Football’s Losing Streak Continues
Dominick Ingram, Staff Writer
The football team fell to No.11 University of St. Thomas 53-0, marking their 5th consecutive loss, on Saturday Oct. 12 at Edor Nelson Field.
There were several bright spots for the Auggies on the day, especially on the defensive end. Three defenders finished with double-figure totals in tackles, with linebacker Derek Glynn leading the way reaching double digits for the fifth time in six games this season. Glynn ultimately finished with 14 tackles (three solo). Lorenzo Hernandez joined Glynn with recording double digit tackles himself, recording 13 tackles (six solo) with 1.5 tackles for-loss. Collin Feld had 10 tackles (six solo) on the day as well. Senior Defensive Back Steven Edwards Jr. had two interceptions for the Auggies, both in the second quarter.The Augsburg offense was held quiet for the game, only recording 50 positive yards compared to St. Thomas’ 487 yards. Mark Munoa was dynamic for the Auggies. Munoa rushed 13 times for 51 yards to lead the Auggie offense to go along with a 10 yard reception.
Augsburg would go on to carry more losses in their next two games as well, falling 42-19 at Carleton and 59-27 at home versus Gustavus. Against Carleton, the Auggies held a 13-12 lead early in the second quarter after Quran Al-Hameed scored his second touchdown of the game. But it was all Knights after that as they scored 30 unanswered points en route to the victory. The Gustavus game was the same story, as the Auggies ended up on the short end of a 36-13 run by Gustavus to end the game after being within a touchdown at the end of the first quarter.
With the latest results, Augsburg falls to 1-7 overall (0-6 MIAC) and will take on Bethel on the road on November 9th.
This article was originally published in the November 1, 2019 issue.