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SVSU too Slick for Oilers

FINDLAY, Ohio, - The Saginaw Valley State University football defeated the Findlay Oilers by a score of 17-9 in a GLIAC match-up today (Nov. 1).

Things started off right for the Cardinals as Matt Black (Toronto, Ont./Northern Secondary School) intercepted the second play of the game and returned it inside the Findlay 15 yard line. Jeremy Burr (Saginaw, Mich./Swan Valley) would finish off the drive for the Cardinals with a 22 yard field goal. The teams would trade possessions throughout the first half but Findlay would get two field goals to take 6-3 halftime lead.

The third quarter played the same way as the first half until Dan Stiefel (Emmett, Mich./Sterling Heights Stevenson HS) connected with Galen Stone (Grand Blanc, Mich./Swartz Creek HS) on a 15 yard strike to put the Cardinals up 10-7. Stiefel finished the afternoon 16-of-32 for 193 yards and two touchdowns. Stone grabbed six passes for 104 yards and a touchdown. Stiefel would connect on the next drive with Carl Grimes (Detroit, Mich./Michigan State University) on a seven yard laser to the right corner to help give the Cardinal a 17-9 advantage.

The Cardinal defense was led by John Jacobs (Prudenville, Mich./Midland Dow) who had nine tackles, a sack and an a big interception in the fourth quarter as Findlay was once again on the march. Juniors Mike LeVand (Grandville, Mich.) and Brad Bush (Johannesberg, Mich./Gaylord HS) each chipped in with seven tackles.

The Cardinals move to 6-3 overall on the season and 6-3 in the GLIAC, while Findlay falls to 2-8 overall on the season and 1-8 in the GLIAC. The Cardinal will return to action next Saturday when they travel to Ferris State for the season finale at noon.