Physics Students Make Their Presence Known on the Football Field

Posted on September 20th, 2012 by

As you may have heard or seen, the football team suffered a disappointing last-second loss Saturday to Augsburg. This despite some key contributions from some of our own Physics students.

On the final play from scrimmage in the first half, Gustavus quarterback Muresuk Mena tossed a 3 yard TD pass to Mike Hintze (Physics ’15). Later in the game, with just 1:04 left on the game clock, Gustavus running back Jeff Dubose (Physics ’14) nabbed a 19 yard pass from Mena giving the Gusties a 24-20 lead. On the next play from scrimmage Kellan Eurle (Physics ’14) intercepted a pass which should have all but sealed the victory for Gustavus. Augsburg burned their last two timeouts on two consecutive kneel downs by Mena. On the third kneel down, however, a Gustavus player lost his helmet, causing the officials to stop the game clock at 42 seconds. Thus, instead of running down an extra 40 seconds to virtually end the game, officials reset the play clock to 25 seconds and didn’t start the game clock until the ball was snapped. This gave the Auggies enough time to march 80 yards down the field after a touchback for a last second 42 yard Hail Mary pass as time expired to give Augustana the win 26-24.

Jeff finished the game with 14 rushes for 70 yards and 4 receptions for 26 yards and a touchdown. Mike finished with 4 catches for 53 yards and a touchdown. Other notable Physics students on the football squad include Wyatt Adams ’14, Seth Doebelling ’15, Jacob Douglas ’16, Parker Gessner ’16, Brian Gundmeyer ’13, and Kyle Sonnenburg ’16.

Gustavus will play at St. Olaf this Saturday.


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