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Result: L 28-62

Football vs. Gustavus Adolphus College

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. at Northfield, Minn. - Laird Stadium

Gusties put damper on Knights’ Senior Day celebration

Dylan Rye
Dylan Rye
Photo: Nathan Klok

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Saturday marked the final home game in the collegiate career for the 14 seniors on the Carleton College football roster. Unfortunately, the Knights could not celebrate with a victory, as visiting Gustavus Adolphus College erased an early deficit and secured a 62-28 victory.

Carleton (3-6, 2-5 MIAC) opened the game with a 74-yard scoring drive, capped by a nine-yard toss from Christian Zaytoun (Sr./Raleigh, N.C./Woodberry Forest) to Mack Journell (Jr./Stevens Point, Wis./Stevens Point). Gustavus (5-3, 4-2 MIAC) punted on its first possession but found the end zone on its next five possessions en route to its fourth consecutive victory.

The Knights pulled to within 20-14 with 7:51 remaining in the second quarter after Zaytoun, aided by a strong push from his offensive line, was able to muscle in from a yard out. That was the first rushing touchdown of the season for Carleton, which ranks second among MIAC squads with 26 passing touchdowns this year.

The Gusties scored the game’s next 21 points before a pair of 15-yard touchdown passes from Zaytoun to Dylan Rye (Sr./Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) brought the hosts within 41-28. The visitors added three more fourth-quarter scores to close out the scoring.

Zaytoun was 32-of-47 for 300 passing yards and accounted for four touchdowns, three passing and one rushing. The primary target was Journell, who finished the day with 10 grabs for 108 yards and a touchdown. With 26 touchdown passes this year, Zaytoun moves into second place on Carleton’s single-season list, and his 39 career touchdowns rank fourth all time in school history. With 65 receptions on the year, Journell climbed into fifth on the team’s single-season list. (SEE CHARTS AT BOTTOM OF RELEASE)

Gustavus quarterback Michael Veldman was 22-of-32 for 417 passing yards and three touchdown tosses. He added two more touchdown runs in the first half. David Peal added 91 yards on the ground with three touchdown runs, including a 62-yard scamper in the third quarter.

In addition to Zaytoun and Rye, the other 12 members of the senior class are: Kwaku Bodom (Sr./Brooklyn Park, Minn./Breck); Michael Bruno (Sr./Schaumburg, Ill./Schaumburg); Josh Crotts (Sr./Ruskin, Fla./Mooresville); Fernando Dominguez (Sr./Las Vegas, Nev./Liberty); Spencer Francis (Sr./Hartland, Wis./Brookfield Academy); Matt Ganter (Sr./Maple Grove, Minn./Minnehaha Academy); Jacob Heath (Sr./Oshkosh, Wis./Oshkosh West); Marcus Irrthum (Sr./Wanamingo, Minn./Kenyon-Wanamingo); Henry Liedl (Sr./Breezy Point, Minn./Pequot Lakes); Eric McGregor (Sr./Ellsworth, Wis./Ellsworth); Andy Tangen (Sr./Minneapolis, Minn./Minnehaha Academy); and Zach Trottier (Sr./Pequot Lakes, Minn./Pequot Lakes)

Carleton will be on the bye next week and closes out the 2018 campaign at Concordia College on Saturday, Nov. 10. Live audio of that 1 p.m. contest can be heard on Power 96 (KQCL 95.9FM) in the Northfield/Faribault area and worldwide via Knights Online.

MOST TD PASSES - SEASON
TD -- Player (Year)

30 -- Shane Henfling (2008
26 -- Christian Zaytoun (2018)

25 -- John Nielson (1990)
20 -- Shane Henfling (2007)
19 -- Ted Kluender (1992)
18 -- John Nielson (1989)
17 -- Tim Nielson (1988)
16 -- Ted Kluender (1993)
16 -- Conor Lynch (2013)

MOST TD PASSES - CAREER
TD -- Player -- Years

51 -- Shane Henfling (2005-08)
50 -- Ted Kluender (1989,91-93)
44 -- John Nielson (1987-90)
39 -- Christian Zaytoun (2015-present)

38 -- C.G. Shoap (1994-97)
32 -- Tim Nielson (1985-88)
30 -- Bill Ford (1978-79,81)

MOST RECEPTIONS - SEASON
Rec. -- Player (yards) -- Year

90 -- Matt Frank (990 yards) -- 2008
74 -- Matt Frank (1120 yards) -- 2006
69 -- Jim Bradford (1238 yards) -- 1989
66 -- Jim Bradford (1064 yards) – 1990
65 -- Mack Journell (668 yards) -- 2018

63 -- Scott Hanks (724 yards) -- 1992
62 -- Steve Gorka (904 yards) -- 1997
61 -- Anthony Kemper (851 yards) -- 2013

Carleton football seniors, 2018-10-27