St. Paul, Minn. / St. Croix Lutheran
Gustavus senior Jeffrey Dubose (St. Paul, Minn./St. Croix Lutheran) has had an outstanding season, but Saturday he was at his all-time best with a record-breaking performance in a 34-19 win over Carleton. The Gustie running back had 344 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns to set new Gustavus single-game rushing, season rushing and season rushing touchdowns records. For his record-setting efforts, Dubose was named the MIAC Football Athlete-of-the-Week for the second time this fall.
Dubose carried the ball 32 times Saturday for a Gustavus record 264 yards, which also helped him surpass the school's record for rushing yards in a season. Dubose now has 1,261 yards, breaking the old record of 1,233. His four rushing scores pushed his season total to 21, bettering the old Gustie record of 17, and he also caught four passes for 80 yards in the win. Dubose ranks second in the MIAC in rushing yards (1,261) and rushing yards per game (140.1) and his 22 total touchdowns are seven more than the second-best number in the MIAC this season.
Thanks to Saturday's big win, the Gusties are assured of a winning season overall at 6-3, and will finish at least .500 in conference play with a 4-3 record. Gustavus is a game behind a trio of teams tied for second place at 5-2 in the league. The Gusties conclude their 2013 season Saturday with a trip to Moorhead, Minn., to face No. 24-ranked Concordia (7-2, 5-2 MIAC) in a tough final test. The season finale kicks off on the Cobbers' home field at 1 p.m.