Justin Fauteux

WATERLOO, ON — The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team survived a late comeback attempt from the Carleton Ravens, holding on for a 38-35 win in front of 4,006 fans Saturday night at University Stadium.

The win improves the No. 6 Golden Hawks to 2-0 on the season while the Ravens drop to 1-2.

Third-year running back Levondre Gordon (Mississauga, Ont.) was the offensive star for Laurier, rushing for a career-high 208 yards on 27 attempts, also a career high, while adding two touchdowns. Quarterback Michael Knevel(Brantford, Ont.) set a new career-high of his own, throwing for 373 yards, adding a touchdown. Meanwhile, fourth-year Kurleigh Gittens Jr. (Ottawa, Ont.) tied a career-high with 130 receiving yards on 10 catches.