The Free Press, Mankato, MN


September 13, 2013

College football game day


Second down: Gustavus senior Jeffrey DuBose needs only 40 yards rushing to reach 1,000 yards for his career and 120 yards rushing to crack the top 10 in Gustavus history. ... For the third consecutive season, Gustavus will have a different quarterback. Mitch Hendricks, a sophomore transfer from St. John's, will start today. ... All five of the Gustavus offensive linemen have started at least two games and three have started eight or more games.

Third down: The Gustavus defense ranked third in the MIAC last season with 27 takeaways, including 18 fumble recoveries. Cornerback Torey Asao led the team with three interceptions. ... Linebacker Joe Haas led the defense with 91 tackles, including five sacks.

Fourth down: Simpson is 1-0 after defeating Iowa Wesleyan 55-21 last week. The Simpson gained more than 600 yards of offense, with 352 yards rushing. ... Taylor Nelson completed 16 of 18 passes for 210 yards and four touchdowns. Brad Vogel made eight receptions for 139 yards and two scores. ... The Simpson defense allowed 322 yards passing in the game, but allowed just 16 yards rushing.

Extra point: There are 20 seniors on the Gustavus roster, which is fourth-most of any season in the last 20 years. There were 28 seniors on the 2003 roster, which is the most.

— Compiled by Free Press staff writer Chad Courrier.

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