Football

Football falls at No. 15 Bethel
SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 — ARDEN HILLS, Minn. - No. 15 Bethel University defeated visiting St. Olaf 40-0 in a MIAC football game on Saturday afternoon.


Oles can't capitalize in loss to Norse, Reinhardt breaks record

SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Luther College scored a 20-3 non-conference football victory over host St. Olaf on Saturday at Manitou Field.





Northwestern uses late score to upend Oles
SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - Northwestern's Jacob Rettig caught a five-yard touchdown with 1:20 left in regulation as the host Eagles held off St. Olaf 17-16 in a non-conference football game on Saturday night.




Asp and Schmiesing to compete in National Bowl Game
DECEMBER 4, 2013 — MIAMI - St. Olaf seniors Stephen Asp and Jake Schmiesing will compete in the National Bowl Game in Miami on December 8 at 1 p.m.


Oles have five second team All-MIAC selections
NOVEMBER 27, 2013 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Olaf had five second team All-MIAC football selections, the league announced on Tuesday.


Oles' season ends with 45-22 loss to No. 16 UST
NOVEMBER 16, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - St. Thomas gained a total of 532 yards and sacked Nate Penz four times while handing the Oles their ninth straight loss, in a 45-22 win in the rain on Saturday afteroon.




Football loses at No. 5 Bethel
NOVEMBER 9, 2013 — ARDEN HILLS, Minn. - No. 5 Bethel University built a 33-0 halftime lead and defeated visiting St. Olaf 47-0 on Saturday afternoon.


Reinhardt has big day, but comeback falls short as Knights top Oles 42-37
OCTOBER 26, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Joel Reinhardt had nine catches for 211 yards and two scores, but Carleton held off St. Olaf 42-37 for a MIAC football victory on Saturday afternoon at Manitou Field.




Auggies use big second half to top Oles, 41-17
OCTOBER 19, 2013 — MINNEAPOLIS - St. Olaf pulled within four points at the half, but Augsburg rallied with 20 unanswered second half points in a 41-17 MIAC football win over the visiting Oles on Saturday afternoon.




Pipers hold off Oles, 31-28
OCTOBER 12, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Hamline held off St. Olaf 31-28 on Saturday afternoon at Manitou Field in a MIAC football game behind quarterback Tim Bona, who threw for 215 yards and rushed for 96.




SJU defeats Oles
OCTOBER 5, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Connor Bruns threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns as visiting Saint John's University topped St. Olaf 31-0 on Saturday afternoon at Manitou Field.




Oles lose early lead, game at Gustavus
SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 — ST. PETER, Minn. - Gustavus Adolphus College rallied from an early deficit to defeat visiting St. Olaf 45-19 in a MIAC football game on Saturday afternoon at Hollingsworth Stadium.




Cobbers hold on, top Oles 33-29
SEPTEMBER 21, 2013 — MOORHEAD, Minn. - Concordia College-Moorhead withstood a late St. Olaf rally to hold on to a 33-29 MIAC football victory on Saturday afternoon in the league opener for each school.


Luther tops Oles 20-13
SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 — DECORAH, Iowa - Josh Vos rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead 20-yard scoring run with 5:49 left as Luther College outlasted St. Olaf 20-13 in a non-conference football game on Saturday afternoon.


Penz throws for four TDs as Oles defeat Northwestern 37-18
SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Nate Penz threw for 256 yards and four touchdowns as St. Olaf defeated the University of Northwestern 37-18 in a non-conference football game on Saturday at Manitou Field.




Asp earns a pair of preseason honors
JULY 22, 2013 — St. Olaf receiver Stephen Asp was named to the Beyond Sports Network (BSN) and USA Football Network Division III Pre-Season All-America teams earlier this month.



Stern named head football coach
FEBRUARY 8, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - St. Olaf named Craig Stern head football coach on Friday. Stern has been a member of the St. Olaf football staff for the last nine seasons and associate head coach for the last three.




Longtime football coach Tom Porter passes away
JANUARY 24, 2013 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Former St. Olaf head football coach Tom Porter passed away on Thursday morning, at the age of 83.





Olszewski departs St. Olaf, introduced as head coach at DII Augustana
DECEMBER 12, 2012 — SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Jerry Olszewski, head football coach at St. Olaf since 2008, will leave the college as he was introduced as the new head coach at Division II Augustana College on Wednesday morning.




Wainman is a third team D3football.com All-Region selection
DECEMBER 5, 2012 — MINNEAPOLIS - St. Olaf first year punter/kicker Lucas Wainman was named to the D3football.com All-West Region third team on Tuesday.


Five Oles earn All-MIAC honors, four more named to second team
NOVEMBER 20, 2012 — Nine members of the St. Olaf football team received postseason All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference recognition on Tuesday.


Oles strike first, fall to No. 4 St. Thomas 35-21
NOVEMBER 10, 2012 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - After visiting St. Olaf opened the scoring with an 8-yard touchdown pass from Dan Dobson to Jake Schmiesing, No. 4 St. Thomas scored 28 unanswered points en route to a 35-21 victory at O'Shaughnessy Stadium on Saturday.


Schmiesing, Oles jump past No. 12 Bethel 24-17
NOVEMBER 3, 2012 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Dan Dobson connected with Jake Schmiesing for a game-winning, 30-yard touchdown as the St. Olaf football team defeated No. 12 Bethel University 24-17 on Saturday at Manitou Field.




Wainman is MIAC special teams player of the week
OCTOBER 22, 2012 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Olaf first year kicker Lucas Wainman was named the MIAC special teams player of the week on Monday, after his kicking and punting helped St. Olaf to a 27-20 win over Carleton on Saturday.


Oles retain Goat Trophy, defeat Carleton 27-20
OCTOBER 20, 2012 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Dan Dobson threw for 324 yards and two touchdowns as the St. Olaf football team held off crosstown rival Carleton College for a 27-20 win on Saturday at Carleton's Laird Stadium.




Auggies hold off Oles 45-37
OCTOBER 13, 2012 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - St. Olaf quarterback Dan Dobson threw for 313 yards and three touchdowns, but Augsburg's Jarise Washington ran for 245 yards and four scores as the visiting Auggies outlasted St. Olaf 45-37 in a MIAC football game on Saturday at Manitou Field.




Football cruises past Pipers, 48-14
OCTOBER 6, 2012 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - Michael Thai rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns as St. Olaf defeated Hamline University 48-14 in a MIAC football game on Saturday at Klas Field.


Dobson is MIAC's offensive player of the week
OCTOBER 1, 2012 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Olaf senior quarterback Dan Dobson was named the MIAC's offensive player of the week on Monday after he led the Oles to a 38-35 win at Saint John's on Saturday.




Dobson's big day leads Oles past Saint John's in Collegeville
SEPTEMBER 29, 2012 — COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. - Dan Dobson was 32-for-39 for 390 yards and five touchdowns as visiting St. Olaf defeated Saint John's 38-35 in MIAC football action at Clemons Stadium on Saturday afternoon.


Schmiesing scores twice as Oles top Gustavus
SEPTEMBER 22, 2012 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Jake Schmiesing caught a pair of 5-yard touchdown passes as St. Olaf defeated visiting Gustavus Adolphus College 17-14 in MIAC football action on Saturday.




Oles fall 28-14 to Cobbers in home opener
SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. The St. Olaf football team opened its home schedule with a loss on Saturday, falling 28-14 to Concordia in a game at Manitou Field.




Thai scores thrice as Oles top DePauw
SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 — GREENCASTLE, Ind. - Michael Thai rushed for 114 yards and three touchdowns as the visiting Oles topped DePauw University 31-10 on Saturday afternoon in a non-conference football game.


Football erases deficit, defeats Luther 28-23 to open 2012
SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 — DECORAH, Iowa - St. Olaf scored 21 straight points to erase a 10-point second half deficit and defeat Luther College 28-23 on Saturday afternoon in a season-opening football victory.


Oles receive votes in season-opening D3football.com Top 25 poll
AUGUST 1, 2012 — MINNEAPOLIS - St. Olaf was among those receiving votes in the preseason FBC D3football.com Top 25 poll, which was released on Monday.


Clark named Dave Hauck Award winner
MAY 14, 2012 — NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Football and track and field athlete Leon Clark was named the St. Olaf Dave Hauck Award honoree at a senior athlete banquet on Monday night.




Albrecht is first team D3football.com All-Region selection
DECEMBER 6, 2011 — MINNEAPOLIS - St. Olaf senior defensive lineman Brian Albrecht was named to the D3football.com All-West Region first team on Tuesday.




Five Oles earn first team All-MIAC football honors, eight named to second team
NOVEMBER 22, 2011 — ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Olaf notched eight first team All-MIAC football selections and eight second team picks, the league announced on Tuesday.