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Gryphons win, now its off to Ottawa for playoff game next weekend

Comeback victory over Carleton Ravens on Saturday means Ottawa Gee Gees in the quarter-finals

OTTAWA - The University of Guelph Gryphons will travel to Ottawa next weekend to open the playoffs against the Ottawa Gee Gees.

Gabe Ferraro kicked seven field goals to fuel a come-from-behind 28-23 win over the Carleton Ravens Saturday in Ottawa to wrap up the regular season.

Ferraro finished the regular season with 33 field goals, the highest single-season total in Canadian university football history.

Ottawa and Guelph finished the regular season with identical 5-3 records, but Ottawa gets the higher seeding by virtue of their overtime win over Guelph in the first game of the season.

The other OUA quarter-final next weekend will feature the second-place Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks hosting the Waterloo Warriors.

First place Western (8-0) and second place McMaster (6-2) receive byes in the first round.

Guelph outscored the Ravens 16-1 in the fourth quarter on Saturday to pull out the win.

With starting quarterback James Roberts still out with an injury, the Gryphons did most of their work on the ground, rushing the ball a total of 43 times for 239 yards, led by Johnny Augustine’s 137 yards and a touchdown.

Theo Landers completed 19 of 29 passes for 173 yards. The longest completion was 18 yards.

Ferraro was good on all seven of his field goal attempts, the longest from 49 yards out.

Defensively, Dotun Aketepe had 12 solo tackles for Guelph.