Football falls just short at Homecoming

Jackson Gerber, Staff Writer

Career days from wide receiver Nick Heenie and quarterback Quentin Lake were not enough for the Auggies as they fell to the Carleton Knights 36-33.

Heenie, the MIAC’s leading receiver, hauled in 20 catches for 275 yards and four touchdowns in the Homecoming loss to the Knights. He tied a single-game record for catches and touchdowns, as well as recording the second most receiving yards in a game in school history. Lake also performed well, setting career highs in completions (33), touchdowns (five), passing yards (410), as well as gaining 75 yards on the ground giving him another career high in total yards (485). The combo also hooked up for the longest play of the season on a 75-yard passing touchdown.

   The Auggies outgained their opponent on offense, putting up 557 yards to the Knights’ 241, but turnovers and way too many penalties allowed Carleton to edge out Augsburg that afternoon. Six turnovers led to five Carleton scores, including an interception returned for a touchdown. They were also penalized a whopping 16 times for 151 yards. Despite all of the miscues, the Auggies found themselves down two with a chance to recover an onside kick with just over a minute left in the game. An offsides penalty on the kick negated a recovery by the Auggies, allowing the Knights to kneel and kill the rest of the clock.

Augsburg was led on defense by Derek Glynn who recorded 12 tackles on the afternoon and now sits second in the MIAC for total tackles.

    The Auggies travel to St. Peter to take on the Gusties of Gustavus Adolphus College this weekend, followed by their much-needed bye week.

This article was originally published in the Oct. 19, 2018 issue. 

WR Josiah Ferguson receiving pass from QB Quentin Lake. Photo by Jim Pfeffer.