Goings closing in on BC single-season rushing mark

November 6, 2000



Bluffton College senior running back Tyson Goings has rushed for 1,351 yards so far this season which ranks as the second-best single season rushing performance in the history of BC football. Goings will aim to break the record of 1,414 yards set by Greg Gilcrease in 1986 when the Beavers travel to Defiance College this Saturday. Goings needs just 63 yards to accomplish that feat.

Goings leads the Heartland Conference in rushing with 150.1 yards per game this season, marking the third straight season that he will lead the league in rushing and go over the 1,000 yard mark. Tyson is just the third running back in the history of BC football to rush for more than 1,000 yards in three seasons (Gilcrease and Elbert Dubenion are the other two).




Single Season Rushing, ranked by yards



Rank
Name
Year
Rush Att.
Yards
Avg.
Games
Yards Per Game
1.
Greg Gilcrease
1986
248
1,414
5.7
9
157.1
 
2.
Tyson Goings
2000
268
1,351
5.0
9
150.1
 
3.
Elbert Dubenion
1957
161
1,341
8.4
9
149.0
4.
Elbert Dubenion
1958
143
1,288
9.0
9
143.1
5.
Elbert Dubenion
1955
107
1,235
11.6
8
154.4
6.
Willie Taylor
1956
131
1,226
9.4
9
136.2
7.
Greg Gilcrease
1987
204
1,224
6.0
9
136.0
8.
Mike Goings
1962
185
1,185
6.4
9
131.6
9.
Tyson Goings
1999
225
1,116
5.0
10
111.6
10.
Tyson Goings
1998
211
1,111
5.3
10
111.1
11.
Darryl Gard
1990
205
1,052
5.1
9
116.9
12.
Darryl Gard
1989
176
1,044
5.9
9
116.0
13.
Greg Gilcrease
1988
224
1,044
4.7
11
94.9
14.
Ken Casey
1969
200
1,018
5.1
8
127.3