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FB: VCSU vs. Gustavus Preview

Oct 11th, 2012 @ 12:43 pm | Author: Viking Sports Admin
FB: VCSU vs. Gustavus Preview
The Valley City State Vikings are on the road again this week traveling to St. Peter, Minnesota, to take on the Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties. The Vikings moved to 4-2 after last weekend's 61-35 win over Mayville State. The Gusties are 2-3 and coming off a 14-28 loss to the University of St. Thomas. The game is set to start at 1pm; this weekend also marks Homecoming for the Gusties.

Viking Highlights

Valley City State racked up 452 rushing yards and scored eight touchdowns in the exciting win over Mayville.

Derek Elliot (JR, RB, Valley City, ND) has been crowned Male Athlete of the Week in the Association of Independent Institutions for the second straight week. Elliot scored five touchdowns and had 301 total yards of offense in the win over Mayville. Elliot's four rushing touchdowns tied him for the VCSU single game record and his five total touchdowns set a single game scoring mark for VCSU.

Vikes rank number eight in Division I in Total Sacks (19)

Rank number 16 in Total Rushing Offense (1193)

Rank number 22 in Total Scoring Offense (188)

Elliot ranks number one in Division I in Scoring (TDs) per Game (14) and number two in Total Scoring (84)

Aaron Freije (SR, DL, West Fargo, ND) ranks number six in Tackles per Game (11.5). Freije also ranks number seven in Total Sacks (6)

Gustavus Scouting Report

Gustavus totaled 187 yards in their loss to St. Thomas last weekend

SR QB Muresuk Mena was 17-25 with one touchdown and one interception

Gustavus defense finished +4 in the turnover margin

The Golden Gusties are led by RB Jeffrey Dubose averaging 90.4 yards/game


Stats at a Glance
Overall Record
VCSU 4-2
GAC 2-3

Conference
VCSU(AII) 4-0
GAC (MIAC) 1-3

Total Offense Yards
VCSU-2739
GAC-1778

Rushing Yards
VCSU-1193
GAC-1033

Passing Yards
VCSU-973
GAC-745

Top Performers

Rushing
VCSU-D. Elliot (96.2avg)
GAC-J. Dubose (90.4avg)

Passing
VCSU-T. Zinke (162.2avg)
GAC-M. Mena (141.6avg)

Receiving
VCSU-K. Eliacin (4.5avg)
GAC-P. Butler (12.2avg)

Tackles
VCSU-A. Freije (11.5avg)
GAC-A. Boyce (4.5avg)

Sacks
VCSU-F. Fuga (6)
GAC-A. Boyce (3.5)

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