Laurier football weekly update

20170909 - Kha Vo - Laurier Football vs Carleton_-263Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

Over 4,000 people were in attendance Saturday night to watch our 38-35 victory over the Carleton Ravens. WATCH GAME RECAP

Offence
It was a very balanced attack offensively, with 37 rushing and 37 passing attempts.

On the ground, we were led by running back Levondre Gordon, who had 27 carries for 208 yards and two TDs.

Through the air, quarterback Michael Knevel once again spread the ball around. His favorite target was Kurleigh Gittens Jr., who had ten receptions for 130 yards. Daniel Bennett had three catches for 100 yards, Carson Ouellette had five for 68 yards and Brentyn Hall added two receptions for 63 yards. Altogether, Knevel was 22 of 37 for 373 yards and one TD pass to fullback Stu Smith.

Defence
We were led on defence by defensive back Isaiah Messam, who not only had a key interception but also added 4.5 tackles and three pass break-ups.

Carleton’s massive offensive line made it tough to get many quarterback sacks and their rookie quarterback did a good job getting rid of the ball.

Our whole linebacker core played well and had good statistical games, with Brad Cowan racking up five tackles and a sack, Tanner Cadwallader recording seven tackles and veteran Brandon Calver leading the team with 7.5.

In the secondary, Will Amoah had four tackles, Ron Kinga had five and free safety Scott Hutter had seven tackles and a pass break-up.

Special Teams
The night started amazingly well on special teams, as Carleton’s first punt attempt was blocked by defensive back Godfrey Onyeka.

It was also a great night by kicker Nathan Mesher who was a perfect 5 for 5 on field goals. He was good from 15, 45, 37, 26 and 16 yards. Nathan also ended up with a solid 41.3 yard average on his seven punts, which included a long of 54 yards.

In the return game, once again receivers Carson Ouellette and Kurleigh Gittens Jr. proved to be some of the most dangerous returners in the country. Carson had a total of five returns for 94 yards and Kurleigh had seven returns for 82 yards.

Next Up
We travel to Kingston this week to take on the Queen’s Gaels Saturday at 1pm.

Queen’s is an 0-2 football team that could very easily be 2-0. They lost a very close 22-17 game to Carleton in Week One and in Week Two they lost 14-13 to Ottawa. They are very well rested as they just had their bye week. It will take four quarters of intense Laurier football to win this game on the road.

Here’s what is happening:

Carleton Game Photos
VIEW HERE

Players of the Week
Offence: RB Levondre Gordon (also OUA Player of the Week)

Defence: DB Isaiah Messam (also OUA Player of the Week)

Special Teams: K Nathan Mesher

FULL STORY

Legacy Fund – $376,386 and counting!
The time is now to help us have sustained success! http://www.laurieralumni.ca/footballlegacyfund

2017 Laurier Football Adopt-A-Hawk – $16,312 and counting!
We still have many players yet to be adopted. Please consider adopting one of our players today: www.laurieralumni.ca/AAHfootball

Get your Tickets!
Remaining home schedule:

  • Western – September 30th 1pm [Homecoming]
  • McMaster – October 21st 1pm

Tickets for all home games on sale laurier.universitytickets.com

Until next week, go Hawks go!

Michael​

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