Findlay, OH – The University of Findlay football team took care of business on Senior Day on Saturday, Nov. 5. The Oilers took down Northwood by a score of 28-13 to improve to 5-5 on the year in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play.
The Orange and Black wasted no time getting a lead as they jumped out to a 7-0 lead when junior Rhys Gervais capped off a four play, 50 yard drive with a four yard touchdown run, his first rushing touchdown of the season. Fellow junior Chauncey Bridges would rush for a touchdown of his own early in the second quarter to give Findlay a 14-0 lead.
Before the half, the Timberwolves would go on a run of their own as a touchdown and pair of field goals would make the score 14-13 heading into the break.
The Oilers defense then dominated Northwood as they would not allow a score in the second half. They forced two punts, two turnovers-on-downs, a fumble, and an interception.
Meanwhile, the offense kept clicking. With 8:57 to play in the third quarter, Gervais found Jason Moore for a nine-yard touchdown and with 6:58 to play in the game, Bridges rushed for his second touchdown of the game.
On the day, Bridges rushed for 143 yards and a pair of scores. In the process, he eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark for the season and has now rushed for eight touchdowns this season.
Moore also had a tremendous offensive day for Findlay as he made nine catches for 125 yards and one touchdown. He also eclipsed the 1,000 yard plateau for the season and has had 100+ yards receiving in seven straight games and eight of the season's ten games. His 1,077 yards this season place him in second in UF history for receiving yards in a season while his 13 touchdown catches this season are now tied with Rick Hatfield (1978) for second at Findlay. He has 65 receptions this season, tied with Dylan Blunk's 2015 season for fourth at UF.
Gervais finished 18 for 28 for 233 yards and a touchdown. With that touchdown, Gervais now stands alone at the top of the Findlay record books with 58 touchdown passes in his career passing Bo Hurley who tossed 57 from 1994-1997.
On defense, senior Myles Alexander had his sixth 10+ tackle game of the season as he made 12 stops against the Timberwolves. He also forced and recovered a fumble in the third quarter.
The Oilers will wrap up their season next week when they travel north to take on Michigan Tech on Saturday, Nov. 12.