Warriors Outlast Oilers

Gervais Breaks Passing Record in Loss 

By Kevin Schrock

The University of Findlay’s gauntlet schedule continued on Saturday afternoon. The Oiler football team played host to the #26 Wayne State Warriors at Donnell Stadium where they lost to #13 Ferris State just a week prior. This week, after tying the game at 14 early in the second half, the Oilers couldn’t make the big plays when they needed to and lost by a final score of 37-21.

“To beat really good football teams you have to play consistent football for four quarters and we’re learning that the hard way,” said Findlay coach Rob Keys. “I thought defensively we played really good in the first half, they made some adjustments in the second half and we couldn’t slow them down.”

One of the bright spots for Findlay came in the first quarter when second year quarterback Rhys Gervais broke the career passing yards record at the University. The previous record, held by Bo Hurley (1994-1997), was 4,835 yards. Gervais tossed for 330 yards during the game.

While Gervais’ main target may have been Dylan Blunk, who hauled in 15 receptions, tying a school record, Jason Moore proved to be the most valuable. Moore only caught four passes but three of those would go for touchdowns and he tallied 130 yards receiving.

“I thought Jason Moore did a heck of a job playing today because the one thing he can really do is get yards after the catch,” said Keys. “He had two huge plays today.”

Moore’s three touchdowns move him up to a tie for second place in the conference in receiving touchdowns with eight. He also climbs up to third in the conference with 103.3 receiving yards per game.

The Oilers will next be in action Saturday when they play host to Hillsdale right back at Donnell Stadium. The game is scheduled to kick off at 2 p.m.

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