HAARISBURG -- He may be the shortest starting quarterback in major college football, but he continues to make big plays.
Susquehanna Township graduate Ben Dupree is the Southern Conference's offensive player of the week after leading The Citadel to a 52-28 win at Appalachian State on Saturday.
Dupree, who is listed at 5'9," but is likely shorter, rushed for a career-high 180 yards on 20 carries and scored on touchdown runs of 57 and 46 yards to spearhead the Bulldog offensive attack.
The junior quarterback also completed 2 of 4 passes for 56 yards to account for 236 yards of total offense on the day.
The Bulldogs made the biggest leap of any team in the country this week, reaching No. 10 in The Sports Network (TSN) poll and No. 14 in the FCS Coaches poll. The Citadel is ranked in the Top 10 for the first time since holding the No. 1 spot in the TSN poll at the end of the 1992 regular season.
With Dupree leading the way, the Bulldogs rushed for 463 yards and had three ball carriers eclipse the 100-yard mark for only the second time in school history.
Dupree's previous career high was 141 yards in the 2011 season opener against Jacksonville. He increased his career totals to 298 carries for 1,181 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Some information used in this story is courtesy of The Citadel.