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Northwestern’s Brandon Smith GPAC Player of The Week

Northwestern College running back Brandon Smith is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Offensive Player-of-the-Week.

Smith, a senior, from Mankato, Minnesota, helped lead the 18th ranked Red Raiders to a victory over conference foe Briar Cliff this past weekend. Smith played a key role in Northwestern’s record-breaking offensive performance rushing for career-high 247 yards on 22 carries.  He posted the sixth highest rushing total in school history.

Smith was an instrumental part in the Northwestern rushing attack that set the school record with 475 rushing yards.  He also rushed for four touchdowns on the day tying his career-high. The Red Raiders will take on Dakota Wesleyan this coming weekend in a conference match-up in Mitchell, South Dakota.

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