The Guelph Gryphons’ memorable football season came to an end Saturday in the Yates Cup championship game.
Guelph fell 30-13 at McMaster, the No. 1-ranked team in the nation, in the OUA finals.
The Gryphons finish the season with an overall record of 8-2, with their only losses of the year coming to McMaster.
“The guys played very well and I’m very proud of them,” said head coach Stu Lang, in a news release.
“No one expected us to be here after last year and to say the only team that beat us this season are the national champions is pretty good. We put a little scare into them but we just couldn’t hang on in the end.”
Guelph led the game 3-0 early before McMaster put up 21 straight points in the first half. It was more than enough for the win in the game, played in front of a sellout crowd of 5,427 in Hamilton.
The Gryphons turned the ball over four times in the game, while McMaster had just one turnover.
Quarterback Jazz Lindsey was 29-for-47 passing, for 319 yards. He had no touchdown passes and three interceptions.
Lindsey scored Guelph’s lone touchdown on a one-yard run in a third-and-goal play that cut the deficit to 21-10 in the second quarter.