GUELPH, ON – The No. 5 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team ran into a stout Guelph defence on Saturday afternoon as the No. 10 Gryphons downed the purple and gold 24-14.

The Gryphons (4-3) were led by their defence all afternoon as they limited the Hawks (5-2), who entered the contest ranked second in the OUA in yards per game, to just 186 yards, including holding the nation’s leading passer, Michael Knevel of Brantford, Ont., to just 116 yards on 36 attempts.

While Laurier’s defence was just as strong, holding Guelph’s offence out of the endzone, they couldn’t contain the Gryphons’ special teams. Kicker Gabriel Ferraro of Mississauga, Ont., accounted for 17 of the Gryphons points, including hitting five of his seven field goal attempts, and Jacob Scarfone of London, Ont., returned a missed field goal 122 yards for Guelph’s lone major of the day.

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WATERLOO, ON — The No. 5 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team (5-1) will be looking for their sixth win of the season when they head on the road to meet the No. 10 Guelph Gryphons (3-3) Saturday afternoon.

Game Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m.
Game Location: Alumni Stadium, Guelph
Live Webcast/Stats: OUA.tv

THE SKINNY

Coming off a 53-31 win over York before the Thanksgiving weekend, the Golden Hawks sit tied for second in the OUA. With Western having clinched the conference’s top spot, the Hawks are battling it out with McMaster for the second first-round playoff bye over the season’s final two weeks. Fresh off their bye week, the Gryphons currently own the sixth and final playoff spot in the OUA after recording their third win of the season over Waterloo on Sept. 30. Guelph is holding off Queen’s and Carleton (both 2-4) for the final post-season berth and are within striking distance of fifth-place Waterloo (4-3).

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