A late field goal by Daniel Ferraro gave the University of Guelph Gryphons a 24-23 home victory over the Windsor Lancers on Monday afternoon in OUA football play.
Ferraro hit a 17-yard kick with eight ticks left on the clock to lift Guelph to the one-point victory.
Gryphons quarterback Jazz Lindsey was 15-for-29 for 195 yards in the game. Saxon Lindsey led all Gryphons receivers with six catches for 77 yards.
John Rush led the defence with four unassisted tackles, and eight assisted tackles.
Guelph’s first touchdown of the game came from a fumble recovery by Guelph native James Ingram, a Guelph CVI graduate.
Windsor had 414 total yards of offence in the game and Guelph had 223.
The win improved the Gryphons record to 2-0 and it came in front of an announced crowd of 3,758 at Alumni Stadium. The Gryphons remain the No. 7-ranked team in the nation in this week’s CIS Top 10.
Ferraro, a third-year kicker from Mississauga, was named CIS and OUA Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance. He was 3-for-4 in field goals and averaged 39.6 yards per punt, and 64.8 yards per kickoff.
Other scores from the second week of the OUA football season were: Ottawa 44 Waterloo 32; Queen’s 31 McMaster 24; Western 71 Carleton 4; Toronto 27 Wilfrid Laurier 20.
The Gryphons have a bye this weekend and will return to action on Sept. 14 when they play a road game against Toronto at 1 p.m.