Category: Gustavus Adolphus

Joel Koenecke King for a Day as Royals Down Gusties, 24-3

There are a lot of things that can help a team to pull off a much needed victory, and Joel Koenecke was more than willing to do his share on Saturday afternoon at Gustavus Adolphus. The receiver made 5-receptions for 79-yards and added a kickoff return for 92-yards in the Bethel Royals 24-3 victory. The…

Michael Veldman Goes to the Air to Down Pipers; Gusties Win 51-7

It didn’t seem so long ago when Gustavus Adolphus had the Gusties Gunslinger, Mitch Hendrix, leading the team as the most prolific offense in MIAC history. Saturday afternoon it looked like the Gustavus airshow was back in town, thanks to Michael Veldman who threw for 392-yards and 4-touchdowns in the 51-7 victory over the Hamline…

With Arm, Legs Jake Marsh Leads Bethel to 32-17 Giving Steven Johnson 200th Win

The Bethel University Royals entered their contest with Gustavus Adolphus on Saturday looking for their third win in four weeks. It has been a tough start to the season, but one area that has been very impressive has been the offense, especially at the quarterback position. Saturday afternoon freshman Jake Marsh continued his maturation, throwing…

Justice Spriggs Leads Fourth Quarter Comeback; Hamline Wins 42-40

Leading 31-21 heading into the fourth quarter, the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties had to be feeling pretty good about their chances of pulling out their fourth win of the season. However, Hamline quarterback Justice Spriggs was having none of it, throwing three fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead the Hamline Pipers to the 42-40 victory. The Gusties would…

Karim Ortiz Leads Gustavus Adolphus to Comeback Victory, 35-13

For 30-minutes on Saturday afternoon, the Augsburg Auggies were dominating the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties, holding them scoreless and building a 13-0 lead. However, the second half turned out to be an entirely different affair, as the Gusties scored 35 unanswered points behind two rushing touchdowns by Karim Ortiz and two TD catches by Hunter Johnson…

Casey Decker, Defense Grounds Falcons as Gustavus Adolphus Wins 24-21

For the past three seasons, the Gustavus Adolphus offense was so prolific that rarely did the defense have to shut down opponents to win games. This may still be one of the most prolific offenses in the country, but this defense is ready to make a name for themselves as well. Saturday they took a…

Michael Veldman Shines in Gustavus Adolphus Debut

There is a new sheriff in town for the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties. A year after star Mitch Hendrix graduated and took his aerial show with him, Michael Veldman took the reigns as the new Gusties Gunslinger. Many questioned what the team’s offense would be like after Hendrix so masterfully led it for the last three…

Two Minute Heroics Gives Gustavus Adolphus Wild 41-34 Victory

You will have to excuse the Gustavus Adolphus football team if they are a little more excited after Staurday’s victory. After going 6-o the two previous seasons then ending 6-4, the Gusties were off to the same kind of finish this year, but a dramatic victory over Concordia broke that string and now puts the…

Nick Martin, Sam Sura Lead St. John’s to 49-27 Victory

The Gustavus Adolphus Gusties had to feel pretty good about pulling off the upset in Collegeville Saturday afternoon, as two key mistakes helped to stake them to a 14-7 lead. However, these St. John’s Johnnies are tough to beat at home and, led by seniors Nick Martin and Sam Sura, St. John’s took a 21-14…

Hendricks Finds New Weapon in 58-34 Gustavus Adolphus Victory

You will have to excuse opponents of the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties if they are a little bitter this morning. If it wasn’t bad enough that the team had a quarterback putting up video game numbers, two of the top receivers in the conference, if not the country, and two running backs that could break a…

Matt Boyce Leads Posse in Gustavus Adolphus Gusties 63-14 Victory

You’ll have to excuse the defensive backs who have played against Gustavus Adolphus wide receiver Matt Boyce this season. The hardest working guy on the field is so skilled and so precise in what he does that he makes it all look so effortless. They have to be getting pretty irate by this point. Saturday…

Early Takeaways Aid Gustavus Adolphus Shootout Victory, 59-42

What better way to showcase the Gusties Gunslinger than with an old fashioned shootout victory? That was what was on display at Hollingsworth Field Saturday afternoon as the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties downed the Augsburg Auggies 59-42, thanks to three early takeaways that wound up being the difference in the game. The Gusties scored on nine…

Gustavus Adolphus Staves-Off Late Rally to Defeat Hamline 42-35

It was punch-counter-punch, ebb and flow, action and reaction Saturday night in St. Paul as the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties took big leads only to see the Hamline Pipers rally to get right back into the game. The last of those rallies almost tied the score, but a gutsy call on third and 9 clinched it,…

Gustavus Adolphus Defense Blanks Lake Forest, 49-0

It is understandable that the Gustavus Adolphus offense grabs the lion’s share of the headlines, but the reality is that this Gusties defense is really solid as well. That showed Saturday afternoon, as the GAC defense held the Lake Forest College Foresters to 293-yards in total offense, in blanking the visitors 49-0. This was a…

Gusties Gunslinger Lights It Up in Gustavus Adolphus 56-13 Victory

Note to Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) teams this season; Mitch Hendricks is back for Gustavus Adolphus and maybe better than ever. That fact was on display Saturday night were Hendricks threw for 385 yards and 4 touchdowns in a little over a half of work in leading the Gusties to a 56-13 victory over…

Brenton Braddock Grounds Out 57-35 Victory for St. Thomas Tommies

It was old time football day between the St. Thomas Tommies and the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties. A snowy, blustery day in St. Paul made throwing a challenge forcing both teams to turn to their ground games to pull this one out. That heavily favored St. Thomas and their bruising back, No. 34, Brenton Braddock. For…

Gusties Give an ‘F’ for Gustavus Adolphus Safeties

No one likes to get an “F” in anything they do. An “F” means failure, a lack of any kind of success, but to the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties an “F” means something completely different. For them it is the first letter in the last names of their two outstanding safeties, Xavier Fust and Jake Forcier.…

‘Silent But Deadly’ Andrew Lonneman Holds the Line for Gustavus Adolphus

At 6-3, 220 pounds, senior defensive lineman Andrew Lonneman is frequently giving about 50-plus pounds to the offensive lineman he is pitted against in the trenches known as the line of scrimmage. Often times he is double-teamed and even tripled-teamed in an effort to slow down the lineman so his teammates can make plays for…

Gustavus Adolphus Gusties Head North to Battle St. Thomas Tommies

This Saturday the two most high-powered offenses in the Minnesota Athletic Conference (MIAC) will square off in each team’s final regular season game. The game will pit the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties and their incredible passing attack against the well-balanced attack of the St. Thomas Tommies. The Tommies are averaging 501.1 yards per game following last…