Career game yields conference award for Gibson
After 18 rushes netted a career-high 154 yards and two touchdowns, Marian University junior running back Rob Gibson was named the MSFA Mideast League Offensive Player of the week recently.
The 2012 South Putnam graduate had a 71-yard score that was the third-longest in program history in the Knights' 45-13 win of No. 4 Saint Xavier on Saturday, Aug. 29.
Gibson is the son of Jack and Sheila Gibson of Greencastle.
Coming off a national runner-up season in 2014, the Knights are the top-ranked team in NAIA football.
Gibson's 154-yard effort was the second 100-yard rushing performance of his career, was the 40th in MU history and was the 11th-highest single-game output in team history.
He is the 14th Knight to earn the league honor on the offensive side of the ball.
The No. 1 Knights (1-0) are off this week, but will play host to The Monumental Matchup presented by Indiana Members Credit Union today at St. Vincent Field at 6 p.m.
The Knights will host 2014 Great Lakes Valley Conference (NCAA DII) champion University of Indianapolis in the first-ever meeting between the two programs.