to finish, no doubt."

Paul Stommes led the way on defense, recording a season-high 12 tackles and one forced fumble.  Jason Cook picked off his second pass of the season at the end of the first half, and Zach Lundquist made Gustavus's only sack of the afternoon.

"Our defense was very good today.  Three big plays hurt but it was a great performance," commented Haugen.

Becker was Gustavus's leading rusher with 88 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns.  He was 15-for-23 for 137 yards and two interceptions through the air.  Jeffrey Dubose carried 18 times for 74 yards.  Six Gustie receivers recorded a catch, as Dubose led the way with 29 yards on five receptions.  Greg Lane had two grabs for 26 yards and Darin Wagner had one catch for 26 yards.

The Gustavus football team will take on Carleton in the season finale next Saturday, Nov. 13, at home on Hollingsworth Field.  Kick off is set for 1:00 p.m.

Box Score

Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Coast Guard at Anna Maria
7:00 PM
Defiance at Baldwin Wallace
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
7:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
7:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Stevenson
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
7:00 PM
WPI at MIT
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Curry
7:00 PM
Morrisville State at St. Lawrence
10:00 PM
Adrian at Pacific
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Endicott at Framingham State
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Washington U. at Carnegie Mellon
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Chicago at Case Western Reserve
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
12:00 PM
Otterbein at Buffalo State
12:00 PM
Ursinus at Bethany
12:00 PM
Sewanee at Kenyon
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Kean at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
Live Stats
1:00 PM
RPI at Norwich
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Dickinson
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Kalamazoo
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
1:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Alfred State at William Paterson
1:00 PM
St. Vincent at Alma
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia
1:00 PM
Olivet at St. John Fisher
1:00 PM
Rowan at Widener
1:00 PM
Hobart at Brockport
1:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
1:00 PM
The Apprentice School at Methodist
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
1:30 PM
Wilmington at Bluffton
1:30 PM
Monmouth at Hope
1:30 PM
Bridgewater at Gettysburg
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
2:00 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Trinity Int'l
2:00 PM
Lakeland at Carroll
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at St. Norbert
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
2:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Martin Luther
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
Live Stats
2:00 PM
MacMurray at Rockford
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Westminster (Mo.)
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Luther
2:00 PM
Beloit at Lake Forest
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Crown at Hamline
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
2:00 PM
Bethel at Dubuque
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
Live Stats
2:00 PM
St. Olaf at Grinnell
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Mayville St.
2:00 PM
Simpson at UW-Stout
2:00 PM
Aurora at Carthage
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Coe
2:00 PM
Ripon at Concordia-Chicago
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
2:30 PM
Southern Virginia at Earlham
Live Stats
2:30 PM
Lawrence at Presentation
4:00 PM
UW-Platteville at George Fox
4:00 PM
La Verne at Puget Sound
Video Live Stats
4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
6:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Averett
7:00 PM
Denison at Marietta
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Capital at Wittenberg
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Illinois College at Rose-Hulman
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
Live Stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Anderson at North Park
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats
7:30 PM
Hanover at Centre
8:00 PM
Willamette at Rhodes
8:00 PM
Cornell at Iowa Wesleyan
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Augsburg at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
8:00 PM
Sul Ross State at UT-Permian Basin
8:30 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
Dec. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 49, at St. Thomas 35
@ Salem, Va.
Box Score Recap Recap Photos