The Free Press, Mankato, MN


October 4, 2013

College football game day: MSU at Concordia-St. Paul, Gustavus at Hamline


Extra point: Minnesota State's next victory will be the 400th in program history. Since 1922, the Mavericks are 399-376-28.

Gustavus Adolphus

at Hamline

1 p.m., St. Paul


First down: Gustavus is 2-1, 1-1 in MIAC games, after last week's 45-19 homecoming victory over St. Olaf. Hamline is 1-2, 1-1 in MIAC, having lost 55-20 to Augsburg last week. ... Gustavus leads the series 57-23 and have won seven straight against Hamline. Last season, Gustavus won 37-0, the same score as the 2011 game. ... Gustavus hasn't won consecutive games since early October, 2010.

Second down: Receiver Matt Boyce had career-highs last week with 13 receptions and 150 yards receiving. ... Running back Jeffrey Dubose has moved into eight place on the program's all-time rushing list with 2,361 yards. He needs 110 yards to push past former coach Jay Schoenebeck. ... The 45 points scored last week were the most since 2007. ... Gustavus is outscoring opponents 75-12 in the second and third quarters.

Third down: Junior cornerback Zach Dilger is the MIAC defensive player of the week after making two interceptions and five tackles last week. ... Defensive end Cameron Cropsey already has six tackles for loss. ... Opponents are converting only 26 percent of its third-down plays but are 5 of 9 on fourth down. ... The Gusties are plus-3 in turnovers.

Fourth down: Hamline leads the MIAC with 245.7 yards rushing per game. Austin Duncan is averaging 176.3 yards rushinng per game with three touchdowns. ... The defense has allowed 383.0 yards of offense and 36.0 points per game. ... Corey Touchette has made four sacks. ... Jack Swanberg of Le Sueur-Henderson is a backup safety at Hamline.

Extra point: In the last three games against Hamline, Gustavus is averaging 297 yards rushing with nine touchdowns. Last season, the Gusties rushed for 283 yards and five touchdowns in the victory.

— Compiled by Free Press staff writer Chad Courrier.

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