Running Back Ray Wilson Named MIAC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted on October 27th, 2008 by

Senior running back Ray Wilson

Senior running back Ray Wilson

Gustavus senior running back Ray (Brooklyn Park, Minn./Totino Grace) has been named MIAC Offensive Player of the Week for his play against Augsburg College last Saturday. Wilson set a school single-game rushing record with 258 yards on 28 carries in a 34-31 victory over the Auggies in St. Peter.

Wilson set the tone on the first possession of the game as he ran six times for 35 yards and a one-yard touchdown run. Midway through the fourth quarter, he scored the eventual game-winning touchdown on an 81-yard dash. Wilson ran for 11 first downs to help the Gusties post a total of 33:10 in time of possession. His 258 rushing yards broke the school record of 252 rushing yards set by Andy Traetow against Hamline on October 26, 2002.

Gustavus improved to 5-2 overall and 3-2 in the conference and will face Bethel University on Saturday in Arden Hills at 1 p.m.


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